Category: Art and Culture

Artist Spotlight: David Connell

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Missy McLamb Most people know him as the lanky bass player in the popular Raleigh-based band The Connells. But if you ask David Connell, 51, how he wants to be remembered, it isn’t for…

A Box of Blue

by Betty Adcock   Begin with a box. Imagine it made of ordinary and exotic woods: yellow pine and rosewood, mahogany and oak, hickory and ebony, mixed every which way: mosaics, shape-shifting inlays. It can expand to hold a sunset,…

Sporting: Cane pole fishing

By Charles Upchurch photographs by Shawn Rocco I have a neighbor who sport-fishes all over the world. Hawaii, Costa Rica, the Atlantic Gulf Stream. Marlin, tuna, sailfish. I told him I was writing a piece on a guy here in…

Style: Collars to covet

Styled by Jesma Reynolds Photographs by Missy McLamb Collar necklaces have recently caught our eye. Like the best in style, these collarbone-skimming jewels have been around forever. Cleopatra wore them well; so do the Masaai. From Nefertiti in 1350 BC…

Artist’s Spotlight: Thomas Sayre

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jimmy Williams    You might not know it, but you’ve probably seen Thomas Sayre’s art. It’s big, it’s bold, and it’s public. In Raleigh, his three gigantic earthen ellipses spool across a field at the…

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