Best Artistic Homecoming

Shepard Fairey Scouting Mural Locations

If you think you saw Shepard Fairey tooling around town in the company of the Halsey’s Mark Sloan some time this past year, you probably did. The artist has been in Charleston a couple of times looking for places to create new murals, which will be included in his show at the Halsey in May (the exhibition’s called The Insistent Image and features work by contemporary icon Jasper Johns as well). Keep your eyes peeled for his iconic images coming soon to a building near you.

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Best Sullivan’s Island Bar

T. Ballard Lesemann

Poe’s Tavern Sullivan’s Island. 2210 Middle St. 883-0083 It’s been almost 180 years since the Waltham made her way into Charleston Harbor carrying the 18-year-old Edgar Allan Poe, recently enlisted under the name of Private Edgar A. Perry. The young poet and writer found himself stationed at Ft. Moultrie on the western tip of the […]


9/27 COVID-19 update: 569 new cases; 3 deaths; 13.8 percent positive

COVID-19 updates: South Carolina health officials reported 569 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, with three additional confirmed deaths. With 4,118 tests collected, the percent-positive rate was 13.8 percent. As of 6 p.m. Sept. 27, via S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control:Confirmed cases in S.C.:  141,909 (+569 new cases since Saturday)Percent Positive: 13.8% (up from 11%) Positive tests […]

October openings present pandemic-inspired art around Charleston

As the city settles into a new kind of normal during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, art galleries around town are reopening, both virtually and in-person for socially distant viewing.

LayWills levels up on new EP ‘Upper Class’

Lowcountry rapper LayWills’ sophomore album, Upper Class, is all about the next step up. Taking the formula she laid down in her debut EP PreSchool, LayWills upped the ante on the feel-good party vibe without losing the soul of that last album.

Challengers hope to shift Senate power, Charleston-area seats in play

As Democrats seek to flip four Senate seats in the Lowcountry in the Nov. 3 election, Republicans are looking to wrest five Democratic seats in reddening rural districts in the Upstate and Midlands. Of the Senate’s 46 seats, 27 currently are held by Republicans and 19 are held by Democrats. There are 32 seats facing […]