A quick poll of the editorial staff at the City Paper revealed a terrible, terrible truth: None of us know how to shag. Of course, now that our How To-themed Year-End Double Issue is on stands, we have absolutely no excuse not to know how to dance to “I Love Beach Music.” And there’s no possible way we could ever say that we don’t know how to make shrimp purloo, tie a bowtie, or craft a palmetto rose. Once you’ve finished with this issue, there will be no excuse for you either.

We’ll be releasing the rest over the next few days. Keep an eye out for more DIY stories and videos.