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BY: Stephanie Hunt
Last week, in the wake of announcements for the MacArthur Genius Awards (hooray for Alison Bechdel, whom, if you saw the CofC FunHome production, you already knew was a genius), another artist also...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
Here's hoping Team USA is as hot as team TEDxCharleston has been lately. Curator Edith Howle got word this week that yet another of the 2014 TEDxCharleston talks has been selected as an Editor's Pick...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
At last night's private preview for the Halsey's 30th Anniversary exhibition, The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns, the spotlight was on Shepard Fairey...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
When the art-savvy Allison Williamson started the Charleston Artist Collective a few years ago, she broadened the booming local gallery scene well beyond Chalmers Street's venerable Pink House and...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
The recent trailers and teasers promoting Southern Charm elicit a collective gag for a multitude of reasons (godawful lipstick colors being the least of them -- don't they have professional makeup...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
Tonight our family will gather for Christmas Eve dinner. I haven't done a lick of grocery shopping yet, but I've done the important stuff—the inviting, the gathering, the cooking up of gratitude and...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
I remember my first Nutcracker Ballet. I was maybe eight or nine years old, and my family had driven our wood-paneled Dodge station wagon from North Carolina to West Palm Beach, playing a Beatles 8-...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
It felt more like summer than December as I biked to work Friday morning, wiping sweat as I rode past the pitiful candy canes affixed to light posts on Coleman Boulevard. But I was so glad I had my...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
Maybe you're like me and up until now, you had no idea that Veronica Roth (age 25), author of the #1 New York Times selling Divergent series, is the hottest thing since Taylor Swift (age 23,...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
For the last 10 days, I've shut down the Shutdown. Haven't read a newspaper, logged on, or tuned in to a single episode of All Things Considered, and evidently, I haven't missed a thing. While our...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
Part of Grit's "Crib Sheets" series—Your totally local guide to getting through the back-to-school season. Also check out...    * These crazy helpful tips for new CofC...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
Shoppers beware: the annual consumer back-to-school free-for-all known as tax-free weekend is upon us. My rising 8th grader has her list all ready, but I’ll be making excuses for why we have to wait...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
My kids came home from summer camp this weekend.   Sigh.   Sigh for me—my blissfully quiet and semi-clean house will no longer be quiet or even minorly clean; and an even bigger sigh for...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
I wonder what Webb Woodrow from 706 Greene Avenue in Brooklyn is up to these days?   I wonder if he has any idea he's part of one of the best art exhibits I've ever seen in Charleston, at...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
It happens every year.   Those slowly rising, plaintive opening notes of Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man" bring tears to my eyes. The tone is bare, the musical arrangement pure and...
BY: Instant Grit
The Blog of the Week is.... Lottery Loser Takes All by Stephanie Hunt. This didn't just bring us down to earth out of our $590 million cloud—it broke the fall.   Because we all...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
I am out 10 bucks.    That was what I and my office mates each pooled together in a collegial attempt to improve our odds at winning last week's lottery megaprize. We spent Friday scheming...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
Why'd I bike to work today? If it were only about being green and sustainable and holier than thou because I opted for 2 wheels and no petrol to reduce my carbon footprint, then I'd just toot the "...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
If I had a million bucks, I'd give it ito Bill Stanfield at Metanoia. Hand it right over.     Photo by Fia Forever Photography   In the spirit of the "Reinvent" theme at...
BY: Stephanie Hunt
  Last night, like most nights in our hoppin' happening city, where there is always something tugging at my time and interests (an art opening, a poetry reading, a committee meeting, or better...


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