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Here’s How Seven Votes Changed on the Confederate Flag Billnew

Fourteen minutes passed between the second and third House readings of the bill that called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds. In that time, the vote count changed from 93-27 to 94-20.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  07-13-2015  |  Politics

‘Only Love Can Conquer Hate’new

Less than two months before his death in a mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney led a service at his church calling for an end to racism, bigotry, and violence. He started with a prayer.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  06-22-2015  |  Race & Class

How to Give $1 Million to a Mayoral Candidatenew

Thwart the $1,000 contribution limit with this one weird trick!
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  05-06-2015  |  Elections

Officer Slager’s Record Shows CPR and Taser Training, Two Complaintsnew

2013 complainant said the North Charleston cop, now accused of murdering Walter Scott, tased him "for no reason."
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  04-10-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Mapping Charleston's Public Urination Problem with the PeeNinsula 5000new

Have you ever wondered where people are peeing in public in the city of Charleston — or at least where they're getting caught?
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  03-25-2015  |  Science

I Suck at Buskingnew

One man's quest to conquer the sidewalks with a banjo and a prayer.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  02-26-2015  |  Features

Meet the Couples in Limbonew

The stories of 3 same-sex couples who tried applying for marriage licenses in South Carolina last week.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  10-16-2014  |  LGBT

A map of Charleston's Gay Historynew

For a town obsessed with its own history, Charleston has been slow to acknowledge its gay past. That's why Harlan Greene, a librarian at the College of Charleston, created an interactive map this spring titled "The Real Rainbow Row: Charleston's Queer History."
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  07-30-2014  |  LGBT

Professor says CSU fired him for appearing on a beer cannew

Charleston Southern University associate professor Paul Roof says the school fired him Friday after his bearded visage appeared on cans of Holy City Brewing’s Chucktown Follicle Brown.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  06-02-2014  |  Education

Talking sexual politics and botany with poet Ed Madden, co-editor of Out Loudnew

Ed Madden is worth listening to for a couple of reasons. For one, as co-editor of the essay collection Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio, he has found himself at the crossroads of sexuality and politics this year during the much-publicized Statehouse censorship debates. For another thing, he’s a damn fine poet.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  05-29-2014  |  LGBT

Tips for getting published on McSweeney's Internet Tendencynew

The kindest and most personal rejection letter I ever received was from an editor of McSweeney's Internet Tendency, the online humor repository founded by literary star Dave Eggers.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  04-02-2014  |  Media

Ex-Sen. Ford: ‘I know racism and bigotry, and Glenn McConnell is neither’new

Last week, when we interviewed Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell about his upcoming presidency at the College of Charleston, McConnell challenged us to ask ex-Sen. Robert Ford about McConnell’s record on Confederate Memorial Day and the Confederate flag. So we did.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  04-01-2014  |  Race & Class

5 South Carolina Authors You Wish You’d Heard Ofnew

South Carolina earns its bad press from time to time, but we have at least one reason to hold our heads up: Our literary pedigree ain't half bad.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  03-07-2014  |  Books

The Soft Science of Snow Daysnew

For all the snow-related headaches that plagued the Charleston area this week — the traffic snarls on I-526, the two-and-a-half days of school closures, the chunk of ice that fell from the Ravenel Bridge superstructure and crushed a car windshield — local government officials could find one piece of solace: At least we’re not Atlanta.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  01-31-2014  |  Science

What if dueling had never been outlawed in South Carolina?new

It's not that hard to imagine, really: Two politicians lock horns. They start lobbing insults at each other in press releases, passive-aggressive tweets, and cable news interviews. Words like "socialist" and "racist" get thrown around. Then they go out in a field and shoot guns at each other.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  12-27-2013  |  Policy Issues

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