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Photos from our trip to Semilla
Eat Photos from our trip to Semilla by Ruta Smith, posted yesterday

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5th annual Charleston Coffee Cup brings the beans to Memminger on Sun. Oct. 28
Eat 5th annual Charleston Coffee Cup brings the beans to Memminger on Sun. Oct. 28 by Mary Scott Hardaway, posted yesterday

There's coffee, and then there's competition-level coffee. Watch nimble fingered baristas turn milk and espresso into works of art, taste a variety of roasts from local and regional companies, and snack on brunch items at the 5th annual Charleston Coffee Cup next. Sun. Oct. 28 at Memminger Auditorium.


South Carolina adults donate the least to political campaigns in the nation, study says
The Battery South Carolina adults donate the least to political campaigns in the nation, study says by Tim Housand, posted 2 days ago

Getting solicited for campaign donations for them is a major part of how many of us experience the political system. Anyone who’s ever signed up for a political party newsletter list understands first hand the frustration repeated requests to donate. It seems that this irritation is pretty commonplace, but according to a new report, the state ranks dead last in campaign contributions raised per person.


Charleston-filmed 'Halloween' may slash October debut box office record, which could mean windfall for Jamie Lee Curtis
Holy Cinema Charleston-filmed 'Halloween' may slash October debut box office record, which could mean windfall for Jamie Lee Curtis by Sam Spence, posted 3 days ago

If the horror world buzz around the newest Halloween flick is any indication, it could be on its way to breaking box office records this weekend as it opens in theaters nationwide.


Cynthia Wong and Lindsay Collins make inaugural "Cherry Bombe 100" list
Eat Cynthia Wong and Lindsay Collins make inaugural "Cherry Bombe 100" list by Mary Scott Hardaway, posted 3 days ago

Cherry Bombe, a biannual magazine and weekly podcast that celebrates women in the food & bev industry, has just released their inaugural top 100 list of women who "inspire us every day — with their creativity, hard work, and humanity." Two Charleston talents made the list, Life Raft Treats' founder and five time James Beard Award semifinalist for outstanding pastry chef Cynthia Wong and EffinBRadio podcast creator/host and industry vet Lindsay Collins.


Jerry Seinfeld is heading to North Charleston Performing Arts Center on March 7
Culture Shock Jerry Seinfeld is heading to North Charleston Performing Arts Center on March 7 by Adam Manno, posted 3 days ago

Jerry Seinfeld will bring his signature observational comedy, along with his billion-dollar self, to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on March 7.


Museum of Living Arts: Buy One, Get One Free!
Charleston Deals Blog Museum of Living Arts: Buy One, Get One Free! by City Paper Staff, posted 3 days ago

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Paul Cristina debuts new work, Down Into Folds, at Beresford Studios on Oct. 26
Culture Shock Paul Cristina debuts new work, Down Into Folds, at Beresford Studios on Oct. 26 by Connelly Hardaway, posted 3 days ago

Beresford Studios and the Charleston Arts Festival present Down Into Folds, a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings from local artist Paul Cristina. Down Into Folds opens next Fri. Oct. 26, with a reception from 6-8 p.m. The works will be on display through Nov. 25.


Beat Juice: 11 Questions with Kanika Moore of Doom Flamingo
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Feedback File Beat Juice: 11 Questions with Kanika Moore of Doom Flamingo by Chelsea Grinstead, posted 3 days ago

Besides being on the road with Doom Flamingo, Kanika Moore has a lot more brewing, including a new album and music video. Find out what all Moore has up her sleeve in this week’s Beat Juice.


Images of breast cancer survivors grace Charleston galleries in 'The Grace Project'
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Culture Shock Images of breast cancer survivors grace Charleston galleries in 'The Grace Project' by Connelly Hardaway, posted 3 days ago

The Grace Project, a series of portraits of women who bear the scars from breast cancer, will be on display in three Charleston galleries next weekend, Oct. 25-28. The portraits, from photographer Charise Isis, highlight survivors of breast cancer who are often overlooked, underrepresented, and underserved.


2018 City Paper Music Awards voting is open!
Feedback File 2018 City Paper Music Awards voting is open! by Lauren Hurlock, posted 4 days ago

We counted the nominations, crunched the numbers, and we are pumped to announce the finalists are in for the 2018 City Paper Music Awards. Some of the best of Charleston's music scene is represented, from veterans to up-and-coming bands.


Iliza Shlesinger's Elder Millenial tour hits the Music Hall next May
Culture Shock Iliza Shlesinger's Elder Millenial tour hits the Music Hall next May by Connelly Hardaway, posted 4 days ago

Iliza Shlesinger, one of this year's Charleston Comedy Fest headliners, heads back to the Lowcountry next May as part of her Elder Millenial Tour. Tickets for the show, held on Fri. May 3 at 7 p.m., go on sale tomorrow, Fri. Oct. 19 at 10 a.m.


Itinerant Literate hosts author of 'Amongst the Liberal Elite,' Elly Lonon
Culture Shock Itinerant Literate hosts author of 'Amongst the Liberal Elite,' Elly Lonon by Connelly Hardaway, posted 4 days ago

On Thurs. Nov. 1 at 6 p.m., Itinerant Literate hosts author, columnist, and political satirist Elly Lonon for a book signing with Mt. Pleasant Town Council member G.M. Whitley, celebrating Lonon's new graphic novel, Amongst the Liberal Elite: The Road Trip Exploring Societal Inequities Solidified by Trump.


