The Biscuit Staff

Queen City Creatives React to the Death of George Floyd

CLT Creatives, Happenings | June 2, 2020

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed after being pinned to the ground by three Minneapolis police officers for nearly 9 minutes. In the week since, protests have occurred all across the nation and globe to lament the death of George Floyd, promot… read more »

HUGS and Bolts: 14 Creative Charlotteans Honored

CLT Creatives | May 26, 2020

Each month, with the help of OrthoCarolina and The Savage Way, we present a #BoltOfInspiration — beautiful moss art bolts — to Charlotteans who are working to help make the Queen City a more vibrant and loving place that urges all of us forward. Th… read more »

SHOUTing from the Rooftops: John Cozayk

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 26, 2020

In anticipation of Charlotte SHOUT! later this year, we’re asking Charlotte musicians to film themselves performing songs within earshot of the neighbors. In this edition of “SHOUTing from the Rooftops,” guitarist John Cozayk serenades us in Spanish… read more »

Manor Theatre Closing. Our Hearts are Broken.

Creative News, Editorials | May 21, 2020

And, the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in Charlotte goes to …⁣ ⁣ Many words have already been shared across Charlotte about the closing of The Manor Theatre. We’ll share two: THANK YOU.⁣ ⁣ The four of us who manage Charlotte Is Creative & The… read more »

Opera Singer Lauren Russell SHOUTS from the Rooftops

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | May 20, 2020

In anticipation of Charlotte SHOUT! later this year, we’re asking Charlotte musicians to film themselves performing songs within earshot of the neighbors. In this edition of “SHOUTing from the Rooftops,” Lauren Russell, performs “I’ll Be Here” from t… read more »

Broken Crowns: The Truth About the Meck Deck

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Videos | May 18, 2020

BROKEN NEWS! We’ve found the answer to Charlotte’s biggest secret! For years, scholars and citizens alike have broken their backs to prove or disprove the existence of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. After years of questing, we have an i… read more »

Creative Challenge: Thank You to Our Grocery Workers

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Happenings | May 13, 2020

These very essential workers help us get our essentials. If you had told us three months ago that the hottest spot in the Queen City would be our neighborhood grocery stores, we would’ve chuckled as we called our uber to the Charlotte Beer Garden. Bu… read more »

SHOUTing! Match: Pokeymon Stop the Kidnabing Fief

Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | May 5, 2020

To help keep up Charlotte’s spirits during the COVID-19 and prepare for annual Charlotte SHOUT! events this fall, we’ve asked Queen City creatives to team up for SHOUTing Matches — short, shareable creative mash-ups. To kick us off, we have “Pokemon… read more »

Signs of COVID-19 by Betty Thomas

Creative News, Photography | May 5, 2020

Being contained isn’t good for creatives. They have to get out, see the world and share their interpretation of what they see. In times like these, which are — with no hyperbole — historic, this creative impulse helps all of us process the gravity… read more »

Creative Challenge: Thank You For The Delivery

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Happenings | May 5, 2020

Wait, oh yes, wait a minute Mr. Postman… we want to say thank you. Whether it’s letters, magazines, bills (*groans*), Amazon packages, or a Doordashed grilled pork banh mi with extra jalapenos (okay that one might be specific to us), we’ve all had so… read more »

Biscuit News Crumbs! NC’s REAL Three Phases

Videos | May 3, 2020

You know the three-phased approach Governor Roy Cooper has identified to reopen North Carolina, but our mole deep in the Governor’s mansion has revealed there is a second three phases designed to promote psychological preparation for the NC populace… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: Erin Breeden is a Mermaid Who Can Swim Upstream

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 3, 2020

Erin Breeden is a mermaid. As such, she’s used to finding herself in strange waters and swimming upstream. She’s used to shifting focus and strategy. She’s been helping her clients do it for years. While COVID-19 hasn’t been a picnic, Erin’s skillset… read more »

Why is The Manor a Charlotte Staple? This.

Creative News | May 1, 2020

This week, the Manor Theatre on Providence Road reminded us what we should all be saying more these days: Thank you. We are grateful for all those who are keeping us safe, healthy and fed during these unprecedented times. And we are grateful for the… read more »

The Live Events May be Canceled, but Pride Carries On

Creative News, Photography | May 1, 2020

We try to be pretty cheery around here at The Biscuit and Charlotte Is Creative. Difficult things happen, we’re not blind to them. But we choose to look for positive, creative stories around the Queen City … because they are everywhere. Like you, r… read more »

CLT Bedtime Story: Nick de la Canal Reads “Goodnight Queen”

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 1, 2020

Hey there, Crown Town. If you’re anything like us at The Biscuit, you have a really hard time falling asleep during the COVID-19 outbreak. That’s why we called in an expert — Nick de la Canal of WFAE — to read us “Goodnight Queen,” a bedtime story… read more »

Erin Santos Won’t Let COVID-19 … or Cancer … Stop Her

CLT Nonprofits, Videos | April 29, 2020

In March 2020, most of the world came to a stop due to COVID-19 preventative measures. We all knew it would be incredibly destructive for businesses, but what about nonprofits? In the case of the Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF), 1/3 of their annual… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Elena Kacan

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | April 28, 2020

When you’re the Field Marketer handling community relations and partnerships for OrthoCarolina, what happens when … nobody is in the field anymore … while breaking in a new staff you just hired? You have your moment, dust off and reconfigure. Tha… read more »

Bolts of Inspiration Strike Four Charlotte Creatives

Creative News | April 28, 2020

Every month at CreativeMornings/Charlotte, Charlotte is Creative honors innovative Charlotteans who are putting their talents to work for their neighbors with Bolts of Inspiration. The moss art Bolts are sponsored by OrthoCarolina and designed and ma… read more »

Creative Challenge: Teacher Appreciation

CLT Creatives, Happenings | April 28, 2020

Help us thank the teachers. Adjusting to working from home has been a challenge for everyone. It’s hard enough to be responsible for ourselves and our work within the confines of our home… imagine being responsible for 30-100+ others and their work… read more »

“Rock Hill” Mural by Osiris Rain

Where Are We in CLT? | April 28, 2020

Just a few miles down the road from the Queen City sits the city of Rock Hill, SC, or as we like to call it South of South-South Charlotte. The city commissioned Charlotte artist Osiris Rain (@osirisrain) to create a piece to kick off their Mural Mil… read more »