Category: Arts & Culture

Book Excerpt: Drawing from practice

  by J. Michael Welton Chapter 13: Frank Harmon Expressing the Idea On a late spring morning in 2011, a motor coach jam-packed with North Carolina architects nosed into the parking lot at Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s Palladian retreat in…

Faith, thy name is…

text and photograph by Juli Leonard Wired curls, a confident jaunt, and a watchful eye are the trademarks of Faith, a small terrier/schnauzer mix. She is often seen accompanying her owner, attorney Walter Rand, to work in downtown Raleigh. Despite…

Seen in Raleigh: #HopscotchBunny

photographs by Tim Lytvinenko Every year on the first weekend of September, thousands of devout music fans flood Raleigh’s streets and venues for the Hopscotch Music Festival. We hop around, drinking, dancing, and generally having fun. Though we may be in…

Spotlight: Save room

  by Jessie Ammons Go ahead and begin working up an appetite now for the food and drink festival TerraVita, taking place October 8 – 10. Now in its sixth year, the event has grown from a celebration of the Triangle’s…

The Holt brothers

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Tim Lytvinenko If there’s one thing football has taught brothers Torry and Terrence Holt, it’s how to be successful off the field. The former NFL players became local celebrities more than a decade ago…

Spotlight: Day of INnovation

  If you’re an innovator, an entrepreneur, or just inspired by the ingenuity that goes into starting something new, September 10 is your chance to learn from some of the area’s best. Two different events make it possible to spend your…

Spotlight: Gather round

  by Mimi Montgomery It’s no secret that the Triangle is home to a bustling entrepreneurial scene filled with artistic craftspeople. That’s clear the moment you walk into Gather, a one-of-a-kind gift shop and co-working space in downtown Cary. This…

The fabric of our city

text and photographs by Christer Berg With a deep passion for telling stories through portraiture, I recently set out to photograph the people who make Raleigh hum, those who help it grow, and those who make it an exciting, creative,…

Beverly McIver: Giving voice to those who have none

by Liza Roberts photographs by Lissa Gotwals If you didn’t know better, you might mistake Beverly McIver for a regular person. An unusually warm and friendly person, sure, and one with a reflexive generosity. But familiar. Partly, it’s her easy…

Visiting Nannie at Mayview

by Gibbons Ruark The door swings to behind me and I smell, Among thick vapors from the hidden bedpan, The roses and the rubbing alcohol. You lie propped up on a pillow. The fan Whirrs slowly as you blink your eyes…

Spotlight: Rosé in the garden

by Jessie Ammons ‘Tis the season for garden parties. The Person Street District’s Wine Authorities will host a themed soirée May 23 to celebrate a favorite spring wine choice: rosé. Many people think it’s a sweet wine, says Craig Heffley, founder…

Dog days: A treasure

text and photograph by Juli Leonard Currituck, a 9-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever that works as a therapy dog, has a special kind of power. With his golden brown eyes, soft coat, and gentle nature, the dog has a soothing presence…

Spotlight: Walter welcomes William

by Jessie Ammons The Triangle’s robust theater scene is home to almost three dozen actively producing playhouses and venues. If you have a hard time choosing a production, maybe it’s easier to stick with a playwright. Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh is…

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