The City Magazine Since 1975

February 2016

Feeling the pull of a childhood spent on the water and the knowledge that this is where you belong 
Activist and educator DR. MILLICENT BROWN was a “first child” to integrate Charleston public schools in 1963 and today continues to speak out against racism and social injustice
Charleston women share how they recovered from cardiovascual disease with help from MUSC Health
In Wagener Terrace, a family transforms a ho-hum stucco box into a cheery mid-century-modern stunner  
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Rose & Twill quilts for a modern generation
BACCO’s Michael Scognamiglio shares three radicchio-centric recipes
If you grew up here, shucking oysters probably comes as second nature. But if you’re “from off,” just know this: oyster fêtes are bushels of fun—until someone ends up with a bloody palm.
Our taste-and-tell guide to some of the latest food and beverage openings in Charleston
February’s the ideal time to prune crepe myrtles, as the trees are still in their winter dormancy. But before you pull out the loppers, read this! According to the pros, folks all over town are committing “crepe murder”
The founder and designer behind the luxe Tink + Tiger pajama line is adding an “off-the-clock” collection this spring. Greeley fills us in
When mixed-and-matched, one of the season’s hottest patterns gets even cozier. We love how Fay kept the look wearable with a nearly monochromatic color palette
Hundreds of volunteers pay biweekly visits to 14 local schools, helping the nonprofit Reading Partners boost students’ skills
Maga Design helps military and corporate clients visualize complex info
Towering over 65 feet high, this majestic Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) is said to be the oldest living thing east of the Mississippi River, having survived for some 400 or 500 years, though some claim it’s existed for as many as 1,500.
Multimedia artist Fletcher Williams III on Charleston, what fuels his work, and what’s next for his career  
Martha Zierden shares a glimpse inside her world as The Charleston Museum’s curator of historical archaeology
Chocolatier Michael Hoffman tends to stay behind the scenes, but his Bitte Chocolate milk and dark chocolate bars are garnering attention and selling fast at Sugar Bakeshop, Elliotborough Mini Bar, The Veggie Bin, and The Daily. We spoke with Hoffman about his bean-to-bar biz
A Holy City ode written for two friends on their wedding day — written by  Anna Claire Hodge ///  artwork by Jill Hooper
Don’t miss Carolina Custom Canoe Paddles at SEWE