Monthly Archives: February 2016

El cardenal

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio Craig Rudewicz stirred up his first batch of bitters behind the bar he managed at Little Hen restaurant in Apex a few years ago. Inspired by the cinnamon and clove flavors of the…

Girl power

by Tracy Davis Great oaks from little acorns grow. And the City of Oaks has little acorns of all sorts, including a crop of girl rockers and bluegrass pickers that’s coming along quite nicely. Appearing soon on a stage near…

Matt McConnell: Beauty in the doing

by Tina Haver Currin photographs by Lissa Gotwals The Uber driver isn’t sure what to think about Dupont Circle, an industrial road west of the Amtrak station and not far from The Pit in downtown Raleigh, where a 6,500-square-foot studio…

A life inspired

Chris Marlow: Help One Now by Settle Monroe Chris Marlow has a saying: “A life interrupted is a life inspired.” For Marlow, that interruption happened in Zimbabwe in 2007 when a young boy living in a makeshift orphanage beside an old…

Just the ticket

by Kimberly Kyser Southerners don’t write about manners; they live them. In Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Charles Reagan Wilson writes that Southerners prefer to learn “proper behavior” from their mothers (and I would add fathers) and not from etiquette books. That…

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