The City Magazine Since 1975

May 2015

Artists have made an indelible impact on the culture of the Holy City, from European-born portraitists who brought their skills to the fledgling colony to painters documenting epic battles of the Civil War; from the etchers and sculptors who led the Charleston Renaissance to creatives defining the p
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.
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-Grosvenor
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 elongates the leg for a dishy day-to-night look
These fragrant blooms signal the arrival of spring  
Peninsula Grill’s Graham Dailey offers three preparations for a favorite seasonal delicacy
With his Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. mixers now internationally distributed and two hit restaurants under his belt, Brooks Reitz fills us in on what fuels his creativity (hint: it’s not buying toilet paper!)
Micah Garrison of Palmetto Mushrooms joins a growing number of state-certified mushroom foragers
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.
Our taste & tell guide to the latest F&B openings in Charleston
Each Memorial Day, the Charleston Men’s Chorus honors fallen heroes with an always-sold-out Piccolo Spoleto concert
Catch up on 30 years of reading with Art & Craft
This month, musical theater sweetheart Mary Fishburne takes the stage in not one, but three local productions
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 at high tides the water flows to it.” Thriving in salty environs, Uniola paniculata is integral to beach ecosystems for
Rachel Clore capitalizes on print-on-demand web platforms
The Preservation Society of Charleston launches an exclusive line of goods by favorite local makers
Passion, lust, and revenge heat up the modern-day premiere of a Baroque opera last performed in the early 1650s
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Due to Spoleto’s attractions and our gorgeous spring weather, Charleston is particularly charming in May—which means out-of-town pals start queueing up to visit. Prepare your guest room for the busy season with these coastal-cool pieces selected by design pro Deidre Alexander.