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April 2019 – Durham’s 150th Anniversary

By Amanda MacLaren | April 1, 2019

I’ve only lived in Durham for eight of its past 150 years, but almost immediately, I fell hard. I revel in hearing stories of people who’ve lived here for decades, or their entire lives. The folks who remember the strong, sweet smell of tobacco wafting through downtown or watching Durham […]

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February/March 2019: The Influencers

By Durham Magazine | February 3, 2019

In this issue, we’re introducing you to some of the people who are leading our community into the future, from the first Latina city council member to a doctor who is working to fight the opioid crisis to a woman who has become the champion of the honeybee. We’re calling […]

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December/January 2019

By Durham Magazine | November 29, 2018

FEATURES  34 Durham’s Ultimate Holiday Checklist Celebrate the season with markets, parties, decorations, food, drinks and more 40 All You Knead Meet the family behind East Durham Bake Shop 46 Fitness Pals Exercising solo can be a bummer. The camaraderie of group workouts, like the ones featured here, make staying […]

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October/November 2018 – The Downtown Issue

By Amanda MacLaren | September 24, 2018

You know those “Charlotte’s got a lot” billboards they started putting up around the Triangle a few years ago? Well, those billboard folks should start looking at Durham a little more closely. You’ll see on pages 34-37, downtown most definitely has a lot going on. Projects range in scope and […]

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September 2018 – The 9th Annual Food & Drink Issue

By Amanda MacLaren | August 29, 2018

In late July, I took Andrea Griffith Cash‘s advice and had myself a staycation. Now, I didn’t follow all of her guidelines (find them on page 54). I sort of did the CliffsNotes version; I only took one day off, and I was working maybe 30% of the time, but, […]

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August 2018 – Our Arts & Entertainment Issue

By Amanda MacLaren | August 1, 2018

In late June, Photographer Beth Mann and I did something together that has never been done before for Durham Magazine: We set out on a trip to write about and photograph someplace other than Durham.That’s right. We drove five-and-a-half hours west to Cashiers, N.C., to see what we could discover […]

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June/July 2018 – The Best of Durham Issue

By Durham Magazine | May 31, 2018

With graduations behind us and school out, I know most of you are looking to relax. But, let me challenge you to do one more thing: Make a summer bucket list. I do this every year; it gives me motivation to get out and explore the city, repeating some of […]

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May 2018 – Our 6th Annual Women’s Issue

By Durham Magazine | April 25, 2018

On International Women’s Day, I started my morning from a very non-triumphant place, battling Highway 147 traffic, running late – again – because my four-month-old was up half the night with a cold. Because I had to take the recycling bin out. Because I needed to brew a good cup […]

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April 2018 – Our Home & Garden Issue

By Durham Magazine | March 21, 2018

We closed on our first home at the end of October. Ah, the joys of homeownership. (If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that …) It’s no surprise that we had a few tasks to tackle. Hardware stores became our second homes as we searched for tools […]

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February/March 2018 – Our 10th Anniversary Issue

By Durham Magazine | February 1, 2018

A decade ago, the first issue of Durham Magazine rolled off the presses with a promise on this same page, and with a distinctly younger picture of me: “We are committed to making a positive contribution to our city, we will honestly tell the stories and concerns of our neighbors, […]

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