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.
The father of Emanuel AME Church's slain pastor tooled around its fellowship hall Saturday visiting dozens of booths set up by vendors and health professionals on hand to continue his legacy of caring for those in need.
Thirty miles up the Cooper River from Charleston's history-steeped lore sits a tucked-away part of the region's Colonial, antebellum and Civil War past.
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.
Ron Davis of Docutainment Films is producing a new documentary on Dawn Langley Simmons, a Charleston resident who was one of the first to undergo gender reassignment surgery in the nation in 1968.
At 10 a.m. Saturday, a program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Charleston Hospital Strike will be held inside Charity Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston.
At least 40 percent of the general population is suffering from what is known medically as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease—a disease that if left unchecked, could lead to things like cirrhosis, liver cancer, liver failure and even death.
The University of South Carolina is partnering with the South Carolina Community Health Worker Association to establish a health institute to provide extensive training for community health workers.
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.
Marion L. Usher, author of "One Couple Two Faiths: Stories of Love and Religion," will give a book talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19.
Isaac Mizrahi, 57, has a new memoir, "I.M." Here, in warm, witty and conversational prose, the designer shares the trials of growing up in a Syrian-Jewish community in Midwood, Brooklyn, and shows us how he forged his way out to become a widely known name in the world of fashion.
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.
GrowFood Carolina is a local food hub that connects farmers to buyers. It was started by the Coastal Conservation League in 2011 as a result of the Food and Agriculture program to preserve Lowcountry farms.
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
For years, artists and dealers who have worked with local broker Rebekah Jacob have struggled to recover inventory and money owed from the sale of their works. They have complained about stonewalling and lack of communication, and many ultimately filed lawsuits.
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.
A Charleston native has been named one of five finalists for the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, a prestigious peer-juried prize now in its 39th year.
With actress Selma Blair becoming one of the few recent examples of people getting to see a prominent figure publicly and unapologetically living with Multiple Sclerosis, experts reemphasize the importance of early detection.
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.
While many churches with dwindling congregations have shuttered their doors, one church in Charleston will get a new lease on life.
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…
This year's Symphony Designer Showhouse is an elegant 1903 high-style Queen Anne Victorian at 16 Rutledge Ave., just south of Colonial Lake. Its three levels renovated by local interior designers will open to the public March 14.
The 2018 January ice, snow and bitterly cold weather (for Lowcountry standards) showed that native plants sometimes have a clear advantage over non-native species.
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.