Culture

Northeastern University Experiences Civil Rights in South Carolina

By Tabitha Safdi

Civil RightsThomas Mullikan is not only a Camden attorney, but he travels back and forth to Boston to teach a class on Southern Politics at Northeastern University . Several weeks ago, he brought his class down South to get a first-hand look at our past and future regarding civil rights in our state. The tour through South Carolina began in Camden, where several leaders recalled their moments in our civil rights history.

Coach Holbrook Wins On and Off the Field

By Aimee Crouch

HolbrookIn 2004, USC Head Baseball Coach Chad Holbrook and his wife, Jenn, found out their then two year old son, Reece, had cancer. Reece eventually won his battle with cancer. After this difficult experience, the Holbrooks decided to focus their efforts on helping others going through similar circumstances by founding the Reece Holbrook Win Anyway Foundation . Coach Holbrook talks about what the foundation is all about.

Annie Leibovitz--Surprising Answer from Lisa Marie About Graceland

By Aimee Crouch

LeibovitzFamed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured portraits of many famous people throughout her career. Leibovitz sat down with us to talk about her life, her career, and her latest exhibit. Pilgrimage is now showing at The Columbia Museum of Art through January 2014. In this video, Leibovitz talks about asking Lisa Marie Presley what she should shoot at Graceland. Elvis’ daughter surprised Leibovitz with her suggestion. Watch the full Annie Leibovitz interview on Palmetto Scene .

Bullying: A Growing Problem

By A. Randall

BullyingThe four major types of bullying are verbally, socially, physically and now cyberbullying. It is a growing concern that we are hearing about more and more frequently. Rep. Robert Williams describes bullying as “... a group of individuals who usually come together as a pack and they develop some type of bond, and what they do is they prey on those who are less compatible to them…maybe a very academic person.” In this Web feature, we take a look at eleven year-old Cartavius Segars who is tired of being a victim and ready to talk about his experience. Segars says, “Sometimes I just ignore them...

South Carolina Slave Home to Become Centerpiece for Smithsonian’s New Museum

By Tabitha Safdi

Slave HomeDown a dirt road on Edisto Island, in the middle of Point of Pines Plantation, stood a dilapidated home chock-full of history. The home was one of two of the nation’s oldest slave cabins, dating to the 1850s. According to the NY Times , “Black families lived in the wood-sided, two-room houses, without electricity or heating, until the 1980s." The NY Times : “For years, local historians had struggled to save the pinewood building. After the last residents moved out, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places, in 1986. Three years ago, the plantation’s owners donated the cabin but...

Annie Leibovitz Talks About Touring with The Rolling Stones

By Aimee Crouch

LeibovitzFamed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz has captured portraits of many famous people throughout her career. On the latest episode of Palmetto Scene, she sits down with us to talk about her life, her career, and her exhibit, Pilgrimage, that is now showing at The Columbia Museum of Art through January. In this clip, Leibovitz reminisces about her time touring with The Rolling Stones.

The Iconic Upstate Restaurant Still Serving Smiles “A-plenty”

By William Richardson

BeaconBeacon Drive-In opened in 1946 and is now a Spartanburg landmark. John B. White founded The Beacon. The Beacon's large menu features an entire selection of "a-plenty" dishes such as beef a-plenty and chili-cheese burger a-plenty. The "a-plenty" dishes are served with french fries and onion rings. Kenny Church says, “We try to give people plenty. He [White] actually started the Beacon after the Depression when people didn’t have much food. So he started a plate called 'a-plenty' which is a lot of food." J.C. Stroble, a man famous for calling out orders, passed away in August 2013. Stroble had...

Nationally Renowned Chef Matt Lee Makes Loquat Liqueur

By Aimee Crouch

Lee BrosCharleston's amazing history and outstanding food is a haven for visitors. Two brothers who grew up in Charleston are now offering a “taste” of the coastal town in a new cookbook, The Lee Brothers Charleston Kitchen . According to NPR, "In addition to highlighting Charleston's current food culture, Matt and Ted Lee also looked to Charleston's history to find old recipes that might have been forgotten. Cookbooks from the 19th century were particularly inspiring, Ted says. "They tell a story so diverse and varied about the different types of vegetables that were grown in the Lowcountry, some of...

Coach John McKissick: The Winningest Coach in the Nation

By Tabitha Safdi

McKissickCoach John McKissick has done something football coaches across the country can only dream about achieving. In 2012, he became the first American football coach in history to win 600 career games. Coach McKissick currently holds the record for the most wins by a football coach on any level. ESPN calls the Summerville High School football coach the “Coach of the Century.” When ESPN The Magazine asked Coach McKissick about retiring, his response was epic. “My wife, Joan, says it and I say it too: I would retire, but it would look bad after 61 years of marriage to get a divorce." For more on...

An Interview with Lunch Money, the S.C. Indie Rock Band

By Tabitha Safdi

Lunch MoneyThe band Lunch Money is making waves with audiences everywhere with songs about dollhouses, balloons and pushing buttons. These audiences aren’t just pint-sized people either. Parents are finding this indie music fun, too. “I love it when adults tell us, 'I find myself listening to your album even when my kids aren't around.' That’s the point,” says bass player, J.D. Stephens. The Columbia, South Carolina-based band has songs in regular rotation on SiriusXM Radio, and the band has played venues and festivals around the United States. NPR had this to say about Lunch Money: “One characteristic...

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