Inaugural Blaktastik Festival at Columbia’s Nickelodeon Theater This Weekend

I have little more to say than GO TO THIS. This weekend’s Blaktastik festival at the Nickelodeon Theatre is just another example of how Columbia, South Carolina is turning into such a cultural treasure for the South lately. This three-day weekend is jam-packed with event after amazing event. Though it was planned over a year … [Read more…]

Treasures of my Grandmother

Betty King score keeper

I was only going to rest my eyes for a few minutes while the girls played on the rug.  I must have fallen asleep.  This rare, short moment of relaxation was interrupted by a strange and uncomfortable tug on my ear.  Through the head fog, I could hear small voices, “No!  I’m getting the earrings!  I’m … [Read more…]

AB Podcast #3: Columbia’s Comedienne, Jenn Snyder

Auntie Bellum microphone

  Editor Meeghan Kane and Feature Editor Brittany Braddock join comedienne Jenn Snyder in the AB podcast studio. Snyder talks about life on the road, building confidence and community, creating momentum here at home, and the fact that some ladies just have low voices. She’s chasing her dreams, and we’re just happy we got to … [Read more…]

6 Real Symbols of South Carolina’s Southern Pride

Photo Taken By Jenni Brennison

6 Real Symbols of South Carolina’s Southern Pride  The Confederate battle flag was an antiquated symbol for a way of life no longer relevant or desirable for most present-day South Carolinians. So, where can you look to find symbols that more accurately reflect who we are as a people? I have a few suggestions. 6. Our … [Read more…]

The Fabulous Moolah


Off Percival Road, close to the intersection of Interstates 20 and 77, is Moolah Drive. The house at the end of the road has been the home to many women over the past five decades, but its most famous denizen was its owner, Mary Ellison. Born in 1923, Ellison was a native of the almost … [Read more…]