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A Condensed (and Brutally Honest) History of Creative Loafing

The alternative-weekly paper tackled topics that no other local publication would. But on October 31, the Loaf’s owner abruptly shut it down, after 31 years and 1,649 issues. Now its survivors are starting their own shelters from the mainstream
December 2018

Cracked Crowns: 2018

Presenting the annual awards that mean nothing and everything
December 2018

Q&A: Professor Jemayne King on the Language of Sneakers

December 2018

Restaurants Open on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

December 2018

Bug City: Spectrum Center Ranks Last For Food Safety

Charlotte has two of the three worst active pro sports venues for food safety, according to a report Thursday by the ESPN investigative series ‘Outside the Lines.’
December 2018

What a New S.C. Facility Might Mean for Panthers’ Charlotte Future

A South Carolina newspaper reported Wednesday that the Carolina Panthers, as rumored, are exploring the possibility of a new practice complex in South Carolina. Is this an opening gambit in a chess game over public funding for stadium improvements?
December 2018

3 Pop-up Markets to Shop for Last-Minute Gifts This Weekend

Peruse these pop-ups for unique and Charlotte-centric gifts.
December 2018

With One Bold Step, a City (Not Charlotte) Goes Big on Affordable Housing

Minneapolis just did something extraordinary for an American city—it banned single-family-only zones. Why can’t Charlotte do the same?
December 2018

Clemson Profs Unveil Russian Trolls’ Information War

A year ago, over beers, a pair of young instructors began a project that opened a window on a campaign against America that continues unabated
December 2018

Why North Carolina Winter Weather Is So Tough To Predict

The Tar Heel State, especially in the mountains, is situated perfectly at the snow/sleet/freezing rain line.
December 2018