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ART KIDS: Dylan Gebbia Richards saves me from emo-hipster lifestyle

ART KIDS: Dylan Gebbia Richards saves me from emo-hipster lifestyle

Lately, I have been catching myself wearing all black get-ups and lingering on dark outdoor porches alone for no apparent reason. I attributed this to the full moon and a change in planets, naturally, however time passed and this was no longer a valid excuse. I was getting REAL angsty and as many of you...
Freshman voice: Why having obsessions is healthy

Freshman voice: Why having obsessions is healthy

Nothing is better to me than laying in my bed with good food, good company and Michael Scott making “that’s what she said jokes” on my computer screen. Anyone who knows me is aware of my obsession with NBC’s “The Office.” I have watched it all the way through, seasons one through nine, at least 30...
Time management do’s and don’ts

Time management do’s and don’ts

I am a busy guy. Then again everyone is in college. No matter who you talk to on campus, you can almost guarantee that they consider themselves busy. But surely not everyone is busy? Therein lies the secret of time management (or not so secret): workload is subjective and time is not real. Remember those...
Is Frank Ocean ready to be the cultural icon we desperately want him to be?

Is Frank Ocean ready to be the cultural icon we desperately want him to be?

“My guy pretty like a girl/ and he got fight stories to tell/ I see on both sides like Chanel/ I see on both sides like Chanel” If you’ve heard Frank Ocean’s latest single, “Chanel,” (listen below) chances are you’re not just reading those lyrics, you’re singing them in your head with Frank’s effortless yet undeniable...
Chatting with Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca

Chatting with Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca

On Friday, CisternYard News headed over to the SieMatic VIP Lounge for a chef demo with Ken Vedrinski, owner and chef at Trattoria Lucca and Coda del Pesce. Here’s what he had to say about some of the current culinary questions in Charleston. Note: This interview has been edited for length. CYN: What do you think...
Travel Guide: Essential items for your flight

Travel Guide: Essential items for your flight

Start packing your bags! Spring break is upon us, which means it is time to put your books away for a while and indulge in a relaxing, week-long vacation. Whether you are headed to white sandy beaches or beautiful snow-covered mountains, having these items with you on your flight will put you on top of...
A pheasant surprise: Fowl Mouth at CHSWFF

A pheasant surprise: Fowl Mouth at CHSWFF

On Thursday night, Charleston Wine + Food took over the lot at Cooper River Brewing Co. and threw a clucking good party. With live music, craft drinks and food of all feathered kinds, it was a lively celebration of all things bird. Our personal favorite was the Hot Fried Quail from Salthouse Catering of Charleston....
The business behind the bites

The business behind the bites

On Thursday afternoon, some of food and hospitality’s biggest names took the stage in Sottile Theatre for a panel discussion of the business behind cuisine, presented by the Charleston Wine + Food Festival.  The speakers included Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group; Ruth Reichl, renowned food critic; Darcy Shankland, editor in chief of...
One Voice, Nine Personalities-- Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a Show Review

One Voice, Nine Personalities– Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a Show Review

Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a 9-piece traditional South African choir, who perform in the Isicathamiya style, that has attained legendary status at this point. The all male ensemble has been performing for 57 years now with a rotating roster of members, predominantly from the Shabalala family. Ladysmith was catapulted to international fame in 1986, when...
When in doubt, sip Curaçao

When in doubt, sip Curaçao

“I usually start with familiar ingredients and judging by how sweet, bitter, herbal they are, I can sort of build on that. I usually start with a base spirit and a style, and then go from there; whether I want something stirred and boozy, or something shaken and refreshing.” Ryan Welliver came out on top...
Slut shaming or woman taming?

Slut shaming or woman taming?

When Teja Vyavahare approaches the table at Starbucks, there is just one thing to notice: her big-lettered “I Love Consensual Sex” T-shirt. Confidently, she sits down, unphased by the attention that accompanied her on the walk from Stern Center. This same attention accompanies her now, as people steal quick glances toward our table. It is...
Beyond the beads

Beyond the beads

There is no doubt you have adorned metallic purple, gold and green beaded necklaces at some point in your life.  As ubiquitous as these “Mardi Gras” beads have become, the origin behind them is a mystery to most. While many associate the holiday with New Orleans, the first Mardi Gras was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama...
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