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  • We’re finally brothers

    -by Webmaster
    Last fall, DeWayne B Love Barton, Imhotep Dlanod and Steve Mann — three men from Asheville — traveled together to the sovereign nation of the Hopi Tribe in northeastern Arizona.…
  • When in doubt, acessorize

    -by Alli Marshall
    Hats: Fedoras are near ubiquitous, but thanks to the Middleton sisters (Kate and Pippa), other types of hats are making a comeback, too. Newly-opened Charmed, an accessories boutique, is well-stocked…
  • Radio for the eyes

    -by Jen Nathan Orris
    Ira Glass is nervous. The host of the popular public radio show This American Life is scurrying around, preparing for a live performance featuring acts that could never be on…
  • Good vibrations

    -by Kim Ruehl
    A man is lying on a table. Another stands over and behind him, reaching under a sheet with a sort of pole rammed into the lower half of the first…
  • He makes a good point

    -by Jon Elliston
    Is sharpening pencils a lost art? Was it ever an art to begin with? To hear David Rees tell it, the answer to both questions is a resounding yes. He…
  • Getting at The Essential Idea

    -by Kyle Sherard
    For some, The Essential Idea: Robert Motherwell’s Graphic Works will appear as a collection of talentless blobs and scribbles. For others, the works are a testament to the heights of…
  • Smart Bets: Pierre Bensusan

    -by Xpress Staff
    Guitarist Pierre Bensusan was born in French Algeria and grew up in Paris. Bensusan taught himself guitar at age 11 and, while still a teen, recordde his debut album, Près…
  • Smart Bets: The Wandering

    -by Xpress Staff
    Luther Dickinson (guitarist for The North Mississippi Allstars and The Black Crowes) is a busy guy. He hosts "Guitar Xpress" on MagRack, he was named a "guitar god" by Rolling…
  • Smart Bets: Geek Out 2012

    -by Xpress Staff
    Fanaticon will not return to Asheville this year, but never fear, Geek Out is here. The two-day event, a "celebration of comics, gaming, art, costuming, film and animation" leaps into…
  • Smart Bets: Mountain Skies electro-music festival

    -by Xpress Staff
    World-touring electronic musicians and local artists perform side by side at the Mountain Skies electro-music festival, which spans two days of performances accompanied by live video, demonstration and workshops. The…
  • Smart Bets: Weaverville Art Safari

    -by Xpress Staff
    This coming weekend marks the beginning of the second decade for the Weaverville Art Safari, a gallery crawl and driving tour in one. This season, 41 artists open their studios…
  • Smart Bets: John McEuen

    -by Xpress Staff
    That the John McEuen and Sons show is billed as a Mother's Day concert sounds funny at first, but really, why not? Take mom out to see Nitty Gritty Dirt…
  • Vaster, deeper worlds

    -by Dane Smith
    There's no mistaking Beach House. The Baltimore duo's shimmering keys, echoing guitar and wistful melodies are so well refined, they've become the standard of atmospheric dream pop. Victoria Legrand and…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Tour the N.C. Arboretum's bonsai collection with experts from The Asheville Garden Club on Wednesday, May 9. Tour begins at 10 a.m. and a carpool departs from the North Asheville…


  • Small Bites: Just in time for Mother’s Day

    -by Webmaster
    Do you think dining within earshot of a baby is a nightmare? Well, imagine being the person who has to lug said child and gear all over town just to…
  • Lettuce, elevated

    -by Webmaster
    Black-seeded Simpson, Cherokee, Deer Tongue — the selection of locally grown lettuces available now, during ASAP’s Get Local lettuce month, goes far beyond iceberg. But, they’re not anything new. “There…
  • Small Bites: News from the WNC food and beer scene

    -by Webmaster
    More breweries? In even more big brews news, WNC is getting another big name craft-beer maker to add to the fast-growing list. Oskar Blues Brewery of Longmont, Colo., makers of…


  • Picture-perfect container gardens

    -by Webmaster
    Kids dig gardening. According to the Mens Garden Club of Asheville, a container-garden photo project for Buncombe County elementary-school students has the kids busy planting, observing and using their imaginations…


  • Leadership Asheville summit at UNCA

    -by Webmaster
    Leadership Asheville’s 30th class will hold a summit on out-of-school learning on Thursday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UNCA’s Highsmith Student Union. Topics will include mentoring,…
  • A new hotel?

    -by Jake Frankel
    More commercial development is on the way for a spot in Oteen, thanks to a unanimous rezoning decision by the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners at its May 1 meeting.…
  • Labor of love

    -by Caitlin Byrd
    A handwritten thank-you note dangles on the wall of the Charlotte Street office where Chelsea Kouns spends most of her time. When the 27-year-old isn’t clocking in at her two…


  • -by Webmaster
    In the May 2 election guide, Xpress incorrectly reported that District 2 Republican commission candidate Mike Fryar was endorsed by former Asheville mayor Lou Bissette.
  • A clarification about Carolina Ground Mill flour

    -by Webmaster
    I love the article about the Carolina Ground Mill and am really glad that you are covering such an important and relevant part of our food system [“On Carolina Ground,”…
  • Where’s my dessert , Xpress?

    -by Webmaster
    What the hell are you doing? I have been a loyal follower of your print paper for about a year and a half. I read it throughout the week during…
  • Get to know Tim Moffitt

    -by Webmaster
    Recently, I attended a public forum at Jubilee concerning the study and potential takeover of the Asheville city water system by a legislative “study committee” chaired by Rep. Tim Moffitt.…
  • A Temple is destroying our neighborhood

    -by Webmaster
    In August 2011, Congregation Beth HaTephila undertook what was supposed to be a small addition to their building, in our quiet North Asheville neighborhood. It's become a nightmare of massive…
  • Land of Sky Regional Council hosts a community meeting

    -by Webmaster
    Land of Sky Regional Council is currently shepherding a 20-year planning process for the five county region of Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison and Transylvania called GroWNC. By looking at existing…
  • The Gospel According to Jerry

    -by Jerry Sternberg
    Everybody dreams of being king for a day, but I became a king for several years. Not really, though I did get to live in a real castle, which was…