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Actually, don’t call it lying. It’s fiction. Entertainment. Reality. Ethical? Who cares? Lately, rewards from lying are getting greater—just ask Elan Gale or the waitress who faked a bit of bigotry...

I'm sure you've asked yourself, "How is a wedding like a CD release concert?" This question has kept you up at night. Now I present to you my 13 answers. You may now rest easy.

Answer: A man-made fiasco... Why none of us should be shocked that poop has started raining down in sheets (and tweets, and twerks...)

The summer 2013 music scene is STOCKED with must-see shows (The Lumineers, Fun., The Killers, etc.). Find these—plus best-bet venues, the Grit team's summer playlist picks, and a badass boombox—here!

Heard the news? Charleston's own Shovels & Rope scored an impressive batch of nominations yesterday from the Americana Music Association. Get the scoop—and learn more about the duo—here

Do you need one of these? Gimme a break, of course you do... bananas being so notoriously hard to slice and all. Pour yourself a drink and scroll through these hilarious Amazon reviews

Though you sure can't learn the definition of ironic from Alanis Morissette, I discovered Saturday night that if you listen closely, the Charleston duo Shovels & Rope can teach you a thing or two...

Are you guilty of any of these 12 self-serving behaviors? Read on to see if YOU could be the road block to your own step up

Proving runners-up are often the real deal, Chas' own Idol alum Elise Testone rocked the Charleston Music Hall Valentine's night. Read on for a recap, plus when and where you can see her next

From mascara and polish to creams and hair products: drugstores offer a wealth of top beauty supplies. Don't waste money testing out new products—here are the tried and true favorites I swear by!

The guys in A Fragile Tomorrow have friends in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Yet locally, the power pop stars are virtually ignored. How 'bout we all take notice? We can start with their show TOMORROW

Cured bacon mini BLTs, oysters with spinach, asiago cheese, brandy, and garlic, chicken pot pie... I've got the rundown on Stars (after giving them the requisite time to open up and settle in)

Scored 82 out of 100 by BeerAdvocate magazine, this hoppy, malty blend is one brew you should try. Lucky for us, it's available at quite a few joints around town

See Andre Dubus III, the bestselling author of House of Sand and Fog, TONIGHT as part of Ashley Hall's Visiting Writers Series (ATTN aspiring writers: you'll want to read this...)

Adding childcare rooms to bars, drug insanity, whether I’m the creepy old guy at the end of the bar, YES you can buy me a beer, and a dozen other sleep-deprived musings

Nora Zelevansky dispells myths about writing, publishing, and first-timer's luck. Come meet the charming author of Semi-Charmed Life... TONIGHT!

Looking for a little mid-week workday inspiration? Read a former Fortune 100 VP's stirring speech from the recent Charleston Regional Business Journal 
Influential Women in Business Luncheon


Bottom line? Anyone can buy art. And adding photography to your collection is fun—here's a few tricks of the trade, including some good warnings (like using caution with emerging talents)

How I fell in love with live music. (Hint: It's all Joan's fault)

Book Review: Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter, by Phoebe Damrosch

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