Category: Arts & Culture

Freeze frame: Three responses to art

text and photograph by John Rosenthal    Jackson Pollock  When I was 16 I took my girlfriend, Amy, to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. I didn’t know much about modern art, though I knew I liked Picasso’s…

Larry Wheeler’s letter from the art world

by Larry Wheeler director, North Carolina Museum of Art At the North Carolina Museum of Art’s annual art auction, Marion Church of Raleigh won a weekend in New York with me. So the long-anticipated adventure – a three-day weekend of…

Hunting as Heritage

by Charles Upchurch photographs by Shawn Rocco   You’re a tundra swan. Tonight, you will leave your summer nesting grounds in subarctic Canada and begin the southern migration to your winter home. By ancient imprint, guided by moon and stars…

Dog Heart

by Noel Crook   He lies still, breath clouding the slate tiles between his paws. Only the occasional twitch of an ear mars his perfect vigil. He has grown old following the girl, his only lamb; has watched her  …

Reflections: Let’s call this place home

by Doug Glanville illustration by Laura Frankstone When my wife and I moved from Philadelphia to Chicago in the winter of 2005, we also had Charlotte, Asheville, and Raleigh on the tips of our tongues. Without children at the time,…

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