Queen City Nerve Newsletter Archive

2024

 

APRIL
April 29, 2024:
April 26, 2024:
April 24, 2024: 
April 22, 2024: A food review to resume all food reviews
April 19, 2024: Jere Uronen and the petty, French coach from way back
April 17, 2024: When can we write a new cannabis story?
April 15, 2024: Charlotte is Home Center wraps around where it’s needed
April 12, 2024: ‘Our community desperately needs a place where youth can thrive’
April 10, 2024: The sober curious movement and the stigma of sobriety
April 8, 2024: Raise a glass, the breweries deserve it
April 5, 2024: A band and a high school teacher walk into an old theater
April 3, 2024: Cheers to beer, wastewater, sustainability and small business
April 1, 2024: Lets talk to our elected officials

MARCH
March 29, 2024: Charlotte Bike Polo represents a subculture of the counterculture
March 27, 2024: NC Rep. Diamond Staton-Williams makes it personal in new op-ed
March 25, 2024: The best music writer in Charlotte
March 22, 2024: History doesn’t care if you’re comfortable
March 20, 2024: An inspiration whether she likes it or not
March 18, 2024: This city takes its Symphony for granted
March 15, 2024: Flamingo Revue is worth the Flock
March 13, 2024: Mariah Henry centers women’s history while poised to make it herself
March 11, 2024: Kristen Stewart learns from her mistakes in the ice cream game
March 6, 2024: The primary results are in
March 4, 2024: The role local churches played in the razing of Brooklyn
March 1, 2024: Reentry isn’t a flashy field, but it’s an impactful one

FEBRUARY
February 28, 2024: I don’t wanna grow up, I’m a Discovery kid
February 26, 2024: Listen up we got a story to tell
February 23, 2024: Mystery only adds to the art
February 21, 2024: Whatever floats your vote
February 19, 2024: You’ve either got Moxie or you don’t
February 16, 2024: The vagueness is the point
February 14, 2024: Love and loss in Charlotte’s restaurant scene
February 12, 2024:
Pizza Baby and the state of local food influencer culture
February 9, 2024:
Love and companionship in the age of Sappho
February 5, 2024:
Studio closure to displace 100+ local musicians
February 2, 2024:
Cooper’s reentry order just the latest in a momentous statewide swing

JANUARY
January 31, 2024: An inexplicable firing leaves the Salisbury arts scene reeling
January 29, 2024: Mia Love Live discusses anxiety and one-woman show in new Q&A
January 26, 2024: A way to make healthcare more accessible
January 24, 2024: The show will go on
January 22, 2024: Something’s in the air in January
January 19, 2024: Park it right here
January 17, 2024: Take this as a sign. A really big sign.
January 15, 2024: NC’s film industry ain’t dead just yet
January 12, 2024: Lock ‘em up is the lazy way out
January 10, 2024: A community stands up
January 8, 2024: Welcome to hell year
January 5, 2024: You’re not reading this in your car, are you?
January 3, 2024: Back when school choice meant a choice of schools
January 1, 2024: No soup for me!

2023

DECEMBER
December 29, 2023: All infernos are made up of small fires
December 27, 2023: One man’s journey from stump speeches to crust punk
December 25, 2023: A gift born of greed
December 22, 2023: Who you callin’ ‘bad?’
December 20, 2023: Seeing things Crystal clear
December 18, 2023: Don’t be that person in 2024
December 15, 2023: Fortune favors the bold or some cliche like that
December 13, 2023: The young and the speechless
December 11, 2023: A local legend on local legends
December 8, 2023: Music is the best way to keep Lovin’ Life
December 6, 2023: A lifetime of fighting
December 4, 2023: Home is where the heart is
December 1, 2023: Coming down off the high

NOVEMBER
November 29, 2023: A lot of you have been waiting all year for this
November 27, 2023: We’re here for you if you’re here for us – and even if you’re not
November 24, 2023: Vampire lesbians and Eat, Gay, Love
November 22, 2023: They’ve got youth on their side
November 20, 2023: Time keeps on slipin’
November 17, 2023: Chef Awo pays homage to home at Eh’Vivi
November 15, 2023: A lot goes into 900 words
November 13, 2023: Pat and Perry have been Institutionalized 
November 10, 2023: The parents who pushed back
November 8, 2023: The biggest takeaways from Election Day
November 6, 2023: Are fat people invited?
November 3, 2023: The right kind of control freak
November 1, 2023: Words is Bonds … Margaret Bonds

OCTOBER
October 30, 2023: A nod to the players truly worth celebrating
October 27, 2023: Lend a hand, lend your ear, lend an elbow
October 25, 2023: Can you go home again?
October 23, 2023: What does gentrification actually look like?
October 20, 2023: What would Jesus Christ Superstar do?
October 18, 2023: The undercover Republicans
October 16, 2023: The genealogist next door
October 13, 2023: A march to remember
October 11, 2023: Just trying to keep the lights on in NC
October 9, 2023: Crab-stuffed salmon for a cause
October 6, 2023: The kids can’t become statistics
October 4, 2023: Are you accursed or just tired … or both?
October 2, 2023: I’m only gonna say this once

SEPTEMBER
September 29, 2023: The “at-risk” asterisk
September 27, 2023: A community at odds
September 25, 2023: I just need to shut my mouth
September 22, 2023: Always Singhin’ a different song
September 20, 2023: The labor movement in our own backyard
September 18, 2023: We do not operate behind closed doors
September 15, 2023: Tonight, we fest!
September 13, 2023: The primary colors
September 11, 2023: Smoke ’em if ya autumn
September 8, 2023: An inspiration to Charlotte’s community
September 6, 2023: Second Ward will never be broken
September 4, 2023: The BEST time of the year
September 1, 2023: Can we get some air in here?

