Category: Current Issue

Profiles: Courage: NC National Women’s Soccer League

Profile in {NC} Courage by Liza Roberts photographs by Ray Black III It’s a late March afternoon at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, where 25 professional soccer recruits are gutting it out on a secluded practice field behind the stadium….

Bee City: Alice Hinman keeps it buzzing

by Hampton Williams Hofer photographs by Peter Hoffman Alice Hinman is a regular at many of Raleigh’s hottest spots: Kings, Centro, Garland, Standard Foods, Big Boss Brewing Company, Stanbury.  She hits them all weekly, but she doesn’t use the door….

The Right Mix: The Cardinal

“We want to do one thing well and that’s it. We’re not trying to be a restaurant or anything,” says Jason Howard, one of the three owner-founders of The Cardinal, a low-key bar on West Street near Glenwood South. But…

Sweet thing: lucettegrace

by Liza Roberts photographs by Keith Isaacs The macarons have their own fan club. Pink and blue and green and red and purple and toffee-hued, half a dozen varieties beckon like jewels from the cabinet at the downtown pastry shop lucettegrace….

Design thinking: Zang Toi

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jillian Clark A burst of creative energy shook up professor Justin LeBlanc’s class at N.C. State School of Design one recent morning: New York designer Zang Toi stopped by. A whirl of beaming smiles, charming…