Category: Arts & Culture

Hellebores: A rose is a rose, except when it’s a lenten rose

by Tony Avent illustration by Ippy Patterson Most folks don’t typically think of winter as a great garden season, especially if they migrated here from the northern gardening hinterlands. In Raleigh, however, winter is usually filled with windows of good…

The artful life of Eliza Kraft Olander

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jimmy Williams Her friends joke that they should have their passports stamped when they enter Eliza Kraft Olander’s universe. It’s not hard to see why. She lives in a world of another kind. It’s a…

At first sight

by Tim McBride “As G force increases, the visual field constricts” -USAF Aviator’s Medical Manual   No Cupid’s bow, no darling buds of May, no weakening of the tendons in my knees, no earth unsteadying, no trumpet blasts or violins,…

Verse: Reading the News and Thinking of the T’ang Poets

by John Balaban illustration by Ippy Patterson   When Li Po tried to climb T’ai-hang, he found its passes choked with snow. Thwarted, he turned back to lowlands, to streams sliding through bare willows where he sat and fished and…

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