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Harlan Greene

October 2019

August 2019
Before the South Carolina flag’s famous palmetto, there was a different tree that just may have made the Palmetto State...

July 2019
Historically, the secret to surviving Charleston summers had been the same for centuries—either leave or somehow catch...

June 2019
The 85th anniversary of the famous composer’s visit to Charleston to write the score of Porgy & Bess

March 2019
The Hospital Workers’ Movement began 50 years ago this March

February 2019
The surprising figure behind 200 Years of Charleston Cooking

November 2018
In mid-century Charleston, The Book Basement served equally as shop, salon, and safe space

August 2018

July 2018

May 2018
A circa-1865 stereo card (below) shows the race-course club house where Union officers were imprisoned; lower-ranked...

March 2018
Charleston newcomers once turned to “Strangers Guides” for information about the city

December 2017
The Albert Sottile House’s cedar tree is decked annually with Christmas lights

November 2017
Celebrating the famed writer’s arrival on Sullivan’s Island

September 2017
“Nazis Seize N.Y. Socialite”—73 years ago this month, newspaper headlines around the world trumpeted the fate of...

August 2017
What did the term "August Ladies" mean a century ago?

April 2017
Robert Marks kicked off a career in writing randy novels with 1971’s The Trembling of a Leaf

March 2017
Historic Charleston Foundation’s Festival of Houses & Gardens celebrates its 70th season

January 2017
On January 1, 1882, Mayor William A. Courtenay created the Charleston Fire Department

December 2016
In the cool clarity of winter, one writer contemplates the advantages of approaching his “Golden Years”

November 2016
In 1936, modern masterpieces from the collection of Solomon and Irene Guggenheim debuted at the Gibbes

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

March 2016

January 2016

Nancy Stevenson made South Carolina history as lieutenant governor

September 2015

April 2015

February 2015

January 2015
William Baldwin’s new 18th-century action tale  

December 2014