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Spoleto returns with another glittering season

One of the most important arts festivals in North America brings international artists to Charleston

CHARLESTON — Spoleto, Italy, is an ancient city near the geographic center of the peninsula. It was founded by the Romans as a colony and, although not mentioned much in history, was an important ally to Rome, serving as a military, trade and arts partner. Throughout its history it has been a tenacious city (being …

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Queer as a three dollar bill

Managing money as a couple doesn’t have to be hard

It’s at the top of the list of things about which couples fight. Matters certainly aren’t made better when considering gay and lesbian couples face even more challenges. Indeed, finding a system for managing money that works for both individuals can help couples achieve both financial and personal harmony, no matter the financial and legal …

Now’s the time for Summer

Audiophile

Like most Americans, I love a good comeback. When Rocky pummels Ivan Drago in the last round, I’m throwing haymakers right there with him. When Jimmy Chitwood sinks the last-second jumper to defeat South Bend Central, I’m swishing the net from my La-Z-Boy. In similar fashion, for the last few weeks I’ve been enjoying the …

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Dating site looks for ‘America’s Gay Bachelor’

Voting begins June 1

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — What makes a man America’s Gay Bachelor? Could it be looks? Personality? Success? It is time for you to decide as myPartner.com scours all 50 states and Washington, D.C. for the first ever, “America’s Most Eligible Gay Bachelor.” Open nominations for candidates ran through the end of May at myPartner.com. Starting …

Online fitness community dispels anti-gay sports myths

There is a large and growing online presence for gay men who are interested in sports and athleticism

What if you could group the sexiest athletic guys from Myspace into one place, make them all gay and then converse with them through email, live chat and blogging? Well, you can! RealJock is one of the best organized and fastest growing online communities for gay men who are looking for advice about weight control, …

Integration of the Seven Selves

Health & Wellness

It is often said that people who work out regularly have a higher standard of living. The obvious results can be seen in the body, but the improvements do not stop there. People who are fit tend to be more emotionally stable and confident. They tend to flourish in other areas of their lives. They …

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How to break the habit of ‘being shy’

Tell Trinity

Dear Trinity, I recently started going out in the gay scene and really enjoy it. My preferred type is TV/TS. But when I see pretty drag queens at the bars, I’m too shy to approach them. What should I do? To Shy Charleston, W.Va. Dear To Shy, Shyness is your mind’s fear of being rejected. …

Out in the Stars: May 31-June 13

Let’s welcome in June with a rush of retrograding “Outer”planets — Neptune, Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter. They cajole us to upend the landscape and (hopefully) bring about meaningful change. Will you plant as you go or just toss around some mud? GEMINI (05.22-06.21) Pink Twins are usually glib, chatty and flirtatious. But now, it is …

Revisiting the ‘Plague’

Today’s 25-year-olds never knew a world without internet or cell phone. They say they’ll “dial your number,” but they don’t know why. For them, David Letterman has always been on late-night TV and there has always been conflict in the Middle East. John Belushi was gone before they were born. So were Bob Marley, John …

Ankle injuries most common ailment

Ankle injuries most common ailment

As the weather warms, amateur Michael Jordans, Alex Rodriguezes and Maria Sharapovas hit the courts, fields and driveways nationwide, with sunny days beckoning them to get out and play. But as the weather ushers in such sports as basketball, baseball, tennis and soccer, it brings with it ankle sprain season for both professionals and weekend …