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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.

The South Durham Spot for Neapolitan Pizza

"The most important component of a Neapolitan pizza is the pizza maker," says Dave Diggins, chef and co-owner of Treforni. Adhering to strict guidelines...

Phil Freelon’s Design for Living

Phil has been in Durham nearly four decades, minus stints in Houston, Cambridge and even a split year between Cambridge and Holden Beach –...

The First Head Coach of Duke Softball

The California native – born in Orange, raised in Santa Ana – was a three-time All-American selection as a pitcher at the University of...

Weekend at a Glance: Alan Cumming, Art of Cool and Angels Among Us

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs – Thursday, 7:30pm – The award-winning television and Broadway performer comes to DPAC with his acclaimed cabaret, a collection of...

The Entrepreneurial Spirits of Durham Distillery

The Miami native came to Durham by way of Philadelphia – it was there she met her husband, Lee, online in 1999, “before Match.com...

Bring Your Pup to Work Days in Durham

"I started as a studio florist with a cutting garden, doing deliveries and weddings, but not keeping regular shop hours. The retail part...

Cultivating an Appreciation of Sustainable Farming in Durham

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Amy Sliffe moved to Durham with husband Josh the day after they married in 2010. “We still...

5 Questions with Durham Yogi Jessamyn Stanley

Durham-based yogi Jessamyn Stanley – who was featured in our 2016 Women's Issue – launches her debut book "Every Body Yoga: Let Go of...

Triangle Ultimate Celebrates 20 Years Throwing the Disc

The sport of Ultimate Frisbee – not to be confused with disc golf or the games you play with your dog – has had...

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...