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Cover Story: Tarnished Jewel

Music Feature: Community Offers Memories of Shredquarters, Beloved House Show Spot That Ends Its Run This Week

City Watch: Dave Matthews Rocks Charlotte, Maroon 5 Poses in Columbia

FT Roundup: S.C. Man Tries to Sell Pot on Craigslist

On The Cover

Tarnished Jewel

The City of Columbia Explores Redeveloping Finlay Park
Finlay Park is broken.

Events in Columbia

8 Days - Synchronous Fireflies; Daufuskie Memories; Vietnam Memorial

Not entirely clear why the Columbia Fireflies baseball team went with that name and the glow-tastic logo?
A Pretty Lovely Party
The Meddler
The Flick
Camden ART Honors Show

Music + Nightlife

Community Offers Memories of Shredquarters, Beloved House Show Spot That Ends Its Run This Week

Jessica Oliver once offered me and a friend a weak apology for sending porcelain flying into our skin like shrapnel after rocketing plates to the hardwood floor at the end of her band’s song.
Where It's At: Club Calendar: May 25 - June 1
Club Life: Joshua Streetman at Moriarty’s Irish Pub
Sound Bites: Concerts in Columbia: May 26 - June 1

Food + Dining

Switchel Up Your Summer Sips

Fancy a glass of haymaker’s punch? How about a switchel? What if we called it the original Gatorade?
On Tap: Ride the Brew Bus to Some Distilleries
Chew on This!: Tour the Vista by Mouth
Bite of the Week: Unagi Donburi at Saky

News + Opinion

Latest S.C. Abortion Bill, Awaiting Haley’s Signature, Is Part of National Strategy

Candi Waites holds a hot-pink sign adorned with a blown-up photo of herself taken in 1991, in which she’s clutching a baby and a bumper sticker that reads, “Keep Your Laws Off My Body.”
City Watch: Dave Matthews Rocks Charlotte, Maroon 5 Poses in Columbia
Local and State News: Irmo Mayor Wants to Boot Council Member from Meetings
Local and State News: County Keeps Promise to Sue State Tax Agency

Movies

From the Megaplex to Netflix, A Look at What’s Watchable in Columbia This Week

In this Internet age, when finding out what movies are playing near you is, for many, just a “Hey Siri” away, we decided it was time to try something different...
Tales from the Script: Too Many Superheroes Clutter Captain America: Civil War, But Who Cares?
Tales from the Script: It’s Murder, Having to Wait With Anton Yelchin and Patrick Stewart in the Green Room
Movie Times: Movie Theaters and Showtimes in Columbia, SC
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