Downtown Asheville

Asheville's Outdoor Nudio Studio

Controversial statements displayed in Downtown Asheville * Photo: Max Cooper

Downtown Asheville's outdoor "nudio studio"? Or what would Carl call it? | Just when the furor was dying down about the go-topless protest in Downtown Asheville, former Asheville city councilmember Carl Mumpower emailed a slew of press releases to area media, along with a link to show video of topless women parading in the shadow of Vance Monument. Thanks, Carl. But he didn't stop there, although that is part of Carl's strength or weakness, depending on how one views his way of operating. | Then, more recently, Asheville Citizen-Times columnist John Boyle said enough already. But that only served to fuel the debate even more, because many Ashevillians follow, and rightfully so, what's on Boyle's mind. But it's hard to forget about this thang when there are Hooters restaurants dotting the American landscape, including little bitty Asheville. More>