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Bolognese and Blarneynew

Gullah cuisine, genetics, and Michael Twitty's beef with Sean Brock.
Charleston City Paper  |  Chris Haire  |  04-05-2016  |  Food+Drink

Hangovers Sucknew

Charleston is one of the nation's booziest cities. And in some ways it has been since its very foundation. Back then it was rum, and today it's, well, everything from beer to bourbon, mezcal to Grand Ma. Sadly, there's a price to pay for all of this swilling — the dreaded hangover. This week we take a look at a few alleged hangover cures, including one involving an IV. Ouch.
Charleston City Paper  |  Connelly Hardaway, Kinsey Gidick and Dustin Waters  |  02-24-2016  |  Food+Drink

Cookin' WIth Coolionew

Rapper and chef Coolio teaches Charleston City Paper how to cook a panty-dropping meal.
Charleston City Paper  |  Rex Steckel  |  09-23-2015  |  Profiles & Interviews

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

The Death of Walter Scottnew

A North Charleston police officer shot a man in the back, and a bystander caught it all on video. What happens next?
Charleston City Paper  |  City Paper Editorial Staff  |  04-15-2015  |  Crime & Justice

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

Shockingly True Tales From the World of Pinball Fanaticismnew

Most people don't know this, but pinball used to be illegal. From the early 1940s until the mid-1970s, the game was banned almost everywhere in this country; South Carolina law still forbids anyone under 18 from playing it.
Charleston City Paper  |  Jon Santiago  |  11-18-2014  |  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

Food Reviews, Transparency, and Cookiesnew

It's been a year since former Seattle Weekly food critic Hanna Raskin moved to Charleston to take over The Post and Courier's food section. We sat down with her to talk about reviews, transparency, and cookies.
Charleston City Paper  |  Kinsey Gidick  |  10-08-2014  |  Food+Drink

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

Once again, a case of racial profiling leads to tragedynew

A little more than a year ago, America was riveted by the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. His killer was allowed to go free and the circumstances of his death generated much debate and tension.
Charleston City Paper  |  Dot Scott  |  07-23-2014  |  Race & Class

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