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Aisle View: The 2014 10 Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This was a relatively strong year; where the canker gnaws, as good old blimey slimey Captain Hook might say, is in the musical department.

How to Be a Leading Lady

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Right now I envy anyone who lives in Denver or has the chance to be at that city's Center for the Performing Arts anytime between Sept. 12 and Oct. 26, when Meredith Wilson's The Unsinkable Molly Brown debuts in a contemporary reimagining written by Dick Scanlan.

Higher Education, South Carolina Style

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The woolly mammoth has company. It went extinct some time back. Higher education in South Carolina is hot on its tail.

College of Charleston Times, They Are a-Changin'

Herb Silverman | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Herb Silverman

Over the past few weeks, the College of Charleston has received more publicity than in its previous 244 years, as national media outlets featured stories about the college. While I think almost all publicity is good, the "almost" might be applicable here because of the two controversies that led to this publicity.

Aisle View: Sutton's Violet Triumphs

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.20.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This past season has been lackadaisical for new Broadway musicals, with the best of them--arguably After Midnight, Beautiful and A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, in alphabetical order--falling in the slightly-less-than-exhilarating class.

How A Smash Musical Fueled One College's Gay Rights Debate

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., April 20 (Reuters) - Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the...

State Legislators Use Budget Cuts To Punish Colleges Assigning LGBT Books

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

South Carolina’s House Ways and Means Committee voted 20-1 on Thursday in favor of a 2014-15 budget that cuts funding from two colleges in the state...

Aisle View: The 2013 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

As 2013 dwindles down to a precious few -- a precious few plays and musicals, that is -- it is time to compile our list of the ten best of the year. This year, happily, has no less than fifteen that more than qualify for the ten best; fifteen that I would happily return to for another visit.

Aisle View: 18 (Plays) in 16 (Days)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.