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Amanda MacLaren

Amanda MacLaren is the senior associate editor of Durham Magazine. Born in Mesa, Ariz., she grew up in Charlotte and attended UNC-Chapel Hill to major in journalism. She’s lived in Durham for four years now and currently resides in the Watts-Hillandale neighborhood with her partner, Evan, and two cats, Georgie and Leo. 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.

Behind the Music

Sawyer Sessions, Season 1 is an album to throw on in the heat of the afternoon, sitting on a front porch swing while sipping an...

A Dog’s Purpose

Who would give a happy welcome to the guests of the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill? Holly would. Who would curl up on the hospital...

The Fitness Fanatic: Susan Kitchen

Susan was born in Winston-Salem; she moved to Chapel Hill in 1990 to get her master’s in public health from UNC. She’s been a...