The City Magazine Since 1975

August 2015

Travel back to the Summer of 1975 as six local writers reflect on what life was like from Charleston to East Cooper to James and Kiawah islands in the mid-1970s
To commemorate Charleston’s 40th anniversary, we honor 40 influential people and groups whose vision, passion, focus, and faith from 1975 to the present have reshaped the city we love
He’s been called “the only skinny cook you can trust.” We enjoyed a fireside chat with the man behind Austin’s legendary La Barbecue, who is opening Lewis Barbecue downtown this fall
Add dramatic blooms and foliage to your landscape with easy breezy perennials
Local tastemakers revive the centuries-old trend of drinking vinegars
One couple’s dedication to hand-crafting a nostalgic summer treat
Like a grown-up version of its Concord cousin, muscadine jelly boasts a smooth texture with a uniquely complex flavor and deep magenta hue. Butcher & Bee chef Chelsey Conrad spoons up her method for creating this sweetly versatile condiment, perfect on buttered toast or a ham sandwich.
The future is bright for solar power
A local company helps keep the wooden boat tradition afloat
Barbe-guru Robert Moss’ new tome guides us to the Carolinas’ tastiest ’cue
Tranquil beauty reigns in local David Rawle’s labor of love, the new Theodora Park in Ansonborough
Few would argue that the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) is among the most charming members of the Lowcountry animal kingdom, what with its graceful moves, perma-smile, and playful personality.
In his new multimedia poetry book, Mantra, Marcus Amaker explores his own “truths,” inviting readers to follow suit
Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) has been sheltering children and guiding them to brighter tomorrows for 225 years
Our contributing editor gets déjà vu when trying to wade through the June tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME
As the co-owner of Blue Bicycle Books with her husband, Jonathan, designer Lauren Sanchez knows the right styling can shift a bookshelf from cluttered and messy to smart and appealing. Her tip?
Transition the lingerie-inspired look to everyday elegance