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12 quick episode ideas if Seinfeld took place in Charlotte

“Seinfeld” is my favorite TV show of all time. The antics of Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine not only revolutionized television, but it also...

7 things that extroverted introverts like myself wish you understood

Extroverted introverts are a frequently misunderstood and misidentified group. We’re chatty enough that we can pass for full-on extroverts when we want...

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...

Holding Out Hope: A Few Words on the UNC Charlotte Shooting

When Charlotte College moved to a nearly 300-acre stretch of farmland in north Charlotte in 1961, construction crews finished the first two buildings ahead of...

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...

The 10 people you meet while hiking Crowders Mountain

Just 30 minutes outside of Uptown, there’s a majestic and magical peak called Crowders Mountain. When the weather is nice, its trails become a diverse,...

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...

I just moved here from LA and it’s exciting to live somewhere my vote counts

California is by most measures the bluest state in the country, and there’s rarely any doubt which candidate will win an election, unless it is a primary...

30 signs you’re a Charlotte “elder millennial”

Not all millennials are created equal. In my last full calendar year I’ll spend in my twenties, I just do not relate to millennials who are 22 or 23. I...

Why I removed the Elevation decal from my car

It’s a Friday night and I’m at The Hop Shop in Plaza Midwood. I’m “getting drinks,” or what Baby Boomers used to call a first date. Things are going...

12 things I learned during my first semester of college

While reflecting on my first semester of college, I decided that the only way to properly sum up my experience would be to make a list of things I’ve...

OP-ED: Are self-serve bars cooler than breweries? I’m now starting to think so

Pour Taproom, Hoppin’, and soon Pinhouse have brought the pour-your-own beer craze to Charlotte. Initially I was concerned that the self-serve concept...