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.
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.
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…
With “The Ensemble,” Aja Gabel proves that a string quartet — four people with their own talents, histories and personalities — is the perfect group to write a novel about.
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."
The Southern Living Plant Collection focuses on ornamentals bred and tested “to solve landscape challenges in Southern gardens.” Many of the plants have unique coloring or variegation. Some are smaller versions of tried-and-true southern shrubs.
This year, the Lowe’s Hero Project will be rehab a house in Charleston for Benjamin’s Way. The project, which will be completed in seven weeks, will house up to 15 transitioning homeless people at a time. Typically, home rehab projects require many months of work.
The upcoming MOJA Arts Festival in Charleston will feature productions from two black theater groups.
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.
While we go to the ends of the earth to save the life of one animal, another, who is equally curable, but financially challenged, may be left untreated, or even put to sleep.
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."
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.
Several local churches offer gluten-free bread during Holy Eucharist to accommodate parishioners with celiac disease and other sensitivities.
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.
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.
Identity is a tangled weave for we clannish creatures. And one must work to distinguish its strands. In arguing for a concept of human identity that transcends race, religion, nation, culture and class, Kwame Anthony Appiah has set himself a formidable task.
In his new book “World War II at Sea,” historian Craig L. Symonds has crafted an immensely readable history of the Second World War via the perspective of the world’s navies.
Sept. 11, 2001, was a national tragedy that deeply affected author Adam Schefter, a native New Yorker, in more ways than he knew at the time.
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.
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.
The Preservation Society of Charleston will soon launch its fall homes, history and architecture tours, which will feature several historic residences in the area.
A leisurely stroll through the woods can be invigorating. Reconnecting with nature can cleanse worries and settle your thoughts. Sometimes, though, nature is best viewed through the safety of a screened porch.
The sighting of the new moon at sunset on Sept. 11 will mark the first day of Muharram — the first month on the Muslim calendar. The new year honors the Prophet Muhammad's hijrah, or migration, from Mecca to Medina when he fled persecution to found the Islamic faith.
From paintings to comedy, from film to photography, The Post and Courier's resident arts and culture expert rounds up noteworthy events in town this fall.
Show off your coloring skills while learning about the Gulf Stream. Visit www.postandcourier.com/gulfstream for our new coloring book, "30 Days in the Gulf Stream."
I’m not a boater, but my experiences in vet emergency and surgery inform my recommendations about keeping dogs safe on a boat. I have seen dogs with salt water intoxication, dehydration, sunburn and heat stroke in addition to traumatic injuries.
Southern Jewish history soon will no longer remain a discipline limited to a few institutions in the South.
JANE ON THE BRAIN: Exploring the Science of Social Intelligence with Jane Austen. By Wendy Jones. Pegasus Books. 336 pages. $27.95.
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."
The Charleston Music Hall and South Carolina Aquarium present the second annual International Ocean Film Tour at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. Six short documentary films will be screened at the Music Hall, 37 John St. Tickets are $15.