Author Archives: Editorial Intern

Dwight Hawkins

“I don’t think (people) have any idea of the amount of work, the miles you’ve got to walk, the times you’ve been rained on, and all the trains you miss, and when you’ve been broke and hungry in order to…

CAPE-tivated

creative direction by Jesma Reynolds model Emma Frank photographs by Tim Lytvinenko There’s a nip in the air and it’s time to bundle up. Capes and ponchos are an easy and elegant way to stay cozy and look up-to-the-minute fashionable. Channel your alter…

Building luxury

Training ground: Raleigh by Jessie Ammons photographs by Justin Cook In one of N.C. State’s sleek Centennial Campus buildings, 42 graduate students study a pyramid graphic on a screen in front of them. The pyramid illustrates the upper echelon of the world’s…

Home for the holidays

by  Liza Roberts photographs by Catherine Nguyen Martha and Kevin Schneider love tradition. When they moved to Raleigh 12 years ago, the couple had to look hard to find a house that felt like home. But when they came upon a…

The evolution of Ashley Christensen

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio It’s early-morning dark when Juan Esparza arrives at the former Fishers Bakery on the edge of Mordecai. In a couple of hours, the sprawling kitchens he manages there will bustle with nearly two…

Preserving friendship and pickles

by  Tracy Davis photographs by  Jillian Clark Raleigh native Louis Wooten has been a bread-and-butter pickle fan since childhood. About 20 years ago, when he was in his early 30s, he decided to make some for himself. His mother fished…

A sweet-tooth truce

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark Some houses are divided by sports team affiliations or politics. My house is divided by dessert.    I’ve always been a loyal cake fan, preferring a fat slice of carrot cake or a dense…

Switch it up

by Kevin Barrett photographs by Nick Pironio Happy Holidays. It’s the time of year to eat, drink, spend too much money, then go on a diet, join a gym, detox your liver, and make resolutions to save more and spend less….

Cricket leaps into the Triangle

by Ilina Ewen photographs by Ray Black III Chances are, when North Carolinians hear the word cricket, they’re thinking bugs. Not the game of ball, bats, and wickets first played in England in the 16th century, now second only to soccer…

Wake Forest en charrette

Twelve Raleigh architects rethink a community’s downtown by  J. Michael Welton On a cool, rainy Saturday afternoon in early October, three intrepid women – two architects and a landscape architect – ventured out, on foot, from Town Hall in Wake Forest….

Illustrated interview with Marvin Malecha

After 21 years as Dean of the College of Design at N.C. State University, Marvin Malecha retires this month and will become president and chief academic officer at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, Calif. It seemed…

First love: Classic films

by Cameron Howard The red Netflix envelope arrived in my mailbox on Duke’s East Campus, and I opened it back in my dorm room, which still bore the signs of recent, frenzied moving-in. The DVD was The Happiest Millionaire, a 1967…

Caring and comfort at life’s end

by Todd Cohen photograph by Jill Knight Life can unfold and conclude with a mysterious kind of symmetry. Brenda Gibson’s mother, Violet Chappell, once longed to be a nurse. She worked at Duke University Hospital for 17 years but, lacking…

The amazing grace of friendship

by Nation Hahn illustration by Brian Hubble Friend (n.) – One attached to another by affection or esteem (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) We toss the word friend around easily. There are Facebook “friends.” We call the person we just met for coffee for…

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