- Stephanie Barna
I'm the editor of the Charleston City Paper. I also co-own the paper with my husband Blair Barna and the publisher Noel Mermer. I could probably do a blog just about working with your spouse, but I'll spare you. Instead, I'll post random musings, political rants, foodie thoughts, and various other stuff that's relevant to the Charleston community.
Or maybe it will only be relevant to me.
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Category Archives: The Back Channel
December 2, 2008 – 6:51 pm
Just stopped by the Buy/Give Local Bazaar going on now at 10 Storehouse Row at the old Navy base. Lowcountry Local First organized the shopping bonanza of an event, inviting a great many of our homegrown artisans, nonprofits, musicians, and food vendors to ply their wares.
Dos Rios were playing some Latin tunes while I did [...]
November 5, 2008 – 12:30 am
Well, they called it at around 11 p.m. tonight — Obama has been elected our next president with a pretty resounding win. At 11:30, he had 333-150 according to CNN.
McCain gave one hell of a unifying speech to a crowd of disgruntled and angry Republicans. He preached unity and really showed some damn impressive grace [...]
November 4, 2008 – 11:57 pm
Bill Sharpe on Channel 5 looked all kinds of confused after they went to Ketner’s headquarters to hear her introduce her family instead of concede the race to Henry Brown. Then they went to Henry, who rambled on about what they need to do in Washington to make everything better (BTW: I love his accent).
November 4, 2008 – 11:41 pm
From Channel 5’s numbers …
Chas. Co. Schools-WA
10% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
John Graham Altman
David Engelman (Inc.)
November 4, 2008 – 11:03 pm
I’ve seen random numbers sprayed all over the local news channels: Toya Hampton Green is up, Chris Fraser and Ann Oplinger are outpacing JGA III and David Engelman, but I’m not confident about these numbers. You can’t call these local races with only 20% of the precincts reporting.
November 4, 2008 – 9:49 pm
I read Greg Hambrick’s election guide, I studied the amendments while waiting in line today, and — still — I had no idea what the first amendment issue was all about. Were we voting to allow 14 year olds to have sex with each other? Were we voting for state legislators to have sex with [...]
November 4, 2008 – 9:34 pm
John Graham Altman showed a whopping 28% of the vote on the crawl a few moments ago. Are you kidding me, Charleston? Why would anybody for this windbag? Especially for the school board. Didn’t he already get his chance to serve for 25 years? Do you really think he did such a good job that [...]
November 4, 2008 – 9:25 pm
The numbers are whack in S.C. but the “senior analyst” at CNN is calling it as McCain. There’s only 7 percent reporting! Sure, McCain may be up by 10 points, but still. I would rather wait. OK?!
Channel 5’s got an online update for the local races that I’m watching pretty closely.
The numbers are all over [...]
July 26, 2008 – 11:10 am
James Heyward, 20, was the first person in line for the new Apple Store on King Street. He was camped out since 9:30 last night. He’s so hardcore, he has an Apple logo tattooed on his arm.
July 26, 2008 – 10:06 am
The geeks have lined up 1,000 strong down Liberty Street, according to reports from the front lines, for the grand opening of the Apple Store on King Street. I dispatched my husband, a proud Apple shareholder, to check out the madness. He sent me some pics from his iPhone.