Category: Arts & Culture

It takes a village

by Ann Brooke Raynal illustrations by Ippy Patterson Family came first for Sabrina Goode’s father, Robert Akins Goode, and for her mother, Emily Morgan Goode. Maybe that’s why, even though they lived a military life that took them far and…

Susan Reiland: clothing kids in need

by Todd Cohen photographs by Jillian Clark When she was a student in junior high school in Bradenton, Fla., Susan Reiland learned a powerful lesson about receiving and giving back. She and her brother and sister needed clothes and were referred to…

InterAct on a mission

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Jillian Clark Typically, about half of residents in domestic violence shelters return to their abusive relationships. But in 2013, 89 percent of InterAct shelter residents did not return. Last year, the number was 90…

They sell resell: Vintage, new, collectible

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Tim Lytveninko Raleighites have options when it comes to clothing consignment shops. These houses of style feature previously owned, often near-mint-quality clothing and accessories at a fraction of their original prices, appealing to those with…

Pictures of music: Skillet Gilmore and Caitlin Cary

by Tracy Davis photographs by Tim Lytvinenko If there is a modern, downtown version of a Renaissance couple, Skillet Gilmore and Caitlin Cary may be it. They’re both musicians.  They’re both artists. They’re both mover-shaker types in the city’s arts…

Spotlight: Humans of My World

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Nick Pironio On a recent trip to Sri Lanka, Raleigh native William Moore wandered just a few streets over from the strip of five-star hotels where he was staying. “It was like entering this impoverished secret garden,”…

Memories of Vietnam: 45 years and counting

by Larry Stogner While shooting a story at RDU recently, I recalled the day I returned home from Vietnam in late 1968. There were no jetways then. There were stairs. A 50-yard walk led to the only doorway into Raleigh-Durham…

from the Prologue: Fiddledeedee

by Shelby Stephenson 2015 North Carolina poet laureate SAYING I NEED AN IMAGE TO MAKE THE WORLD I went back home and held my eyes on the hill and it said You need a word deeper than I so I took…

North State

by David Rigsbee   My father came to me in a dream to walk with me around a stadium. Not wearing the jaunty motley of his last months: the patchwork newsboy cap and paneled shirt he wore when tearing around…

All art is self-portrait

by Ann Brooke Raynal photographs by Jillian Clark “Pointed sharp things frighten us,” says Raleigh artist Kiki Farish. “Rounded things feel safer. When we see curve in design or drawing, we are not scared of it.” Farish is speaking to a group…

Mountain time

by  Ann Brooke Raynal Walk into the barn at Montreat on a Friday evening in summertime and prepare to step out of (or perhaps back in) time. The Stoney Creek Boys play traditional square dance music as they have every…

David Burris: Telling stories

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photography by Nick Pironio Everyone should have Raleigh native David Burris’ knack for remaking his career every decade or so and landing a new dream job. This time, Burris, a former executive producer of TV reality show…

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