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Nibbles and Sips: Ally and Eloise Bakeshop Opening Downtown Space

FT Roundup: Democratic National Convention Kicks Off, Features Benjamin, Others from S.C.

This Just In: D.C. Chef with Columbia Ties Opening Restaurant at Dianne’s Site

This Just In: USC Charging New $250 Fee for Greek Members

On The Cover

Eternal Conflict

With Christian Entertainment, the Question of Sincerity or Salesmanship Will Never Go Away
It’s a Monday night, and every seat available in the Colonial Life Arena appears packed. Eager faces fill most of the lower deck and the floor, the cordoned-off area for this performance.

Events in Columbia

8 Days - Absolutely Fabulous; Five After Five; Senate’s End Summer Festival

Yes, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is based on the similarly named British television show that follows a pair of charmingly addicted, fad-chasing women.

Music + Nightlife

Greenville Death Metal Squad Pale Ritual Emerges from the Ashes of Marrow of Earth

On Thursday, the Greenville metal outfit Pale Ritual will make its Columbia debut — and play its second show ever — at New Brookland Tavern
Where It's At: Columbia SC Club Calendar: July 27 - Aug 3
Music Reviews: D.B. Bryant’s Electric EP
Sound Bites: Concerts in Columbia: July 28 - Aug 3

Food + Dining

Bakery, New Bar Opening on 1500 Block of Main

The 1500 block of Main Street is already pretty cool, being home to Drake’s Duck-In, the Columbia Museum of Art and Free Times, among other things.
On Tap: They Make Beer in Greenwood, and Now You Can Get It Here
Drink of the Week: Spicy Lemonade
Bite of the Week: Stacked Tomato Salad at Al’s Upstairs

News + Opinion

Vista Leaves City Center Yellowshirt Deal, Operating Its Own “Clean and Safe” Team

In a blow to connectivity between two key downtown Columbia districts, the Congaree Vista Guild is now operating its own hospitality tax-funded “clean and safe” team and has ended its nearly two-year “yellowshirt” arrangement with Columbia’s City Center Partnership.
Growth & Development: Pressure Is on for SCE&G to Lessen Rate Hikes, Rein in Nuke Spending
City Watch: Lexington Medical Center Jumps the Shark with Fraud Case Comments
Local and State News: Watchdog: Ethics Commission Opinion “Ill-Advised”

Movies

New Netflix Series Stranger Things Lovingly Calls Back a Bygone Era

When the initial reviews for the new Netflix series Stranger Things started rolling in, I’ll admit I was skeptical.
Tales from the Script: Americans Love to Shoot Each Other in The Purge: Election Year
Tales from the Script: Plenty of Spirit, Not So Much Soul, in Rebooted Ghostbusters
Movie Times: Movie Theaters and Showtimes in Columbia, SC
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