Monthly Archives: October 2015

Hoops country

How a group of dreamers, schemers, and other North Carolinians gave birth to modern basketball by Scott Ellsworth North Carolinians possess an embarrassment of basketball riches. We are a land that can lay claim to Dean Smith and Jim Valvano, David…

Shavlik Randolph

Resilience, determination, staying power by Settle Monroe photographs by Justin Cook When 6-foot-10-inch, 240-pound Shavlik Randolph lumbers into a Raleigh Starbucks, all eyes in the cafe look up. And up. And up. Standing customers step aside to make room for…

Duane Raver: Illustrating Wildlife

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio Down a pebbly road, in a wood-framed studio in a rural corner of Garner, wildlife artist Duane Raver is perfecting a swan. Its wings stretch across his canvas, feathers precise in number, formation, and color….

Chef Ryan Conklin’s haute hospital cuisine

by  Katherine Connor photographs by  Lissa Gotwals In the coming season of celebration and indulgence, a visit to the hospital is not on most folks’ to-do list. But for some savvy Raleighites, the hospital is exactly where they’re headed, and…

Spotlight: Tutu School – Sharing the magic

by Jessie Ammons photographs by Missy McLamb At Tutu School Raleigh, enchantment is par for the course. “I believe in that experience that I have when I’m dancing, in sharing something – movement, music, storytelling – with an audience that’s magical,”…

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