Shine Bright

A boisterous, fragrant Napa Valley sparkler. more »

Dec 17, 2014 2:04 PM DM Blog

Weekend Best Bets: Santa, Sketching and Sweet Honey

As we get closer to the holidays, the events just keep stacking up. Good news for us! more »

Dec 16, 2014 1:42 PM DM Blog

Photo by Laura Frater

The Giving Spirit

'Tis the season to help those in need. A 'giving gathering' held at a local home did just that, raising more than $14,500 for Book Harvest and East Durham Children's Initiative. more »

Dec 15, 2014 10:23 AM DM Blog

We Scream for (More) Ice Cream!

In January, The Parlour will expand into the space next door, adding an additional 1,000 square feet to its current location. That means quicker lines, shorter waits and more seats, plus a private room for hosting special events. more »

Dec 15, 2014 9:38 AM DM Blog

Five Modern Books for Your Yoga Library

Great books for your carry-on bag this holiday season and can also make a thoughtful gift for your yogi friends! more »

Dec 10, 2014 9:20 AM DM Blog

The Enlaces program not only empowers Latino students but also encourages their parents to get involved in leadership positions with educators and parents such as the PTA board.

Photo by Abigail Ancherico

Voices for Education

Latino students and parents are empowered to become leaders with the support of the Enlaces program. more »

Nov 10, 2014 1:21 PM DM Blog

In This Issue: December/January 2015

'Tis the season! Discover our editors' gift picks in our holiday guide, find out what inspires our city's health care professionals, read about a cozy writer's studio off Old Erwin Road and so much more! more »

Nov 24, 2014 1:00 PM The Magazine

Decking the Halls

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has planned several festive activities for the holidays more »

Nov 18, 2014 10:50 AM DM Blog

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Guest blogger Katy Davis shares your best options for holiday fun. more »

Nov 17, 2014 1:53 PM DM Blog 2 Comments

Bidding was spirited.

Photos by Joanne Crooks and Katherine Kershaw

The Art of Animal Appreciation

Independent Animal Rescue's signature fundraising event exceeded its goal and raised $41,000 through silent and live auctions. more »

Oct 22, 2014 10:49 AM DM Blog

Photo by Briana Brough

Wine 101

Sheri Sauter Morano is North Carolina’s only certified Master of Wine, a distinction held by just three dozen other experts in the country. The Duke alumna and Triangle Wine School founder lets us in on the basics. more »

Oct 21, 2014 1:57 PM Dining

J Caldwell for the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Experience of Celebrating

A premiere party for "Miró: The Experience of Seeing" was held at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University to thank donors of the exhibition. more »

Oct 2, 2014 11:46 AM DM Blog

Briana Brough

A Round of Drinks with Your Friendly Neighborhood Bartenders

A spirited chat with six familiar Durham faces more »

Sep 19, 2014 4:21 PM Dining

  • We Scream for (More) Ice Cream!

    In January, The Parlour will expand into the space next door, adding an additional 1,000 square feet to its current location. That means quicker lines, shorter waits and more seats, plus a private room for hosting special events. more »

  • Heavenly Buffaloes

    Photo by Amanda MacLaren

    It Gives You Wings

    A game-day classic more »

  • Food Photography By James Stefiuk

    A Very Durham Thanksgiving

    A recipe for oyster pie, winter corn pudding, browned Brussels sprout leaves, butternut squash and leek soup, bourbon maple sweet potatoes, and cranberry and raisin pie. more »

  • Pizzeria Toro

    Jessica Stringer

    Perfect Pie

    An appetizer not to miss from Pizzeria Toro more »

  • Photo By Briana Brough

    A Guide to Bull City Barbecue

    Matt Dees' comprehensive compilation of the best barbecue in the area. more »

  • Wine and Dine

    A quick review of Revolution's food, drink and more. more »

  • Briana Brough

    Order Up!

    11 incredible new restaurants on the scene and the great dishes you have to try more »

  • Soup's On

    Summertime gazpacho from Bleu Olive Bistro more »

  • Harvest 18

    Karla Towle

    Southern Eating

    Pork belly lettuce wraps and shrimp 'n' grits more »

  • On the Rise

    Rise Biscuits & Donuts to expand breakfast/café concept internationally through newly launched franchise program. more »

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  • (M)eat Local

    Firsthand Foods provides consumers with sustainable and healthy meats more »

  • On Fire

    Pompieri Pizza: Where it's up to you to decide the slice size of your pizza using your own set of kitchen shears more »

  • Give Me A Break

    Respite Café encourages customers to relax and take in their surroundings with afternoon tea. more »

  • Harvest 18

    Karla Towle

    Good Eats

    Our meal at Harvest 18 was so good, we had to ask Chef Jason Smith for the recipes. Learn exactly how to make his shrimp and grits and pork belly lettuce wraps. more »

  • The Piedmont

    A cocktail recipe by Jonathan Blitz, Barrister & Brewer more »

  • Hard to Choose

    Local 22 lives up to its name by creating upscale, decadent meals in a relatively laid-back, neighborly atmosphere more »

  • Raise a Glass

    Triangle Pint & Plate offers a casual, friendly spot to enjoy some of Durham’s finest craft beers more »

  • A Foodie Paradise

    Getting to know our farmers, eating seasonally and just appreciating a really solid meal – it’s the Triangle way. more »

  • Grand TASTE Experience 2014

    Briana Brough

    Taste – The Event 2014

    We sipped. We savored. We celebrated. Relive it all through a video and photos! more »


Upcoming Events

The Second City

The Second City

Join Chicago’s legendary improv comedy theater as they celebrate 54 years of cutting-edge satiric comedy. They return to The Carolina Theatre on Jan. 17 with a new show, “The Second City Hits Home,” featuring hilarious sketches, songs and improvisations about Durham. These bright comedy stars will find laughs in everything from Durham’s history and events to hot button issues mixed with classic sketch and improv created by some of Second City’s well-known alumni including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Bill Murray and others.


Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting

Artist Robert Rauschenberg came to national attention in his early 20s. He began creating monochrome paintings in 1951 and had developed his famous Combine paintings by 1954, though he worked in many mediums. This exhibit, on display at The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from Aug. 28 to Jan. 11, 2015, offers a fresh look at 34 of Rauschenberg’s works spanning six decades of his career, art that he reserved in his own collection. It includes painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, sculpture, fresco, assemblage, photography and film.

Frozen Over

Frozen Over

Come out of the cold and celebrate the season indoors at the Museum of Life and Science’s winter playground from December 23 through January 19. The museum will transform into a wonderland full of family-friendly crafts and activities. Guests of all ages can create giant felt snowmen, scurry through igloos, toss snowballs, study the patterns of snowflakes, “sock skate” around the indoor synthetic ice rink and much more!