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Zombie Float

Volume
21
/ Issue
8

Cover Design Credit:

Lori Deaton
"Return of the Zombies" -- As a recreational hub, the French Broad River has come back from the dead -- and legions of zombies are eager to prove it. Conceived as a creative celebration of the river's continuing revival, organizers of the first-ever "Tube-ocalypse" are aiming to break the world record for the most tubers floating together. And they're hoping to do it in style, encouraging participants to dress as the undead.

arts

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    -by Kat McReynolds
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    -by Alli Marshall
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  • Tube-ocalypse now: Asheville shoots for world tubing record with ‘zombie float’

    -by Jake Frankel
    As a recreational hub, the French Broad River has come back from the dead — and legions of zombies are eager to prove it. Conceived as a creative celebration of…
  • Smart bets: OK Go

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Sure, vocal tracks often have an intelligible rhythm, but frontman Damian Kulash nearly drives the drum set to obsolescence with his staccato vocals in OK Go‘s latest tune, “Turn Up…
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    -by Edwin Arnaudin
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    -by Xpress Contributor
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    -by Kim Ruehl
    A woman stands in a ragged white kimono. Her dark hair is vehemently disheveled. Her mouth hangs open in her painted-white face. This is not your mama’s modern dance. It’s…
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food

living

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    -by Emily Nichols
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