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.



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 »