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Cover Story: Stepped-Up State Enforcement Creates Muddle for Craft Beer Festivals

Sanford Warns Country Is ‘Playing with Dynamite’ in Election

With Trombone Shorty, Famously Hot New Year Grabs Broad Appeal

Boo at the Zoo, Halloween Party and Costume Contest, Theology on Tap

On The Cover

Black Heroes Matter

Marvel’s X-Men comic was first released in 1963 at the height of the civil rights movement.

Events in Columbia

Growl at the Moon; Halloween Double Feature; 13 Ways to Die; Ballet with a Bite; The Cabinet of Dr.

As the month-long commemoration of last year’s thousand-year flood draws to a close, so, too, does Marked By the Water.

Music + Nightlife

What the South Carolina State Fair Might Learn from the Fair to Our North

From what I saw in Raleigh, the North Carolina State Fair is creating a lot more excitement with a lot less money.
Sound Bites: Concerts in Columbia: Oct. 27-Nov. 2
Music Reviews: Cazador’s Can I Leave?
Music Feature: For Moon Taxi, Mixing Accessibility and Experimentation is Both Intentional and Natural

Food + Dining

The Horrible Halloween Candy of Your Youth Is Slipping Away

For me, it’s a toss-up between Necco Wafers — bizarre, powdery, why-do-you-even-exist pucks of horror that they are — and Sugar Babies, which were always rock hard no matter how soon I ate them.
Bite of the Week: Chorilla at Lab Made Ice Cream Reinvented
Drink of the Week: NoDa Brewing’s Hop Drop ‘N Roll IPA
On Tap: Columbia Goes Big for Halloween

News + Opinion

A Competitive SC? Party Chairs Eye State’s Political Future

Could South Carolina become a state with more competitive general elections? The leaders of the Palmetto State’s two major political parties think that’s the direction things are headed.
Local and State News: Reports of Contractor Abuse Could Boost Effort to Make DDSN a Cabinet Agency
Local and State News: Lathren to Face Rickenmann in City District 4
Local and State News: USC’s Kathryn Edwards on Why She Studies Ghosts

Game Plan

Ballers: Darius English, The Buck

A 6-foot-6, 245-pound senior from Powder Springs, Georgia. Appeared in 44 games, starting 13. Last year, he led USC with 4.5 sacks.
Game Plan: Ask Gamecock Jesus
Game Plan: Pigskins to Eat While Watching the Pigskin Fly
Game Plan: A Taste of the South in a Can
Game Plan: How USC’s Marching Band Chooses What to Play
Game Plan: Oppo Research: UMass Minutemen


In Defense of Halloween III

We all said some things when we were younger that we wish we could take back.
Tales from the Script: Shin Godzilla Has No Respect for Tradition or Expectations
Tales from the Script: White Collar Versus Blue Collar Aboard Deepwater Horizon
Movie Times: Movie Theaters and Showtimes in Columbia, SC
Enter to win tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters
Enter to win tickets to SCSM's Museum of Oz
Enter to win tickets to Columbia City Ballet's Gala with a Bite and Dracula
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