January 2016

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You Know You’re From Charlotte If…

You remember these iconic landmarks. Take a look back at the days when Charlotte was a still a small town looking to impress.

Editor's Note: Before They Were Stars

From the executive editor

Millennial Classic: Carey Leigh Evans

She mixes a Texas spirit with creative style

Dogwood’s Brian Lorusso Should Be a Household Name

Eat Your Way Through: University Area

In these few square miles that are home to UNC Charlotte, you’ll find flavors ranging from southern Indian to coastal Carolinian to Lebanese to Jamaican. Here’s how to spend a whole afternoon eating and drinking in the University area

Life Lessons: Frank Dominguez of WDAV

The general manager and content director for WDAV 89.9FM talks about spreading classical music across cultures and generations

Last Call With Ron Stodghill: One Man’s Trash

You never know what you’ll find at the Goodwill store

Talk of the Crown (Jan. 2016)

News, gossip, and other buzzworthy bits you may have missed this month

What School Segregation Looks Like

One teacher grew up in an integrated system and became the North Carolina’s teacher of the year. Now he wonders about the future for his students, who are growing up in an increasingly divided system

The Humble Chef: Greg Zanitsch of The Fig Tree

In an era when chefs become celebrities, and as Charlotte’s food scene gains more recognition, he and his team have turned the spot into one of the best restaurants in the city. But you’ll never hear him say that

2015 Cracked Crown Awards

Each year, we give out awards for true stories you can’t possibly make up. We had some all-timers in Charlotte in 2015

50 Best Restaurants in Charlotte

The ultimate list of where to eat now, ranked

More Than a Pub: Davidson Street Public House

Spot fits in just enough

Name That Neighborhood

Near the intersection of Park and Woodlawn, a group of established neighborhoods with modest homes has suddenly become cool, creating a small-scale identity crisis that has residents wondering: What do we call ourselves?

New Year, New Rules: Keeping Your Resolutions