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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.

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...

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...