Dion Beary
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Columnist writing on Charlotte

8 nerdy date night ideas in Charlotte

Are you and your partner more likely to be found acting out a DnD campaign than clubbing at the Epicentre? Would you turn down Panthers tickets to binge watch...

6 must-try eateries on Freedom Drive

The food on Freedom Drive may be the best-kept secret in Charlotte. This is where the super down-to-earth VP of your company is sneaking off to for a quiet...

Millennials, we need to embrace failure. Charlotte’s counting on us.

I’ve spent most of my life being a failure. In high school I failed at being a famous punk rock singer. In college I failed at becoming a New York Times...

10 things this Panthers fan wishes you’d stop doing at Bank of America Stadium

Another season of Panthers football has kicked off. Back to our favorite traditions: Sweet Caroline sing-alongs, Cam Newton’s wig-snatchingly good fashion...

If you make over $100K, don’t come to these 10 bars I love

If my punk rock upbringing taught me one thing, it’s that there’s nothing less cool than being a rich suit. After ten years in Charlotte, I’ve seen...

We asked 25 Charlotte men what they wish Charlotte women knew

Last week Dion and I asked Charlotte’s single ladies what they wish guys knew. Now it’s the guy’s turn. If I ever become single again (Jordan, I’m...

We asked 25 single Charlotte women what they wish Charlotte men knew

A lot of men say women are complicated. I disagree. Men just don’t listen. In an effort to help the men of Charlotte improve their dating skills, I set out...

There are way too many dogs in public places

Can we be honest? Charlotte dog culture is getting out of control. I don’t love dogs. I’m a cat person. Cats are smaller, quieter, generally less...

Someone’s eventually going to get killed on a scooter, but that won’t mean they’re unsafe

Last Friday night after stumbling out of Howl at the Moon, I started looking around for an electric scooter. I wanted to get out of Uptown so I wouldn’t have...

Top 9 places in Charlotte to get dumped

My ten-year anniversary of moving to Charlotte is in three weeks and it’s got me all reflective. I’ve loved and lost restaurants (RIP Nom Nom Burger and...

My home value isn’t CMS’s problem — and 5 other unpopular opinions I’ve formed since becoming a homeowner

It’s been about four months since I moved into my dreamy hipster starter house in Plaza-Shamrock. Homeownership has been an incredible journey that’s...

Your snide comments about Cam Newton’s family are really gross

Last week, the Carolina Panthers Instagram announced that quarterback Cam Newton and his partner Kia Proctor welcomed their third child to the world. First of...