About 900 attendees took over the Highland Brewing Company's tasting room as comic book and Saturday morning cartoon characters, celebrities, lovers of Ugly Holiday sweaters and more for the annual Keller Williams Fashion Victims' Ball.


Sure, the Holidays are supposed to be filled with merriment and cheer, but not all Christmas songs are. We picked some of our favorite depressing Yuletide jams for all you Grinchies out there.

A number of recent Asheville Blade stories illustrate how often big consequences can often come from seemingly small or overlooked matters that can have major impacts on our lives, our city and our futures.

Hosting or attending an ugly Christmas sweater party is probably going to be on your holiday calendar, so have a fabulously tacky sweater in your arsenal to pull on at a moment's notice to make a memorable appearance.

Raise a glass for the wild as we unveil Wild South IBA (India Brown Ale) – a special collaboration brew with Asheville Brewing Company and French Broad Brewing Company!

I caught up with Dano Holcomb, Chef & Co-Owner of the Root Down Food Cart, at the Wedge Brewery where he parks his truck every Wednesday night to ask him a few questions. He also let me inside the truck! Yeah, Man.

A change of scenery over the holidays is usually something to look forward to, with the promise of family and good food waiting for your arrival, but coming home back to Asheville never gets old.

Are you a veteran Jammer? Never been but always wanted to go? Just straight up curious as to what all the fuss is about?

Walt Dickinson, owner and Funkmaster at Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville North Carolina, tells us about one of the Royal Cache series beers: Divergence.

Accelerating Appalachia, the world’s first nature-based business accelerator, connecting innovative businesses, investors and mentors aligned with people, place and prosperity.

Last week, as the holidays and winter started to sink their teeth into our city, hundreds showed up on short notice, gathering around the Vance Monument.

A primary goal for this column is to get a bit more dialogue going. I’m encouraged by the appearance that, in recent years, art audiences seem more engaging.

A short interview with local filmmaker Jethro Waters on his upcoming project, The Aquarium.





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