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Re: “Watch these dudes wakeboard down a flooded Charleston street

Badass!

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Posted by Raven Orth on September 16, 2014 at 11:43 PM

Re: “Watch these dudes wakeboard down a flooded Charleston street

Awesome!!!

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Posted by Amber Mack on September 16, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Re: “Watch these dudes wakeboard down a flooded Charleston street

Sweet! But that water is nastayyyy!!!!

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Posted by belltbella on September 16, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Watch these dudes wakeboard down a flooded Charleston street

Love that I know all these guys! Happy Birthday Wes!! Bet that was about the best gift you could ask for!

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Posted by Jackie Laban on September 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Watch these dudes wakeboard down a flooded Charleston street

had to really lol hey kyle busey where the heck were u when this was going on lol

Posted by Roxanne Bryant on September 16, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Watch these dudes wakeboard down a flooded Charleston street

Absolutely awesome! Thank you all for providing me with this nugget of bright joy on yet another rainy day. It's great to see people enjoying their surroundings and making the most out of what mother nature (and poor drainage) provides.

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Posted by Golden Ratio on September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Re: “The Other Spoleto

"...and was tolerant of many religions..."

I count one and a half there. That's pretty fucking tolerant.

And calling the birthplace of the most horrifying and brutally authoritarian slave society in human history "tolerant" is remarkably ridiculous.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on September 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Watch these dudes wakeboard down a flooded Charleston street

Rad

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Posted by David Russell Stringer on September 16, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Re: “The Other Spoleto

Gypsygirl - Holy City came from the early days of Charleston (then Charlestowne) where the area was populated with Protestants, Catholics and Jews and was tolerant of many religions, along with having a whole lot of churches that could be seen when sailing in. It is a name given because the City and its people were accepting, not intolerant.

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Posted by nofaith on September 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

Thomas Ravenel is Southern Gentleman Charm incarnate and His lovely
Kathryn is a Southern Beauty, whose brains, class, and elegance is only matched by her confidence . These two are what great romantic novels are made of. Here's to Governor Thomas and Kathryn Ravenel, our world needs more Southern Gentlemen and their
beautiful families...
Bless their life together......
Carol Cromwell-Ierna
Jacksonville, Florida

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Posted by Joseph Ierna on September 15, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Lowcountry Artist Market changes hands

Thank you City Paper for all your support these last few years!

I've loved hosting the Market and can't wait to see (from a distance) what Allison and Courtney will do with it.

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Posted by KTG on September 15, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Bill Murray took a trip to Jedburg this weekend to crash his own party

Bill Murray is some sort of mythical creature at this point. He turns up everywhere, he even just showed up in this novel I was reading called Birdbrain and then took over the plot.

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Posted by Jasper Johns on September 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Re: “The haters may hate Southern Charm, but Thomas Ravenel has come out on top

Having just watched the entire first season of Southern Charm, this southern blond, who happens to hold a law degree and has interned in the United States Congress and practiced corporate and real estate law, has a few opinions to express. First, hats off to Whitney and his mother Patricia. This mother and son exhibit the appropriate behavior and class of true southerners. Whitney is a film director and producer, not a politician representing citizens of the State of South Carolina. As such, he can engage in any legal activities with any female over the age of 18. He appears proper and eloquent, as does Patricia. As a true southern conservative, with a more progressive leaning on social issues, I find Mr. Ravernal's absurd attempt to justify or negate his guilt in his cocaine conviction to be absolutely nonsensical. Furthermore, it is my understanding he recently had a DUI arrest. Will he try to say drunk driving laws are unnecessary? Tell that to the millions of families every year who lose a love one due to drunk or impaired drivers. Thank goodness he was stopped by the police before he harmed an innocent third party. Then there is Kathryn. She has a child out of wedlock with Thomas. NOTE TO THOMAS JUST BECAUSE YOUR LAST NAME IS ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, YOUR DAUGHTER IS STILL A STIGMATIZED CHILD, BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK. A decent man, southern or not, would have married her immediately after she became pregnant. Her family is an absolute joke. Good southern stock praying at the dinner table, yet letting their 21 year old daughter shack up with a man old enough to be her father and conceiving a child out of wedlock. To think that Thomas is even contemplating running for a political office in this great nation makes my blood boil. Our country has enough problems without this child, yes I said child, wasting anyone's time on his political fantasy. Thomas said it best in the last episode " I have been living in fantasy land ". Please leave the rest of your country out of any political comeback fantasy's you may have, hire a full time driver, and continue to party. JUST STAY OUT OF POLITICS AND LET THE ADULTS IN THE ROOM HANDLE THE COUNTRY!

