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July 2008


The movies: Probably no other form of entertainment has so enchanted America. Yet once, in an era long ago, when cell phones and video games were futuristic gadgets in a Flash Gordon serial, going to the movies was a dazzling experience.


It’s a forgotten island, an uninhabited outpost at the entrance of Charleston Harbor accessible only by boat and hidden from view by the trees of James Island. Yet the wind that whispers across its eroding shoreline is the voice of history.

The Charleston Profile

Professional water-skier Seth Stisher gives the sport a lesson in commitment


Last summer, as a severe drought sapped the water supply across most of the Southeast, Earth’s most essential resource became a leading topic of conversation.

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