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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

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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

Whiplash

“California is a place in which a boom mentality and a sense of Chekhovian loss meet in uneasy suspension; in which the mind is troubled by some buried but ineradicable suspicion that things better work here, because here, beneath the immense bleached sky, is where we run out of continent.”   -Joan Didion, Slouching Toward Bethlehem When the Sierra Nevada vacation ended, I ran out of … Continue reading Whiplash

Chewed Up and Spit Out of San Fran

I’d set out on this trip with one of my goals being to establish a healthy love affair with the city of San Francisco, a goal I’d thought entirely attainable. The city of San Francisco, however, had other plans. She and I, as they say, just weren’t meant to be. I came down from Vista Point, where I’d taken those shots of the Golden Gate … Continue reading Chewed Up and Spit Out of San Fran