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Poetry

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

August 2018
The Lost Queen remembers a woman history forgot—and the man behind “Merlin”

March 2018
From a laugh-out-loud memoir to historical fiction by a best-selling author, local—and locally connected—writers have...

October 2017
Free Verse Festival hails poetry all month long

October 2017
A two-wheeled, well-hydrated roll through fall’s crisp splendor, or—in other words—leaf-peeping turns into leaf-...

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

June 2016
Time heals, or so they say. But is a year long enough to begin to close deep wounds exposed by the Mother Emanuel...

June 2016
School’s out, but that doesn’t mean you can’t develop new hobbies, take your skills to the next level, or get involved...

June 2016
Ahead of its premiere June 4, Carrie Mae Weems discusses her Spoleto Festival USA production  

April 2016
Speaking with poet, teacher, and Holy City Youth Slam founder Matthew Foley 

March 2016

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

October 2015
A celebration of the local arts scene takes a final bow

August 2015
In his new multimedia poetry book, Mantra, Marcus Amaker explores his own “truths,” inviting readers to follow suit

August 2015
Our contributing editor gets déjà vu when trying to wade through the June tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME

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

January 2015
The business waking up Summerville  

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

May 2014
June 3-4, 6-8, Robinson Theatre, 54 St. Philip St., Tues, 8 p.m.; Wed, 3 & 8 p.m.; Fri, 8:30 p.m., Sat...

May 2014
Nationally lauded poet Richard Garcia celebrates his new book’s debut at Piccolo Spoleto

February 2014

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

August 2013
Dorothea Benton Frank takes on brutal truths in her new novel with her signature humor and storytelling prowess

June 2013
Singer-songwriter Steven Fiore proves his musical chops in his debut full-length album

July 2012
The trailblazing Dart family turned the page on education and literacy for local Afican-Americans

June 2012
A pair of antiques importers keep their cool in an early-1900s beach cottage filled with sturdy European finds

February 2012
A revered family, a renowned plantation, and a reclaimed legacy are the ties that bind at the Middleton family reunion

Throughout Charleston, the nuance and pull of history is palpable, like a sixth sense, a fifth dimension. It drapes...

November 2007
Local musician, promoter, writer, and scholar Jack McCray illuminates the Charleston music scene

November 2011
Assemblage artist Hirona Matsuda pieces together her past