Articles by: Charleston Currents

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where is this chandelier?

MYSTERY PHOTO:  Where is this chandelier?

This large, odd-looking chandelier isn’t anywhere near Charleston, but you may have seen it somewhere on your travels or research.  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write:  “Mystery Photo guess.”

The last issue’s Mystery Photo featured a barn-like structure on stilts that turns out to be a “winnowing” barn for rice located at Mansfield Plantation in Georgetown County.

by · 10/16/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
FEEDBACK:   Three letters on guns and violence

FEEDBACK:   Three letters on guns and violence

Katharine DuV. Beard, Camden, S.C.: “Thank you for this paragraph in your article on gun control, ‘But don’t be fooled that banning bump stocks, which isn’t being completely pooh-poohed by the NRA, is real gun control. It’s a temporary concession to quell debate on bigger issues of real gun control. It’s part of the political game in Washington that assumes if you throw a little red meat to the voters, they won’t look at doing something more substantive and with more scope.’”

Other letters from Ben Moise of Charleston and George Wilson of Stone Mountain, Ga.

by · 10/16/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
SPOTLIGHT: Charleston RiverDogs

SPOTLIGHT: Charleston RiverDogs

This issue’s featured underwriter is the Charleston RiverDogs. The Lowcountry’s leader in sports entertainment, Charleston RiverDogs baseball is an attractive, affordable medium for your group or business.

by · 10/16/2017 · 1 comment · Underwriters
SC ENCYCLOPEDIA:  Grace Beacham Freeman, poet laureate

SC ENCYCLOPEDIA:  Grace Beacham Freeman, poet laureate

S.C. Encyclopedia  | Born in Spartanburg on Feb. 18, 1916, Freeman was the daughter of Henry Beacham and Grace Bailey. She attended elementary and high school in the Spartanburg school system and received her undergraduate degree in English, drama, and Latin from Converse College in 1937. In 1993, she received an honorary doctor of letters degree from St. Andrews Presbyterian College.

by · 10/15/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
GOOD NEWS: Harvest Festival set for Nov. 4 on Johns Island

GOOD NEWS: Harvest Festival set for Nov. 4 on Johns Island

Staff reports  |  The 16th annual Harvest Festival will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Johns Island County Park.  a  foot-stompin’ showcase of Charleston’s bluegrass talent, this year’s lineup will feature local performers Blue Plantation, YeeHaw Junction, Southern Flavor Bluegrass, Marshgrass Mamas and Boss Hawg.

Other Good News on International African American Museum, AAA credit rating, year-round market, more.

by · 10/09/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
MYSTERY PHOTO:  What kind of odd place is this?

MYSTERY PHOTO:  What kind of odd place is this?

This old building seems to be on stilts.  What is it and where is it?  Send your best guess to:  editor@charlestoncurrents.com – and please make sure to include your name and hometown.  In the subject line, write:  “Mystery Photo guess.”

No one got the last Mystery Photo correct. Click to find out what it was.

by · 10/09/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
FEEDBACK:  On how things were and “barbaric” gun solution

FEEDBACK:  On how things were and “barbaric” gun solution

P.C. Coker, Charleston: “I hate to propose a barbaric response to this [gun] issue, but nothing will galvanize the public to demand more stringent controls on assault weapons and comprehensive background checks than for the media to start showing the dead in living color.” Also, a comment by Charleston’s Bryan Harrison.

by · 10/09/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback
Rees

HISTORY:  Ennis Rees, poet laureate

S.C. Encyclopedia  |  Poet, literary critic, translator, children’s author. Ennis Samuel Rees, Jr. was born on March 17, 1925, in Newport, Virginia, to Ennis Samuel and Dorothy Drumwright Rees. He received his A.B. from the College of William and Mary in 1946, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa and where he received the Botetourt Medal for distinguished scholarship. The same year he married Marion Ensor Lott.

by · 10/09/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, S.C. Encyclopedia
CALENDAR, Oct. 2+:  Free Verse Festival, MOJA, Star War Reads Day

CALENDAR, Oct. 2+:  Free Verse Festival, MOJA, Star War Reads Day

Staff reports  |  There’s almost an event every day in Charleston’s first poetry extravaganza, Free Verse Festival, which runs through the end of the month.

Take a look at the varied calendar, including The Mayhem Poets on Sept. 29 at the Charleston Gaillard Center to the Poet Laureate Show, featuring our own Marjory Wentworth, on Oct. 6 at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. 

by · 10/02/2017 · Comments are Disabled · calendar
REVIEW:  Miss Hokusai, a film directed by Keiichi Hara

REVIEW:  Miss Hokusai, a film directed by Keiichi Hara

Tama R. Howard: O-Ei Katsushika “narrates” this incredibly beautiful film that spotlights the strange life and long career of the famed Japanese painter, Hokusai Katsushika.

by · 10/02/2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, Reviews