When we launched The Biscuit in 2018, we decided to make a video called LimeDog about a dog-sharing app that was sure to be the next wave in the “sharing economy.” Since then, we’ve gotten pretty good at making funny videos that comment on things happening in Charlotte through a new lens. We love collaborating with our fellow creatives on these vids, including that time the Charlotte Squawks folks asked us to create videos for their 2019 show. So take a big bite – but beware, this Biscuit is known to bite you back.

Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Melody Gross

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | June 19, 2020

Melody Gross is a communications strategist, a speaker, a coach for women who have experienced domestic violence and a mom. And, she quit her job to start her own company on December 31. She’s struggling with COVID-19 as the rest of us are. She has h… read more »

@CLTBlackOwned has Pride, Purpose & a Plan

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | June 19, 2020

“We really are in this to serve others and support and highlight their business so it can increase their sales.” – Ashley Creft Amidst demonstrations about the death of George Floyd, discussions of how to dismantle systemic racism, ensure conversatio… read more »

Jennifer Wiggins is SHOUTing! from the Rooftops

Videos | June 19, 2020

Charlotte SHOUT! is an annual celebration of Queen City art, music, food and ideas — and it’s scheduled to return later this year! So we’ve tapped our city’s creatives to help get us pumped for the festivities by highlighting the creativity that gra… read more »

Striking “Creative Oil” – Taylor Lee Gets Animated

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | June 17, 2020

Taylor Lee, HUG grant recipient and painter extraordinaire, found that she had a lot of time on her hands once COVID-19 hit. Frustrated that she couldn’t express all of the ideas that were swirling in her head through her usual method of painting, sh… read more »

Capturing the Legacy of Charlotte’s Black Lives Matter Mural

CLT Creatives, Videos | June 17, 2020

“Are you willing to attach yourself to a legacy that’s bigger than you?” Last week was amazing. It was full of love and hope and art. Our friends at Charlotte Star Room were there on 200 S. Tryon Street to capture footage as 22 artists and countless… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Patrice Gaines

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | June 3, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak hasn’t been an easy time, but Patrice Gaines has put her passion for meditation and for writing to work, to calm her mind and remain productive. Patrice is an author, a teacher, a community advocate and a former Washington Post… read more »

DEC(OH)DE: Crafting Careful Messaging in Crisis

CLT Creatives, How To/Resources, Videos | June 2, 2020

You want to speak to your community about the state of the world in crisis, but you’re worried about how to do it. Ohavia Phillips has got your back. She wants you to speak out, but with care, planning and intelligence. The death of George Floyd may… read more »

John Howard’s 30 Day Design Challenge

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 30, 2020

John Howard is the man. Okay, well, he is A man. But, when it comes to graphic design, he is THE MAN … specifically, an EnglishMAN who’s made Charlotte his home for 20 years. Senior Art Director at HMH, John is also the president of the Queen City… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Michelle Guobadia

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | May 30, 2020

Michelle Guobadia is awesome. If you don’t know it already, you will after just :30 seconds of watching this video. A national speaker on issues of bullying and hazing, Michelle is also the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at UNC Charlotte. S… read more »

Make an Old Fashioned with Stefan Huebner

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 30, 2020

Let’s toast creativity in Charlotte! To help us all get ready for Charlotte SHOUT, Master Mixologist from Dot Dot Dot, Stefan Huebner, teaches us how to make a cocktail classic — The Old Fashioned. The drink uses bourbon whiskey, bitters, sugar cube… read more »

SHOUTing from the Rooftops: John Cozayk

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 26, 2020

In anticipation of Charlotte SHOUT! later this year, we’re asking Charlotte musicians to film themselves performing songs within earshot of the neighbors. In this edition of “SHOUTing from the Rooftops,” guitarist John Cozayk serenades us in Spanish… read more »

A Poet for Uncertain Times – Jay Ward

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 26, 2020

Charlotte’s own Jay Ward is a poet and teaching artist who has read and performed in venues across the country. He won the National Poetry Slam in 2018 and the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2019. On this batch of the Biscuit Blitz, he chats with Ma… read more »

Greg Schermbeck Wants to Reimagine Education

CLT Nonprofits, Videos | May 26, 2020

If there was ever a time for fresh, innovative thinking about education … that time is now with well over 100,000 students working from home, many of them at or below the poverty line. Thankfully, Greg Schembeck and his team at Schermco are on the… read more »

Darryl Gaston Drops Knowledge & Hugs It Out

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 23, 2020

Darryl Gaston is a man of many talents — entrepreneur, hairstylist, minister, neighborhood advocate. As the unofficial “Mayor of North End” Darryl lends his support, advice and criticism to new development taking place in neighborhoods that have bee… read more »

SHOUTing Match: Caroline Calouche with Courtney Lynn & Quinn

Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | May 23, 2020

To help keep up Charlotte’s spirits during the COVID-19 and prepare for annual Charlotte SHOUT! events this fall, we’ve asked Queen City creatives to team up for SHOUTing Matches — short, shareable creative mash-ups. Caroline Calouche is known across… read more »

Opera Singer Lauren Russell SHOUTS from the Rooftops

CLT Creatives, Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | May 20, 2020

In anticipation of Charlotte SHOUT! later this year, we’re asking Charlotte musicians to film themselves performing songs within earshot of the neighbors. In this edition of “SHOUTing from the Rooftops,” Lauren Russell, performs “I’ll Be Here” from t… read more »

Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Joy Wills

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | May 20, 2020

Joy Wills is a Charlotte comedian who was building a great career in the Queen City when COVID-19 hit. While she’s still excited about her career — and inspired by the ongoing work of Lauren Ansley of Beerly Funny and others — she’s wrestling with… read more »

Dan Nance Paints the Past to Life

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | May 20, 2020

To celebrate May 20, 2020 – Meck Dec Day – Tim chats with Charlottean and historical illustrator, Dan Nance, about pursuing a life that blends his love of history and art … and they talk about growing up in the Queen City. DIG IN DEEPER ON DAN Inst… read more »

Broken Crowns: The Truth About the Meck Deck

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, Videos | May 18, 2020

BROKEN NEWS! We’ve found the answer to Charlotte’s biggest secret! For years, scholars and citizens alike have broken their backs to prove or disprove the existence of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. After years of questing, we have an i… read more »

Twist & SHOUT! Stay Safe Strawberry by Bob Peters

Twist & SHOUT!, Videos | May 16, 2020

Charlotte master mixologist, Bob Peters, show us how to make a delicious Quarantine Cocktail — the Stay Safe Strawberry. This drink uses rye whiskey, homemade strawberry syrup, soda water and fresh-squeezed lemon juice. Tip Your Bartender If this re… read more »