Arts & Culture

North Carolina is a land rich in culture, art and creative diversity. Our State magazine brings you features about the people and places of North Carolina.


Carolina Classic: The Chicken

North Carolina explores the allure of the chicken through food, art, and travel.

High Beams & Pinholes

A renowned North Carolina filmmaker remembers the scenes from a day — and the recurring appearance of a bad...

Starring: Daniel Wallace

What it was like for a North Carolina author to star in a movie based on his own book.

Under One Roof

A family reunion at the beach is a five-step process. To pull it off requires ample planning, a little...

Our Ava

Ava Gardner lit the world on fire with her breathtaking beauty and fiery spirit. She was raised as a...

Troutman Homecoming

The Troutman family tree has deep roots in Iredell County — as well as 11 generations’ worth of branches....

Party on the Line: Recalling Southern Bell and Carolina Telephone

Telephone operators once helped connect folks across the state before “If you’d like to make a call ... ”...

The Art of Tammy Leigh Brooks

If you’ve never seen a Polish chicken before, let this Hickory artist’s stoneware version be your first.

The Rooster’s Wife

At this Aberdeen venue, the rules of the coop are clear: It’s all about the music.