In autumn, the bend of the light changes. Nights become longer and cooler, colors shift from green to yellow to auburn. We mirror what we see, donning jackets and boots, layer upon layer, drawing closer and more reflective as the...
In November 7, 1997, Carl Sobocinski hit gold. That day, his eponymous restaurant Soby’s opened in a former shoe store on Main Street. At the time, the Westin Poinsett Hotel was dilapidated and boarded up, and walking in that...
Men live to tell a good story. In the case of some, they don’t have to embellish it; they opt for understatement. Their reputation precedes them. These are the genuine article, gentlemen of the finest order. They take care...
We’ve all been there. Incessantly staring and swiping, hoping for a ping, a promise, a distraction. These days, our screens are more like bodily attachments than technological helpmates. We slip easily into pixelated addiction. But social media allows us to...
Being outside is essential—it’s a call delivering us from our homes, our desks, our man caves. Nature offers space and clarity, a reminder that life is much bigger than any nagging deadline, argument, or neurosis. Time outside offers pause,...
The Kennedys, the Windsors, the Kardashians . . . we are enthralled by family drama. Presidency, royalty, and celebrity become the stuff of biography and reality television. Deemed the First Family of American Painting, the Wyeths ignite a similar fascination....
Pura vida. Literally, it means “pure life.” In Costa Rica, pura vida is a way of life. A phrase that is action-based. A directive to live freely, simply, compassionately. Folks say it as a greeting, a response, a goodbye....
In life, we typically think in terms of what is. But there is also plenty of value in what isn’t.
We carry our stories close to the vest here, but we also live to tell them. Life in the South is unlike anywhere—and it unfolds in ways beautiful and destructive, right before our very eyes.
Greg McPhee is an artist. But his work isn’t in any museum or hanging in any gallery. In fact, it’s destroyed on the same day he creates it, and he prefers it that way.
The Giving Issue is our yearly celebration and reflection of the humbling acts of charitable donation, work, and time. Read November's Letter from the Editor.
January is luminescent. The light is different this time of year, more brilliant—the skies crisp, the nights starry. It’s like Earth shines anew, having sloughed off old skin. We, too, seek change and improvement. Welcome to a new start. Resolution...

Editor's Letter

The Lens of Giving

We often view our lives from a place of scarcity and desire—we’re always in need of more...

Abstract Expression

October’s bell tolls again. This month of warm days and cool nights is one of the finest...

In Sight

These days, our brains are under attack. We’re constantly swiping and tapping and liking and crowding our...

Editor's Picks

Musical Spirit

Lighting legend Herb Royé roams the halls of the old Handlebar. Or, so they say

Behind the Wheel

Greenville artists Darin Gehrke and Glory Day Loflin combine their talents for a singular ceramics production

Backcountry Basics

The mountains are calling­—guarantee an epic adventure with our outdoor packing list

Up in Smoke

’Tis the season for cooking with fire

That’s a Plan

Brenda Luginbill of CB Events crafts Greenville’s first health-focused festival