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August 2013

Brief overview of this month's issue.
The Charleston Profile

As far as the independent singer-songwriter is concerned, her stint on American Idol ended on a perfect note, setting the stage for her biggest moment yet & the release of her self-produced debut album, due out this month


Head for the hills in Western North Carolina to finish off your summer with some fun new outings - plus a few old favorites - for every interest

Giving Back Profiles

The Sustainable Warehouse rescues building materials destined for the landfill, then welcomes shoppers into the resulting trove of architectural treasures

Generation Next

Buzzing area schools.

Local Seen

Local flavor-lovers are eating up Carolina Coaster Company’s unique wares

Quick Bite

Don’t let the fact that he’s a New Jersey native fool you—Charleston Farmers Market vendor Mike Shaughnessy knows boiled peanuts.

Quick Bite

It's August, which means back-to-school time! But what to pack for lunch? Here, three food and beverage veterans tell us what they put in their little pupils' pails

Arts Profile

Joy Vandervort-Cobb lights up local stages with her powerful presence and punchy wit

Quick Bite

Three late summer field pea dishes from Sarah O'Kelley and Chris Stewart

Quick Bite

Meet the gents of Frothy Beard Brewing Company

Gardening 101

Thanks to an enterprising young woman, the Lowcountry enjoyed a short but lucrative stint exporting Indigofera tinctoria—and the beautiful blue dye extracted from its leaves—before the plant all but disappeared from our fields.

The Review

In some primitive and proverbial context, someone once mashed together crushed grain and water, left it in a cool place populated with natural yeasts, and smashed it flat before draping it over a hot rock next to the fire. James Island’s newest wood-fired oven, Crust, isn’t far r

Local Seen

Dorothea Benton Frank takes on brutal truths in her new novel with her signature humor and storytelling prowess

Gardening 101

Blanket your garden in Helianthus debilis for an ocean of cheery blooms

The Charleston Home

Under cover of a handful of oaks, self-taught gardener Tommy Peters creates a cool garden hideaway

Local Seen

A local play heads to an Off-Broadway stage

Love It!

Fresh finds for late-summer shopping