Category: Walter Profile

Gather in peace

Braima Moiwai and the djembe by Thomasi McDonald photographs by Peter Hoffman Sierra Leone, West Africa, Dodo village, 1965: It is a land of cascading rolling hills. To get there, travel eastward from the Atlantic Ocean, journey through virgin forests dotted…

William Ivey Long: In search of the heat

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio William Ivey Long, the prolific, multiple-Tony Award-winning costume designer, has drama – and Raleigh – in his blood, and in every single one of his earliest memories. “I grew up in the stage left dressing…

Sepi Saidi: An optimist first

by Amber Nimocks photographs by Nick Pironio With another narrator, the story might seem a tragedy: A young woman leaves her home for opportunity in a far-off land, only to learn shortly after her departure that her father has died and that…

Leon Capetanos

A Triangle-based Hollywood screenwriter launches Act II by  Jessie Ammons photographs by Nick Pironio In 1965, Leon Capetanos, a UNC graduate from Raleigh with a poetry degree, answered a call to make a difference in the world. He embarked on a year…

Niall Hanley

A familiar face in an ever-growing crowd builds a restaurant empire by  Amber Nimocks photographs by Lissa Gotwals Beneath the din of a bustling Thursday evening crowd, the phone is ringing at The Hibernian Pub’s hostess stand. Niall Hanley is the…

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