Greta Johnsen http://wcqs.org en Edan Lepucki on doing your laundry at the end of the world http://wcqs.org/post/edan-lepucki-doing-your-laundry-end-world <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Author </span>Edan<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;"> </span>Lepucki<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;"> says a lot of dystopian, apocalyptic stories are </span>aspirational<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;" Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:40:49 +0000 Greta Johnsen 21446 at http://wcqs.org Edan Lepucki on doing your laundry at the end of the world In Asheville, N.C., Summer Vacation Lasts Just A Few Weeks http://wcqs.org/post/asheville-nc-summer-vacation-lasts-just-few-weeks It's the first day of school at Hall Fletcher Elementary in Asheville, N.C. Principal Gordon Grant stands outside in a white suit and bow tie, greeting students. The kids arrive sporting fresh haircuts and new shoes. One even wears a tutu.<p>But the biggest change on this first day of school may be the least obvious. It's July, and students are returning after just five weeks of break. This public school is beginning a three-year experiment, running on a year-round schedule for the first time. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:55:00 +0000 Greta Johnsen 21120 at http://wcqs.org A fictional account of the theremin's intriguing history http://wcqs.org/post/fictional-account-theremins-intriguing-history <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Sean Michaels’ first novel, </span><em style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Us Conductors</em><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">, is loosely based on the life of Russian inventor Leon Theremin.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:13:48 +0000 Greta Johnsen 20236 at http://wcqs.org A fictional account of the theremin's intriguing history Playwright's first novel is entrancing, eerie http://wcqs.org/post/playwrights-first-novel-entrancing-eerie <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">Durham-based playwright Monica Byrne's first novel, <em>The Girl in the Road</em>,</span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;"> is incredibly difficult to describe. But it’s one of those books that you read and immediately have to shove into someone else’s hands, saying, 'Here, read this so we can talk about it.'</span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 11:48:07 +0000 Greta Johnsen 18953 at http://wcqs.org Playwright's first novel is entrancing, eerie Peter Sagal imparts pretend-wisdom to Warren Wilson College grads http://wcqs.org/post/peter-sagal-imparts-pretend-wisdom-warren-wilson-college-grads <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">172 graduates from Warren Wilson College will receive their bachelor’s degrees today. Sat, 17 May 2014 10:09:00 +0000 Greta Johnsen 18132 at http://wcqs.org Francine Prose novel blends fact, fiction http://wcqs.org/post/francine-prose-novel-blends-fact-fiction <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-82d4dc04-d1f8-404a-fcb0-85fd5036512f" style="line-height: 1.15;"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Author Francine prose has </span></span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.5;">written seven nonfiction books, three short story collections, and 17 novels. Thu, 08 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Greta Johnsen 17667 at http://wcqs.org Francine Prose novel blends fact, fiction Tony Kiss Weekend Update: Moogfest and Beyond http://wcqs.org/post/tony-kiss-weekend-update-moogfest-and-beyond <p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:40:43 +0000 Greta Johnsen 17191 at http://wcqs.org Nerds abound at Moogfest http://wcqs.org/post/nerds-abound-moogfest <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">It’s day three of </span><a href="http://www.moogfest.com/" style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Moogfest</a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> in Asheville.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:56:15 +0000 Greta Johnsen 17189 at http://wcqs.org Moogfest celebrates synthesis of tech, creativity http://wcqs.org/post/moogfest-celebrates-synthesis-tech-creativity <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.moogfest.com/" style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Moogfest</a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> starts today in downtown Asheville.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:11:19 +0000 Greta Johnsen 17070 at http://wcqs.org Moogfest celebrates synthesis of tech, creativity Mourning Martin Nesbitt http://wcqs.org/post/mourning-martin-nesbitt <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friends, family members, and state and local lawmakers gathered yesterday to remember the life and work of</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Senator Martin Luther </span>Nesbitt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 1,000 people attended the public funeral at Biltmore Baptist Church in Arden to remember the man who represented Buncombe County for decades.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Senator Dan Blue called Nesbitt a true mountain man who placed people ove Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:35:31 +0000 Greta Johnsen 15184 at http://wcqs.org Mourning Martin Nesbitt