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.



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 »




We don’t know what to say about gun violence. But, we’ll help you say it.

Creative News, Editorials | May 7, 2019

Charlotte is our home. Despite trying our best to escape it after high school, Charlotte drew us back in and has emerged to become a great love of both of our lives. Charlotte is a source of pride for us. Championing the creativity abilities alive in… read more »




BOOM-Shaka-Laka: Two Artists Bringing an Explosion of Creativity to the BOOM Festival

CLT Creatives, Creative News, Editorials | April 23, 2019

Three… two… one… BOOM! The fourth annual BOOM festival is taking over Plaza Midwood this weekend — Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28. BOOM is a three day arts experience that aims to highlight the power of art and the ways it can bring communitie… read more »




The Business of Murals in a City of Business

CLT Creatives, Editor's Pick, Editorials | April 23, 2019

It was the summer solstice of 2017. The temperature hovered just below 100 degrees. As the sun beat down on him, Jonay di Ragno painted a mural in NoDa. And, he was having the time of his life. “I was having fun. People bringing me slices of pizza an… read more »




Turbo Charged Creativity – CLT Father & Son Make Music Together

CLT Creatives, Editorials, Music | April 22, 2019

Graphic designer. Musician. Dad. While those words can’t capture the creative prowess of David Haire, senior designer at Wray Ward, they’re a good start. And, they help explain what drives him. Haire has been a mainstay in Charlotte’s local music sce… read more »




Take This Job and Shove It – Break Out by Breaking Good

CLT Nonprofits, Columnists, Editorials | April 22, 2019

Oh no! The end of the Breaking Good series! This week we close it out by calling for an infusion of private sector talent into our local nonprofit organizations. It’s a concept that goes against conventional wisdom and yet it’s exactly what we need…. read more »




‘Commercial gentrification’ pushes 120 entrepreneurs out at North End biz center

Creative News, Editorials | April 22, 2019

Up to 120 small businesses — most of which were minority-owned — lost their offices this April in a coveted piece of North End being transformed into a mixed-use space for large offices and retail. As a community, we are deeply concerned about affo… read more »




Doodle in Class … and The Biscuit Will Bite You

Editorials | April 10, 2019

When you’re hard at work in the middle of a CreativeMornings/Charlotte, chances are you’ll get noticed. And, that’s a good thing. That’s exactly what happened to graphic artist Jacquelynn Glass on Friday, April 5. While the audience was focused on th… read more »




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 »