culture

Statue honors Charlotte civil rights champion

A statue honoring civil rights attorney Julius Chambers now stands on the Trail of History on Little Sugar Creek Greenway in Midtown.  Why it matters:...

New outdoor movie and event space opens on west Charlotte’s historic Ritz Theatre site

A historic site in west Charlotte called The Ritz welcomes movies back today with a showing of Disney’s Soul and other celebrations. What: The site is...

The economic impact of Broadway’s return to Charlotte

Broadway defied gravity in Charlotte. “Wicked,” presented by Blumenthal Performing Arts, set a record during its four-week, 32-performance run at...

10 Charlotte neighborhoods as Real Housewives taglines

While catching up on the Real Housewives of Potomac, I was inspired to take on the hard-hitting journalistic task of giving Charlotte neighborhoods their own...

Broadway is back, and Blumenthal CEO Tom Gabbard is pumped

“We’ll be back soon,” the marquee outside Belk Theater read on March 16, 2020. Outside Ovens Auditorium the same day, the sign was less...

Survey says: Making friends as an adult in Charlotte is hard

Last week we shared a survey about friendships in Charlotte. More than half of the respondents say it’s hard to make friends here. But there’s good...

Charlotte’s oldest cowboy makes lasting change in Druid Hills

Editor’s note: We’re sorry to learn about the passing of Bobby “Big M” Martin on September 27, 2021. Our hearts go out to the Martin...

“Unicorn” rapper Elevator Jay aims to preserve Charlotte’s culture through music

Elevator Jay is a fishing, DJing, horse-riding rapper who prides himself on staying true to his Charlotte roots, which run deep through “The Ford”...

What does Charlotte’s future look like? We did a tarot reading to find out

There’s a lot of focus on Charlotte’s future right now. We’re invested in seeing how our city will grow and change. Other members of our...

The post-pandemic rush for a face-lift

Plastic surgery offices in Charlotte are noticing a sudden uptick in calls in the week since the mask mandate’s exit. The big picture: We spent the past...

Party planners say we’re entering the new Roaring ’20s. Here’s what to expect

After months of Zoom hangouts, elbow bumps and smiles covered by masks, people are ready to party. The big picture: One year ago, Charlotte party planners...

These ‘spicy’ memes hold a mirror up to Charlotte culture

Charlotte’s newest humorist got their start in a oh-so-relatable way: browsing the internet. “I was just mindlessly scrolling through memes,”...