‘Us and Them’ podcast turns focus toward Charleston’s West Side

‘Us and Them’ podcast turns focus toward Charleston’s West Side

Last week in a part of town not often spotlighted in national media, Trey Kay held a “listening party” for the first of a four-part series of episodes from his podcast “Us and Them,” about Charleston’s West Side.

Clay Center announces fall season

Clay Center announces fall season

The Clay Center finishes the second half of 2017 with a whole lot of country, Bruce Springsteen’s regular drummer and a visit with the “Addams Family.”

WV Book Team: Anne Helen Peterson takes stock of unruly women (Review)

WV Book Team: Anne Helen Peterson takes stock of unruly women (Review)

“Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman” by Anne Helen Petersen

PHOTOS: Downtown Streetfest takes over Capitol St.

PHOTOS: Downtown Streetfest takes over Capitol St.

Gamers, pop culture fans assemble at Charleston’s CharCon

Gamers, pop culture fans assemble at Charleston’s CharCon

During years of traveling across the country for gaming conventions, Travis Reynolds always had an idea in the back of his mind — open a comic book and gaming store in Charleston.

Things to do today: July 22, 2017

Things to do today: July 22, 2017

DANIELLE CONARD AND STEVE HIMES: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Free. Bridge Road Bistro, 915 Bridge Road. Call 304-720-3500.

‘Secret Sisters’ author to speak at Taylor Books

‘Secret Sisters’ author to speak at Taylor Books

Joy Callaway, a West Virginia native, has received much praise for her newest book “Secret Sisters.” From the author of “The Fifth Avenue Artists Society,” comes this historical novel based on the founding of the...

Arts Notes: July 23, 2017

Arts Notes: July 23, 2017

The Art Store’s “Shades of Summer” exhibit runs through Aug. 31. This show contains curated works by more than 30 represented artists. The variety of works range from landscapes, still-life, abstractions and figurative works, with ...

Things to do today: July 21, 2017

Things to do today: July 21, 2017

Music

10,000 MANIACS AND QIET: 6:30 p.m. Free. Live on the Levee, Haddad Riverfront Park, 600 Kanawha Blvd. E. Call 304-348-8000.

Review: ‘Girls Trip’ a wonderfully hilarious destination

Review: ‘Girls Trip’ a wonderfully hilarious destination

Get ready to know the name Tiffany Haddish. If there were such a thing as Comedy Oscars, she would win for “Girls Trip.”

Review: In ‘Valerian,’ cosmic splendor struggles for liftoff

Review: In ‘Valerian,’ cosmic splendor struggles for liftoff

When even most of the good spectacles carry a strong whiff of prepackaging, try taking in the air of Luc Besson’s sci-fi extravaganza “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”

Review: Riveting ‘Dunkirk’ is Nolan’s, and year’s, best

Review: Riveting ‘Dunkirk’ is Nolan’s, and year’s, best

“Dunkirk “ is not a typical war movie.

There are no brothers in arms, no flashbacks to simpler times and pretty wives and girlfriends left behind, no old men in situation rooms pontificating about politics or helping with...

Sounds of Summer: The ‘Get Off My Lawn’ edition

Sounds of Summer: The ‘Get Off My Lawn’ edition

As the father of two soon-to-be teenagers, I regularly get a first-hand listen to today’s music. Whether it’s via local radio in the car while I’m hauling them to and from school or Spotify playlists during downtime around our...

Costume, prop maker brings comic book look to Charcon

Costume, prop maker brings comic book look to Charcon

Some people set out for a career in comic books, but John Clark, of Galaxy Creations, kind of just stumbled into it.

Indie rockers Okkervil River headline Mountain Stage

Indie rockers Okkervil River headline Mountain Stage

Indie rock band Okkervil River’s last record, “Away,” has a kind of melancholy character to it. Written following the death of singer/songwriter Will Sheff’s grandfather, the record touches on isolation and loss and could...

In Short: Sarah Shook, ‘The Hobbit,’ Nitro Circus Live

In Short: Sarah Shook, ‘The Hobbit,’ Nitro Circus Live

Sarah Shook was named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” in July 2016. Hear a performer described as “always passionate, at times profane” when Sarah Shook and the Disarmers bring outlaw ...

Film clips: July 20, 2017

Film clips: July 20, 2017

Theater key: M = Marquee Cinemas in South Charleston; N = Nitro Stadium 12; PP = Park Place Stadium Cinemas in downtown Charleston; TV = Teays Valley Stadium 10 in Scott Depot.

ArtWalk returns to downtown Charleston

ArtWalk returns to downtown Charleston

More than 20 establishments will take part in today’s ArtWalk at locations across downtown Charleston from 5 to 8 p.m. This month’s ArtWalk exhibits include work by Blake Wheeler at Gilded Age Tattoo, photography by Kevin Jack at Uncork...

Deep Roots Mountain Revival kicks off Thursday

Deep Roots Mountain Revival kicks off Thursday

Deep Roots Mountain Revival brings a host of bands to Marvin’s Mountaintop in Preston County today through Saturday. Among the performers joining the crowded schedule of rock, progressive bluegrass and jam bands are Sam Bush, Dr. Dog, Yonder...

Cowboys in the Campfire at Bully Trap Barber Shop

Cowboys in the Campfire at Bully Trap Barber Shop

At the Bully Trap Barber Shop, located at 313 Washington St. W., on Charleston’s West Side — in a part of the city in the process of being rebranded Elk City — you can...

WV State Fair to run 10 days in August

WV State Fair to run 10 days in August

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture has announced plans for this year’s 10-day State Fair at the fairgrounds in Fairlea.

’90s college radio favorite 10,000 Maniacs to play Live on the Levee

’90s college radio favorite 10,000 Maniacs to play Live on the Levee

Mary Ramsey wasn’t the original lead singer for indie rock band 10,000 Maniacs.

PBS’ ‘Photo Ark’ a wake-up call for endangered animals

PBS’ ‘Photo Ark’ a wake-up call for endangered animals

LOS ANGELES — The conventional wisdom is that public sympathy is evoked by seeing one person in need of help, not the many.

Presenter re-enacts 17th-century man’s journey through Kanawha Valley

Presenter re-enacts 17th-century man’s journey through Kanawha Valley

When he left Fort Henry near present-day Petersburg, Virginia, in May of 1673, Gabriel Arthur, believed to be the first European to lay eyes on the Kanawha Valley, had no inkling that he would soon become the most-traveled frontiersman of his time.