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Don't let a rumbling stomach interrupt the Spoleto Festival USA performances.  Here's where to snack, sip, and dine between the acts.

Community

This month, the 14-year-old Redux Contemporary Art Center leaves behind its St. Philip Street digs for a bigger, better facility on the first floor of 1056 King Street—a place designed some 75 years ago with arts of a different kind in mind.

History

Alicia Rhett returned to her home on Tradd Street after filming to focus on her artwork, particularly portrait paintings.

History

While Charleston is a thriving, energetic, and modern metropolis, the city has retained its past like no other in the United States.

So Charleston

Bring on the magnolia blooms! This month, Magnolia grandiflora’s immense flowers open, filling the air with their signature sweet fragrance. Think you know everything there is to know about the quintessential Southern tree?

History

In the 1700s, locals flocked to alfresco concerts in The Orange Garden

Biz - Sci - Tech

Local drummer Brandon Brooks boosts the local music scene with Jyve

Biz - Sci - Tech

Fresh Future Farm’s store sells affordable, fresh-as-it-gets fare in the midst of a local food desert 

History

One of Charleston’s well-known retailers, M. Dumas & Sons, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

Community

After her run to the French Open quarterfinals last summer and a recent win over No. 4 seeded Simona Halep at the Australian Open, the hometown tennis phenom returns to take on Volvo Car Open

Community

The trailblazing Tidewater Brick Co. makes rare goods while training underemployed locals to earn a living

Biz - Sci - Tech

Meet the local company elevating the short-term rental experience

Biz - Sci - Tech

Green Roof Outfitters puts plants to work in high places

History

Robert Marks kicked off a career in writing randy novels with 1971’s The Trembling of a Leaf

Community

Awakening V: King Tide arrives on April 29

History

Freida Sokol and Howard Ozment of WTMA radio station model merchandise from Berlin’s Clothing circa 1957 

Community

Mega-selling author Bernard Cornwell proves the pen is at least as mighty as the sword

So Charleston

The stout, cinnamon-colored bird officially dubbed Thryothorus ludovicianus is a year-round Lowcountry resident—a native of forests, thickets, and cypress swamps who’s adapted to suburban living, particularly liking wooded or brushy yards.

History

Historic Charleston Foundation’s Festival of Houses & Gardens celebrates its 70th season

Biz - Sci - Tech

John’s Island’s Royal Labs makes cosmetics you can feel good about

Biz - Sci - Tech

What began as a sibling-run lifestyle blog has flourished into a multifaceted business attracting primo clients

History

Well before the area north of downtown’s Morrison Drive became home to such hip establishments as Edmund’s Oast, Lewis Barbecue, and Revelry Brewing Co., “NoMo,” as the neighborhood has been dubbed, was the site of beloved meat-and-three Kitty’s Fine Foods. 

Community

Every few years, we survey Charleston’s culinary scene, asking area gourmands, food writers, and other F&B pros to share their picks in myriad categories, from locally distilled spirits to down-home seafood.

So Charleston

One of the few forest creatures regularly spied by city- and suburb-dwellers today, the white-tailed deer—the official animal of South Carolina, and 10 other states!—was essential to early life in the United States.

Southern View

The woes of being pregnant in a food town

History

In the last year of the 19th century, from February 6 to 14, the Lowcountry resembled this idyllic snowy scene, having been hit by the “Great Blizzard of 1899.”

Community

With five hotels under construction and 11 more approved and in the pipeline to add to the current inventory of nearly 4,500 rooms, can Charleston handle more tourism or will downtown livability need its own “Vacancy” sign?

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