The Latest Stories


CRAFT: Authors in Conversation

CRAFT: Authors in Conversation, a new series conceived and hosted by New York Times bestselling author Denise Kiernan, kicks off at Asheville’s Little Jumbo cocktail lounge on Sunday, January 26, at 3 p.m.

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Wood Frogs

“These cold-blooded creatures burrow below the freeze line and enter a state of dormancy when the weather gets cold. Wood frogs survive sub-arctic Alaskan winters by allowing their bodies to freeze.”

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The Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazineThe Laurel of Asheville lifestyle magazine is available in both print and digital editions

We are delighted you have chosen us to be your gateway—both through our popular print Asheville lifestyle magazine and our website—to the arts, culture, and communities that comprise the remarkable area that is Western North Carolina. In these pages, you will find behind-the-scenes stories about the region’s concerts, theatre and dance productions, festivals, restaurants, artists, and the multitude of locally-based businesses. We also enjoy bringing you features about the people and organizations who are caring for those in need, protecting our historic heritage, preserving our rich and diverse environment, and nurturing our cultural soul.