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.

Run by Rural Celebrates Craftmanship and Community

A La Grange company connects the American South with South America.

Meet Alexander Julian, Designer of UNC’s Basketball Uniforms

Alexander Julian, a Chapel Hill landmark store, and the call that changed his life. (And Carolina’s uniforms.)

Letter Perfect, Monograms Speak to Who We Are

Holding forth on the South’s peculiar penchant for personalizing.

How North Carolina Became ‘Variety Vacationland’

North Carolina is naturally as pretty as a postcard. Still, finding a way to share that beauty with the...

Our Peerless Possum, A North Carolina Symbol

There is no other marsupial in North Carolina as cute and cuddly as the possum.

Dolley Madison’s Red Velvet Dress is Our Scarlet Mystery

Dolley Madison was born in Greensboro, and the most famous piece of her wardrobe resides in the city’s museum....

Searching for a Proper Pair of Shoes

A father and his two young sons explore the sights, sounds, and sometimes tastes of North Carolina. This time...

Even Show Dogs Will Do Anything for a Treat

Carolina show dogs aren’t so different from pet pooches: Turns out, a little kibble goes a long way.

Was North Carolina a Haven for Pirates?

Everybody knows Blackbeard made a habit of roaming North Carolina's shores, but few know the real reasons why.