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South Seas Sushi opens next door to South Seas Tiki Lounge tonight
Eat South Seas Sushi opens next door to South Seas Tiki Lounge tonight by Kinsey Gidick, posted 3 days ago

How comfortable are you with the term OOH-MAMI Bar? If that feels OK to you, perhaps you'll enjoy the latest iteration of owner Jonathan Buckley three-part train depot restaurant group (formerly Feathertop, Wise Buck, and Scarecrow) — South Seas Sushi.


The Agenda: Graham says military intervention in N. Korea 30 percent likely; N. Chs. moves ahead with annexation
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The Battery The Agenda: Graham says military intervention in N. Korea 30 percent likely; N. Chs. moves ahead with annexation by Sam Spence, posted 3 days ago

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says that as of yesterday, the odds the U.S. uses "the military option" in North Korea sit at about 30 percent.


5Church combats staffing crisis with new profit-sharing program
Eat 5Church combats staffing crisis with new profit-sharing program by Helen Mitternight, posted 3 days ago

Look up at the ceiling of 5Church and one of the quotes from “The Art of War,” says: “To expand your territory, divide your spoils.”


Heart of Gold Gallery hosts book signing for prolific fashion photographer Anne Menke
Culture Shock Heart of Gold Gallery hosts book signing for prolific fashion photographer Anne Menke by Mary Scott Hardaway, posted 4 days ago

Meet prolific fashion photographer Anne Menke and get a signed copy of her second book See the World Beautiful at Mt. Pleasant's Heart of Gold Gallery Mon. Dec. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.


BevCon nixes Charleston, moves to L.A. for year three
Eat BevCon nixes Charleston, moves to L.A. for year three by Kinsey Gidick, posted 4 days ago

"This was never meant to be a Charleston event — it’s not for Charleston but for the beverage industry,” BevCon founder Angel Postell told Post & Courier Thursday in a story announcing that her beverage industry conference would move to Los Angeles in 2018. After two years hosting the event in Charleston, Postell — the former Charleston Wine + Food festival director — is shifting BevCon to the West Coast.


The Agenda: Who will the Quinns take down with them?; Dems see chances after AL; N. Chs. goes west
The Battery The Agenda: Who will the Quinns take down with them?; Dems see chances after AL; N. Chs. goes west by Sam Spence, posted 4 days ago

Republican State Rep. Rick Quinn resigned his seat yesterday and pled guilty to misconduct in office as state prosecutors closed in on his ethical entanglements and the consulting business ran by his father, Richard.


Charleston Library Society presents live theater this January
Culture Shock Charleston Library Society presents live theater this January by Francesca Mathewes, posted 4 days ago

If you’re a theater buff, we’ve got exciting news for you. And if you’re not, well, you’re gonna be one soon, because the Charleston Library Society has put together a home-run gala event.


Gin Joint offers brunch for one day only this Xmas Eve
Eat Gin Joint offers brunch for one day only this Xmas Eve by Mary Scott Hardaway, posted 4 days ago

Yes, Virginia, there is a cozy spot on East Bay where all you Christmas dreams will come true. The Gin Joint's Miracle bar pop-up has been poppin since late November, and now, they're stepping the cheery up a notch.


Le Farfalle turns into a Tiki bar this Sunday
Eat Le Farfalle turns into a Tiki bar this Sunday by Kinsey Gidick, posted 4 days ago

Though synonymous with the 40s and 50s, the popularity Tiki culture is timeless and Le Farfalle knows it. That's why the Italian restaurant is pulling out the tiny umbrellas for a one-night-only Tiki party.


Best of Charleston 2018 nominations are open with a few new categories
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The Battery Best of Charleston 2018 nominations are open with a few new categories by Sam Spence, posted 5 days ago

Has anything notable happened in the past year? Anything?Well, if you think of anything, you can solidify its place in history by nominating it for Best of Charleston 2018.


Live Music: Sunny Malin; Jinglebang; Faith Lyn; Lowcountry Voices; Acid Christmas
Feedback File Live Music: Sunny Malin; Jinglebang; Faith Lyn; Lowcountry Voices; Acid Christmas by Heath Ellison, posted 5 days ago

Sunny Malin doesn't want us to know anything about his new album. "I don't want to get too into it because it exposes its silhouette," says Malin. It's "not necessarily a complete surprise but just a clean palate" that he wants for listeners when they give it a listen.


Buy local art at Fabulon's holiday pop-up show this Fri. from 6 to 8 p.m.
Culture Shock Buy local art at Fabulon's holiday pop-up show this Fri. from 6 to 8 p.m. by Mary Scott Hardaway, posted 5 days ago

This Fri. from 6 to 8 p.m., swing by the West Ashley studio and peruse small paintings, works on paper, leather jewelry and more all starting at just $15.


It's back: Grab your North of Spring 2018 calendar today
Culture Shock It's back: Grab your North of Spring 2018 calendar today by Connelly Hardaway, posted 5 days ago

North of Spring is Charleston's cheekiest calendar this side of, well, Spring Street. The collaborative calendar, with Recovery Room's Chris DiMattia at the helm, features local businesses celebrating their staff (and booze, of course) every month of the year.


