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Celebrity Smoke Signals Celebrity Smoke Signals
By Blaise Covert - July 11, 2014
Ever since Barack and Michelle Obama visited 12 Bones Smokehouse in Asheville during the president's first term, there's been an extra flame fueling the already naturally competitive barbecue business.
Cover Story
By Dorothy Foltz-Gray - July 10, 2014
Bezoar it Or Not
Nightclub owners enlighten the dark
By Dorothy Foltz-Gray Photo by Max Cooper The place couldn't be named anything else. Inside, shelves lining the Odditorium's dark walls exhibit the eccentric with loving reverence: a lachrymatory (a bottle to catch the tears of the grieving); a pair of Chinese foot-binding shoes the size of a flip phone; One-Eyed Willie, a white bunny in formaldehyde; and a bezoar, or petrified hairball, likely coughed up by an elephant. (more)...
Art
The Write Stuff - Former teacher Erin Keane is drawn to the craft of making books The Write Stuff
By Bridget Conn - July 11, 2014
Former teacher Erin Keane is drawn to the craft of making books
Gathering of the Shutterbugs
By Norm Powers - June 1, 2014
Carolina Camera Club shows off
18 Ways to See: An Exhibition at Upstairs ArtSpace
By Norm Powers - March 5, 2014
An upcoming exhibit at Upstairs Artspace in Tryon features some of the more unconventional artists who have appeared in the pages of Bold Life over the past 11 years
18 Ways to See: Program Guide
March 4, 2014
Snake handlers, train hoppers, avenging angels and more are freed from the margins at "18 Ways to See" opening at Upstairs Artpace in Tryon on March 22.
Junk and Disorderly
By Norm Powers - January 29, 2014
Artist Bobbie Polizzi's fantastical constructions
The Phoenix Has Landed - Avian adoption group takes parrots under its wings The Phoenix Has Landed
By Jen Nathan Orris - July 10, 2014
Avian adoption group takes parrots under its wings
"And So It Is"
By Norm Powers - June 1, 2014
Magical moments in the circus arts
The Best Words in the Best Order
By Norm Powers - April 2, 2014
The Lanier Library Poetry Festival
A New Spin
By Norm Powers - April 2, 2014
Independent music stores celebrate Record Store Day
A Flurry of Festivals
By Katy Nelson - April 2, 2014
Festivals are sprouting up this April around Western North Carolina like spring flowers.
Sole Woman - Jessica Brommer is reviving the craft of shoemaking Sole Woman
By Maggie Cramer - July 11, 2014
Jessica Brommer is reviving the craft of shoemaking
Stranger than Fiction
By Leigh Wills - July 11, 2014
Tales from a Hendersonville urologist
On a Roll
By Marcianne Miller - June 1, 2014
Ujamaa Freedom Market vs. the food desert
Ride of a Lifetime
By Leigh Wills - June 1, 2014
Dottie Mattern's Journey
Who Smokes Whom? - Pitting together three WNC barbecue joints Who Smokes Whom?
By Blaise Covert - July 11, 2014
Pitting together three WNC barbecue joints
Winner's Circle
By Blaise Covert - June 1, 2014
French bistro is a worthy fit for horse country
The Village People
By Blaise Covert - April 2, 2014
Cozy bakery teems with loyal regulars, hungry wayfarers
Track and Field
By Blaise Covert - February 28, 2014
The Bull and Beggar Genre-Hops With Inspired Charcuterie
Heartbreak and Beauty - Jammin' with The Get Right Band Heartbreak and Beauty
By Robin Tolleson - July 11, 2014
Jammin' with The Get Right Band
Traveling Well
By Robin Tolleson - June 1, 2014
Balsam Range Finds its Voice
A Family Affair
By Robin Tolleson - April 2, 2014
Posh Hammer siblings make some noise
CD Review: Too Late to Ask Now
By Brent Fleury - March 4, 2014
What if Cajun folk asked Appalachian folk music to dance?
Baby Dragons to the Rescue Baby Dragons to the Rescue
By Marcianne Miller - July 11, 2014
How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the most fun I've had in a movie theatre in ages — and just one week ago I had thought nothing could ever top Disney's live action stunner, Maleficent. Not only did I not want Dragon 2 to end, but I was bummed that I couldn't immediately watch it all over again.
Chef 3.0
By Marcianne Miller - June 12, 2014
Quick Take: An unhappy chef loses his job and becomes a happy food truck cook.
MALEFICENT 5.0
By Marcianne Miller - June 12, 2014
Quick Take: The bitter queen of the fairies learns about redemption through the goodness of a human princess.
X-Men: Days of Future Past 4.5
By Marcianne Miller - June 12, 2014
Quick Take: The mutants must go back in time to prevent their annihilation by the Sentinel robots.
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