Revelry Brewing turns four — celebrate with oysters and beer at their annual block party
Eat Revelry Brewing turns four — celebrate with oysters and beer at their annual block party by Mary Scott Hardaway, posted 4 days ago

Sun. Oct. 28 at noon head to 10 Conroy Street for a block party bash with music from DJ Sparkbox; eats from Coffin Island Catering, Pub Fare, and Tobo Sushi; and oysters from The Darling Oyster Bar. There will also be vendors including Nectar Sunglasses, Red Rose Vintage, and Tuff Stuff Vintage in addition to kids' activities. Tickets are $10 and be purchased online at citypapertickets.com.


Less than a year old, Commonhouse Aleworks is already expanding its outdoor seating area
Eat Less than a year old, Commonhouse Aleworks is already expanding its outdoor seating area by Mary Scott Hardaway, posted 4 days ago

If you're seeking common ground with your neighbors, look no further than Commonhouse Aleworks. Already a Park Circle hotspot, the brewery announced last night on social media that they would be expanding their outdoor seating area, dubbing it "Commonground."


Five Charleston beverages to sip on instead of a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latté
Eat Five Charleston beverages to sip on instead of a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latté by Mary Scott Hardaway, posted 4 days ago

Cloyingly sweet and chock full of calories, flavored coffee drinks can be a quick fix followed by a guilty 'what did I just put in my body' crash. It doesn't have to be that way, though. If a cold brew straight or black cuppa doesn't do it for ya, there are plenty of drinks to sip around town that are 100 times better than the ol' Sbux PSL. Now that the temps have dropped below 80 degrees, seek out these steaming lattes to warm your soul:


Now boarding British Airways non-stop service from Charleston to London
The Battery Now boarding British Airways non-stop service from Charleston to London by Lauren Hurlock, posted 4 days ago

British Airways will be flying nonstop between Charleston to London's Heathrow airport on Thursdays and Sundays beginning April 4, 2019. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.


Murphy USA is "reviewing" 911 call incident at North Charleston gas station
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The Battery Murphy USA is "reviewing" 911 call incident at North Charleston gas station by Adam Manno, posted 4 days ago

The parent company of a North Charleston gas station where an employee called the police on anti-violence demonstrators on Sunday says they are "reviewing the situation."


The Agenda: Enjoy the cooler temps before it heats back up, Gov. and congressional candidates debate
The Battery The Agenda: Enjoy the cooler temps before it heats back up, Gov. and congressional candidates debate by Lauren Hurlock, posted 4 days ago

Charleston is getting a break from the historic heat before it returns next week, James Smith and Henry McMaster debate, recap of Katie Arrington and Joe Cunningham's debate, CofC has the most powerful telescope in the state


Organizer of famed Mike Pence dance party protest holding social justice 'werkshop' at CofC Thurs. Oct. 18
The Battery Organizer of famed Mike Pence dance party protest holding social justice 'werkshop' at CofC Thurs. Oct. 18 by Connelly Hardaway, posted 4 days ago

Firas Nasr, founder of WERK for Peace and host of Dance Party Protests — perhaps, most notably, of the dance party protest that took place outside of Mike Pence's house after the 2017 inauguration — heads to Charleston tomorrow, Thurs. Oct. 18 for dance workshop.


You can (and should) rent Halloween VHS movies from Graveface Records
Holy Cinema You can (and should) rent Halloween VHS movies from Graveface Records by Connelly Hardaway, posted 5 days ago

If you've still got a VHS player lying around (or better yet, are actively using one), then you'll want to head to King Street's Graveface Records. We know the spot, owned by Ryan Graveface, is a killer record store, but we just recently learned that Graveface also rents out VHS tapes. He estimates the store's backroom has between 400-500 tapes for customers to peruse. What are you waiting for?


Seaborn Oyster Co. brings pop up raw bar to Basic Kitchen starting next Thurs. Oct. 25
Eat Seaborn Oyster Co. brings pop up raw bar to Basic Kitchen starting next Thurs. Oct. 25 by Connelly Hardaway, posted 5 days ago

Cyrus Buffum brings his Seaborn Oyster Co. to Basic Kitchen Thursdays this fall. Seaborn's pop-up raw bar, The Red Balloon, kicks things off on Thurs. Oct. 25 from 5:30-8 p.m. Hand shucked oysters will be available for $3 a piece, and guests can also order from Basic Kitchen's full menu.


It's that time of year — Charleston Music Hall screens four holiday films this December
Holy Cinema It's that time of year — Charleston Music Hall screens four holiday films this December by Jack Kramer, posted 5 days ago

The Charleston Music Hall is putting the lights on the tree early; yesterday they announced this year's Holiday Film Series. Come celebrate the holidays with a lineup of "classic" Christmas movies that will bring holiday cheer. Begin each night with caroling and then watch your favorite movies on a full-sized movie screen.


Children's Museum raising money to replace exhibit vandalized on Saturday
Culture Shock Children's Museum raising money to replace exhibit vandalized on Saturday by Connelly Hardaway, posted 5 days ago

Today the Children's Museum posted a link to a fundraiser to rebuild their Raceways Exhibit, which they say was vandalized this past Sat. Oct. 13 at 2 a.m. According to the museum, "three men hopped the fence, ran through the museum's backyard, and pushed over our much-loved Raceways Exhibit, completely destroying it in the process." You can help the museum raise money for a new exhibit by donating online.


Watch Tuesday's 1st District debate between Katie Arrington and Joe Cunningham
The Battery Watch Tuesday's 1st District debate between Katie Arrington and Joe Cunningham by Sam Spence, posted 5 days ago

The candidates vying to replace 1st District Congressman Mark Sanford in Washington squared off in North Charleston on Tuesday night. Republican Katie Arrington and Democrat Joe Cunningham met at Charleston Southern University's Lightsey Chapel three weeks before Election Day on Nov. 6.


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