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Simple form, ample space…and art

photographs by Nick Pironio When North Carolina Museum of Art director Larry Wheeler told Walter last winter how excited he was about the latest renovation on his ’60s-era modernist house in Chapel Hill, the work had barely begun. A visit…

Building an army of Jamies

by Liza Roberts photographs by Khristopher Williams and Robert Pettus When Raleigh strategist Nation Hahn met a few dozen friends to plant vegetables at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle’s farm last spring, he wasn’t there just to grow food for a…

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…

The world of vanCollier

The hospital’s second floor – which once housed patients, a delivery room, and a nurses’ station – became home. by Liza Roberts photographs by Catherine Nguyen It takes a visionary to dream up things that don’t exist and make them real. It…

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Building a bridge to Broadway: NC Theatre enters its fourth decade

by Andrew Kenney photograph by Travis Long Saturday night at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the 30th season of North Carolina Theatre is a formal affair. Heels and dress shoes click down Fayetteville Street toward the tall columns and glass walls of the theater….

Chefs and restaurateurs cook at home

by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Geoff Wood When it comes to cooking, even the most passionate and enthusiastic home cooks fall victim to overcooked steaks, school lunch ennui, spilled bottles of olive oil, and an embarrassing reliance on the delivery guy. In…

Women inspiring innovation

  by Liza Roberts Celebrating local women entrepreneurs The Triangle is well-known as a hotbed of entrepreneurism. From global brands like Red Hat to fashion labels like Raleigh Denim, our local success stories span the worlds of technology, pharmaceuticals, consumer products,…

Wabi-sabi

by Liza Roberts photographs by  Nick Pironio Donna and Jim Belt believe in wabi-sabi, a Japanese concept of beauty that celebrates imperfection. When the former Tokyo residents moved into a downtown Raleigh condo, they combined earthiness with refinement, symmetry with…

The gift of a lifetime: The art of Jim and Mary Patton

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio “It does something for you. Something rich and powerful and exciting. It has to be around.” Jim Patton is in his Chapel Hill apartment, surrounded by extraordinary art and talking about it. “I can’t imagine…

Thank you for the privilege

by Larry Stogner photograph by Alex Boerner The words hit me like a punch to the gut. “You have ALS.” Wait, what? Your mind spins. Wheelchair. Ventilator. Feeding tube. Death. A most unpleasant scenario. Having just signed a new contract, I had…

To the moon: Kelly Shatat’s homegrown jewelry empire keeps growing

by Liza Roberts photographs by Missy McLamb Seven years ago, Raleigh native Kelly Shatat was a pharmacist making necklaces for fun at her dining room table. Today she is the chief executive of Moon & Lola, her own multi-million-dollar company,…

The Stanbury Four

by Dean McCord photographs by Chris Fowler The sun pours into a quiet, nearly empty space on North Blount Street on a November afternoon as four men in their 30s sit around a table reflecting on how they managed to…

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