Since premiering in 2003, the Broadway smash Wicked has upended the traditional portrayal of one of film and literature’s most famous villains.
South Carolina lawmakers always have a big slate in front of them at the outset of a new legislative year. But the 2020 session — which began …
It’s hard to overstate the cultural impact of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Calendars are a construct. They’re a human conceptualization of the passage of time, incremented into 365-day intervals because laps around th…
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also one of the most stressful, tiring and suffocating spots on the calendar.
There are people in Columbia who will go to what some might consider unwise lengths to cop a particularly desirable pair of sneakers.
“I’m a motherf#!kin’ train wreck / I don’t wanna be too much,” sings Ariana Grande on the first verse of “Boyfriend,” her latest collaboration…
When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, every family has its own little quirks.
When you hear the “zap” you know things are about to get serious.
The Richland County one-cent sales tax increase for transportation was born in controversy.
Two years ago, few people seemed interested in running for Columbia City Council.
Phill Blair admits that the most striking aspect of this week’s Jam Room Music Festival wasn’t intentional. At least, not at first.
This spring and summer, the University of South Carolina’s faculty, students, alumni and several local elected officials got a rude awakening …
The ride was called the Himalaya.
In 30 years, S.C. Pride has shifted from a protest by a group viewed as outsiders seeking equality and acceptance to an annual celebration, 80,000 strong, largely embraced by the city of Columbia and the surrounding area. The weekend-long Pride events start Friday.
She still has the shoulders. They are the shoulders of a swimmer.
It’s been 25 years since the most famous band to come out of South Carolina released its famous first LP.
Food is a personal thing. From holiday dinners to first dates to comfort food reached for in times of need, our favorites are hard-wired into …
In South Carolina, like many Southern states, the word “barbecue” conjures different images in different places, with our beloved pulled pork …
In today’s around-the-clock media environment, it’s not hard for a story to slip from the front of the public’s collective mind.
It’s long-held tradition for any self-aware Columbia resident to bemoan the affable blandness of the city. We’re a college town, a government …
For almost four years, a larger repair and revamp has remained firmly out of reach for the city, with funding for the repair gummed up in government red tape.
Last month, one of Columbia’s most popular indie rock bands made a splash by eschewing traditional tactics.
If you’re a member of your neighborhood Facebook group or Nextdoor, you’re familiar with the different kinds of posts about crime.
By 4:15 p.m. on a sunny Thursday, the rooftop of Hendrix has 24 people on it, with more arriving by the minute. By 5 p.m., it’ll be pretty muc…
Call it The Crawl.