Arts + Culture

Nothing Short of Thankful: The Avett Brothers at 20

Scott and Seth Avett came out of Cabarrus County two decades ago with songs, talent, heart, friends, impeccable timing, a manager who promoted them with an evangelist’s zeal, and an urge to pour their bonfire energy into the vessel of tradition—the driving fiddles-and-banjos folk sound of Piedmont North Carolina. This is their story, told by the people who know them best.

The Best Books By Charlotte Authors in 2019

CHARLOTTE HAS NEVER BEEN A PARTICULARLY LITERARY CITY. Carson McCullers wrote a few chapters of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter from a Dilworth apartment in the late 1930s, then departed for New York less than a year later. More recently,…

Dolemite & Me

The Charlotte Film Society this week screened “Dolemite Is My Name,” a movie about the making of a technically horrendous 1975 blaxploitation film with which I have developed a perhaps unhealthy preoccupation.

Amid Tax Hike Debate, Hue House Announces Next Move

In September, we broke the news about Hue House, the new Charlotte arts agency offering creative, marketing, consultancy, and event services to help companies, cultural organizations, and governmental bodies “accurately and organically engage creatives and artists of color and diversity”…

Q&A: Rodney Stringfellow on the Making of 'Manhood'

FILM COMMUNITIES in Charlotte and beyond are taking notice of Rodney Stringfellow’s edgy new film, Manhood. Although the 57-year-old screenwriter’s credentials center on children’s television—including two Emmy nominations for his work on Nick Jr.’s The Backyardians—his 11-minute drama, which he…