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July 23, 2016

The internet has become a major source for affordable art, with digital sales steadily growing each year and online art retailers cropping up daily.

But finding and purchasing artwork via a monitor can prove daunting, especially if you don't know where to look. So we scoured the Web and found a…


East meets West: Jeanne Jolly, Locust Honey to take eastern North Carolina stages

July 22, 2016

East meets West this week, at least musically speaking, as Jeanne Jolly performs at Sunday in the Park and Locust Honey takes the stage at both R.A. Fountain General Store and Turnage Theater in Washington, N.C.

Jolly, a Raleigh native and graduate of Western Carolina University, will make her…


'Lights Out' uses a simple trick to elicit frights — and it works

July 22, 2016

For a movie that relies so heavily on a single, not especially groundbreaking visual effect — now you see the bogeyman, now you don't — "Lights Out" is crazy scary.

The film's central conceit of a mysterious, malevolent figure who appears only when the lights are out, and who disappears,…


In a new gallery, Bollinger celebrates its history — and a historic find

July 20, 2016

AY, FRANCE — The Bollinger champagne house sits on a bluff above the French village of Ay, just east of Épernay. Ay is a sleepy little town that boasts more mileage in its underground cellars than on its cobblestone streets. You descend 49 uneven steps to enter the cellars, which are…