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Commemorative glasses from last year's celebration at The Flying Saucer

Stout and proud: Local options aplenty this St. Patrick’s Day

by Anna Long Time to get your green on: St. Patrick’s Day is here. The annual celebration that began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international excuse for overindulgence. Celebrations across the globe on March 17 will feature parades, dancing, food, and of […]

Spotlight: American Aquarium

Spotlight: American Aquarium

1,600 people + 31 states + 3 countries + 1 city +1 record = 1 Raleigh weekend by Tracy Davis photograph by Joshua Black Wilkins Roots-rock band American Aquarium loves its Raleigh hometown, but the band is forever leaving it behind, bound by rock ‘n’ roll’s O. Henry-like decree that the […]

For Alex: A family’s climb to honor a lost son

For Alex: A family’s climb to honor a lost son

by J. Andrew Curliss photographs by Patrick Davison Chuck Stuber is standing halfway up Mount Fuji at a place where climbers begin their slogging treks to the summit of Japan’s tallest mountain. There is a pay toilet here and a small shop, where a woman offers soup for strength. A […]

Sterling Boyd sits in his living room, where works of art from the 16th–20th centuries fill the walls.

A Collector’s Haven: Sterling Boyd’s home reflects a lifetime in the arts

by P. Gaye Tapp photographs by Catherine Nguyen An afternoon spent in Sterling Boyd’s company is a return to days of great elegance. The erudite octogenarian is ever gracious, schooled in the day when a gentleman took a lady’s wrap and stood when she entered a room. Boyd defies his years […]

Spotlight: Ducking cannonfire

Spotlight: Ducking cannonfire

by Anna Long photograph by Michael McCloone On most days, Darrell Markijohn practices law in Canton, Ohio. He goes home at night to his wife Hillary and their four children, and spends his leisure time training horses on their historic farm. But on March 21 and 22, Markijohn will be ducking cannonfire […]