Queen City Nerve https://qcnerve.com Charlotte's Alternative Newspaper Wed, 25 Nov 2020 21:05:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://qcnerve.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cropped-QCN-SOCIAL-ICON-32x32.jpg Queen City Nerve https://qcnerve.com 32 32 163162579 How To Make Protests More Inclusive for People with Disabilities https://qcnerve.com/protests-with-disabilities/ https://qcnerve.com/protests-with-disabilities/#respond Wed, 25 Nov 2020 18:34:20 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=26157 The following is the second in a series of columns in which Rikki Poynter will shed light on barriers faced by deaf and disabled people like herself in everyday life. This column describes the struggles of attending protests with disabilities including deafness and using a cane.  As a disabled person who recently started talking publicly …

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Savage Love: Getting It Up or Getting Out https://qcnerve.com/getting-it-up-or-getting-out/ https://qcnerve.com/getting-it-up-or-getting-out/#respond Wed, 25 Nov 2020 12:04:03 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=26103 My boyfriend and I were friends for a couple of years (we’re both 30-year-old gay men), then I stopped traveling around the world and pursued him. We’ve been boyfriends for a year and a half now. We were both happy and we had sex on a regular basis during the first year. I’m more into …

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Charlotte Man Gets Culinarily Creative with Thanksgiving Dip Event https://qcnerve.com/charlotte-thanksgiving-dips/ https://qcnerve.com/charlotte-thanksgiving-dips/#respond Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:04:16 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=26068 Thanksgiving is celebrated, in a major and significant way, by a great number of people living in the United States of America. Signifying a familial celebration of a successful harvest, many individuals, families and friends observe this long-standing holiday, traditionally over a multitude of meals, expressed in dishes representative of the season: turkey, mashed potatoes …

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A Very Vegan Thanksgiving: Plant-Based Tips for the Best Holiday of the Year https://qcnerve.com/a-very-vegan-thanksgiving/ https://qcnerve.com/a-very-vegan-thanksgiving/#respond Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:04:21 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=26056 The holiday is upon us. Thanksgiving (which in my adult years I’ve referred to as ThanksTAKING) is the most important holiday because, well, you know … FOOD … but as a vegan it can be confusing, as there are limited options. I wasn’t raised in a religious home. I mean, yes, I absolutely had an …

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Elizabeth Billiards: A Solemn Farewell In a Time of Struggle https://qcnerve.com/a-solemn-farewell-to-elizabeth-billiards-in-a-time-of-struggle/ https://qcnerve.com/a-solemn-farewell-to-elizabeth-billiards-in-a-time-of-struggle/#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2020 18:15:26 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=26037 My dad died on Election Day. The perfect opening to the best tragicomic you’ll ever read, especially for a nightlife writer who’s always erred on the side of the glass being half empty and who’s drank every last drop of that latter half to drown feelings knowing that doing so would only cause them to …

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Six Charlotte Artists To Support on Etsy This Holiday Season https://qcnerve.com/charlotte-artists-on-etsy/ https://qcnerve.com/charlotte-artists-on-etsy/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2020 17:31:00 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=25886 Collectively, we have probably never spent more time in our homes than we have this year.  While vaccines are on the horizon, there’s no reason to believe our domestic confinement won’t stretch past the holiday season. That’s where Charlotte artists come in.  As so many of us have faced uncertainty and struggles in our lives …

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5 Things to Know: Alleged Spree Killer Charged in Murder of Scott Brooks https://qcnerve.com/5-things-to-know-alleged-spree-killer-charged-in-murder-of-scott-brooks/ https://qcnerve.com/5-things-to-know-alleged-spree-killer-charged-in-murder-of-scott-brooks/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2020 12:04:09 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=26010 Alleged Spree Killer Charged in Murder of Scott Brooks CMPD charged a second man this week for the December 2019 murder of beloved Brooks’ Sandwich House co-owner Scott Brooks, and the suspect is an alleged spree killer believed to be responsible for five murders in a two-month span between December 2019 and January 2020. On …

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Nooze Hounds: Spencer Merriweather Addresses Homicide Backlog https://qcnerve.com/nooze-hounds-spencer-merriweather-addresses-homicide-backlog/ https://qcnerve.com/nooze-hounds-spencer-merriweather-addresses-homicide-backlog/#respond Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:19:57 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=26004 In episode 31 of the Nooze Hounds podcast, Ryan and Justin talk to Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather about his recent announcement regarding a reshuffling at his office that aims to address a backlog in homicide and violent crime cases that has occurred following a recent rise in such crime and the COVID-19 shutdown …

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District Attorney Announces Reshuffling to Handle Homicide Backlog https://qcnerve.com/district-attorney-violent-crime/ https://qcnerve.com/district-attorney-violent-crime/#respond Fri, 20 Nov 2020 12:04:21 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=25944 Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather announced sweeping changes to his office’s organization and priorities this week that aim to help confront a backlog of homicide and violent crime cases brought about by a shutdown of the courts during the COVID-19 pandemic and a recent rise in violent crime locally.  In a press release on …

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Tamara Williams’ Upcoming African Dance Showcase Honors Enslaved Ancestors https://qcnerve.com/tamara-williams-african-dance-showcase/ https://qcnerve.com/tamara-williams-african-dance-showcase/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2020 19:09:45 +0000 https://qcnerve.com/?p=25943 Any other year, UNC Charlotte assistant professor of dance Tamara Williams would be training her students, usually in some form of African dance or another, readying them to leave it all on the stage during the upcoming annual fall dance showcase, a live performance that acts as the culmination of what the class has learned …

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