Some articles just don’t feel like work. For this particular City Paper story, I was sent half a dozen new drinking-focused books, and I took it upon myself to study them in depth — and of course test out a few recipes. Read my roundup of the best summer releases here.
I talked to installation artist and sculptor Herb Parker about dumpster diving, his studio space, and his strangest discoveries.
An excerpt: “In the late ’80s, I was working as a day laborer tearing down an old warehouse with a sledgehammer. I punched a hole through a wall, looked in, and saw hundreds of figures of adults and children hanging from the roof. It was a surreal moment, beautiful and eerie. They were old plaster mannequins from the ’40s or ’50s. I saved a truckload, but the others were destroyed with the building.”
You can read the full profile in Charleston Magazine.
Ever wonder what goes into planning a menu? I talked to three chefs at three different stages in the process. Read this and you’re guaranteed to look at things differently next time you go out to eat.
Not long after leaving Charleston to move to Boston, I wrote the cover story for the Charleston City Paper about Charleston comics who have moved on to new places themselves. It was funny timing, but not as funny as the guys I interviewed. Let’s just say it was very difficult to pare down their quotes. Read the story here.
I chatted with three experienced Charleston hostesses — and moms — for advice on throwing successful summer soirees. Read their advice right here at Lowcountry Parent Magazine.