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Art in the margins

Art in the margins

text and illustrations by Andrew Silton My path to drawing and watercolor flows from an unusual source: my business notebooks. Three years ago when I retired, I decided it might be a good idea to throw out 20 years’ worth of notebooks. The old ones were stacked up in a couple […]

Reading Proust

Reading Proust

by Larry Wheeler Director, North Carolina Museum of Art illustration by Tim Lee I’ve long been fixated on the history of Europe and America between 1870 and the First World War, an extraordinary time for exploring the clash and coexistence of the old and the new. I’ve read loads of books on […]

Megan Joyner and her dog, Charli enjoy the Bark in the Park day where dog owners can bring their pets to the outfield to watch the game between the Durham Bulls and the Buffalo Bisons on Wednesday, May 7, 2015, in Durham, N. C.

Spotlight: Bark in the park

If your Shih Tzu is a superfan, get ready to celebrate. The Durham Bulls open their gates to canines of all stripes at Bark in the Park at the Aug. 12 game against the Norfolk Tides. This special event for the four-legged set features a section just for dogs and their […]

Red, ripe tomatoes grown on the property are on display for sale at Vollmer Farms. Farmers from other parts of the country and others affiliated with the Farm-Aid project  toured Vollmer's Farm in Bunn on Sept. 12, 2014 to share farming ideas and techniques.  The event was one of several associated with the big Farm Aid concert being held in Raleigh this weekend.

Spotlight: Locavores

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Chris Seward, The News & Observer If the abundance of farmers’ markets in our area is any indication, it’s safe to say that eating locally is no longer a trend – it’s here to stay. We’ve put together a list of the best spots to pick […]