Category: Profiles

Hitting its stride

by Jessie Ammons illustrations by Emily Brooks Consider Cary. “Everybody thinks there’s Raleigh and then all the other towns and cities outside of it. That’s really not the case,” says the town’s downtown manager, Ted Boyd. “Cary has exponentially grown.” According to…

Put another nickel in

by Karen Lewis Taylor photographs by Justin Cook It began in childhood – as many grown-up interests do – when Keith Morris’s pinball-loving parents took the family to arcades. Keith was fascinated there by the workings of the coin-operated games and novelty…

Girl power

by Tracy Davis Great oaks from little acorns grow. And the City of Oaks has little acorns of all sorts, including a crop of girl rockers and bluegrass pickers that’s coming along quite nicely. Appearing soon on a stage near…

Matt McConnell: Beauty in the doing

by Tina Haver Currin photographs by Lissa Gotwals The Uber driver isn’t sure what to think about Dupont Circle, an industrial road west of the Amtrak station and not far from The Pit in downtown Raleigh, where a 6,500-square-foot studio…

Geeking out on 16 mm films: Skip Elsheimer

by Kevin Flinn photographs by Nick Pironio Your teacher wheeled in the projector, unfurled the screen, and dimmed the lights. Within moments, the film crackled, the speaker hummed, the bulbs brightened, and it was show time. Perhaps you saw A…

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