Adam Tate’s new book “Catholics’ Lost Cause” is a welcome addition to the scholarship on the history of religion in the South. Tate explores the efforts of three antebellum Catholic bishops, John England, Ignatius Reynolds and Patrick Lynch, to convince Southerners, and South Carolinians in particular, that Catholics were good Americans as well as good Southerners.

top story

To expand the reach of her nonprofit, which focuses on female empowerment, Fields launched the Dream Girls Conference  — an annual North Charleston event that currently attracts about 3,000 middle and high school girls and helps them make wise decisions. 

top story
  • Updated

So this week the topic was bird's eye view, and we got some wonderful angles from up in the air. 

Win prizes, play Hoops Frenzy! Will you have the best bracket?

On the second day on Utila Island, I meet our neighbor, Ken Nelson, a missionary with Legacy Mission International. Ken offers me a golf-cart tour into a barrio called Camponado. In literal minutes, we move from stunning beauty to staggering poverty. I’ve not seen a landscape like this since my National Guard deployment into the muddy wards of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

One of the magazines I read asks some of the thought leaders in my profession to write an essay about “How My Mind Has Changed.” I always read those essays. I love the idea of creative minds changing, and they jostle me to reflect on how my mind has changed.

Author Patrick K. O'Donnell's "Band of Brothers"-style chronicle details the exploits of various aggregates of Maryland's citizen soldiers, not only the 400 men who saved the army from annihilation at the Battle of Brooklyn, but those who turned the tide in many a critical battle, becoming the first elite unit of the Continental army. Fighting in both North and South, these “Immortals” proved to be Gen. George Washington's most trusted force.

When he wasn't composing operas or incidental music, the great Baroque-era composer George Frideric Handel wrote oratorios. These were unstaged opera-like works that featured big choruses, typically relied on narratives from the Old Testament and could be performed in churches and cathedrals.

top story

Cinderella days and projects have become a staple in a lot of communities, and for the Lowcountry, it’s the same. The events are a culmination of local community members and businesses coming together to donate dresses while local girls are able to pick out one of their choosing at no cost

This week was a photographer's assignment in capturing action. It's one of the fascinating things about photography, that the camera can capture a moment the eye sees only as a blur. We can stop motion and study it. 

LOS ANGELES — Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and ’70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music’s most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby,” died Monday. 


Playing two of the greatest female roles ever offered in film, Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the Wind" and Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire," has guaranteed actress Vivien Leigh a place in popular culture. Yet her stage work, often overlooked by her film fans, may have been the true showcase of her talent.

On a recent Monday, my wife, Becky, and I boarded a plane flying south to Honduras. From several thousand feet aloft, we cross a border that, according to The New York Times, “76,000 migrants crossed without authorization in February ... approaching the largest numbers seen in any February i…

top story

After he died in January 2017, his parents knew what they had to do. They had to help finish the film. Rob Stewart, a conservationist and activist filmmaker, had generated 400 hours of footage for his movie “Sharkwater Extinction,” a follow-up to his 2006 groundbreaking documentary “Sharkwater.”

This week we were looking for a classic photo: a sunset with a silhouette. The foreground object always makes the sunset more spectacular and it leads to the mad scramble when the sky starts to turn colors.

A recent study comparing the microbiomes of people and their pets revealed some interesting findings. It seems that when we share a dwelling with a dog, we are also sharing the microorganisms that live on, and in, our bodies, also known as our microbiome.