Posts tagged "Charleston"
Hate speech painted on library named for Emanuel AME victim

Hate speech painted on library named for Emanuel AME victim

On Monday, Mar. 13, racist and homophobic graffiti defaced the Cynthia Graham Hurd Library, W.L. Stephens Aquatic Center, and a house on Playground Road. The three cases of vandalism occurred within one mile of each other, but authorities have not determined whether the events are connected. All three incidents used inappropriate language and slurs to...
Where was President McConnell during the Ta-Nehisi Coates lecture?

Where was President McConnell during the Ta-Nehisi Coates lecture?

Last evening, Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke to a sold-out crowd in TD Arena about the criticality of race in America’s history and identity as a nation. Coates, one of America’s foremost intellectuals, has written several critically-acclaimed books about the Black experience in the United States. His essays for The Atlantic magazine, such as “My President Was...
BANGS Shoes: An entrepreneurial dream come true

BANGS Shoes: An entrepreneurial dream come true

BANGS is an interesting business concept, both in design and professional model. Modeled after the basic canvas sneaker of a Chinese worker, BANGS Shoes was created by Hannah Davis to aid entrepreneurs in over 60 countries. BANGS supports a range of businesses, from a mobile coffee shop in California that employs young minority women and...
Women & The Rolling Stones at the Music Hall -- A Show Review

Women & The Rolling Stones at the Music Hall — A Show Review

On Friday, February 24th the Charleston Music Hall hosted “Women & the Rolling Stones: A Tribute to the Stones,” the most recent installment in Hazel Ketcham and Lindsay Holler’s “Women &” series in which local female vocalists cover songs by the masters of rock and roll. The series began in 2015 with a tribute to...
Cougars come from behind advance to CAA Championship

Cougars come from behind advance to CAA Championship

The College of Charleston men’s basketball team defeated Towson University in come from behind fashion in the semi-finals of the North Charleston based CAA Tournament, winning 67-59 to clinch a spot in the finals against University of North Carolina, Wilmington. The Cougars struggled to get much going on the offensive end in the first half,...
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....
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...
Sights in the city: Where to go besides the bed

Sights in the city: Where to go besides the bed

Photos by Kaleb Dill and Alex Mielcarek Although Charleston is a popular tourist destination with its rich food and vacation atmosphere, there are still corners built just for locals.  The Old Charleston Jail is the unconventional traveler’s dream, giving out-of-towners the chance to see a haunted prison cell as if it were still in use....
Activist Bree Newsome speaks at The College

Activist Bree Newsome speaks at The College

On Wednesday Feb. 22, activist Bree Newsome spoke at the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre. Bree, a North Carolina native, gained national fame in 2015 when she was arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House. The main point of Newsome’s lecture was to ask her audience if they were “woke,” or...
Isle of Palms Police Department investigates tanks on beach

Isle of Palms Police Department investigates tanks on beach

On the morning of Wednesday, Feb 22, three mysterious tanks washed up on an Isle of Palms beach. The massive tanks prompted calls from residents to the Isle of Palms Police Department, which quickly blocked off the scene. After investigation, it was determined that the tanks were ballast tanks which were empty and not hazardous....
Bottoms up: an evening with the Cocktail Bandits

Bottoms up: an evening with the Cocktail Bandits

“For something that costs 16 bucks, I’m going to sip on its ass for a little while, to get my bang out of the buck!” Boisterous laughter erupts. Glasses clink. Chatter melodically buzzes in the background. For the Cocktail Bandits, it is another night out on the town. For me, it is a peek into...
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