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Amanda MacLaren

Amanda MacLaren
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Amanda MacLaren is the executive editor of Durham Magazine. Born in Mesa, Ariz., she grew up in Charlotte and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in journalism. She’s lived in Durham for five years now. When she’s not at work, you can usually find her with a beer in hand at Fullsteam, Dain’s Place or Bull City Burger or getting takeout from Chubby’s.

A Dozen Musical Chairs to Support Arts Organizations

In early March, close to 125 artists, musicians and community members came together for Musical Chairs 2017, a joint fundraiser at the Durham Arts Council...

Duke Cancer Institute and Caring House Celebrate 25-Year Partnership

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club played host to a benefit gala celebrating the 25-year partnership between Duke Cancer Institute and Caring House,...

A Runaway Success: Cultivating Durham’s Lifestyle Brand

Gabriel Eng-Goetz’s signature “DURM” line of clothing has caught on since he launched in 2011, but the sheer velocity of enthusiasm still takes him...

Hot Spot: Viceroy

Fittingly, the concept behind British-Indian gastropub Viceroy came up over a pint. “Our background has always been in bars, in British bars or Irish...

5 Reasons to Visit the New JB Duke Hotel

The sleek, modern JB Duke Hotel opened its doors to the public in the middle of the first snow of the year, and welcomed...

Rockwood Home Offers Contemporary, Comfortable Spaces

Laura and Chad Quinn had all but given up on buying a home. A yearlong search for the right fit led the couple to...

Weekend at a Glance: Films, France and Frozen Over

*With wintry weather in the forecast, please check individual event websites to see if event will still be held.* Frozen Over – Through Jan. 29...

Satisfying Sunday Mornings Start With Monuts & Mindfulness

While we're celebrating traditions, I thought I’d share my newest – Recovery Yoga with Anna Cordova at Fullsteam Brewery. Every Sunday at 10:45 a.m....

Hot Spot: M Kokko

When Chef Mike Lee opened M Sushi last January, little did we know it was just the beginning of his ingredient-focused ventures. The restaurant...

Weekend at a Glance: Cinderella, Concerts and Kwanzaa

Winter Wonders at American Tobacco – Through Sunday – Bring the whole family to the American Tobacco Campus this season for a host of...