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The Charleston Profile

  • Cheers to Spoleto Spoleto-goers looking to toast the arts should consider raising a glass from Umbria, the countryside surrounding the fest’s namesake Italian town. “The wines date back... Read More
  • The early 18th-century British explorer Mark Catesby called this tall, slender perennial grass the “sea-side oat,” observing that it was found “on sand hills; so near the sea, that... Read More
  • Take a sneak peek at native son Jack Alterman’s soon-to-be-released photography book, My City Charleston (My City Publishing, June 2015), featuring an essay from novelist Josephine Humphreys.... Read More
  • Filmmaker Julie Dash, celebrated for elevating African-American heritage on the silver screen, is chronicling the worldly vibrations of culinary griot and beatnik Geechee girl Vertamae Smart-... Read More
  • Passion, lust, and revenge heat up the modern-day premiere of a Baroque opera last performed in the early 1650s
  • Stripes went wild this spring, mixing and matching into looks like this curve-enhancing altuzarra ensemble. check out our rendition—The pattern play hides flaws, while the skirt’s slit... Read More
  • Micah Garrison of Palmetto Mushrooms joins a growing number of state-certified mushroom foragers
  • This month, musical theater sweetheart Mary Fishburne takes the stage in not one, but three local productions

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