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Child Hunger Week SC Hopes to Unveil Hunger Needs Close to Home

By April Blake | Tuesday, October 25, 10:43 am
Library exhibit will document daily lives of food insecure children, families
October 22 through 29 marks End Child Hunger SC Week in both the City of Columbia and Richland County, with a mission to build awareness, increase community capacity, and to address child hunger in the Midlands and beyond.
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Ally and Eloise Bakeshop Now Open on Main

By Eva Moore | Wednesday, October 19, 1:02 pm
Ally and Eloise's much-anticipated Main Street retail location is now up and running.
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Kanye West Announces Tour Stop in Columbia

Massively Popular and Massively Divisive, the Rapper Will Play Colonial Life Arena on Dec. 9
By Kyle Petersen | Wednesday, October 19, 8:37 am
Love him or hate him, nobody has loomed larger in popular music over the last decade than Kanye West.
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Album of the Week: Danny Brown’s Atrocity Exhibition

Brown’s Wacky, Dire Interiority Tests the Possibilities of Hip-Hop
By Kyle Petersen | Monday, October 17, 10:26 am
From the outside looking in, hip-hop can often seem like aggressively public music, meant to be blared at block parties and out car stereos with impunity.
Tales from the Script

Shin Godzilla Has No Respect for Tradition or Expectations

By James Scott | Saturday, October 15, 3:37 pm
I never thought I'd see a Godzilla movie where the screenplay and acting are the stars, not a guy in a rubber suit.
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Beach Slang Frontman James Alex Comes to Town Solo to Preach Rock ‘n’ Roll Earnestness

Oct. 13 at New Brookland Tavern
By Kyle Petersen | Thursday, October 13, 10:54 am
Beach Slang frontman James Alex is a musician, and person, for whom sincerity is everything.
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City Roots Launches Onsite Farmers Market

By April Blake | Thursday, October 13, 9:16 am
Winter might be coming, but City Roots is gearing up to launch a weekly onsite farmers market beginning this Thursday, October 20. The market will take place from 4-7 p.m. and will feature a selection of local products that include organic produce and mushrooms grown at City Roots, plus pasture-raised meats, free-range eggs, artisan breads, dairy products, honey, and craft beer and wine.
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Album of the Week: Hiss Golden Messenger’s Heart Like a Levee

Rumination on Distance and Duty Feels Especially Poignant Following Columbia’s Flood Anniversary
By Jordan Lawrence | Monday, October 10, 12:42 pm
Water — its use for travel, its potential hazards, its necessity for life — is a recurring theme, making these songs especially poignant for Columbia listeners looking back on last year’s deluge.
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Microbrewery Proposed for Innovista Area

Columbia Craft Brewing Co. Has Trademarked “Craft Beer Famously Hopped”
By Eva Moore | Friday, October 7, 3:56 pm
Columbia Craft Brewing Co. would occupy a converted warehouse near the corner of Huger and Greene Streets.
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Columbia Area to Get Second Restaurant Week for 2016

Local restaurants to offer special prices, menus to tempt diners
By April Blake | Friday, October 7, 2:55 pm
The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association will be holding a second Restaurant Week this year, but only for the greater Columbia area, on October 13-23.
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Five Points Chili Cook-off Will Return for 2016

By Eva Moore | Thursday, October 6, 1:27 pm
Worry not, chiliheads: The Five Points Association has just announced that the 2016 chili cook-off will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10.
Tales from the Script

White Collar Versus Blue Collar Aboard Deepwater Horizon

By James Scott | Monday, October 3, 9:51 am
Whether it's entirely true to reality, Berg's film is a heck of an exciting and terrifying recreation.
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Album of the Week: Bon Iver’s 22, A Million

Tests the Indomitable Power of the Human Voice Against the Alienating Effects of Digital Manipulation
By Kyle Petersen | Monday, October 3, 9:18 am
I like records that sound like they are breaking apart.
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Under the Radar: Embryoasis

Saturday at Tapp’s Arts Center
By Kyle Petersen | Friday, September 30, 3:18 pm
This jam-packed showcase of indie and outsider rap and electronic music comes courtesy of the Charleston collective Raisedbyfilm and the innovative DIY event creators in Columbia’s own Scenario Collective.
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South Carolina’s First Vegan Festival to be Held on Hilton Head Island

Free festival will celebrate an animal product-free lifestyle
By April Blake | Thursday, September 29, 8:00 am
The first ever vegan festival to be held in the state is happening on Oct. 22 at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island. Produced by the Palmetto Plant Eaters Club, the inaugural event will take place from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. with free admission.
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Venezuelan Restaurant Opens in Cayce

By April Blake | Wednesday, September 28, 9:28 pm
Cayce’s newest restaurant, Arepazo Latin Foods, specializes in arepas and other Venezuelan foods.
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Farm to Table Event Co. Celebrates Five Years

By April Blake | Wednesday, September 28, 9:19 am
Five years ago, harvest dinners — where diners eat adjacent to the fields in which most of their dinner was grown — were not a frequent occurrence in the Midlands. Vanessa Driscoll Bialobreski decided to change that. The founder of the Farm to Table Event Co. has been coordinating these dinners, chiefly held at City Roots, for five years now. She's celebrating her company's fifth anniversary by bringing 15 of Columbia’s best chefs together on Monday, Oct. 3.
Tales from the Script

Hero or Traitor, Snowden Still an Enigma to Oliver Stone

By James Scott | Monday, September 26, 11:45 am
Deep down, we always knew privacy would become a relic of the past.
The Playlist

Album of the Week: Drive-By Truckers’ American Band

Merges the Personal and the Political to Sit Among the Band's Best Latter-Day Output
By Kyle Petersen | Monday, September 26, 11:28 am
When I heard that the new Drive-by Truckers record was called American Band and was their “most explicitly political album” ever, I cringed a bit.
Tales from the Script

Denzel Washington Leads The Magnificent Seven In Rough, Rousing Remake

By James Scott | Friday, September 23, 5:37 pm
Not quite the "cool" factor of the 1960 version, but still a damned good remake of a damned good remake.
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War Mouth to Launch Takeout Barbecue Window

By Eva Moore | Friday, September 23, 4:06 pm
The new project, called Li'l War Mouth BBQ-To-Go, will occupy a former used car lot next to the War Mouth's Franklin Street address, facing Main Street.

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