Our arts critic launches a new, occasional series reporting on arts and culture from cities that are a nonstop flight or day drive away.
According to the Hearth Home Improvement Index — which examines the number of applications for home improvement loans on gethearth.com — homeowners in South Carolina have significantly increased their rate of home improvement project creation and are prioritizing pandemic-themed projects related to interior remodeling, windows and doors, fencing and decks, landscaping, and solar panels.
Though the sisters are older — the youngest of the 12 nuns is 71 years old — they still intend to continue the work of ministry, with plans to meet regularly and offer prayers for residents at the retirement community.
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.
In a day when partisan warfare and Twitter taunts can define the day’s public discourse, local newspapers like the Union County News provide something else. They bind people with the glue of shared community.
By turns rigorous and whimsical, Aliya Whiteley’s “The Secret Life of Fungi” is a useful and more detailed companion to the recent spate of documentary films on the subject. If her grasp is impeccable, her enthusiasm and sense of wonder are infectious.
Chaplain Norris Burkes started writing in 2001, one month after 9/11. In the years since, he has explored faith in times of crisis and everyday life with support from his readers.
An unprecedented touring exhibition coming to the Gibbes Museum of Art explores the work of celebrated artist Romare Bearden, who shifted from regional depictions of the Black experience to rarely exhibited abstract works.
The Peace Walk was organized by the Revs. Kylon Middleton and Adam Shoemaker, co-founders of The Micah Project, a lunchtime Bible study for people to have respectful dialogue about divisive issues.
A North Charleston nonprofit has changed its name to better reflect its vision of bringing people together to address important issues.
Recent news accounts tell us that in the last couple of months, not only have cases of COVID-19 in children surged, they’re more severe.
Not only does the quality of light during the golden hour gild everything in sight, but it also makes for gloriously luminous photos — and we got so many of those this week.
An exhibition of the plein air oil paintings by Mary Edna Fraser is now on display at Dewees Island, offering a new perspective, and rare access, to the private island, too.
Ruth Woodliff-Stanley was consecrated Oct. 2 as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, making her the first female to hold the position in the church's 200-plus years of history. Her vision is to make the church more inclusive.
Middleton Place, Columbia Museum of Art and Clemson University received funding to help them investigate and share aspects of African American history and culture.
Floyd is most often connected with his 1955 opera "Susannah." The work, which takes place Tennessee and was written for a Southern dialect, is based a story from the biblical Apocrypha.
Our migration pattern for seeking safety is not geographical but psychological. It is set in motion not by what season of the year is approaching but what season of our lifetime is approaching—the season when our frailties and diminishments come upon us like the storms of winter.
Our arts critic travels to New York City to see “Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror,” the most comprehensive retrospective to date of the South Carolina-raised artist, is made up of nearly 500 works that have been divvied up between the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where they will remain simultaneously through Feb. 13.
The real mystery is why author Wyatt Williams, a former restaurant critic who has spent years contemplating food and eating, invested so much time and ink pursuing a phantom.
Late on a Sunday morning, Chaplain Norris Burkes visited a megachurch handing out COVID-19 vaccine exemptions to anyone asking, and he asked for one. He found that the theological objections don't hold up.
South Carolina author Marjorie Boafo Appiah, using the pen name Marjy Marj, has published “The Young Shimmigrant Children’s Series,” three titles about a young immigrant girl from Ghana.
The acclaimed Emerson String Quartet has made music together for almost 40 years. As they near their 2023 disbanding, their members savor each performance.
The Jewish connection to the Reconstruction era was among many topics explored in a new web series launched by the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina during the pandemic.
Operation Understanding was modeled after a program started in Washington, D.C. Organizers formed a nonprofit, raised money and recruited 12 students — six African Americans and six Jews — each year for five years.
The canal was an engineering feat and served a vital commercial purpose for about 50 years, until steamboats and freight trains made it obsolete.
Mungin spent decades in New York City, involved in the Black Arts Movement, and driving subway trains. He returned to South Carolina after he retired and became a regular participant of the Black In book festival.
Blue Bicycle Books is hosting a courtyard reception and book talk at 4 p.m. on Oct. 3 featuring three Charleston-born authors.
Fresh from a whirlwind few days, our arts critic shares highlights on a reemergent cultural scene, attending those shows with COVID protocols.
Mount Zion AME, a historically Black congregation, has joined with the predominately White St. Stephen's Episcopal to launch the Micah Project, a lunchtime Bible study that offers a platform where people can have respectful dialogue around issues that have become divisive.
While we’ve all had our noses buried in our phones, libraries have been reinventing themselves. They still provide access to information, but these warehouses of knowledge are so much more than that.
In all, the newspaper earned 10 awards for stories about everything from climate-driven flooding to COVID-19 to Charleston's neglected racial history.
A Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative merges with the city of Charleston's interest in promoting racial reconciliation and assisting the area's basket makers.
The delta variant is here. Daily COVID-19 case numbers are near where they were in January of this year, before vaccines were available to most of us. Bill Simpson explains how vaccines work with the immune system and human behavior to protect us from bad bugs in our environment.
Charleston's popular literary festival is back to in-person events, while also changing its name and securing new downtown venues.
THADDEUS STEVENS: Civil War Revolutionary, Fighter for Racial Justice. By Bruce Levine. Simon and Schuster. 320 pages. $28.