Category: Art and Culture

Looking at death, seeing life

by Ippy Patterson At 63, having been preoccupied with death as long as I could remember, squeamish, and having never taught anything in my life, I was asked whether I could help run a drawing group in the Duke University anatomy…

Big O’s River Retreat

text and photographs by Julie Williams Dixon Springtime on the Roanoke River is a fisherman’s paradise. First come the hickory shad, sometimes as early as mid January. As the days stretch out and the water warms, large numbers of fish move…

Spotlight: TYJE goes to Swing Central

by Jessie Ammons When a dozen of the nation’s top high school jazz bands convene and compete in Savannah, Ga. later this month, the Philharmonic Association’s Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble will be among them. The Savannah Music Festival’s annual Swing Central…

New Seasons

by Mimi Montgomery So – it’s spring, the start of a new season, once-dormant life now re-germinating in earnest, blinding calves emerging from shorts with startling enthusiasm. Whether you be flora or human, it’s hard not to to be joyful while…

Letter from the Editor – March 2017

When people like a place, it’s usually because of the way it makes them feel. Maybe it makes them feel at home, or it makes them feel free. Maybe it gives them hope, reassures them, or excites their imagination. Maybe…

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