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At the push of a button: Raleigh emerges as 3D printing hub

by Tina Haver Currin photographs by Tim Lytvinenko If you happened to stroll by the Contemporary Art Museum at the beginning of the year, you may have noticed a cobalt shipping container parked in the gravel space in front of the museum….

Harnessed instinct

by Andrew Kenney photographs by Geoff Wood The hawk tenses on Bill Davis’s glove, eyes focused and brown-feathered wings wrapped tight around her body, and launches into flight. Her wings rear up, flashing the bird’s white underside, and her red…

A Lush North Raleigh Estate Reclaims the Past

A house on four lush North Raleigh acres has the presence of one built ages ago, when master builders and craftsmen devoted years of their lives to a singular project.by Jesma Reynolds |photographs by Nick Pironio     The homeowners,…

On the verge: Jason Craighead

by Liza Roberts photographs by Lissa Gotwals Jason Craighead is one of Raleigh’s most prominent artists but calls what he makes “work,” not art. Painting is “making work.” Brushstrokes are “mark-making.” This member of the Raleigh Arts Commission, a former…

The mushroom gamble

Foraging for wild fungi in Raleigh by Kaitlyn Goalen photographs by Jillian Clark Sam just took off running. We’re far off the trail in the woods of Raleigh, and my guide, Sam Bradford, chef of Plates Neighborhood Kitchen, has abandoned me. He’s…

When mom is boss

by Ann Brooke Raynal photographs by Eve Kakassy Hobgood Mothers. They read and sing to us, listen and advise, salve blisters and broken hearts. And so often mothers are the models for the ways in which we live and work. To celebrate…

Making dreams come true

The Kowalczyks open up their home to help make a difference in the lives of children in Wake County by Jesma Reynolds interior photographs by Catherine Nguyen event photographs by Jillian Clark When Gretchen and Phil Kowalczyk moved in to their new raleigh…

Coach George Williams: Run to believe

by Andrew Kenney photographs by Geoff Wood Coach wears black athletic gear today. There’s a blue sky above his brick-red running track, a shadow on his face from his ball cap, and a ring with seven diamonds on his finger. He…

Foetid Toadshade

by Tony Avent illustration by Ippy Patterson I don’t remember exactly when or why I became enamored with trilliums, but it was certainly at an early stage of my planthood…I mean, childhood. There always seemed to be something magical about…

Raleigh’s amazing greenway

by Scott Huler photographs by Travis Long Stand still. What do you hear? Maybe a dog barking. Birds. The rustle of the wind in the trees. The slip of water streaming by – maybe, if it’s been rainy, you hear it rippling…

Bringing in the outdoors

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Catherine Nguyen Anyone who’s gone through purchasing a home knows what a big and sometimes agonizing decision it can be. But when the current owners of this gracious property caught wind of its upcoming sale, the wife’s…

Need for speed at the Wake County Speedway

by Tina Haver Currin photographs by Jill Knight Just fifteen minutes from downtown Raleigh lies a thunderous land of revving race cars, bologna sandwiches, and if you’re (un)lucky, maybe a few flips, fires, and crashes, too. A breezy April evening promises favorable…

James Marshall finds his element

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio “I like to work in small spaces,” says the artist James Marshall, as he shows a visitor into his North Raleigh garage. At first it’s not clear where that space is, because a shining…

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