A grab bag of essays exploring the South’s foodways, music traditions, architecture, urban planning and history in general, from a vantage point in Charlotte, North Carolina.

NEW Self-Guided Walking Tours in Charlotte!

Plaza Midwood Historic DistrictHeart of Elizabeth • NoDa Mill District



In the 1900s-30s, a remarkable black-white partnership built 5000 Southern schools. More>>

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Charlotte, traditional music hub? Yes! ’30s country recording, gospel trombones, CD liner notes and more.


You are what you eat, right? Food is a fun way to dig into history and culture. More>>


Books, neighborhoods, food, newcomer tips, and detailed profile of McCrorey Heights — past & present — around NC’s Queen City. More >>


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Explore Romare Bearden’s Charlotte at this external link>>


You can “read” a building or a city. Explore the ideas behind the built environment. More>>