Stories tagged: "arts"


Durham artist Darius Quarles at work on a mural honoring local hip hop icons Little Brother. (Photo courtesy of Darius Quarles)
How Durham’s Darius Quarles Went From Fledgling Painter to a Leader in North Carolina’s Arts Scene

Quarles battled racism, a pandemic, and a breakneck pace to become a major artist of color in a predominantly white North Carolina scene. 

Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley arriving at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit in 2011. The 6'5 tastemaker favored authoritative robes and caftans in later years. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
How Andre Leon Talley’s Epic Style Was Informed By His Durham Grandmother

At the height of the fashion world, Talley credited his grandmother for teaching him to use style as a defense. 'Clothes were my armor of warfare...I had to represent.'

Curling up on a chilly morning with holiday movie classics are a tradition many families enjoy. These seasonal movies feature Black leads and mostly Black casts. (Getty Images)
From ‘The Wiz’ to ‘Jingle Jangle,’ 9 Holiday Classics With Black Leads To Stream

Here are 9 classic Christmas movies featuring Black leads and casts, and where to find them on streaming services.

The grueling COVID-19 pandemic changed the way Charlotte artist Rosalia Torres Weiner created her annual Dia De Los Muertos altar, or "ofrenda," which will be debuted this weekend in Charlotte. Here, Torres Weiner shows off her work in 2017 at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. (Photo by Sergio Ochoa courtesy of Torres Weiner)
An ‘Ofrenda’ for Healing: How the Pandemic Changed One NC Artist’s Dia De Los Muertos Altar

"It’s been really hard for people to lose loved ones. We need the little somethings that bring us together and art does that.”

Grey[haired person in sunglasses and denim jacket stands before a quilt display holding up two mugs in welcome.
Whatever Your Interests, Find Your Fit at One of These 45 North Carolina Fall Festivals

Our list of 45 North Carolina fall festivals is packed with fun for leaf lovers, beer enthusiasts, oyster shuckers, apple pickers and more.

To commemorate the first few lines of his short story "The Gift of the Magi," fans still leave $1.87 in change on the North Carolina grave of legendary writer O. Henry. (Image via Historic Riverside Cemetery in Asheville)
Giants, Folk Artists and Dick Trickle: 6 North Carolina Graves to Visit

North Carolina has had its share of big names buried here. But Cardinal & Pine takes you to some of the lesser-known resting places.

A protester kneels in the street during protests of George Floyd's death in May 2020 in Charlotte. (Photo for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin).
NC’s Poet Laureate Makes Art From Difficult Times

How turbulent times and the racial justice movement have informed one of North Carolina's most decorated poets, Jaki Shelton Green.