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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.

True Life: Eagerly Awaiting Cocoa Cinnamon No. 3

If you follow the magazine on Twitter, you've seen plenty of photos of coffee mugs and glasses, and a fair number to-go cups, posted...

Soak Up the Last Days of Summer With This Outdoor Itinerary

SPRAYGROUNDS An easy way to cool off with the kiddos is at one of Durham Parks and Recreation’s spraygrounds – playgrounds equipped with water features....

King’s Sandwich Shop Celebrates 75 Years With a New Set of Wheels

For 75 years, King's Sandwich Shop has served classic burgers, hot dogs, chili and fries out of its modest-size takeout stand at the corner...

8 Cool Classes for Adults

YOGA WITH GOATS Saturdays and Sundays, with the occasional weekday class Sure, you’ve done an outside yoga class, but Hux Family Farm adds the fauna to...

The Rusty Pipes: Retirees With a Penchant for Playing Music

When Kathy Silbiger retired from directing the Duke Institute of the Arts – what is today Duke Performances – in 2007, one of the...

The Accordion Club Adds a Neighborhood Bar to the Downtown Scene

Draft margaritas. Strawberry rum jello shots. Wine on tap. Cans of domestic beers on the shelves behind the bar. Six packs in a retail...

Boutique Hotel Unscripted Durham Opens Downtown

Noticeably absent from the lobby of Unscripted Durham: a front desk. "We wanted to focus on getting rid of that barrier that separates the guest...

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...