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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.

August 2018 – Our Arts & Entertainment Issue

In late June, Photographer Beth Mann and I did something together that has never been done before for Durham Magazine: We set out on...

Four Perfect Bull City Dates

HAPPY HOUR 4pm – Augmentality Labs Try something a little different for date night! You’re sure to have a blast at the downtown virtual reality arcade...

Beer Me: Belly Up to the Bar at Our Favorite Bottle Shops

To me, the best part about our local bottle shops is the fact that so many of them are also a bar where you...

Our Q&A with the President of Durham Technical Community College

Dr. Bill Ingram has worked in a variety of roles at Durham Tech for more than 30 years, serving as its president for the last...

Jump into March Madness With this Hoppy IPA from Clouds Brewing

Hop J.A.M. Pardon the pun, but this IPA is our jam! And apparently, it is for a lot of other folks, too. “This is the...

Ramen Takes Center Stage at Revamped Rose’s Noodles

Spicy Sesame Ramen Now that Rose’s transitioned from butcher and bake shop to a restaurant/bakery concept, the ramen that was once reserved only for Wednesdays...

Sweet Sips at Cocoa Cinnamon

Chocolate Modica y Churros This style taps directly into the Mexican and Spanish drinking chocolate with a side of churros – “We have three kinds,”...

Getting a Piece of the Pie

The Pie Hole – one of the newest additions on Ninth Street occupying a corner space in the bottom floor of the Solis apartment...

CBS North Carolina’s Sean Maroney Gives Back to Durham Youth Through Guitar Lessons

"Ashur, it's easier if you hold the guitar like this. “OK, we’re doing the tune-up song. Sender, your turn. Everyone listen to Sender, see if...

NanaSteak Offers a New Twist on an Old Fashioned

In a typical Old Fashioned, you have some bitters, sugar cube on the bottom and a twist of orange garnish, in addition to the...