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  • March 2014

    Each spring, azalea blooms turn the Lowcountry landscape into a kaleidoscope of pink, red, purple, magenta, and white. Called the “Royalty of the Garden” by horticulturists, this member of the Rhododendron genus is a favorite around the globe for its vivid colors, profusion of flowers, and adaptability to a wide range of soils—but did you know the Lowcountry has played a notable role in its popularization?

  • March 2014

    Meet Dana Stevens, the L.A. writer and producer who set sultry new legal drama Reckless here in Charleston. 

  • February 2014
  • February 2014

    Heard the term “freedman’s cottage” used to refer to a one-room-wide, single-story home on the peninsula? Well, it’s actually somewhat of a misnomer developed in recent decades to describe a form of vernacular architecture occupied by people of many ethnicities. Built from the 1860s to early 1900s, these unique structures are more accurately called “Charleston cottages,” and though many have been altered or eradicated for newer construction, they’re finally gaining respect for their distinct importance to our social and architectural history.

  • February 2014

    What's in store for Charleston's International African American Museum

  • January 2014

    A North Charleston biz booms by camouflaging cellular antennae 

  • January 2014

    Charleston abounds with images of the pineapple—in art, architecture, even notepaper and handmade jewelry. While the city isn’t responsible for making the tropical fruit a symbol of hospitality, its mannerly residents certainly embraced the custom early on and carry it forward today. Here, learn some sweet facts to spout the next time a visitor asks you to snap their photo in front of the iconic Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park

  • January 2014

    Brandy Culp makes collections from Charleston’s past her present tense

  • December 2013

    From restaurants to a resident sports team, much of Charleston bears the branding work of graphic designer Gil Shuler

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