Special exhibitions at the Gibbes Museum of Art
Under the Dome
By Pamela S. Wall
When the Gibbes Museum of Art reopened our doors on May 28 following an 18 month renovation, we hit the ground running with two stellar special exhibitions; they were “Beyond Catfish Row: The Art of Porgy and Bess” and “The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South.” If you missed the opening celebrations, not to worry. Both exhibitions are on view through October 9, allowing plenty of time to plan a visit.
Johnnie Walker on the move
By the Whisky Couple
On May 27 Doug Bagley, managing director global travel and Middle East at Diageo, officially opened the first Johnnie Walker House in Europe, in the presence of Global Scotch Whisky Ambassador Ewan Gunn and Brand Director Johnnie Walker Guy Escolme. Your Whisky Couple was there in Amsterdam, representing the Mercury for this special event.
Stalking trout in cold-water streams near Saluda Grade
By Jeff Dennis
When the water on the coastline begins to burn and the pavement retains a steady heat that would make a pitmaster proud, it’s time to consider a trip to the mountains. Recent reports of warm weather at the top of the Saluda Grade in Polk County does little to discourage Lowcountry folk from heading for the hills. The middle of summer sends many to celebrate Independence Day at a higher elevation and then stay for Coon Dog Day and other outdoor options involving cold waters.
Georgia’s angry vegans versus sausage nationalists
By Will Cathcart
Russian media has had a field day with the “Tbilisi Sausage Nazi attacking Vegans” narrative. For everyone else — including the pop-star Moby, the United States embassy and various global media outlets — the story has been a Rorschach test. As usual what actually happened is a lot different than what hit the wires and then belligerently climbed the BBC’s “most read” ladder.