Dion Beary
Columnist writing on Charlotte

10 people you’ll meet at your apartment pool this summer

It’s pool season in Charlotte. That means it’s time to meet these 10 stalwarts of the apartment complex pool community. (1) The group who brought their own...

5 reasons people don’t walk more in Charlotte

Since I moved to Uptown last month, I’ve been walking a lot more. In the past, I’ve been pro-car. I was the type who’d veto a bar in the...

What’s it like being Charlotte famous? 5 local celebs anonymously confess

It’s weird being “Charlotte famous.” The city doesn’t have many real celebrities, like New York or LA. There aren’t a bunch of actors and musicians,...

I did yoga for the first time and had an out-of-body experience

I did yoga for the first time — trying to get better at taking care of myself — and it was a trippy experience. I haven’t always handled stress in the...

Being single is expensive

I’ve spent most of the last seven years in committed relationships. Now ten months into being a swinging bachelor, I’ve learned a few things. For example:...

16 things single people are tired of hearing

I appreciate getting advice from my friends who are in relationships. Seriously, I’m thankful for anyone who takes the time to invest in me. I’ve learned a...

Why I’m leaving Plaza Midwood for an Uptown high-rise

Plaza Midwood was the first place I fell in love with when I moved to Charlotte 11 years ago. It was my first week of college. I’d met a local who took me to...

I use apps exclusively for all my dating now, and I love it

I was discussing the Charlotte dating scene with a coworker the other day. She asked me which dating apps I use, and I ran through my roster: Bumble, Hinge,...

Charlotte’s #1 fave selfie spot may be in danger, so I want to investigate

A great selfie mural is an important part of being a city full of young people. Nashville has that WhatLiftsYou mural you see on every girl’s Bumble...

Just like Seinfeld had Monk’s, I’ve got Billy Jack’s

I’ve always been obsessed with the idea of having a “spot.” I think it’s because I grew up on 90’s television. Seinfeld had a...

5 best local craft beers to drink in the shower

From time to time, everybody loves a delicious shower beers. The shower has long been the ideal spot for shame spiraling, existential dread, exfoliating, and...

5 quick things I learned when I took a baby to a brewery

I’m anti-kids in breweries. Call me old school, but I believe in adult spaces and child spaces. A giant building literally meant for drinking beer is an...