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.



“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 »




“Placemaking is Profoundly Personal”

Editorials | January 16, 2020

Placemaking and equitable development are at the top of many Charlotte minds right now. How do we ensure that everyone has the space and opportunity to succeed, that they are heard and seen and that places of deep-rooted significance are addressed wi… read more »




John Searby Cares About Water

CLT Creatives, Editorials | January 9, 2020

In this new series, guest contributor Josh Jacobson will highlight staff leaders in Charlotte’s nonprofit sector who are shaking things up and making an impact. Josh is managing director of Next Stage, a Charlotte company that works with nonprofit or… read more »




Our Favorite Stories of 2019

Editorials | December 31, 2019

As we wrap the inaugural year of The Biscuit and turn the corner into a new decade, we wanted to pause and reflect on some of the pieces from 2019 that have stayed with us. From tattoos and transplants, to juice and Josh Jacobson, to scooters and sma… read more »




EDITORIAL: Seeking Absolution for Improper Attribution

Editorials | December 31, 2019

We made a mistake. Now, we’re seeking absolution for improper attribution. When you’ve committed to sharing the stories of the Charlotte creative community and doing what you can to lift up the people behind the work, you can’t take plays off. But, w… read more »




EDITORIAL: Tuesday wasn’t doomsday …

Editorials | November 7, 2019

This editorial is in response to Mecklenburg County voters rejecting a 1/4 sales tax increase on the Nov. 5, 2019 ballot. So, about that vote … We have a simple mantra at The Biscuit — Charlotte. Is. Creative. We believe it so much, it’s the name of… read more »




Today is the Day… Go Vote!

Creative News, Editorials, Happenings | November 5, 2019

You made it. Today’s the day. If you’ve voted early, kick back and watch the results. If not, stop reading and start voting. Much has been made of the 1/4 cent sales tax increase that’s designated to fund arts, parks and education. It’s generated a l… read more »