Brilliant artists, poets, and intellectuals established Black Mountain College’s reputation as a bastion of innovative thinkers. The college’s brief, obscure existence — and its avant-garde “Happening” — sealed its legend.
Cratis Williams’s love of Appalachia helped inspire a special library collection, where the story of the region continues to grow.
Troops from both sides — and even prisons — find escape from the slog of war with a bat and ball. (Volume 4, Part 4)
For a brief time in the 1970s, college students threw off their inhibitions — among other things — and ran free.
Songwriter Django Haskins and violinist Gabriel Pelli of The Old Ceremony stopped by the Our State office with instruments in tow for a special performance.
Joe Newberry may be known as a prizewinning musician, but this month he’s also serving as our Appalachian DJ.
These days, you won’t encounter stray chickens in downtown Asheville — just one 10-foot-tall rooster with a proportionately large attitude. The star of local artist Molly Must’s Chicken Alley mural casts a cool stare on passersby, coaxing them to pause at this side street off Lexington Avenue and wander in. Which is exactly the point: … Continued
An interview with N.C. native and Los Angeles film director Dan Riesser. His first feature film is set in North Carolina.
Work up an appetite strolling through these North Carolina gardens.