Page 5

contact We want to hear from you.

call 828.251.1333

mail 2 wall street asheville, n.c. 28801

web news tips and story ideas to

news@mountainx.com letters to the editor to

letters@mountainx.com business news to

business@mountainx.com a&e events and ideas to

ae@mountainx.com events can be submitted to

calendar@mountainx.com

or try our easy online calendar at

mountainx.com/events food news and ideas to

food@mountainx.com wellness-related events/news to

mxhealth@mountainx.com.

letters Lucky me — I’m paranoIa-free Kudos to Michael Ivey for standing up for conspiracy theorists everywhere [”The Term ‘Conspiracy Theory’ is a Conspiracy,” July 18 Xpress]. Until reading his contribution, I was not aware that the concept of “conspiracy theorist” was itself the result of a conspiracy theory by secret agents, designed to undermine the credibility of those who detect and disclose actual conspiracies. Presumably, this includes not only the events behind 9/11, but also the staged moon landing, the climate-science conspiracy and the bogus claim that the Earth is not flat. I am sure that the objective evidence for these is also “overwhelming,” as asserted by Mr. Ivey (without attribution). He is at least consistent with his fellow theorists, in that they usually assert the existence of massive evidence for their viewpoint, without actually providing any. And [they] deny the validity of any evidence against their theory as being obvious lies perpetrated by the powerful conspirators arrayed against them. Or explain the motives of said conspirators. I’ve learned that arguing against such theorists is futile and unrewarding, and that the best response to them is, “You might be right.” Speaking for myself, I feel lucky not to be paranoid, given that the entire world is against me. — Glen Reese Asheville

get info on advertising at

advertise@mountainx.com place a web ad at

webads@mountainx.com question about the website?

webmaster@mountainx.com find a copy of xpress:

jtallman@mountainx.com

facebook facebook.com/mountainx

twitter follow us: @mxnews, @mxarts, @mxeat, @mxhealth, @mxcalendar we use these hashtags: #avlnews, #avlent, #avleat, #avlout, #avlbeer, #avlgov, #avlhealth, #avlwx and more

The Mountain Xpress does a good job with news, calendars, entertainment and ads. Your coverage of government agencies is so much more comprehensive and better than your competitors. Thanks for devoting space to these items. The “News of the Weird,” “Free Will Astrology” and “Asheville Disclaimer” sort of take up space that could be better utilized for the real news that you are so good at covering. — Maria Gomes Asheville

requIem for IV enabLers In his July 4 Opinion article, “Stuck,” Michael Harney asks the question: "At what point does one lose one's humanity?" Answer: when he habitually inserts needles full of poison into his body to the predictable detriment/destruction of himself, his friends and his family. — Sidney Nemms Asheville

“sTuck” addressed ImporTanT Issues I was surprised and very pleased to see Michael Harney’s July 4 Opinion article, “Stuck.” This piece addresses a very vital

ASSISTANT MOVIE EDITOR: Caitlin Byrd CONTRIBuTING EDITORS: Nelda holder, Tracy Rose CALENDAR EDITOR, WRITER: Jen Nathan Orris CLuBLAND EDITOR, WRITER: Dane Smith CONTRIBuTING WRITERS: Susan Andrew, Miles Britton, Megan Dombroski, Anne Fitten Glenn, ursula Gullow, Mike hopping, Susan hutchinson, Pamela McCown, Kyle Sherard, Justin Souther CONTRIBuTING ARTS EDITOR: ursula Gullow ART & DESIGN MANAGER: Carrie Lare h

Available for retail purchase at: French Broad Co-op, Westvillage Market, Earth Fare, Trout Lilly & Ingles

(828) 232-0738 116 North Lexington Ave

Sell it?

or

Fix it? FREE Advice! I will BUY it or Repair it! AFFORDABLE, HONEST AUTO SERVICE

ALL Major & Minor Repairs 7 Days A Week by appointment *WE BUY JUNK & FIXABLE CARS*

EMPIRE AUTOMOTIVE

5 Alton Rd Candler • 828-273-1961

Intuitive Arts Fair August 4th • 10-4 $25 for 20 minutes

staff PuBLIShER: Jeff Fobes hhh ASSISTANT TO ThE PuBLIShER: Susan hutchinson SENIOR EDITOR: Peter Gregutt hhh MANAGING EDITORS: Rebecca Sulock, Margaret Williams A&E REPORTER & FAShION EDITOR: Alli Marshall h SENIOR NEWS REPORTER: David Forbes h FOOD WRITER: Mackensy Lunsford STAFF REPORTERS: Jake Frankel, Caitlin Byrd, Bill Rhodes EDITORIAL ASSISTANT, SuPPLEMENT COORDINATOR & WRITER: Jaye Bartell MOVIE REVIEWER & COORDINATOR: Ken hanke

purchase FREE FRIES with of Veggie Burger

Most sessions

Letters continue

venues with upcoming shows

clubland@mountainx.com

There’s more To Xpress Than syndIcaTed coLumns

AD DESIGN & PREPRESS COORDINATOR: John Zara SENIOR GRAPhIC DESIGNER: Nathanael Roney GRAPhIC DESIGNER: Emily Busey

A Sanctuary for the Spiritual Seeker Since 1989

5426 Asheville Hwy. (Hwy.25)

STAFF PhOTOGRAPhER: Max Cooper ADVERTISING MANAGER: Susan hutchinson RETAIL REPRESENTATIVES: Russ Keith h, Tim Navaille hh, John Varner h MARKETING ASSOCIATES: Bryant Cooper, Jordan Foltz, Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt, Emily Terry CLASSIFIED MANAGER: Arenda Manning, INFORMATION TEChNOLOGIES MANAGER: Stefan Colosimo

½ mi. S. I-26 exit 44 • Mon-Sat 10-6

crystalvisionsbooks.com • 687-1193 Want Your Junk Gone For Cheap or FREE?

WEB MANAGER: Don Makoviney OFFICE MANAGER & BOOKKEEPER: Patty Levesque hhh ASSISTANT OFFICE MANAGER: Lisa Watters hh ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT: Arenda Manning DISTRIBuTION MANAGER: Jeff Tallman ASSISTANT DISTRIBuTION MANAGER: Denise Montgomery DISTRIBuTION: Ronnie Edwards, Ronald harayda, Adrian hipps, Jennifer hipps, Joan Jordan, Russ Keith, Marsha Mackay, Ryan Seymour, Dane Smith, Ed Wharton, Thomas Young h = Five years of continuous employment

mountainx.com • JULY 25 - JULY 31, 2012 5

Mountain Xpress, July 25 2012  
Mountain Xpress, July 25 2012  

Independent news, arts, events and information for Asheville and Western North Carolina

Advertisement