Mae Israel

Mae Israel

Stories by Mae Israel

Charlotte's arts scene is growing - and at a crossroads

As rapid growth and development reshapes Charlotte's urban personality, the cultural arts scene is expanding and becoming more dynamic, as a number of new festivals and venues show. But arts...

Charlotte arts institutions seek out more diverse voices

As Charlotte has become more urban and cosmopolitan, grassroots artists and organizations have energized the visual and performing arts. But some say there have largely been two separate arts scenes...

“We are not giving ourselves credit." Charlotte’s arts scene is growing, changing.

Is Charlotte's arts scene growing? Becoming more diverse? Does the city need a dedicated arts district? Read what some of the city’s key advocates and artists have to say about Charlotte's art...

Soaring Airbnb rentals make Mecklenburg County No. 2 in N.C.

Nearly five years ago, Amber Lineback bought a bungalow in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood not only to enjoy the eclectic community and its proximity to Uptown, but as a place where her...

Food waste composting project in North End to get larger test

For years, food waste has been cast as a financial and moral issue, with money and opportunities to feed the hungry lost when food is tossed in the garbage. It also is increasingly becoming an...