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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running for the Democratic nomination to run for president in the 2020 Election, stumped in Asheville on Friday, May 18, at the Salvage Station music venue. /photo by Stephan Pruitt

In Asheville, Bernie Sanders rallies his supporters

It’s 85 degrees and about a thousand percent humidity and we are all, literally, feeling the Bern.

by May 20, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
Josh Blake/ photo by Sandlin Gaither

Josh Blake, vulnerable and showing us his way with new release, Nothing’s In The Way

Asheville musician Josh Blake will celebrate the release of his new album, “Nothing’s In the Way,” with a

by May 13, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
Ask A Woman AVL: Why do y’all always go to the bathroom together?

Ask A Woman AVL: Why do y’all always go to the bathroom together?

I’m guessing you want some porno answer like we’re doing cocaine off of each others boobs or practicing kissing. Sorry to disappoint

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
Ask A Woman AVL: Do menstrual cramps really hurt? Like, really?

Ask A Woman AVL: Do menstrual cramps really hurt? Like, really?

Yes it really hurts. Jeez, man. What did you think?

by April 15, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
Ask A Woman AVL: Why did the flirty waitress shoot me down?

Ask A Woman AVL: Why did the flirty waitress shoot me down?

Here’s a hint: women who work in the service industry work for tips, so being friendly is part of their job.

by March 27, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
Ask A Woman AVL: Is she flirting with me when she takes off her glasses?

Ask A Woman AVL: Is she flirting with me when she takes off her glasses?

Is the take-off-your-glass move seduction or something else completely?

by March 18, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
Warren Haynes and the Asheville Symphony on Saturday at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. / Photo for Ashvegas.com by DAVID SIMCHOCK

Asheville Symphony and Southern rock alight in Haynes’ ‘Dreams’

It was a transcendent night.

by March 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
Ask A Woman AVL: I smacked my boyfriend for being a jerk. Was that too harsh?

Ask A Woman AVL: I smacked my boyfriend for being a jerk. Was that too harsh?

Sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is nothing at all.

by February 21, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
Ask A Woman AVL: Am I wrong in thinking ‘toxic masculinity’ is BS?

Ask A Woman AVL: Am I wrong in thinking ‘toxic masculinity’ is BS?

A writer tells Ask A Woman that he’s ticked off by a new Gillette advertising campaign taking aim at toxic masculinity.

by February 1, 2019 1 comment Asheville News, Opinion
Ask a Woman:  Do I need to grow a beard to get a date in Asheville?

Ask a Woman: Do I need to grow a beard to get a date in Asheville?

Why are all the women in this town going for the hirsute he-man look?

by January 15, 2019 1 comment Asheville News, Opinion
2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 2: ECLECTIC BOOGALOO

2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 2: ECLECTIC BOOGALOO

2018 BEST OF ASHEVILLE PART II – Eclectic Boogaloo Welcome to Part Two of Three of the 2018 Stoobie Awards! If you unfamiliar with the Stoobies, that’s okay! They are basically a “Best of Asheville’s Culinary Scene,” honorific, that comes with an actual physical award, all based on one person’s opinion: Mine! Who the fook am I? Well, nobody, really, just an[Read More…]

2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 1: A NEW BEGINNING

2018 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville’s Food Scene pt 1: A NEW BEGINNING

2018 BEST OF ASHEVILLE PART I – A New Beginning Ya know what? These fuckin’ Stoobie Awards could get awfully boring and repetitive if I’m not careful. Like, how many times do I really need to give Sunny Point the “Best Shrimp ‘n’ Grits” award? Answer: Every fucking time forever and ever that’s how many, because that’s how fucking good those[Read More…]

With gut-wrenching emotion, ‘Army of Love’ faces down childhood cancer

With gut-wrenching emotion, ‘Army of Love’ faces down childhood cancer

Singer-songwriter Dave Desmelik penned one of the most powerful Asheville albums of 2018; it’s a record about childhood illness.

by January 3, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
6 Girls You’ll Sleep With before you leave Asheville

6 Girls You’ll Sleep With before you leave Asheville

Here’s one: The nurse. Her favorite shirt is a tank top that says “Adulting Is Hard.”

by August 29, 2018 12 comments Only in Asheville
Spirit Airlines giving $10,000 to one of these four Asheville nonprofits

Spirit Airlines giving $10,000 to one of these four Asheville nonprofits

Online voting ends Aug. 23. Oh, and the winner also gets 20 free roundtrip Spirit Airlines tickets.

5 Guys You’ll Sleep With before you leave Asheville

5 Guys You’ll Sleep With before you leave Asheville

The upshot of Asheville’s being bad at dating is that it makes for great stories. Here are a few.

by August 16, 2018 26 comments Only in Asheville
Video: 3 City Hikes in Asheville

Video: 3 City Hikes in Asheville

No need to drive 30 minutes out of town to hike. Check out our favorite 3 hikes within Asheville’s city limits.    

by July 18, 2018 0 comments Only in Asheville
Top 4 for the 4th -Swimming holes in Asheville

Top 4 for the 4th -Swimming holes in Asheville

What better way to celebrate independence day than hitting the water? That’s why we rounded up our top 4 swimming holes around Asheville, enjoy!

Stu Helm’s 2018 Asheville Burger Survey Part 3: So Many Burgers!

Stu Helm’s 2018 Asheville Burger Survey Part 3: So Many Burgers!

I’m a well known burger fan. I eat a lot of burgers. Burger me. Gim burg. My current plan — don’t tell my doctor — is to eat all the burgers. Last year (2017), I began burger-binging my way through downtown Asheville, eating them here, there, and everywhere. I’m going rank each burger as I eat them, from BEST to[Read More…]

With new work, Asheville artist Jeremy Russell embraces subtle synchronicity

With new work, Asheville artist Jeremy Russell embraces subtle synchronicity

Russell hopes that viewers will see that his new work represents “an honest search, an honest approach.”

Lack of diversity detracts from first Asheville climate conference

Lack of diversity detracts from first Asheville climate conference

The conference is another disappointing example of how some of our most respected civic and business leaders still fail to take into account people of color and their concerns.

by March 19, 2018 9 comments Opinion
Ashvegas Op-Ed: Rising fees hurt Asheville’s Aston Park Tennis Center

Ashvegas Op-Ed: Rising fees hurt Asheville’s Aston Park Tennis Center

If Asheville City Council wants to convert Aston Park into a country club-like facility, they’re well on their way to doing so.

by February 17, 2018 2 comments Asheville News, Opinion
REVIEW: Vivian, Asheville, Serious French Food in The River Arts District

REVIEW: Vivian, Asheville, Serious French Food in The River Arts District

Vivian offers Asheville serious French food in The River Arts District VIVIAN EST BON COMME IL SE FAIT, YO (VIVIAN IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS, YO) That’s it. That’s it right there. Vivian is as good as it fucking gets. I can’t say much more than that. I’ve been there a lot since they first opened their doors in[Read More…]

2017 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville Food Scene prt 3: PEOPLE POWER!

2017 STOOBIE AWARDS! Best of Asheville Food Scene prt 3: PEOPLE POWER!

2017 BEST OF ASHEVILLE PART III PEOPLE POWER! I’m a real people person… most of the time… some of the time…. people are fine, I suppose, whatever, they exist and I have to live with them. I have a personal mantra that has helped me to understand the evils of the world, and that is: “People are the Problem,” (Alt:[Read More…]