May 2009

BOB Awards 2009

Best of the Best

The 2009 BOB Awards -- your essential and (somewhat) recession-friendly guide to the best Charlotte has to offer

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After the Crash

After the Crash

A journey into the heart of NASCAR, the one true great American sport, at the dawn of the new post-American world reveals that the boom is over. And no one knows what comes next

By Michael Kruse

departments

First Person
As a New England native, moving home after eight years in the South means culture shock all over again
By Tess Gadwa

People
By taking on unwanted projects, developer Jim Donnelly is altering the footprint of uptown. And until now, he's done so without anyone blinking an eye
By Blake Miller

buzz

Style
Lightweight scarves for summer

Chatter
Author Kathy Reichs works the Caylee Anthony case

Sports
A day in the life of a teenage NASCAR driver. Plus, talking sports with ESPN’s Madden Challenge host

Market
Shopping for a new job? Try these

People
Charlotte’s real estate short-sale king

Health
Recession got you down?
Spotted
The city’s best party pics

Style
Charlotte’s stylish handmade goods on Etsy.com

Shopping
Trendy jewelry from two local teens

Home
Organize your desk in style

Best Bets
This month's hottest events

Agenda
What to do and see in May

 

dish

Review
Tiny restaurant, Passion8 Bistro, delivers big

Now Open
Tapas and tech at this Birkdale eatery

Guide
An extensive guide to Charlotte's dining scene