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.