Archive for category: Art and Culture

Visiting Nannie at Mayview

Visiting Nannie at Mayview

by Gibbons Ruark The door swings to behind me and I smell, Among thick vapors from the hidden bedpan, The roses and the rubbing alcohol. You lie propped up on a pillow. The fan Whirrs slowly as you blink your eyes and stare At my wife and daughter. Surely you can Recognize […]

Wine Authorities staff

Spotlight: Rosé in the garden

by Jessie Ammons ‘Tis the season for garden parties. The Person Street District’s Wine Authorities will host a themed soirée May 23 to celebrate a favorite spring wine choice: rosé. Many people think it’s a sweet wine, says Craig Heffley, founder of the shop that stocks wine from small, independent farms. […]

Spotlight: Walter welcomes William

Spotlight: Walter welcomes William

by Jessie Ammons The Triangle’s robust theater scene is home to almost three dozen actively producing playhouses and venues. If you have a hard time choosing a production, maybe it’s easier to stick with a playwright. Wherefore: Shakespeare in Raleigh is the city’s first organized series of productions either written or […]

On mothers: What Miss Ruby taught me

On mothers: What Miss Ruby taught me

by Lisa Grele Barrie photograph by Juli Leonard  Most Sunday afternoons after church, the Bullock family gathers at the Oakwood home of its matriarch, Miss Ruby, to share a meal and play some cards. I used to watch with curiosity as their cars and trucks lined up and these folks spilled out […]

Harry Lynch, The News & Observer

Spotlight: Arts in Action

by Anna Long There’s a program in Wake County elementary schools that is making kids want to go to school. It’s not recess. But it feels that way. North Carolina Arts in Action is using dance lessons to teach students life skills one session at a time. Founded in 2005, the […]