On May 3, 2017, a Knoxville Police officer pointed a gun at me when I was trying to pick up a vehicle that I recently purchased. He thought I was trying to steal it. I needed a place to tell my story, and the story of others who have been victimized by overzealous police officers. In the coming week, I will launch a new blog dedicated to fighting police injustice. Until then, I will tell those stories here on my nightlife blog.

In 2005, I launched the Paid To Party column for the Charlotte Observer. In 2014, I returned with a fresh look at Charlotte’s entertainment offerings with the blog Sip + Play Charlotte.

Sip + Play CLT is a curated guide to Charlotte’s nightlife and entertainment featuring reviews, analysis, commentary and announcements. I’ll go behind the hype and guide you through the city’s myriad of restaurant, shows and any other fun way that we entertain ourselves.