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Local and State News: Update: Black Lives Matter Plans SC State House Rally on Oct. 1

Eat Boiled Peanuts for a Good Cause

River Rat Hosts Colatown Oktoberfest

The Sopranos of Parklane Road

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Over The Edge

How Trump and Clinton are Driving S.C. Voters to Third-Party Candidates
Peter Skewes, the American Party candidate for president, knows how the November election is going to go for him.

Events in Columbia

8 Days - Free Hugs Project; Second City Hits Home; Indie South Fair

Second City is the legendary Chicago sketch/improv troupe that’s a fertile breeding ground for some of the brightest comedy stars.

Music + Nightlife

Stop Light Observations’ TOOGOODOO

Three years ago, Charleston’s Stop Light Observations released the debut album Radiation.
Where It's At: Columbia SC Club Calendar: Sept. 21-28
Sound Bites: Concerts in Columbia: Sept. 21-28
Music Feature: Carrie Underwood Epitomizes Modern Country-Pop — and Maybe That’s Not So Bad

Food + Dining

Heat Seeking: Thinking About Restaurant Spice Scales

Alex Suaudom and I stand on opposite sides of a metal counter at Baan Sawan Thai Bistro, taking forkfuls of rice, mustard greens sautéed in duck fat with duck stock and garlic, and prik nam pla.
On Tap: River Rat Hosts Colatown Oktoberfest
Chew on This!: Eat Boiled Peanuts for a Good Cause
Bite of the Week: The Jamaican at The Other Store

News + Opinion

The High Price of Police Transparency in Columbia

While Columbia’s mayor preaches transparency, his police department wants the price of a luxury car for records showing why officers spoke with thousands of people not charged with crimes.
Local and State News: FT Roundup: Thursday Protests in Charlotte More Peaceful
Local and State News: Update: Black Lives Matter Plans SC State House Rally on Oct. 1
Local and State News: SC House Republican Caucus Hires Former U.S. Attorney Nettles in Corruption Probe

Game Plan

We Have a Plan

Welcome to the first full edition of Free Times’ revamped football section, Game Plan. You see that we put Dre Lopez's one-of-a-kind illustration on the cover.
Game Plan: Ask Gamecock Jesus: His Most Memorable Moments
Game Plan: When It Comes To Tailgating Tumblers, Stick With This Brand
Game Plan: Where Football Meets Southern Prep and French Revolution
Game Plan: Don’t Fear The Reaper — Pimento Cheese
Game Plan: 4 Rules For Tailgating Brews
Game Plan: What They Said - What We Think
Game Plan: Research: East Carolina Pirates

Movies

Washington, Fuqua Together Again for Magnificent Seven

When you find someone you like to collaborate with, and you can help each other put out a consistently solid product, why not keep working together?
Tales from the Script: Denzel Washington Leads The Magnificent Seven In Rough, Rousing Remake
Tales from the Script: When Younger Generation Victimizes Old, Best Advice Is Don’t Breathe
Movie Times: Movie Theaters and Showtimes in Columbia, SC
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