Though we still have a while to go before the pandemic is over there’s nothing wrong with taking a moment to appreciate the hope of better days both now and down the road.
What is flavor, anyway, beyond the obvious? And how, one wonders, did humanity make the many culinary choices that helped define who we are? Rob Dunn, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist, and Monica Sanchez, an anthropologist, provide the answers, locating deliciousness in all its manifestations in an eye-opening and mouth-watering new book.
I met a man early last year named Jim Connor. He’d been diagnosed with advanced cancer, had no health insurance, and had recently tried to apply for Medicaid coverage in Dorchester County.
From May 28 to June 13, the 2021 Spoleto Festival USA will once again take the form of a 17-day international, multidisciplinary performing arts extravaganza spanning music, dance, theater and more.
Anyone who knows opera folks knows they tend to go big. And the faculty, staff, students and partners of the College of Charleston have done just that.
The result of a large-scale collaboration between public and private groups, the initiative will serve rural communities in Williamsburg and Georgetown counties. Officials hope it will also spur economic activity.
A SWIM IN A POND IN THE RAIN: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life. By George Saunders. Random House. 410 pages. $28.
Resurrection power is all around us. Open your heart. It’s no joke, no scam, no fake news. The resurrection remains the ultimate prank played against evil in all of time.
Churches that couldn't physically worship together last Easter are looking forward to in-person worship services that somewhat mirror the excitement and fellowship Christians are accustomed to on Resurrection Sunday.
Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow is a lesser-known, spring-blooming perennial that thrives in the Lowcountry. The flowers’ unique ability to change color from violet to white in a few days gives this plant its common name.
Purple-colored cloth draped over wooden crosses, gold-and-white vestments worn by clergy, black drapery across pulpit lecterns, white Easter lilies: These are some of colors and symbols that help bring life to the most significant celebration in the Christian tradition.
A Greenville ministry, Soteria Community Development Corp., provides formerly incarcerated men with housing, income, job and financial literacy training, health care, transportation, Christian fellowship and more. The nonprofit itself is an unlikely success story.
At 15, Hall recorded her first EP. At 16, she was booking acoustic gigs around the Lowcountry. At 17, she formed her full band. And at 19, she opened for Country Music Association Award- and Grammy Award-winner Travis Tritt.
As a kid, Greg Bender remembers riding his bike a quater mile down the road of his parents' trailer at Ocean Lakes Family Campground to a mound of dirt that overlooked the ocean.
Get some suggestions as to what you can do to help stop the spread of and counter the misinformation that keeps vaccine hesitancy at a high level.
People ask Chaplain Burkes where he gets his column ideas. His answer? "From news events, family stories, chaplain experience or the Bible. Sometimes I don’t have any idea and that’s why I write columns like this one."
Each featured writer is represented with a brief biography, a striking portrait by artist Alexandra Kilburn and a recommended bibliography — with a sprinkling of inspirational quotes throughout.
Natural conditions and human activities can cause the decline of Lowcountry salt marshes. Here are some suggestions and guidelines on how to assist in appropriate marsh management solutions.
Judge Richard Gergel's acclaimed book is now the basis of a gripping PBS documentary on how a soldier's savage blinding propelled an awakening in a president and a Charleston judge.
There's nothing like opening a window to the spring air after a long dreary winter indoors. Open windows also can act as the perfect frame that turns a stunning view into a work of art.
On COVID-19 vaccinations, "It was uplifting to see so many people in line, doing the right thing. It’s not only doing what’s best for yourself, but also for your family, your neighbor and yes, for your country."
Many want monuments that are removed from the public square to find a home in museums, where they can be contextualized. But that’s often easier said than done.
Tallie Rose, a Charleston based author and clerk at The Post and Courier, has published a young adult novel called "Sea and Flame."
In one sweeping moment, before the eyes of my firstborn, the Southern Baptist Convention boldly declared that God does not want women pastors. And then she said, “So dad, how much longer are WE going to be Southern Baptist?”
Beeple, the artist now rocking the art world from a $69.3 auction sale at Christie's, is inextricably linked to Charleston. It's a notion full of possibilities and pitfalls.
A once-imposing Gothic Revival church in Georgetown County named after a prince of England never achieved the greatness it could have. The Civil War interrupted its completion, and though it was finished by 1877, the desolation that followed eventually relegated it to ruins.
Grippon Boags has sought to honor the memory of Herbert Alonzo Brown over the years. The Post and Courier reported on a fountain dedication to Brown in 1999. And Boags erected a roadside cross off S.C. Highway 174 next to the site of the former store where Brown died.
As we start to come out on the other side of the pandemic, will we need to learn how to interact with each other again? Remember that the sharp knife of kindness cuts both ways. Sometimes we get what we give.
In two episodes of the second season of PBS docuseries "The Good Road," producers and hosts Earl Bridges and Craig Martin hope to unravel some of the Lowcountry's complexities through interviews with the area's culturally savvy and philanthropy-minded community members.
Harvesting a life means remembering, cherishing and telling the stories of one’s lifetime, as shown in this tribute to educator and civil rights leader, James Campbell, a Charleston native.
Self-awareness and recognition of systemic racism as a byproduct of culture should instill the personal search for a more mature awareness of what words and images, and songs in this case, hurt people and create separation among them.
We live in a land of plenty. There are more cultivars of annuals than even the largest garden center can stock. Fortunately, a few reliable cultivars have stood the test of time.
Shadows are dramatic. They often come from something familiar but turn it into something abstract and at times distorted. But anyone who can make a shadow puppet knows that.
Now under new leadership, Tricounty Family Ministries wants to expand its services and begin addressing another crisis in the Lowcountry: homelessness.
The film is part of the school's effort to come to terms with its past and forge a more inclusive environment for people of color and the historically marginalized.
Charleston Symphony, which in the past years has pulled itself out of financial peril, plans to ensure its future and offset pandemic losses with several key changes.