Street art gets smart

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Cover Design Credit:

Nathanael Roney. Photo by Yeager St. John


  • This stencil is here to stay

    -by Webmaster
    Sometimes property owners don’t choose what covers their walls. Graffiti coats surfaces in just about every part of town. Most of it is an expensive burden. But every once in…
  • Street art gets smart

    -by Webmaster
    Asheville murals have as many purposes and placements as they do colors and subjects. They serve as advertisements and art, historical documents and decorations for dozens of buildings across our…
  • No additives or preservatives

    -by Alli Marshall
    The way that Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling tells it, Asheville is really where his career began. He worked at Greenlife, lived near Asheville Pizza Company and eventually traded in…
  • Smart Bets: Race to the Bottom live show

    -by Xpress Staff
    You probably know Jon Reid as the musician formerly known as Jar-e. You might also know him from Twitter or other platforms where he's irreverent, sarcastic and downright funny. If…
  • Smart Bets: All You Can Eat LYLAS

    -by Xpress Staff
    Asheville's only all-female sketch-comedy troupe is back, this time with a nine-show run at The Magnetic Field. If you were lucky enough to catch a LYLAS show before (they sell…
  • The Profiler

    -by Webmaster
    The Suspect: Two Fresh This instrumental electronica hip-hop duo (twin brothers Kendrick and Sherwyn Nicholls) is from right here in Asheville;  drummer Colby Buckler joins in for live shows. With…
  • Baroque folk

    -by Webmaster
    After five years of rehearsal, two years of touring, several months of recording — and one big name change — River Whyless has its first album. Formerly known at Do…
  • Molly Rose Freeman paints a mural

    -by Webmaster
    Molly Rose Freeman has been making her mark on Asheville with her patterned murals and paintings: You may have seen the hot pink backdrop for the collaborative Rites of Spring…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    There may not be any keg stands, but there will be plenty to drink at a wine kegger to benefit Girls on the Run. Hosted by Sante Wine Bar and…


  • Asheville by the slice

    -by Webmaster
    Xpress received this email back in November from Radix Faruq, an aspiring food reviewer: “Hey, my kids and I consider ourselves to be pizza connoisseurs of sorts, and since there…
  • Small Bites: Smiling Hara Tempeh goes big with its cultured beans

    -by Webmaster
    Locally made Smiling Hara Tempeh has been approved for distribution in all of the nearly two dozen Whole Foods grocery stores in the Southeast. "We're really excited. It's kind of…
  • Small Bites: Old World Bakery opens on Merrimon

    -by Webmaster
    The Old World Bakery, previously located in Fletcher, is now open at Merrimon Square. The bakery has taken over the unit that once housed Crème Patisserie. Baker Jacques Delaunay, who…
  • Small Bites: Chai Pani moves into the late-night lounge business

    -by Webmaster
    Chai Pani is expanding, says owner Meherwan Irani. But don't worry, the Indian street-food restaurant that's made a big splash (appearing in the New York Times and GQ Magazine, among…
  • Small Bites: Donatelli Cake Designs opens downtown

    -by Webmaster
    Once every minute or so, a camera fixed on the interior of Donatelli Cake Designs, an under-construction pastry shop at 57 Haywood Street, clicks as it takes a photo. Eventually,…
  • Get Local gets cheesy

    -by Webmaster
    Say cheese! The cheese plate is a must when entertaining, a party show-stopper. Some say a perfect platter can only be obtained by adhering to strict standards. Tips include arranging…



  • If the NCGOP got what they want

    -by Molton
  • Addressless

    -by Molton
  • County Lines

    -by Brent Brown
  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 02/29/12

    -by Webmaster
    • Rep. Tim Moffitt still refusing to address public on same day he shaves; Moffitt’s office ‘swears’ he didn’t just wake up • Basilica of St. Lawrence hoping to prevent…
  • Heads up

    -by Webmaster
    As a 15-year traumatic brain injury survivor, I’ve followed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’story with much interest. The Arizona congresswoman, who was shot in the head while greeting constituents last year, recently…
  • Don’t colorize history

    -by Webmaster
    I enjoyed reading the piece on Isaac Dickson in the Feb. 14 print issue. However, I must make a comment about the use of images. An otherwise wonderful and fascinating…
  • A solution to trash/recycling pickup

    -by Webmaster
    In response to the “Let those who want convenience pay for it.” I get my kicks by going outside every Monday morning and seeing my neighbor’s trash overflowing, while mine…
  • Why do you like living in N.C.?

    -by Webmaster
    I am writing to you as a part of a literature and writing project on the travel diary A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins. My classmates and I are…
  • MURAL correction

    -by Webmaster
    Last week's article “Banishing Blank Walls” cited Ian Wilkinson as the painter and designer of a mural on the side of the MMS building on Roberts Street in the River…
  • Moffitt breaks the smaller-government myth

    -by Susan Oehler
    I have often heard the myth that Republicans are for smaller government, reducing taxes and cutting government spending. Rep. Tim Moffitt, in his first term in office at the North…
  • OPEN DOORS correction

    -by Webmaster
    The Feb. 22 Conscious Party on OpenDoors of Asheville contained some incorrect information. The student identified, Jasmine, “tried to do the right thing when threatened by peers. She told her…