The Usual: The Awesomettes

“The twirling is not important. What’s important are our cute costumes. It’s about the camaraderie, the sisterhood.” –Karen “Awecelot” Still, “awe”ficcer of majorette group The Awesomettes by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long Every Wednesday, laughter fills the back den…

Poems Typed Fresh

“You don’t have to have a tweed jacket to appreciate this.” – Matt Roth, clinical contracts manager and author of Poems Typed Fresh by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long Matt Roth, who works in the field of clinical research,…

Making a list, checking it twice

by CC Parker illustrations by Emily Brooks Last fall, my husband and I decided it was time for our children to see Theatre In The Park’s A Christmas Carol. A friend suggested seeing a matinee at the Durham Performing Arts…

This Modern Home in Cameron Village is a Blank Canvas for Art

by Liza Roberts | photography by Catherine Nguyen When Frank Thompson bought two wide lots in Cameron Village in 1997, he knew what he wanted to build: A contemporary home with room for entertaining and art, and windows tall and wide enough…

Room to think

A Renovated Boylan Heights Home Nurtures Young Entrepreneurs by Jessie Ammons photographs by Justin Cook It can pay off to live at work. Especially when work is easy to live in and work in, with corkboard walls, a kitchen with chalkboard columns…

Jeanne Jolly: Study in contrasts

by Tracy Davis photographs by Scott Sharpe Jeanne Jolly is a jack of all trades, and also a study in contrasts. A classically trained vocalist, Jolly’s new record, A Place to Run, takes her deep into country music territory. And while the…

Talkin’ Turkey

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark Each year around October, I begin to think about what I’d like to make for Thanksgiving. There are some stalwarts that make it into the menu every year (my grandmother’s chile-cheese dip, a sweet…

A second home

by Dean McCord photographs by Nick Pironio We go to restaurants for a lot of reasons. We want to be fed something decent, something tasty and nourishing. Sometimes we want to try out a hot new joint so we can tell…

Punch for the in-laws

by Kevin Barrett illustrations by Amy Richards Let’s cut to the chase, mostly because I couldn’t think of an opening to this article. It’s Thanksgiving. I can’t help you with the food. That’s for the men and women who don’t mind burning…

Meredith Kittrell: Building a better world

by Todd Cohen photographs by Jillian Clark Raleigh artist Meredith Kittrell likes to roll up her sleeves, create something new, and make a difference. So in 2002, when she learned about the annual Holiday Home Tour of Habitat for Humanity…

Celebrating our roots

by Cokie Roberts Despite the muzak in the malls, I’m dreaming of a green Christmas, just just like the ones I used to know. Until I had children of my own, every year my family trekked from Washington, D.C. to…

Coming home

by Hampton Williams Hofer Barely eighteen and way over-packed, I left Raleigh in late August of 2005, bound for Charlottesville. I knew exactly four people in the state of Virginia, which is the way it should be. According to the…

Ira David Wood III: 40 years as Scrooge

by Andrew Kenney photographs by Nick Pironio Ira David Wood III is just “David” in real life. But you might also know him by another name: Scrooge. Wood has been stomping and huffing and finding redemption for 40 Novembers and…

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