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A Nashville-based research group found that the Bible Belt is still fertile ground for church planting. Of the 800-plus new churches surveyed by the organization for a 2015 survey, nearly half of them were founded in the South.

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In “All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930,” Andrea Barnet succeeds in giving her subjects their individual due and making a case that, as a group, they represent a shift in consciousness.

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The Charleston Library Society’s Speaker Series will feature authors James Scott and Hampton Sides 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. Scott will discuss his new book “Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila.” Sides will talk about his new book “On Desperate Ground: The Marines at the…

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C.J. Chivers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for the New York Times, has taken up the puzzle of how to memorialize a war still being fought in his second book, "The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq."

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This week because it is the start of fall somewhere, the subject was "changing colors" - anything changing from one color to another and you gave us some wonderful photos that make us want to snuggle up with a fire and a hot chocolate. 

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Pat Barker's novel, a retelling of Homer's "Iliad" from the perspective of Briseis, a princess whose capture leads to her historical place as Achilles's "bed-girl," raises the stakes for all historical writing in that it reminds us to do as Abigail Adams urged her husband: "Remember the ladies."

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Soil is the foundation of the garden. It supports plant growth by providing stability, oxygen, water, temperature modification and nutrients. In fact, improving your garden’s soil might be the single most important thing you can do to set yourself up for success.

The subject this week was "Your Best Blues." We were looking for anything blue, but especially those cool color shots of the sky and the sea and boy did you deliver, even on a hurricane week. 

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I have good news for all of you. Most of you, that is. I’m not dead. Apparently, a few of my readers thought, as evidenced by the voicemail I received this past week, that I was singing in the celestial choir.

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A young woman's determination to overcome her past mental problems tests her resolve when she becomes involved in the high-profile case of a violent young man in the superior "Leave No Trace" by Mindy Mejia.

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Comedian Bill Burr stays busy with six stand-up specials, a twice-weekly podcast and an animated sitcom under his belt. He’s currently touring the nation with two back-to-back shows coming up Sept. 16 at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.

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The simplest avenue for beginning to understand filmmaker David Lynch might be found in a childhood friend's observation: "David's always had a cheerful disposition and sunny personality, but he's always been attracted to dark things. That's one of the mysteries of David."