Glassy Little Baby

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Writing
Glassy Little Baby

GLASSY LITTLE BABY Warning: This story will make you feel something. Cancer. See? It did it already. They’re called votives. It takes four people in a team of seventy about ten minutes to make a single one. For every one sold, a charity benefits. And one of those beneficiaries is Roper St. Francis. glassybaby started in […]

Saving the world, 4 legs at a time

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Writing
Saving the world, 4 legs at a time

Carly Messmer and Adam Hickey had a good idea. Not to mention a health conscious city with an infectious entrepreneurial spirit to inspire them. They combined her deep love of dogs with his obsession for green living. Soon,GreenDogLove.com was born. Launched in April, this Charleston-born website is committed to helping pups and the Planet. From biodegradable […]

The Music Man

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Writing
The Music Man

John A. Zeigler, Jr. likes to keep life simple. He is a reader, a South Carolina native, and a published poet. He is a brother, an uncle, and former bookstore owner. He is a music lover, an audience, and recent recipient of College of Charleston’s honorary degree. Oh, and he’s given almost $1,000,000 to young […]

I’m A Yoga Teacher Practicing Next to You, and I’m Scared Of You

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Writing
I’m A Yoga Teacher Practicing Next to You, and I’m Scared Of You

Hey you, person on my right practicing next to me, I’m gonna practice right next to you. Yes, I’m a teacher here. No, don’t be intimidated. Don’t judge me, either. Don’t even look at me. Or, do all those things. But I’m about to enter the same vulnerable state you are. And right now I’m […]

Sidewalk Surfers

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Writing

SIDEWALK SURFERS Skateboarding. Kind of makes you think of Tony Hawk. Or Rob & Big, or that redheaded guy, or Beastie Boys videos, or beer. Or maybe of ’90s-type hooligans skating recklessly to knock over a liquor store and cause general mayhem for mankind as we know it. Forget everything you know. Let’s catch you up […]

Enlightened Ensemble

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Writing

ENLIGHTENED ENSEMBLE Calling Entropy Ensemble “a cover band” is even more blasphemous than saying Radiohead reminds you of Coldplay. The irony is you don’t have to be a Radiohead fan—or even know who they are—to get that joke. Actually, it might be better that you don’t. All you have to understand is the profound, intrinsic […]

The Cocktail Movement

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Writing

THE COCKTAIL MOVEMENT FIG. Gin Joint. Husk. The Belmont. And, soon, The Cocktail Club on Upper King. Charleston, welcome to the Cocktail Movement. The romanticism is hard to resist: Stepping out of the warm sun into a firm seat at a mahogany bar, the authoritative scoop and shake of the ice, the skilled pour of […]

Sweet baby James

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Writing

SWEET BABY JAMES Rag + Bone Gunmetal boots. Givenchy distressed tote. And a Theodosia delicate pendant necklace (you know, for a local touch). Stacy Smallwood looks damn good. Especially for having just had her second baby. Give a warm welcome to the newest addition to the Hampden family, named JAMES, Stacy’s designer accessory boutique, conveniently […]

Pocket Poetry

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Writing
Pocket Poetry

Meet Marcus. Actually, wait. You know Marcus. Marcus Amaker. Charleston’s prized poet. Dude with dreads riding his bike. Sexy black man. Designer/musician/Prince fanatic. Yeah, you know him. But we want to re-introduce you, because he’s saying goodbye. Panic not. We mean he’s letting go of his older poems and transitioning into a new phase of […]

Band Meets World

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Writing

BAND MEETS WORLD It’s the classic coming-of-age story: Boy seeks adventure. Boy enters world. Boy gains experience. Boy becomes man. In this case, the world is Charleston and it’s not one boy, but six rockers of local indie groove-based-rock-reggae-jam band Long Miles, who are about to show everybody they’re ready to be taken seriously. But first […]