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Cover Story: Living Their Truth

In Search of the Midlands’ Best Gas Station Foods

Ask Gamecock Jesus: How He Became Who He Is

It’s Two Decades Too Late, But Good for DHEC

On The Cover

Living Their Truth

Can a New Musical Gathering Help Columbia Embrace Sexual Expression?
Close your eyes and conjure up a rock club. Think about the bands on stage, the audience and the bartenders.

Events in Columbia

8 Days - Pack the Park; Long’s Barstool Classic; Main Street Latin Festival

Columbia Fireflies’ inaugural season is coming to a close and they are celebrating with a game night that benefits local nonprofits.
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6 Geek-Tastic Reasons You Can’t Miss Soda City Comic Con

Comic Con isn’t just for cosplay lovers and comic book enthusiasts – its fun for anyone who loves pop culture, whether it’s Mickey Mouse or the Walking Dead.

Music + Nightlife

Charleston-Rooted Songwriter Steven Fiore Explores Bi-Coastal Influences as Young Mister

Steven Fiore has been a Charleston presence for quite some time — even if he isn’t there now.
Sound Bites: Concerts in Columbia: Aug. 25-31
Music Reviews: Josh White’s Josh at Midnight
Music Reviews: Discomfort’s Embrace Death

Food + Dining

In Search of the Midlands’ Best Gas Station Foods

Tossing the 4,000th piece of fried chicken I tried this week into the gas station trash bin, I slumped back into my car seat and wondered what was the point of this weeklong venture across the Midlands.
Drink of the Week: Crystal Pepsi
On Tap: Golf Your Way Through Five Points
Bite of the Week: Charred Okra at Za’s

News + Opinion

No Fare: Columbia Airport Boots Independent Taxi Drivers

On Aug. 15, the 12-member Richland-Lexington Airport Commission voted to award contracts for airport service to the area’s three biggest cab companies: Checker Yellow, Original Blue Ribbon and Capitol City Cab. The change takes effect Oct. 1.
City Watch: It’s Two Decades Too Late, But Good for DHEC
Growth & Development: Main Street Gets 10,000 New Lights in Trees
Local and State News: S.C.’s Voter ID Law Confusing, Hard to Assess, Critics Say

Arts + Lifestyle

New Exhibition Explores the Tactile Connection We Get From Printed Maps

Over the past few years, physical maps have all but disappeared from most of our lives, displaced by the soothing voice of a GPS lady who tells you when to turn and when you’ll get there.
Art Review: Stunning Aerial Shots at the Columbia Museum of Art Showcase Beauty, Express Powerful Message
Arts Feature: As in the Books it Celebrates, Soda City Comic Con Overcame Adversity to Return for Year Two
8 Days a Week: 8 Days - Pack the Park; Long’s Barstool Classic; Main Street Latin Festival


Last Chance U Will Hold You Over Until Football Season Begins

We’ve reached that point on the calendar when college football junkies just need a fix.
Tales from the Script: Zombie Outbreak on a Train to Busan
Tales from the Script: Sausage Party Spoofs Pixar in R-Rated Animation
Movie Times: Movie Theaters and Showtimes in Columbia, SC
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