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Life of Pie Life of Pie
By Kate O'Connor - September  1, 2014
Legendary author Tom Robbins reads from his "Absolutely True" memoir
Appetite for Instruction
By Maggie Cramer - August 27, 2014
Henderson County portion of ASAP Tour is big on demonstrations
Different Drummers
By Tom Kerr - August 20, 2014
Goombay returns with a pumped-up vibe
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.
Community Foundation of Henderson County
June 19, 2014
2014 Report to the Community
Cover Story
By Robin Tolleson - December 29, 2014
No Bluffing
" It's that mix where the blues was going from the country to the city, after the electric guitar got more popular," explains Cary Fridley, half of the duo Asheville Aces. "It still has that Southern, old-style beat, but it also starts to sound like rock and roll."
Art
Melding Cultures Melding Cultures
By Lauren Robison Jones - December 29, 2014
Hendersonville artist blends three continents.
Twisted Souls
By Bridget Conn - November 26, 2014
Brevard sculptor draws deep emotion from his figures.
The Count of Visionary Art
By Norm Powers - November 8, 2014
George Widener indulged his intensive study of calendars and the dates of historical events; loops of arithmetic he'd committed to memory — and developed his own system of numerology.
The Fiber of the Community
By Norm Powers - September 24, 2014
WNC upholds its vital ties to American Craft Week
Hot for Pots
By Dorothy Foltz-Gray - August 30, 2014
Wood-fired "cougar kiln" attracts artists of a certain age
Liberation Stories Liberation Stories
By Maggie Cramer - December 29, 2014
Local survivors and activists mark a Holocaust-remembrance milestone.
Inclined to Adrenaline
By Toni Sherwood - November 26, 2014
Local rock-climbing school throws ropes to adventurers (including Santa)
O Kitschmas Tree
By Carolyn Comeau - November 25, 2014
Passionate collector spruces up his "forest" in a new location.
Lighting the Way
By Tom Kerr - November 24, 2014
Arboretum plugs into a bright idea.
Hickory Nuts
By Tom Kerr - November 23, 2014
Thick-skinned do-gooders brave hypothermia to help the Gorge.
Seeing Stars Seeing Stars
By Carolyn Comeau - December 29, 2014
Local scientist opens up about the January sky.
Material Difference
By Melanie Bianchi - December 29, 2014
Scientist-turned-novelist releases latest book.
In the Spirit of Sandburg
By Katy Nelson - December 29, 2014
National poetry contest to benefit regional archive.
Role of a Lifetime
By Toni Sherwood - November 27, 2014
As Flat Rock Playhouse launches the holiday season with its new artistic director, Lisa K. Bryant, at the helm, the expectations are high and the energy is palpable.
Cold Pressed, Warm Heart Cold Pressed, Warm Heart
By Jen Nathan Orris - December 29, 2014
Serious juicery revives the New Year.
Fermented is the New Gluten-Free
By Tom Kerr - December 29, 2014
Blogger makes "foodie" prognostications for 2015.
Frontier Life
November 26, 2014
Epicurean idealist to open old-fashioned burger joint off 7th Avenue in Hendersonville.
The Hand That Holds the Ladle
By Jen Nathan Orris - November 26, 2014
Hendersonville deli offers the largest selection of soups in town.
Around the World for Roots Around the World for Roots
By Robin Tolleson - November 26, 2014
Ethnic-music virtuoso Chris Rosser circles home again.
Past Perfect
By Toni Sherwood - November 24, 2014
Successful songwriter tuned into "catastrophic" life changes
Schooled on the Street
By Robin Tolleson - November 7, 2014
Asheville soul singer Lyric credits busking for her rise to acclaim.
Found: More Sound
By Tom Kerr - November 6, 2014
Asheville's beloved "re-percussionist" discovers he plays well with others.
Big Eyes Big Eyes
By Marcianne Miller - December 29, 2014
When she was in art school in Nashville after World War II, Peggy Doris Hawkins (later Margaret Keane, played here by the luminous Amy Adams) began painting what would become her signature style — portraits of sad, saucer-eyed waifs, often crying, with no one except an occasional kitten for company. "Eyes," as Shakespeare said and Margaret liked to quote, "are windows to the soul," and she longed to have her art touch lots of people.
Space Opera
By Marcianne Miller - November 21, 2014
Interstellar is one of those space movies that reminds us how human we are.
War Is Always Hell
By Marcianne Miller - November 8, 2014
Surrounded by the enemy in the waning days of WWII, five tank crewmates try to survive.
Life Changes A Love Story
By Marcianne Miller - September 26, 2014
In the 1966 song "Eleanor Rigby," The Beatles asked, "All the lonely people, where do they all come from?"
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