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.






We’re NUTS About This Book!

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Editorials | April 4, 2019


People of Charlotte, meet Mai-Lis Bahr. Wait a minute … that’s her line not ours! After sharing hundreds of stories about local Charlotteans as the founder of People of Charlotte, Mai-Lis Bahr decided to share an important story of her own. She recen… read more »




27 Years Later … We’re Still Stuck on Grandmama

CLT Creatives, Editorials, O.G. CLT | March 28, 2019


She bounded onto the Charlotte scene in all her 90s splendor — a blur of horn-rimmed glasses and gray — and slammed dunked our hearts. Her name was Grandmama. The Queen City adorned her. But, by 1996, she was gone. And, we’re still not over it. Luc… read more »




Our Favorite Stories from Around the Crown

Editorials | March 28, 2019


Our cooks at The Biscuit work hard to bring you tasty, nourishing content about the Queen City. But, we’re media carnivores, too. Media channels all over Charlotte are sharing incredible stories about creatives and CLT history. Here are just a few re… read more »




Young People Got No Time for Your Lame Nonprofit

Editor’s Pick, Editorials | March 27, 2019


Should a nonprofit operate more like a business? Young people seem to think so. And, amen to that. Despite arguments I have made and will make in this series about nonprofits embracing earned revenue strategies and employing for-profit talent, let’s… read more »




Fire Up the Family Truckster! Visiting 59 National Parks in 5 Years

CLT Creatives, Columnists, Editorials | March 27, 2019


The interview below with Charlottean Bill Goldstein (AKA Mr. Outdoor) and his family – wife, Alisa, and sons, Luke and Winston, is part of our partnership by the People of Charlotte blog. After visiting Yosemite National Park in 2009, The Goldsteins… read more »




Be Who You Are, And OWN It – Conversation with Nikki Eason

CLT Creatives, Editorials | March 12, 2019


“I am so much more than this!” This is a thought that all of us have had at some point in our careers — a realization that you have more to offer to this world than what is expected of you. For Nikki Eason, creator & producer of The Androgynous… read more »




Andrea Downs Airs Out the Dirty Laundry

CLT Creatives, Editorials | March 12, 2019


The interview below with HUG recipient, Andrea Downs, was originally posted on PeopleOfCLT.com on 1/18/19. The Biscuit is proud to say that Andrea Downs and the Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry project was among the first recipients of a HUG (Helpful U… read more »




Historical Blindness: Lillard Would Bar Foreigners

Editorials | February 26, 2019


“We must have an uninterrupted period, in which we can create out-and-out Americans and an out-and-out spirit of Americanism.” – T.J. Lillard (The Charlotte News, February 26, 1919) “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” – Edmund Bur… read more »




Good Things with Matt & Tim

Editorials | January 28, 2019


Sure, there’s plenty to fret about these days. But there’s a ton of not-evil stuff out there, too. Heck, some of it is flat-out joyful, generous, invigorating and/or awesome. That’s why we’re highlighting a handful of Good Things in every batch of Th… read more »




HUG LIFE: Erick Hodge

CLT Creatives, Editorials | January 28, 2019


“I’m a very reflective person. I will reflect on an experience/conversation/moment for days. When I’m processing the main word that comes to mind is “value.” What was the value of that experience/conversation/moment – was it worth it? What did it mea… read more »




Good Things from Matt & Tim

Editorials | January 14, 2019


Sure, there’s plenty to fret about these days. But there’s a ton of not-evil stuff out there, too. Heck, some of it is flat-out joyful, generous, invigorating and/or awesome. That’s why we’re highlighting a handful of Good Things in every batch of Th… read more »




Breaking Good: Debunking 6 Non-Profit Myths

Editorials | January 14, 2019


This is the first installment of a new series by Josh Jacobson, Managing Director of Next Stage. When he isn’t shaking a fist at the establishment, he is working with the leaders of countless nonprofit organizations throughout the Carolinas to optimi… read more »




Behind The Sticker: Charlotte Dagger

Editorials | January 14, 2019


The dagger seemed like Charlotte’s flag in the moon. Something I could create using the QC crown and let the city run with. Everyone told me to sell them, but I just slapped the shit out of stickers everywhere, gave them to all the homies and printed… read more »




#OHSNAP: Ohavia’s Selfie Spot Picks

CLT Avengers, Editorials, For Newcomers | January 14, 2019


If you haven’t tuned in to our friend Ohavia Phillips’ YouTube Channel, The Oh Show, we have a treat for you. Ohavia shot a special installment of her new segment, #OHSNAP, just for us. Folks are always hunting for that perfect spot to snap a selfie…. read more »




Good Things from Matt & Tim

Editorials | December 31, 2018


Sure, there’s plenty to fret about these days. But there’s a ton of not-evil stuff out there, too. Heck, some of it is flat-out joyful, generous, invigorating and/or awesome. That’s why we’re highlighting a handful of Good Things in every batch of Th… read more »




Behind the Shirt – The Meaning Behind Popular CLT T-Shirts

Editorials | December 31, 2018


From the backyard to the boardroom, t-shirts from Charlotte organizations are everywhere in the Queen City. We see them every day, but we rarely know the meaning behind them. Here are five stories behind the shirts. Easy Like Me The Deets: Created by… read more »




Jumpball Editorial: Is Charlotte a Good Place to Raise a Family

Editorials | December 30, 2018


You hear it every day: Charlotte is a great place to raise a family. But, it is true? Is it true for everyone? To explore the topic, we turned to soon-to-be-dad, Andrew Au, and four of his fellow creative Charlotteans, each of whom has recently had t… read more »




Why are we baking Biscuits?

Editorials | December 13, 2018


So, what’s this digital digest all about? And, why on Earth is it called “The Biscuit?” Matt Olin & Tim Miner have their reasons. And, they’re happy (maybe a little too happy) to tell you all about it. Take a bite.   “What am I hungry for?”… read more »




You may have seen this Charlottean in “The Hate U Give”

Editorials | December 13, 2018


Chances are, you’ve seen Brian Lafontaine on screen somewhere. Chances are, you probably didn’t know it. He was an anesthesiologist in an episode of “Homeland.” A doctor in an episode of “Stranger Things.” “Counter Guy” in two episodes of “Dawson’s C… read more »




Hamilton ain’t the only way to get hip hop

Editorials | December 13, 2018


As a city, Charlotte has a mainstream culture that loves to be on the forefront of trends. So, it’s no surprise people went crazy when Hamilton touched down here. It’s also no surprise that Charlotte likes to take certain elements of creative culture… read more »