AUGUST
August 30, 2023: From the bottom of our hearts
August 28, 2023: ‘It’s right there, plain as day for anyone to see’
August 25, 2023: When conservatives control the school
August 23, 2023: The unmissable municipals
August 21, 2023: Know what your church leaders are up to 
August 18, 2023: It’s the Charlotte-ness of our network
August 16, 2023: These Story Hours are anything but a drag
August 14, 2023: Let’s be friendly this week
August 11, 2023: So much for the histamine-tolerant left
August 9, 2023: Fresh from cutting the room floor
August 7, 2023: You are art
August 4, 2023: What does growth even mean?
August 2, 2023: All we can do is talk about it

JULY
July 31, 2023: A festival for musicians, by musicians
July 28, 2023: It’s always been about the music
July 26, 2023: A big Plus for Plaza Midwood
July 24, 2023: Don’t be such a conspiritualist
July 21, 2023: Taking action in the affirmative direction
July 19, 2023: Show me the infooooo!!!
July 17, 2023: Haylo … ’round her head
July 14, 2023: It’s not the controversy, it’s the communication
July 12, 2023: The place where Pride Month lasts all summer
July 10, 2023: The myth of the ‘model minority’
July 7, 2023: What more is in store for your summer?
July 5, 2023: Let’s go to the opera
July 3, 2023: Contextual drunken genius

JUNE
June 30, 2023: Fightin’ words on a Friday morning
June 26, 2023: All within a 15-minute neighborhood
June 23, 2023: Not another Eastland update
June 21, 2023: When the political becomes grossly personal
June 19, 2023: Burnt out not burned away
June 16, 2023: What does it really mean to protect children?
June 14, 2023: The indie collectors who keep culture alive in Charlotte
June 12, 2023: I feel like I’m taking crazy pills!
June 9, 2023: The kids are not alright
June 7, 2023: A measured message to fall on deaf ears
June 5, 2023: Get out there and do something with yourself
June 2, 2023: Don’t monkey with the funky

MAY
May 31, 2023: What is that fishy smell?
May 29, 2023: What does it mean to do the real work?
May 26, 2023: Shut up and let the experts talk
May 24, 2023: Be wary of the so-called patriots
May 22, 2023: A Charlottean to Marvel at
May 19, 2023: You ever been to a Squirt Party?
May 17, 2023: A Charlotte cemetery with skeletons in the closet
May 15, 2023: This might be a hot take
May 12, 2023: A little more context for your hyper-localized mind
May 10, 2023: It’s a preservation party
May 8, 2023: A community at odds
May 5, 2023: A bright spot in a dark season
May 3, 2023: NoDa prepares to say goodbye to the Y
May 1, 2023: A historic decision in Elizabeth

APRIL
April 28, 2023: It’s more than a culture war
April 26, 2023: We’ve been duped again, folks
April 24, 2023: It’s nut-droppin’ season
April 21, 2023: If you Manoj, ya know
April 19, 2023: A race to the bottom between the Carolinas
April 17, 2023: A time for Democratic introspection
April 14, 2023: From one independent to another
April 12, 2023: It’s always the right time to talk about it
April 7, 2023: When lawmakers overdo the overdose response
April 5, 2023: Struggling to keep arts in the ‘arts district’
April 3, 2023: What Mike has done for NC goes beyond basketball

MARCH
March 31, 2023: You need to recognize when you’re being misinformed
March 29, 2023: Keep Black culture alive on Beatties Ford
March 27, 2023: He puts the wear and tear in what Hollywood wears
March 24, 2023: The most thankless work in a clout-obsessed world
March 22, 2023: We live in a book-starved city
March 20, 2023: When will Eastland Yards be a thing?
March 17, 2023: Don’t fall into the St. Paddy’s trap
March 15, 2023: Happy kevättalvi to all who celebrate
March 13, 2023: ‘Relevant, timely, well-researched, contextual, and human’
March 10, 2023: Meet the real angels in the outfield
March 8, 2023: Another business prepares to leave Plaza Midwood
March 6, 2023: NoDa lands its most-needed amenity (not a grocery store)
March 3, 2023: Get a deeper look behind these prison walls
March 1, 2023: I want to meet all the members!

FEBRUARY
February 27, 2023: Where have all the lesbian bars gone?
February 24, 2023: What’s in your personal museum?
February 22, 2023: A man with a camera, a bus and a troubled past
February 20, 2023: Kudzu makes a lousy biofuel but a good beer
February 17, 2023: Charlotte’s greatest storyteller returns with two new projects
February 15, 2023: A property with a checkered past
February 13, 2023: Ransom Hunter was a local hero of Black history
February 10, 2023: Caroline Calouche runs a family circus
February 8, 2023: Do it for the scene, not to be seen
February 6, 2023: Karie the Curious strikes again
February 3, 2023: The road to gentrification is paved with good intentions
February 1, 2023: A hometown kid from east Charlotte makes good

JANUARY
January 30, 2023: A cheers to Queen City Nerve’s contributors (and liquor)
January 27, 2023: The man who makes things with mushrooms
January 25, 2023: Black art advocates offer platforms where none once existed
January 23, 2023: Dangerous Conditions in NC Jails are not Being Addressed
January 20, 2023: Mo’ Money for the People
January 18, 2023: Free Spirit Farm finally has its future in place
January 16, 2023: ‘Nothing is off limits and nothing’s gonna offend me.’
January 13, 2023: We should all be making unattainable goals
January 11, 2023: It’s the same script on a different day
January 9, 2023: Tracking deaths on Charlotte’s roads
January 6, 2023: Wines, dines and dad joke lines
January 4, 2023: Another one bites the dust in Plaza Midwood
January 2, 2023: They can’t take everything out of Plaza Midwood