Category: Arts & Culture

Playing for the mug

by Scott Huler Through the fog of a dimly lit bar, a two-beer buzz, and the blood rushing through my brain, my eyes focus on Fritz, as his grinning visage seems to float towards me. Fritz is short, with the…

Hear: String work

by Mary E. Miller photographs by Nick Pironio Hearing the raucous laughter that accompanies any Sunday afternoon convening of Rode Hard the Band, it’s hard to imagine that the first notes played, the ones that formed this group, were blue….

A President’s legacy: Andrew Johnson’s relatives return

by Thad Woodard, president and CEO, N.C. Bankers Association School children gather before the statue on the Capitol grounds in Raleigh every day to admire the three presidents noted as North Carolinians by birth: James Polk, Andrew Jackson, and Andrew Johnson….

Book Excerpt: Drawing from practice

  by J. Michael Welton Chapter 13: Frank Harmon Expressing the Idea On a late spring morning in 2011, a motor coach jam-packed with North Carolina architects nosed into the parking lot at Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s Palladian retreat in…

Faith, thy name is…

text and photograph by Juli Leonard Wired curls, a confident jaunt, and a watchful eye are the trademarks of Faith, a small terrier/schnauzer mix. She is often seen accompanying her owner, attorney Walter Rand, to work in downtown Raleigh. Despite…

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