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Earlier this year, a documentary about a civics engagement program in Texas premiered on Apple TV. "Boys State," the name of both the documentary and the program it follows, discussed many of the characteristics and social commentaries that I related to during my experience at Boys State.
When thinking about art, the mind typically falls toward paintbrushes, famous artwork or beautiful historical pieces, but probably not feet. Toes, an artistic expression of the dancing world, are exactly what artist Kayla Olive is using for her work.
Movie: Project Power
Show: “Little America”
Fear, in all of its forms in popular culture, has come to the Columbia Museum of Arts in an unexpected way: as a collection of terror.
It is a late Saturday night, and after a nearly four hour trip, the Carolina Mountaineering and White Water Club (CMWW) entourage has just arrived at its campsite in Tennessee. As a group, students laden with backpacks full of camping gear enter the break in a rock that is Worley’s Cave.
The game is afoot at the South Carolina State Museum with the opening of a traveling exhibit that follows Sherlock Holmes and surrounding Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lore. After a 10-year journey, Columbia is the exhibit's last stop.
Movie: Uncut Gems
Many residents of the Columbia area are familiar with local art pieces such as the giant chain mural connecting two buildings on Main Street or the “World’s Largest Fire Hydrant” on Taylor Street, but less is known about their creator.
Though it might seem events and concerts drain the bank account, there are programs on campus that provide free entertainment for students. Gamecock Entertainment, the same organization that brought A$AP Ferg, Leslie David Baker and First Night Carolina, will be back with a full schedule next semester.
Genre: Comedic drama
The lights came back on after the Frights opening act, and stage hands rolled out an elevated surface platform as the room filled with fans. As they removed covers and strung wires across the stage, the DJ stage transformed into a platform including a keyboard and modified drums setup. The back of the keyboard spelled out in bold, white letters “MATT AND KIM.”
Columbia's budding local hip-hop music scene will be celebrated Nov. 15 at the Columbia Museum of Art during the Arts and Draughts festival with local artist and producer FatRat Da Czar.
Barack Obama was just elected president, there are only six Harry Potter movies in the world and Micheal Jackson’s mysterious death still permeates the trashy magazines in checkout lines. The year is 2009, and a relatively unheard of band released its sophomore album, “Grand.” An instant hit for the 2009 music scene, "Grand" was the birth of the then up-and-coming creative pairing, Matt and Kim.
If the average college kid were to ask their grandma’s opinion about a local piece of graffiti, chances are high that she would react negatively. She might say something about graffiti’s illegality or defacing of skillful architecture. She might also say something concerning its negative reflection on local law enforcement or the socio-economic standing of the city.
Although it might seem like South Carolina is only home to subtropical beaches and historic locations, today it is also home to a valuable and ever-growing music scene. The Charleston area music scene has become a catalyst for both talent and opportunity. Such is the case with the up-and-coming band, Jump Castle Riot, a born and bred Charleston band who will be performing in Columbia on Oct. 26 at The White Mule.
Believe it or not, a world of food lies beyond the Chick-fil-A in Russell House or the Cook Out in Five Points. If French fries are the extent of your foreign culinary exposure, perhaps it's time to try something new.
Every year, the consumer population is blessed with an outpour of brand new products from its favorite big-name companies, which push the average consumer out of cutting technological edge and further down the line of obsolescence.