Issue #3: Jesse Burned Down a Piano
Also, Sam goes to Broadway; our friendly neighborhood veterinarian Rachel explains the canine flu; Matt reviews a double feature; and Rebekah tells us how she really feels about Charlotte
Good Evening Y’all -
On Tuesday, United States voters will participate in the first general election for Congress since the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol, and for the first time since the Dobbs decision overturned the federal right to abortion care.
Since we’re a young publication, we’re not going to inundate you with candidate endorsements especially since in an increasingly partisan environment, candidate endorsements seem to matter less and less (read to the end for one exception).
However, we will endorse voting. If you haven’t already, please research the candidates and go vote. If you’re a Mecklenburg County voter, you can learn everything you need to know at meckboe.org.
With that out of the way, we’ve got some great content for you this week. Did I mention Jesse lit a piano on fire?
Rebekah imparts eight pieces of wisdom about Charlotte from the view of a transplant.
Matt takes on a double feature in his reviews of Triangle of Sadness and Decision to Leave.
Jesse writes about participating in the 48 Hour Film Festival.
Due to a local play being postponed, I take the opportunity to rave about Death of a Salesman, starring The Wire’s Wendell Pierce.
Dr. Rachel Rice addresses Charlotte’s canine flu epidemic in our new “Fluff” column.
Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to vote!
This Week’s Stories
So far, 203,765 Mecklenburg County residents have cast their votes in the November General Election. That means approximately 597,000 registered voters out there have yet to do their civic duty. For more information on Election Day voting on Tuesday, click here.
Voting is free. Not voting will cost you.
If you need a ride to the polls, Lyft is offering 50% off rides to your voting precinct on Tuesday. The discount will cover up to $10 of your ride. Use the promo code VOTE22 to redeem.
As a point of personal privilege, I’d like to encourage you to vote for incumbents Nancy Carter and Barbara Bleiweis for Soil & Water Commissioner. This is one race in which the Charlotte Observer declined to endorse, and since it’s a non-partisan race, Nancy and Barbara appear on the Democratic Party’s “Blue Ballot” next to two other names. Nancy and Barbara are committed public servants who I’ve had the pleasure to work with on land use and water issues, and they have my full (and only) endorsement.
See you next week; if all goes to plan, I’ll be sending you the newsletter from a Deutsche Bahn train in Germany.