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.



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 »




FOR! TWO

CLT Creatives, Editorials | October 31, 2019

The editorial below regards a measure which will be on the Mecklenburg County ballot on Nov. 5, presenting voters a “FOR” or “AGAINST” choice for an additional quarter-cent sales tax on goods and services purchased in Mecklenburg County earmarked to… read more »




Davita Galloway: FOR! One

Editorials | October 22, 2019

The editorial below regards a measure which will be on the Mecklenburg County ballot on Nov. 5, presenting voters a “FOR” or “AGAINST” choice for an additional quarter-cent sales tax on goods and services purchased in Mecklenburg County earmarked to… read more »




Searching for Hope in Despair City

Editorials | September 3, 2019

Queen City creative and celebrated writer, Page Leggett, recently experienced a strange homecoming when she returned to Washington, DC, where she lived in the 90s. She shares her thoughts on returning and on interacting with Michelle Obama’s portrait… read more »




Ode to a Cajun Filet Biscuit

Editorials, Exploring Charlotte | August 28, 2019

The nation seems a bit obsessed with determining which chicken sandwich reigns supreme, Popeye’s or Chick-Fil-A? We emphatically endorse a third option … the regal culinary creation of the Queen City … Bojangles’ Cajun Filet biscuit. Matt Olin and Ti… read more »




Junk Mail Prompts An (Almost) Date with Death

CLT Creatives, Columnists, Editorials | May 28, 2019

I recently got a postcard inviting me to something called a “Peace of Mind Seminar.” Awesome, I thought. Peace of mind is in short supply these days. I’m nervous by nature, and President Trump’s twitchy Twitter finger (and all that entails) have exac… read more »




That time Anthony Hamilton dropped by CreativeMornings/Charlotte …

CreativeMornings/CLT, Editorials, Videos | May 8, 2019

You never know just what’s going to happen at CreativeMornings/Charlotte … or who will stop by. On Friday, May 3, the group held their monthly meeting at the Charlotte Jazz Festival’s “Jazz Garden Tent” in Romare Bearden Park, coutesy of Blumenthal… read more »