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This UNC Charlotte professor has become a notable figure in both Shakespearean scholarship and speculative fiction. UNCC’s “The Shrew Project” starts Thursday.

A much older humor columnist named Dave Barry used to write as Mr. Language Person, or some such, when addressing the woeful state of the English language in a semi-comical way. OK, actually in a hysterically funny way, but, well, I’m a small, petty person and Mr. Barry is very rich and famous and won a Pulitzer Prize for humor which, trust me, is about as likely an event as the Koch Brothers deciding to invest all their billions in inner-city arts programs for transgendered youth.

Bubba Watson’s win at the Masters last weekend has paid a dividend for Charlotte-based Bojangles – he had already been filmed for the company’s commercials.

Winners of Belk’s Southern Designer Showcase and Southern Music Showcase were feted at two separate events in Charlotte.

Your Mom’s Donuts in Charlotte will come to your house or office – as long as it’s within 10 miles of Matthews or the bake shop on Clanton Road – and bring you fresh, hot doughnuts. Fresh, hot doughnuts made with mostly local, sustainable ingredients.

Ridder will be in Charlotte as the special guest at the Mint Museum Auxiliary’s Room to Bloom fundraiser


  • Looking for culinary adventure? We pulled together a sampling of international cuisines around town. Get packing.

Use the Observer's annual database to search details of more than 800 summer camps in the region.

Acclaimed interior designer Katie Ridder was extremely interesting to interview, but not everythi...

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The James Beard Foundation has a new thing: It's partnered with IfOnly, a remarkable operation th...

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Charlotte's spring gardening season is in full swing. That means you'll find plenty of opportuni...


If you don’t plan to put down roots in Charlotte, here’s some advice: Get out quick. Before too long you’ll find yourself settled in and calling this place home.

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