Monthly Archives: February 2016

Hawks and Doves: Jessica Ullom dreams big

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Juli Leonard Turning a hobby into a career can be an unlikely dream. But by tapping into her vast trove of flea market finds – old feed sacks and Americana textiles – Jessica Ullom has…

Paul Friedrich finds his audience

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Tim Lytvinenko Paul Friedrich has found his audience. After nearly three decades creating cartoon characters beloved by Raleighites, the city’s best-known pop artist and cartoonist is on the cusp of taking his off-beat sense…

Assembly required

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Catherine Nguyen Most people know the horror of the words “some assembly required”: the miniscule parts and pieces, the half-translated instructions, the ridiculous illustrations that somehow lead you to put the entire thing together backwards….

Once upon a basket of cornbread…

by Fanny Slater Once upon a basket of cornbread, I made a decision that would forever change the course of my life. I slouched into the cozy, familiar booth at Margaux’s Restaurant and asked my family: “What about some kind of…

Pork for my banh mi

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark If there’s one type of protein that’s ubiquitous in North Carolina, it’s pork. We have a rep as a hog-farming state, a tradition that holds today. Here in Raleigh, we’re lucky to have…

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