Creative News

Want to stay in-the-know with news about the immense creativity happening throughout Charlotte, and the people behind it all? You’re in the right place. Our team of writers, videographers, photographers, illustrators and podcasters are committed to clogging your arteries with Queen City creative news, rich profiles and a heaping helping of humor. Dig in!



Happy National Radio Day!

Creative News | August 20, 2019

August 20 is National Radio Day, celebrating the incredible history of radio news and the art of telling stories through the air. The staff of The Biscuit is celebrating by wearing our “Public Radio Nerd” shirts today … but what are our hometown pu… read more »




beSOCIAL May Be a “Little Secret” … But It’s Making a Huge Impact

Creative News, How To/Resources | August 14, 2019

Tucked behind Social Status in Plaza-Midwood is a bright white room with community tables, people typing away in some corners, laughing and drinking coffee in others. This free and innovative co-working space, known as beSOCIAL, aims to provide a cre… read more »




Charlotte Is Creative … and, so are Biscuits.

Creative News, Videos | July 31, 2019

What is Charlotte Is Creative? Why do we do what we do? What does it have to do with baking Biscuits? Matt OIin and Tim Miner, founders of a new nonprofit championing the power of creatives and creativity in Charlotte, NC share their mission. It only… read more »




Introducing Charlotte’s Most Pawerful CFOs — Cute Furry Officers

Creative News | July 18, 2019

We asked. You answered. Check out our definitive list of the four most pawerful CFOs — Chief Furry Officers — in the Queen City. When it comes to getting things done and getting belly rubs, this quartet is kicking butt, taking names and earning the… read more »




Binge-Watching Reveals CLT Streaming Surprises

Creative News | July 10, 2019

Okay, so if you watched the lead-off video on this batch of The Biscuit, our secret is out. We binge-watch Netflix shows. Like, a lot. Now, 10 out of 10 doctors say sitting on a couch crushing streaming may not be good for your health, but what if we… read more »




WindBack Wednesday: 27 Years Later … We’re Still Stuck On Grandmama

Creative News | July 9, 2019

This Friday, July 12 at 7pm, our pals, John Short and Miller Yoho of The Charlotte Podcast fellow members of the Queen City Podcast Network — are busting out of the solitary soundbooth for a live, public recording at Camp North End. They’ll be joine… read more »




Why Urban Renewal in Charlotte Just Won’t Die

Creative News | July 2, 2019

Editor’s note: After plans for new development displaced 120 entrepreneurs from a North End business center, we at The Biscuit decided to put the issue in a proper historic context. We spoke with Dr. Willie Griffin of Levine Museum of the New South t… read more »




Creative Placekeeping on the East Side

CLT Creatives, Creative News | July 2, 2019

If you count yourself among the legions who admire and follow Charlotte’s burgeoning mural movement, you’re a fan of Georgie Nakima.  You may not know her, but you know her art. With its complex dance of interacting geometric shapes, her work is unmi… read more »




AVAILABLE CREATIVE GIGS: Arts For Life & Charlotte Is Creative

Creative News | June 25, 2019

A creative requires creative organizations and businesses fueled by (you guessed it) passionate creatives. Arts for Life – 1 Part-Time Gig & 1 Full-Time Gig MISSION: Arts For Life is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting pedi… read more »




Empowering Hidden Leaders to Drive Community Change

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News | June 13, 2019

“By design it’s called an experience, because it is just that. You won’t be able to unsee or un-know what you learn…” – Alexandra Arrington, Director of Community Impact for Justice Initiative When the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force rel… read more »




(Chef) Peter’s Passion for The Perfect Pizza

CLT Creatives, Creative News | June 11, 2019

James Beard Award-winning chef Peter Reinhart may be known for bread. But, he has a passion for pizza. He’s quested coast to coast for his YouTube series and 2003 book, American Pie. And now, his journey has taken him to the Motor City to take a bite… read more »




Changes to the Biscuit are Coming!

Creative News, Videos | May 16, 2019

You may have noticed that we’ve been rationing Biscuits this week. By now, you’re probably ravenous. Well, there’s a good reason for it, and Matt Olin and Tim Miner tell you all about it in less than 60 seconds in this video. Next week, get ready to… read more »




Sprinkles of History: National Donut Day & The Salvation Army

CLT Nonprofits, Creative News | June 6, 2019

Upon reading that tomorrow – June 7 –  is National Donut Day, you probably reacted one of two ways: 1) Eye-rolling about yet another National Blah Blah Blah Day, or … 2) Yay! Free donuts! But, did you know the history behind the beloved Donut Day c… read more »




Fourth Time’s a Charm for Dupp & Swat

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | June 5, 2019

Unique people have unique ideas. Unique ideas need unconventional spaces. That’s how Dupp & Swat was born of two unique people in 2010 – siblings Dion (AKA Dupp) and Davita (AKA Swat) Galloway. “[Dupp & Swat] is whatever the community wants…. read more »




Charlotte SHOUT!

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte, Videos | May 8, 2019

Happy Wednesday! We are just one day away from the main events of Charlotte SHOUT! taking over Uptown, so … it’s pretty much like the Super Bowl. Music. Art. Food. Ideas. It’s a smorgasbord. Oh yeah … and we’ve hidden FREE ticket giveaways &… read more »




Brand the Moth is Searching for First-Time Muralists

CLT Creatives, Creative News, How To/Resources | June 4, 2019

Have you ever wanted to try something new, but you didn’t know where to start? To take that next step in your career or your passion, but the task ahead seemed too daunting? Sometimes you just need a helping hand — whether you are a writer who wants… read more »




HUG LIFE: Stitching the Threads of Possibility

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Exploring Charlotte | June 4, 2019

Margaret Burton is an artisan. She’s a clothing designer (for Buffalo Jackson) and an emerging brand changing our relationship with clothes. At the same time, she’s making important inroads with young refugees and inner-city students by using sewing… read more »




Quacking Back with Charlotte Squawks

Creative News, For Newcomers, Happenings | May 30, 2019

Charlotte Squawks is a summer tradition in Charlotte. And, it’s quacking back again. The annual musical parody show that views the Queen City through a satirical lens celebrated its 15th opening night last night … and it’ll keep on ruffling feather… read more »




200Artists: SouthEnd ARTS Helps Artists Find Their Voice (and Each Other)

CLT Creatives, Creative News, How To/Resources | May 28, 2019

Charlotte’s a growing city. And, that can mean growing pains. New restaurants, breweries and apartments seem to pop up all across the city overnight, but when these businesses come in, artists are often displaced. While it’s exciting to see our city… read more »




HUG LIFE: “Healthy” Matchmaking Debuts in Charlotte

CLT Creatives, Creative News | May 28, 2019

A creative “first” took place in Charlotte on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 — the inaugural Charlotte Healthcare Matchmaking conference organized by Charlotte’s Healthtech Women (HTW). It was helped — in part — by a HUG Micro-Grant. Nearly seventy attendee… read more »