The second annual Charleston Wedding Week promises brides, booze, and (inspiration) boards
Seersucker & Stilettos The second annual Charleston Wedding Week promises brides, booze, and (inspiration) boards by Connelly Hardaway, posted 5 days ago

Charleston Wedding Week (CWW), sponsored by Diamonds Direct and Henri Daussi, is now in its second year and still taking full advantage of the booming wedding industry in Charleston. According to CWW, Charleston celebrates an average of 100 weddings each week. That's a lot of flowers, champagne, and blushing brides, isn't it?


Redux holds Camera Works Cafe with Swedish artist Eva Arnqvist Thurs. Dec. 21
Culture Shock Redux holds Camera Works Cafe with Swedish artist Eva Arnqvist Thurs. Dec. 21 by Mary Scott Hardaway, posted 5 days ago

One of Falkehag's former students, Swedish visual artist Eva Arnqvist, will be the featured guest at this month's Camera Works Cafe Thurs. Dec. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Falkehag says of Arnqvist, "[she] is a visual artist whose broad practice at its core always deals with place and societal change and how everyday life is constructed and transformed by it."


McClellanville combat vet and farmer to be featured on PBS' 'Lidia Celebrates America'
Eat McClellanville combat vet and farmer to be featured on PBS' 'Lidia Celebrates America' by Kinsey Gidick, posted 5 days ago

Jon Darling, a McClellanville sheep farmer and veteran who served as an Army Ranger, will be featured on Lidia Bastianich's "Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes" episode this weekend.


Luke's Craft Pizza open next Monday for special bar pie sale
Eat Luke's Craft Pizza open next Monday for special bar pie sale by Kinsey Gidick, posted 5 days ago

Luke's Craft Pizza is rolling out a Monday special and we're pretty jacked about it. Why? Every week we have to wait until Thursday for Luke's to open. But not next Monday.


New SmartCards now available for peninsula's parking meters
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The Battery New SmartCards now available for peninsula's parking meters by Adam Manno, posted 5 days ago

If you still have a SmartCard lying around the house or hiding in your wallet, you might just have more reasons to get rid of it.


Now through February you can enter to compete in North Chuck's outdoor sculpture competition
Culture Shock Now through February you can enter to compete in North Chuck's outdoor sculpture competition by Francesca Mathewes, posted 5 days ago

This winter, the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department invites sculpture artists from the Lowcountry and beyond to enter their work into the 13th annual National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, taking place in conjunction with the 2018 North Charleston Arts Fest. Deadline for submission is Sun. Feb. 25, 2018 and interested artists can apply online.


S.C. House sexual harassment policy outlines a range of misconduct, doesn't specify reporting window
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The Battery S.C. House sexual harassment policy outlines a range of misconduct, doesn't specify reporting window by Adam Manno, posted 5 days ago

The South Carolina House of Representative "no harassment" policy lists the kind of conduct not allowed from its employees with painstaking detail, often mirroring state and federal anti-discrimination laws.


<i>Santaland Diaries</i> returns to Woolfe Street Playhouse this weekend
Culture Shock Santaland Diaries returns to Woolfe Street Playhouse this weekend by Connelly Hardaway, posted 6 days ago

Our favorite irreverent Christmas story, as told by David Sedaris, and adapted to the stage, is back. Santaland Diaries, the real life tale of Sedaris' days as Crumpet the Elf in a Macy's Department Store, heads to Woolfe Street Playhouse this weekend, Dec. 15-17. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.


Lin-Manuel Miranda is obsessed with a Charleston-made hot sauce he got from Stephen Colbert
Eat Lin-Manuel Miranda is obsessed with a Charleston-made hot sauce he got from Stephen Colbert by Kinsey Gidick, posted 6 days ago

Twitter's a weird thing. One minute it's all talk of Roy Moore on horseback and the next it's revealing Lin-Manuel Miranda's favorite Charleston-produced hot sauce.


HEART presents Love Frequency 2017 at Redux
Feedback File HEART presents Love Frequency 2017 at Redux by Kelly Rae Smith, posted 6 days ago

Local nonprofit HEART debuts its latest project, Heart Radio Lab, on Sat. Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. at Redux Contemporary Art Center (1056 King St.).


Listen to these 4 new, original holiday tunes from Charleston acts
Feedback File Listen to these 4 new, original holiday tunes from Charleston acts by Kelly Rae Smith, posted 6 days ago

These local artists are now part of the original Christmas music canon


Charleston Music Hall screens Stanley Kubrick films starting this January
Holy Cinema Charleston Music Hall screens Stanley Kubrick films starting this January by Francesca Mathewes, posted 6 days ago

Charleston Music Hall loves Stanley Kubrick just as much as the next guy, which is why they’re rolling out their Stanley Kubrick Film Series this winter. All tickets are $8, and a pass to all four film screenings is $20. There’s an additional dinner and film option available for $32, and every screening starts at 7:30 p.m, with the Charleston Music Hall bar opening up at 7 p.m.


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