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Suzannah Smith Miles

February 2018
The brown, floppy-eared pooch known as the “Boykin spaniel” today seems omnipresent in the Holy City—especially during...

January 2018
Samuel F. B. Morse (yes, that Morse) was once Charleston’s most fashionable portraitist

January 2018
They’re affixed to structures throughout the Historic District and beyond: circular plaques mingling English and Latin...

December 2017
At four Holy City churches, bells are rung to changes in the English tradition—an art form more rare than many realize 

November 2017
The svelte, long-legged bird known as Meleagris gallopavo is quite a different beast than the fat and juicy turkey that...

October 2017
“When you steps in it, you sticks,” say the Gullah people of the gooey marsh mud that lines Lowcountry creeks. “Smells...

September 2017
During periods of drought, folks uninitiated in the magical ways of Pleopeltis polypodioides may spy the epiphyte fern’...

August 2017
If you’ve never grown an okra plant—merely enjoying someone else’s crop deliciously fried, boiled, steamed, stewed,...