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Charlotte’s 9 worst hot takes of 2018, ranked

What exactly is a hot take? It’s a knee jerk reaction to the very last thing you experienced based totally on emotion regardless of the facts. Hot takes...

7 things Charlotte should be thankful for this Thanksgiving

We all have a lot to be thankful for: Health, happiness and hash browns from Original Pancake House. Here are the seven things Charlotteans should be thankful...

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...

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...

The RNC is coming to Charlotte. Here’s how we should spend the next two years preparing

When my social media feeds filled up with anger and frustration last week, it initially felt like seemingly any other day since the November 2016 election. The...

5 things I learned trying and failing to be positive for a week

Last month I decided to try being positive for a full week and boy was it terrible. 🙂 Positivity joke. Get it? My experiment wasn’t all that bad but I...

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...