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The Charleston Profile

May 2017
Activism, art, and a flood of urgency inform and awaken the work of Mary Edna Fraser

November 2016
A new album, a new baby, and a new take on some old-as-the-hillbillies rock ’n’ roll truths keep Charleston’s favorite...

May 2016
Ninety years after the untimely death of Edmund Thornton Jenkins, Spoleto Festival USA premieres his unfinished...

May 2016
Plein-air painter West Fraser’s new book captures the love of his Lowcountry homeland and its magnificent light

April 2016
Jenny and Michael Messner nurture a bold, green future for Charleston, from the Low Line to Laurel Island, wherever...

March 2016
Amy and Asher Driggers hit the town with bags and gloves in tow—and plenty of skin in the game.

February 2016
Activist and educator DR. MILLICENT BROWN was a “first child” to integrate Charleston public schools in 1963 and today...

January 2016
Tracy and Bob Doran infuse “community” back into community development—and have this thing for oysters

November 2015
For prolific artist Richard ''Duke'' Hagerty, a four-decade retrospective of his wild surrealist paintings is just...

May 2015
Filmmaker Julie Dash, celebrated for elevating African-American heritage on the silver screen, is chronicling the...

April 2015
Whether she’s flying from coast to coast to headline international conferences, networking at the Cannes Lions...

College of Charleston alum Glenn McConnell—formerly one of the state’s most powerful politicians—talks about taking the...

December 2014
Life on the water with “Clammer Dave” Belanger, who’s been cultivating and harvesting his specialized, nationally...

November 2014
As he heads down the homestretch, Mayor Riley seems to be gaining steam. He may need it

On the water (and in the air) with Chucktown’s own pro kiteboarder, Davey Blair

September 2014
From “grown-to-sewn” to big vats of moody blues, Donna Hardy is dyeing to reclaim history

August 2014
WINGS for Kids CEO Bridget Laird is taking the locally based nonprofit—which focuses on developing social and emotional...

May 2014
Renowned Charleston milliner Leigh Magar follows South Carolina’s textile history to Columbia’s Olympia Mill Village...

April 2014
Jacob Lindsey brings equal parts chutzpah and worldly know-how to Charleston’s Civic Design Center

February 2014
Last December, a group of F...

January 2014
Twelve years ago, local physician Dr. Ann Kulze left her busy Mount Pleasant family practice, dedicating her life’s...

December 2013

October 2013
With a new Emmy and clear focus, John Barnhardt's latest adventure is rolling

August 2013
As far as the independent singer-songwriter is concerned, her stint on American Idol ended on a perfect note, setting...

July 2013
Preservationist and Civil War reenactor Joseph McGill sleeps in former slave dwellings to bring attention to the other...

April 2013
Banking powerhouse Darla Moore is plowing new fields and putting her money where her boots are—on the ground

January 2013
Visionary duo Leighton and Tara Derr Webb reinvent their lives with a culinary-meets-conceptual art venture

November 2012
The Singapore-born classical violinist and Charleston Music Festival co-founder shares notes on her most treasured...

October 2012
Mike Kimball tends an innovative urban garden—and shares the fruits of his labor

September 2012
Advertising maven and indomitable CEO Charlotte Beers takes charge of yet another brand. Her own.