Category: Art and Culture

At first sight

by Tim McBride “As G force increases, the visual field constricts” -USAF Aviator’s Medical Manual   No Cupid’s bow, no darling buds of May, no weakening of the tendons in my knees, no earth unsteadying, no trumpet blasts or violins,…

Verse: Reading the News and Thinking of the T’ang Poets

by John Balaban illustration by Ippy Patterson   When Li Po tried to climb T’ai-hang, he found its passes choked with snow. Thwarted, he turned back to lowlands, to streams sliding through bare willows where he sat and fished and…

Style: Lumina clothing

by Jesma Reynolds photographs by Juli Leonard   For the creators of Lumina Clothing,  “dry goods,” a term for ready-to-wear clothing that dates back to 1742 England, connects their 2-year old business to North Carolina’s rich textile heritage. Based in…

At the table: The porch light supper club shines

by Mary E. Miller photographs by Lissa Gotwals The storming of the French Bastille was a hot affair of high ideals, fueled by the restless hungering of many souls. Not, in other words, unlike the Porch Light French Garden Party…

Artist’s Spotlight: Michelle Pearson

by Stacy Chandler photographs by Lissa Gotwals Dance has taken Michelle Pearson all over the world – as a professional performer, a state department cultural envoy, and a William C. Friday fellow – but she has always had a home at…

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