A Lush North Raleigh Estate Reclaims the Past

A house on four lush North Raleigh acres has the presence of one built ages ago, when master builders and craftsmen devoted years of their lives to a singular project.by Jesma Reynolds |photographs by Nick Pironio     The homeowners,…

In vino est art

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Eve Kakassy Hobgood Harriet Mills admits she’s a pretty good artist. But truthfully? She’s even better when there’s wine and a few friends involved. Mills is gambling there are a lot more people out there who…

Letter from Laos: The mother of life

text and photographs by Vansana Nolintha My heart sank deep into my belly as the Lao Airlines plane lowered its chest to touch down in a place I have come to dream of as home. I was on the last…

Passing the RDU Baton

by Bill Krueger Brittany Iery grew up in Rocky Mount, but it was not unusual for her family to make the 60-mile trip to Raleigh to visit the mall or for one of her travel soccer games. So she was…

On the verge: Jason Craighead

by Liza Roberts photographs by Lissa Gotwals Jason Craighead is one of Raleigh’s most prominent artists but calls what he makes “work,” not art. Painting is “making work.” Brushstrokes are “mark-making.” This member of the Raleigh Arts Commission, a former…

Art in the margins

text and illustrations by Andrew Silton My path to drawing and watercolor flows from an unusual source: my business notebooks. Three years ago when I retired, I decided it might be a good idea to throw out 20 years’ worth of…

Rum Club

photograph by Tim Lytvinenko “In everything else in my life, I’m really minimalist, and in this one other thing, I’m really maximalist. I probably have 90 kinds of rum at home.” – Frank Thompson, founder of Rum Club Before you ask…

Spotlight: Schoolkids Records puts a positive spin on change

by Tracy Davis photographs by Travis Long It’s business as usual over at Schoolkids Records this spring, and for owner Stephen Judge, that’s a welcome change of pace. Last year, after almost four decades of business on Hillsborough Street, Schoolkids celebrated both…

The making of a state champ: Emilia Migliaccio is up to the task

by Andrew Kenney photographs by Nick Pironio It’s silent on the fourth hole of MacGregor Downs in Cary. No wind, no birds, no golfers in sight – except Emilia Migliaccio. The 14-year-old slips a pink fuzzy cover off the head…

Editor’s Letter: May

Anyone who has (or who has ever had) very young children knows that there’s a vast difference between travel and vacation. With very young children, you can travel far, wide, or luxuriously, but a vacation you will not have. Even…

April Editor’s Letter

When Albert Einstein famously said that “imagination is more important than knowledge,” he did more than make daydreamers feel better about themselves. He zeroed in on the source of innovation, adventure, and progress. At Walter, we often remark on the…

Healing with art

by Todd Cohen photographs by Carla Williams Amy Jo Edwards was experiencing a crisis. Seated beside her husband at Rex Cancer Center in 2013 as he received his 20th round of chemotherapy in two years for colon cancer, Edwards was…

Shave and a hair cut

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Nick Pironio Pete Phipps is telling me about the flag in the back of Arrow, his new Cameron Village barber shop. “Came back from Afghanistan with me,” he says of Old Glory, hanging among assorted…

Finding purpose: Photographer Christer Berg

by Sarah Barr Photographer Christer Berg slid three photographs on to a conference table at Carolina Ballet’s studio on Atlantic Avenue and waited to see if he had passed his own test. Robert Weiss, the ballet’s founding artistic director, studied…

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