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Walter Now Podcast: May 2016

In our May podcast, editor Liza Roberts sits down with food writer Dean McCord, and the WALTER crew discusses the behind-the-scenes of our travel issue.

Keeping the music alive

Raleigh Fine Art Society’s Choral Celebration by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Jillian Clark It’s a Tuesday evening in April, and Meymandi Concert Hall is packed. In a few short minutes, Powell GT elementary school’s chorus will take the stage, and the kids are…

Wilmington: A culinary tale of two cities

text and photographs by Dean McCord There was a time not so long ago that Wilmington was considered a coastal afterthought by some Triangle residents. It wasn’t a destination like Wrightsville Beach or Carolina Beach, and it lacked the storied history…

Leon Capetanos

A Triangle-based Hollywood screenwriter launches Act II by  Jessie Ammons photographs by Nick Pironio In 1965, Leon Capetanos, a UNC graduate from Raleigh with a poetry degree, answered a call to make a difference in the world. He embarked on a year…

Kerri Martinsen: Costume maestro

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jillian Clark At Carolina Ballet headquarters, in a fluorescent-lit workroom where sewing machines whirr, scissors snip, and tutus sway in the rafters, costume director Kerri Martinsen orchestrates an unusual sort of dance. Like the work of…

Boom town eats

by  Tina Haver Currin photographs by Christer Berg As Raleigh continues to land on Forbes lists as one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States – #1 in 2013, #2 in 2014, #4 last year – the city is, understandably,…

Assembly required

by Mimi Montgomery photographs by Catherine Nguyen Most people know the horror of the words “some assembly required”: the miniscule parts and pieces, the half-translated instructions, the ridiculous illustrations that somehow lead you to put the entire thing together backwards….

Once upon a basket of cornbread…

by Fanny Slater Once upon a basket of cornbread, I made a decision that would forever change the course of my life. I slouched into the cozy, familiar booth at Margaux’s Restaurant and asked my family: “What about some kind of…

Matt McConnell: Beauty in the doing

by Tina Haver Currin photographs by Lissa Gotwals The Uber driver isn’t sure what to think about Dupont Circle, an industrial road west of the Amtrak station and not far from The Pit in downtown Raleigh, where a 6,500-square-foot studio…

A world apart

text and photographs by Nick Pironio Tucked away just off NC-64, between the town of Pittsboro and Jordan Lake, lies Carolina Tiger Rescue. To visit this 55-acre refuge for rescued lions, tigers, and other wildcats is to enter a surreal foreign…

Introducing: Walter Now Podcast

We’re excited to introduce Walter Now, Walter’s very own podcast! It’s a chance for us to chat a bit about each month’s issue, present more in-depth conversations with interesting people, and keep you up-to-date on what’s happening around our office….

David Mao’s journey home

by Dean McCord photographs by Lissa Gotwals For nearly 50 years, chef David Mao has been on a journey to a destination that cannot be found on a map; a trip that cannot be measured in miles. It has been a sojourn…

Meredith at 125

by Leslie Maxwell Kristen Rivera, from Johns Creek, Ga., wasn’t considering applying to a women’s college. But after visiting the largest women’s college in the Southeast, she changed her mind. At Meredith College, she says, “I just felt really comfortable.” Now a…

Assad Meymandi: Polymath, humanist, philanthropist

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jillian Clark On a sunny afternoon in early December, Assad Meymandi hurried in to the Raleigh concert hall that bears his name. As seats began to fill for the North Carolina Symphony’s matinee performance of Baroque Christmas…

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