Why wait? Let’s Go Around the Crown Again Next Spring!
Brian Mister Gave Us the Run Around
It seems like it was just a month ago that we talked to Brian and Chelsea Mister about the first-ever Around the Crown 10K that closed down 277 for a road race in Charlotte. Wait … it *was* just a month ago!
This week on The Biscuit Podcast, Andy Goh catches up with Brian for the announcement that ATC10K is moving to May, thanks to RNC Madness. In the second layer of the podcast artist $han Wallace talks about Sisters With Stories, a portrait project she created in partnership with the YWCA. Plus, if you answer our trivia question you could be eating free Benny Pennello’s pizza with (or without) Matt and Tim. Your call.
Pictured above, Brian Mister of the Around the Crown 10K and Bill Johnston of Recover Brands.
Seduced by Solis
We’re NPR junkies and WFAE’s Amplifer podcast with Joni Deutch, which highlights the CLT music scene, is one of our fixes. On her latest episode, Joni caught up with husband and wife, Kellie and Leonardo of the band Solis. Heading over to their page on Bandcamp, we were immediately entranced by their track “Drive.” For any child of the 80s or fan of lush, electronic pop, it’s like coming home again. Listen to “Drive” on Bandcamp and prepare to hit “Repeat” … a lot.
“Transfer Tales” features letters from Charlotteans (new and old) telling their stories of how they got to the Queen City and their impressions upon moving here. This tale was sent to us by Varsha Mathur. Below are excerpts from her letter. Read Varsha’s full letter here.
Charlotte is magnificent. Not only is this city bursting with culture, art, fashion and food, but the people are welcoming and generous. We luckily planted ourselves in a very central location and found new friends in the many others who call Charlotte their new home …
While I feel grateful to surround myself with enjoyable, beautiful and healthy things around town, I do not want to disregard the troubles I’ve noticed with this city. It’s more than just traffic and construction. There seem to be strong lines of income disparities, and the segregation and racism surface even for new transfers to the city. There are organizations that work to balance or eliminate this. I appreciate their efforts and look forward to working with them.
It is important to me that I acknowledge what Charlotte was and will always be before, despite and because of new transitions and new people. Thank you for this opportunity to share!
Happy To Be Here,
We need to come clean.
Yesterday (Oct. 9) was Curious Events Day and tomorrow (Oct. 11) is National Fossil Day. The proximity of those two events has made us reflect on some past, erroneous statements we’ve made here in The Biscuit and before the City Council. Earlier this year, we said that the Queen City’s bravest hero, Captain James Jack, rode a Tyrannosaurus Rex to carry the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence to Philadelphia in 1775. That obviously was not accurate.
Captain Jack, in fact, rode to Philly on a TRICERATOPS — the bones of which we can see Professor Rama T. Sharonview cleaning in the above photograph from 1934.
We humbly apologize for this error and promise to redouble our commitment to the truth. A triceratops is just as cool as a T. Rex. Right?
Shy Siren Shares Shots from India
NY translplant and CLT creative, Sara Schwittek — AKA Shy Siren — is known for the gorgeous custom jewelry she makes (and for truly being really, really shy). But, we love her photography, too. We were thrilled when she gave us permission to share a selection of beautiful shots she grabbed on a recent trip to India — not only because they’re breathtaking, but because she’s overcoming her shyness and letting us feast our eyes on her work. Indulge!
Shiver me timbers! We’re on a roll, Panthers! We’re revved up to 22MPH like Christian McCaffery and surfing the waves of excitement all the way to Merry Old England for a revenge match against the barmy Buccaneers of Tampa Bay. So, roll out the cannons, put the kettle on and let’s blow the Bucs to smithereens.
To help us get Union Jacked Up, Charlotte artist Nick V. Black is back with our #GameTimeGraphic of the week. PLEASE share this on your own social feeds and tag #GameTimeGraphic to show our boys that while they’re an ocean away, they’re still close to our hearts.
Don’t go around hungry, y’all. If you missed the last batch of the Biscuit, don’t worry. We’ve kept it warm for you. We build our Biscuits for maximum freshness. Our Oct. 8 batch was chock full of murals mirth, cute dogs, 5 Ridiculous Questions with Taiwo Jaiyeoba and … giant, Medieval turkey legs. Click here to dig in, y’all.
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