Stories tagged: "culture"


What a showoff. An otherwise beautiful male indigo bunting (left) looks rather plain in comparison to the male painted bunting, one of 7 elusive North Carolina birds to watch. (Shutterstock)
Rare Bird Bingo: Our Guide to Finding 7 Elusive (But Beautiful) North Carolina Avians

From Crayola-colored buntings to a bird that looks like a flame in flight, we’ll tell you where to find some of our favorite feathered friends.

The Charlotte Pride celebrations in 2019. It's Pride Month in NC, and we've curated the best events to check out this month. (Shutterstock)
Drag Shows, Family Picnics, and Parades: This Is How You Celebrate Pride Month in North Carolina

Pride Month is, alas, only 30 days. From Wilmington to Asheville, we’ve curated the best ways to fill it with fun, frivolity, and community.

It's ok to take a break from the heavy news. It's essential, matter of fact. (Shutterstock)
It’s Ok To Look Away

For a minute at least. To be a change-maker, you have to take care of yourself too.

North Carolina-born actress, dancer, and singer Ariana DeBose arrives at the Oscars Sunday. She shattered boundaries with her Academy Award win for "Best Supporting Actress." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Beyond ‘The Slap’: NC’s Ariana DeBose Is the Real Story of This Year’s Oscars

The Wilmington-born actress, singer, and dancer became the first openly queer, Afro-Latino actress to win an Oscar.

North Carolina's Deja Kelly attempts a layup during a Jan. 21 game with Virginia. Women's college teams like UNC, NC State, and UNC Charlotte have made it a golden time to be a fan in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
Why It’s a Great Time To Be a Women’s College Basketball Fan in NC

As the Wolfpack and Tar Heel women compete for Sweet 16 spots Monday, a reminder that the women’s game in North Carolina is a jewel.

DeWitt Powell, Jones Lake's longtime park superintendent, vigilantly guarded the atmosphere of peace and dignity of the park. No litter or profanity was permitted, and Black families could camp, hike, fish, swim or just relax on the lake's shores. Powell, who held his post for decades,  established that atmosphere in the Jim Crow era, against the odds in rural Bladen County.
How the ‘MLK of Jones Lake’ Made This NC Park an Island of Equality

Jones Lake State Park, North Carolina’s first to admit Black visitors, was a place guests could breathe freely, thanks to its first Black park superintendent.

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.'