Editorials

Our writers are always finding new ways to address timely topics for Charlotte – sometimes lighthearted, sometimes serious, always relevant. Whether it’s an investigative report on oft-overlooked trend of “business gentrification” happening here, or a piece about the complex business of mural-making, or personal musings from our publishers, read on for innovative insights on Charlotte life.



#CreativityInCaptivity: Jenga Fails!

Editorials | May 22, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was submitted by a collaborative team from Melissa Dorsch, the beautiful mind that helps us with project management at Charlotte Is Creative. Over the past several weeks, we’ve been highly entertain… 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 »




Life as a Co-Parent During a Pandemic

Editorials, How To/Resources | May 20, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was originally shared by Charlottean Jennifer Olin. She shared with us her story of co-parenting during the COVID-19 outbreak. We share her unedited words here. If there is one thing I will take awa… read more »




Working Together To Serve More

CLT Nonprofits, Editorials | May 16, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity is was submitted by a collaborative team from Apparo, Charlotte Community ToolBank and Restore Global. Working together, we will be able to serve more nonprofits by Caroline Wienecke, Restore Global… read more »




EDITORIAL: ArtPop Needs Your Help to Keep Poppin’

Creative News, Editorials | May 15, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Wendy Hickey is the founder of ArtPop Street Gallery. In this editorial, she shares her thoughts about the importance of her organization to the artists she serves and to the Charlotte community, as well as the importance of donations… read more »




EDITORIAL: “Support Local” Means Investing Dollars and Common Sense

Editorials | May 11, 2020

An Editorial from Tim Miner The views expressed below are Tim’s and may not be those of our sponsors. Phase One had begun. My wife and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather … and the newly relaxed rules issued by Governor Cooper …… read more »




“You were an incredible gift.” – A Note to Paige Johnston Thomas

Editorials | May 11, 2020

The editorial below was written by Matt Olin, co-publisher of The Biscuit, to honor Queen City creative and casting director, Paige Johnston Thomas, who directed “Oslo” for Three Bone Theatre this time last year. Paige passed away on April 27, 2020…. read more »




#CreativityInCaptivity – Boingo Bouncing Back

Editorials | April 30, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was originally shared by Charlottean Linda Kirby, executive vice president of Boingo Graphics. Boingo is a sponsor of CreativeMornings/Charlotte and is an active supporter of the Queen City nonprofi… read more »




She Built This City … on Wheels

CLT Creatives, Editorials | April 22, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was originally shared by Charlottean Demi Clark, founder of She Built This City. Demi was part of the SEED20 Class of 2020. We are sharing it here, unedited, with her permission. It’s a “new normal,… read more »




Tina Postel Cares About Food Access

Cares About, Editorials, How To/Resources | April 22, 2020

“Our mission is to provide a week’s worth of nutritious groceries to people facing economic hardships. And ‘economic hardship’ is a massive understatement for what our community is currently experiencing.” – Tina Postel Tina Postel is up early. Reall… read more »




Corona Heart Art — Close Encounters of the Human Kind

CLT Creatives, Editorials | April 15, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was originally shared by Charlottean Blake Marler. We are sharing it here with her permission. How are you staying creative at home? How are you interacting with the world? Tell us here. I’m no arti… read more »




Celebrating Mom’s Birthday from 600 Miles Away

Editorials | April 7, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was originally shared by Charlottean Michael Matarazzo. We are sharing it here with his permission. How are you staying creative at home? How are you interacting with the world? Tell us here. Recent… read more »




Inspiration Under Our Feet

Creative News, Editorials | April 3, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story of #CreativityInCaptivity was originally shared by Charlottean Tim McCleary, managing director of The Involvement Practice, in his company’s e-newsletter. As the name of his business suggests, Tim’s story inspired us. We are… read more »




Keep Calm and Create On

Creative News, Editorials | March 31, 2020

“Keep Calm and Carry On.” If you’ve been paying attention over the last few years, you know this phrase and the many, many iterations that have followed. It was originally commissioned by the British government’s Ministry of Information in 1939 as a… read more »




Combined, Hope and Creativity Make the Impossible Possible

Creative News, Editorials | March 22, 2020

Earlier this week, we were listening to a podcast about the Apollo 13 mission. The situation faced by Mission Control was unprecedented. The threat was very real. The outcome was very uncertain. In short, the immediate impact of Oxygen Tank 2 explodi… read more »




We’re all in this together.

Creative News, Editorials | March 20, 2020

PHOTO CREDIT: Steven Lamar We may be apart. But, we’re still together.   The picture above makes us very happy and a little sad, too. It was taken by photographer Steven Lamar at the most recent meeting of CreativeMornings/Charlotte. It was an i… read more »




Kris Reid Cares About the Local Food System

CLT Creatives, Editorials | March 20, 2020

“You know what’s more contagious than [coronavirus] … Fear is way more contagious.” – Kris Reid Calling it a crisis would be putting it mildly. Kris Reid is fielding calls and e-mails from chefs, restaurant owners and farmers from across the Charlo… read more »




EDITORIAL: Every Day Should be International Women’s Day

Editorials | March 5, 2020

I’ve never been a fan of International Women’s Day. It’s always felt like one day devoted to work we should be doing ​every​ day. Founded in 1914, International Women’s Day has been declared “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural an… read more »




From S.V.P. to S.V.P. — My Transition from Banking to the Nonprofit World

Editorials | February 26, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: Guest author, Kristin Winkle Beck, is the current executive director of Social Venture Partners/Charlotte. S.V.P. These three letters used to represent my career aspirations – Senior Vice President. Hi, my name is Kristin Beck, and I’m… read more »




Will Charlotte’s ‘farsighted’ developers honor Brooklyn Village promises?

Editorials | February 12, 2020

In late January, writer Jonathan McFadden toured the Levine Museum of the New South’s exhibit, “Brooklyn: Once A City Within A City,” with author and historian, Tom Hanchett. Here are his thoughts about the experience. Do yourself a favor, and spend… read more »