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Southern Girl in a Strange Land (Part 3: Lost Angeles

This is the third installment of a recurring column in Tangents Magazine about a young Charlotte writer’s move to California. Continue reading Southern Girl in a Strange Land (Part 3: Lost Angeles


Crash Coarse Records

Originally published in NoDa News, July 2016      In NoDa’s ever-evolving music scene, a cool breeze of familiarity arrives with Crash Coarse Records, the newest indie label on the block. Founded by Sanctuary Pub’s own beloved Pete McCoil, Crash Coarse is more than a recording studio – it’s a one-stop shop for local bands in need of photos, videos, venue connections, or just a … Continue reading Crash Coarse Records

The 48 Hour Film Project

Originally published in Tangents Magazine, August 2016 Could you make a movie in just two days? Dozens of independent filmmakers around Charlotte will find out this August when the 48 Hour Film Project comes to town. The Project (also known as the 48HFP) is an annual filmmaking competition held in 130 cities across the globe. Anyone can form a team and sign up – no … Continue reading The 48 Hour Film Project

Pictures of History

Unless you’re brand new to Charlotte, chances are you’ve seen the prolific work of NoDa photographer Justin Driscoll. He displayed a collection of his signature photographs at Heist Brewery last month and sold seven pieces before the opening-night party ended. Whether he’s capturing newly deceased music venues or long-abandoned hospitals, Justin has a knack for preserving the gritty history of a city now furiously sterilizing … Continue reading Pictures of History

Chicago Part 1: “We’re not in Kansas anymore”

You know those days that start out in the cornfields of Indiana and end in downtown Chicago? Well Monday was one of them days. Chicago wasn’t part of my original plan, but then again, that’s how this thing goes. After the previous night, I thought I had gotten smart and planned my exact route for the day, down to the very campsite just across Iowa … Continue reading Chicago Part 1: “We’re not in Kansas anymore”