culture

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 lives in Druid Hills

Black cowboy culture is strong in Charlotte. That may shock a lot of Charlotteans, even those who’ve been in the area a while. But it’s there, and...

“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,”...

Bachelor Nation: You can watch the finale with Grocery Store Joe and Vinny Ventiera at Lost & Found

Listen, we all know this season of The Bachelor has been nothing short of a total “finasco.” Luckily, Lost & Found is taking control for us...

Booze has become a part of Charlotte’s identity. Now, two women are going ‘counterculture’

In Charlotte, business meetings happen at breweries. Parents throw birthday parties for their kids at breweries. Fundraisers, weddings, speaker series about...