Posted by SouthernBlond on September 14, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Kelly and Matt Owen tried their hand at self-publishing and started a publishing biz along the way

"Intellect is something Kelly has in spades, and she showcases it through subtle literary nods and additions throughout the novel. In the first chapter alone, the author has a loincloth-clad rugby player spouting poetry at a massive keg party. It's scenes like this, she says, that her students can relate to."

None of these sentences make any sense in any way I attempt to arrange them or parse them.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on September 13, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Re: “The Other Spoleto

I worked for the Festival in 1980 and spent time around Menotti and Festival leaders. Menotti was a talented man. He was also a spoiled, self-centered man of vision. He could be petulant, demanding, gentle, incredible when directing singers, grumble when discussing Italian politics, and was often typified "the histrionic Italian" of caricatures.

In the mid 1950s Menotti had many extremely talented artist/friends who were out of work. He felt that establishing a festival in Europe would allow these artists to find work, recognition and launch major careers. It was always his vision to feature young, just-breaking artists. Through the Italian festival, Menotti did launch many fine careers. That is history. One only needs to read the bios of the artists who gained their start there in Italy and here in the US. Among the US festival's artistic debuts to remember: Yo Yo Ma. On the stage at The Dock Street. And of Renee Fleming in The Marriage of Figaro also at "The Dock."

The Maestro always wanted an audience. He was accustomed to being in the spotlight and needed to feel central to the direction of the festival. He struggled with funding and the concept that the US festival had to pay its own way. In Italy, the government funds much of the festival. In the USA, some funding is provided by government, but Spoleto Festival USA is a product, something which I believe Menotti was not comfortable with. He was an "art for art's sake" man. And in the US, the arts must be self-funding.

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Posted by Connection Maven on September 13, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Kelly and Matt Owen tried their hand at self-publishing and started a publishing biz along the way

In the past authors had no control, now they can have all the control. Publishing has undergone a revolution. Unfortunately, booksellers (other than Amazon) still kowtow to the mega-publishing houses and small press titles must fight for every ounce of awareness and shelf space. It's great that Matt is a publicist, because he can work immediately for Kelly's promotion, without having to shell out thousands of dollars or have Kelly use all her time to promote it herself.

Many can write. Many can publish. But not all can promote and gain sales. And in the end, that is what authors want.

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Posted by Connection Maven on September 13, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Review: The Lyons will tear your heart out

Hey! I'm glad someone read it, error and all.

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Posted by Court O'Leary on September 12, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Kelly and Matt Owen tried their hand at self-publishing and started a publishing biz along the way

This is a really inspiring story! The beauty of self-publishing is that anyone can do it, however I don’t think people really know how to go about it, what to look out for, or what questions to ask. But soaking up any info that’s out there, especially from other’s experiences and hearing other people's stories, is so helpful! There is a book out called “Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook” by Helen Sedwick. Her website, http://www.helensedwick.com has a lot of really helpful info along with more about her and the book. It’s definitely a book worth checking out for self-publishers!

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Posted by jcrawford1223 on September 12, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Review: The Lyons will tear your heart out

Sawyer,

Thank you for pointing that out. It has been corrected.

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Posted by chrishaire on September 12, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Re: “Official trailer for Bravo's Southern Charm debuts, confirms everything we already knew

the wealthier & snottier people of charleston DO ACT LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME. ANYONE WHO CLAIMS THAT THESE PPL ON THIS CRAPPY SHOW ARE SOME HORRIFIC EXCEPTION IS FOOLING THEMSELVES. CLEARLY, EVERY PERSON WHO HAS SAID THIS EITHER IS LYING, IS NOT WEALTHY, IS NOT "OLD CHARLESTON", &/or HAS NEVER CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH ANYONE FITTING ANY OF THESE DESCRIPTIONS. I come from an old charleston family & if i gave my last name, every single one of you would recognize it, almost as much as you recognize the name ravenel...but i'm not going to give it here because i've been embarassed by charlestonians & the "old charleston-carolina yacht club-elite", mainly b/c they're a bunch of fcking hypocrites. My whole life i've grown up exposed to many of the politicians, physicians, lawyers, businessmen, etc doing drugs, sleeping around while they were married, laughing at how dumb some of the people are who elected them (in the politicians' cases) etc. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT GOES ON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: JUST BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T GROW UP IN THAT LIFESTYLE DOESN'T MEAN YOU KNOW THAT IT'S FALSE...DEAL WITH IT. THIS SHOW, & THE IDIOT COMMENTATORS HERE ARE EXACTLY WHY I'M FINALLY LEAVING THIS STATE & THIS REGION IN A MONTH & HOPEFULLY NEVER RETURNING.

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Posted by shrcrppr589 on September 11, 2014 at 10:32 PM
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