Stories tagged: "culture"


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.”

Load up on quarters. It's a primo nerd paradise in the Asheville Pinball Museum. (Image via Facebook)
Crocs, Docs, and Pinball: 7 Quirky Museums You Have to See in North Carolina

Sometimes you’d rather see a big weird doll collection or a pinball paradise than a painting anyway.

Marion is hosting its fifth annual Dia de los Muertos event this year. (Image via Facebook)
Dia de los Muertos Is Nobody’s Halloween. 11 Ways to Experience This Joyful Tradition in NC.

It’s about celebrating and communing with loved ones who’ve passed away. Look for these North Carolina events in the coming weeks.

Carl (left) and Pernell Beatty (right) flank their sister Celeste, the owner of Harlem Brew South, in her taproom. The warehouse is the site of Operation Dixie, a historical and successful labor campaign in 1946. More than 10,000 tobacco workers, mostly women, gathered from around the state and voted to unionize for better working conditions. Harlem Brew's lager is named '1946' in tribute.
Raise Your Glass: Black-Owned Brewery Elevates Rocky Mount Community

Celeste Beatty, owner of Harlem Brew South, emphasizes community as well as craft to solidify her rare position in the craft beer market. 

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.

Asheville's Indigo De Souza has gone from a devoted cult following to a rising national artist. (Image via Indigo De Souza on Facebook)
Searching for Indigo De Souza, One of North Carolina’s Most Hyped New Musicians in Years

Asheville’s Indigo De Souza is a rising singer-songwriter with a wanderer’s taste for genre. She talked to Cardinal & Pine about her ascension as a national artist.