November 11, 2019

I’ll say this at the start:  Don’t read all of this review. Put down the paper, go to Hooked (ground floor of the Carroll Building, northeast corner of East Bay and Market) and order the crispy Brussels sprouts.

You’ll be so (forgive me) hooked, you’ll be sure to return...

November 11, 2019

Dr. David Baird’s raising cattle right in the ACE Basin

Even if you’ve never been to Plum Hill, I’d bet you can see it in your mind’s eye.

Take the long, straight stretch of Highway 17 south, past Red Top and Ravenel, even past tiny Jacksonboro — once, ever so briefly, t...

November 6, 2019

The Netherlands is considered a mature whisky country by various whisky producers and importers. Hans and Becky tour the “low country” and show us a few reasons why. — Ed.

Picture a country of about 13,000 square miles, densely populated with 17 million inhabitants. For...

November 6, 2019

“Salus populi suprema lex esto” — the good of the people should be the supreme law. For you Latin scholars, you’ll know this is a quotation from Marcus Tullius Cicero. The maxim is so famous that John Locke used a variation of the quotation in his Second Treatise on Go...

November 6, 2019

Sacred Spaces

In the autumn of 2010, I set out with my camera on a four-year journey to discover the history, heritage and culture of South Carolina. Within months, my interest in the state’s many historic structures became my all-consuming passion as I found and photog...

November 6, 2019

When Alice and Rhett Smith’s daughters were little, they were fond of raising a familiar question before preparing for announced road trips. Lillian, now 15 and Virginia Rhett, 12, looked up at their parents and asked “Is this a Mom trip or a Dad trip?”

Indeed, the inqu...

November 5, 2019

The birth of ‘Traditional Wild America’

Living within reach of saltwater marshes and protected woodlands seems commonplace to those born into it; it is simply a part of how one grows up. Venturing away from it, however — even for a short time — makes us profoundly aware...

November 5, 2019

Since socialism is all the rage these days, perhaps a few words of wisdom from the godfather of the socialist movement, Karl Marx, are in order. The German journalist, economist, historian, philosopher, sociologist, political theorist and socialist revolutionary (Phew!...

November 5, 2019

Of late, my columns have been rather serious, dealing with difficult and challenging issues. This month, I’m taking a breather and doing something lighter.

I love horses. I have always loved horses. One of my earliest memories is of walking with my grandfather in a fiel...

November 5, 2019

Part V:  Charleston’s Jews increase in numbers, dedicate a new synagogue and expand their profile

The end of the American Revolution saw a significant increase in the numbers of Charleston’s Jews. A study of the numbers of the Jews in the new republic in 1790, the year...

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Charleston’s beacon by the sea

October 2, 2019

Both long-term residents and newcomers may readily see see the unrelenting change in coastal landscape. Some is gradual; some is swift and dramatic. I...

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