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January 14, 2020

One of the most picturesque institutions of Old Charleston was the street vendors hawking their wares. Some sold ice for the “ice boxes,” while others sold vegetables, flowers and beautiful handmade baskets. Many women carried their wares in baskets balanced on top of...

January 10, 2020

Le carnet de France

If you are planning a trip to Paris and you are interested in art, you probably have the Musée du Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and some other museums on your list. However, like many visitors, you may hesitate to push open the door of religious sites.


January 8, 2020

On December 8, the ACE Basin Project celebrated its 30th anniversary at Willtown Bluff Plantation, on a breathtaking bluff overlooking ancient rice fields along the South Edisto River. Much has changed since the endeavor began, but the spirit of the project has ensured...

January 8, 2020

Rupert Patrick, great-great-grandson of James Eadie, is responsible for the resurrection of a whisky brand his ancestor established more than a century and a half ago. At that time a large St. Andrews Cross was depicted on the label, in reference to the street where dr...

January 8, 2020

Big field winnowed, Prioleau not buffaloed, one lucky Dem endorsed … ship of state still well off course

It’s 2020 and that means only one thing to a political scholar like me — it’s an election year.

President Trump will, of course, soon be removed from office for obstr...

January 8, 2020

Part VI: Charleston: The largest Jewish Community in the United States in the Early 19th Century

We saw in the most recent article in this series that Charleston was the largest Jewish community in the United States in 1820, likely numbering about 800 souls. New York’s...

January 8, 2020

From the late 15th century until the middle of the 17th century, a court sat in London that became infamous for its abuses; indeed it is considered to have been the primary motivating force behind the our Fifth Amendment constitutional protections against compelled sel...

December 5, 2019

The late Bubba Chaplin, old-school barber and devoted sportsman, once contrasted still-hunting for deer and deer hunting with dogs thusly:  “Any S.O.B. can kill a deer while he’s standing still eating at a corn pile, but the real sport is shooting that deer while he’s...

December 5, 2019

A perplexing question, but — I promise — not a silly one:  What might Huguenot heritage taste like?

It seems the easy and direct answer is the eponymous Huguenot torte. Yet, while I have nothing but praise for the sweet apple-and-nut confection … it is, like the best of...

December 5, 2019

Since you are reading this, you are most likely geographically knowledgeable in that there are two locations in the Universe — Charleston and “off.” “Off” can be fun and interesting, however, and a nice place to visit, particularly from a culinary perspective.

Which lea...

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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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