Crisp new look, same alt-weekly

By now you’ve noticed: Gone are the yellow, teal and orange that have been part of the Charleston City Paper‘s website for a decade — replaced by a faster, better-optimized home for your favorite alt-weekly.

Out with the old and in with a long-anticipated, crisp new website to connect Lowcountry readers with the most interesting news and information in one location. In case you have already forgotten what our old website looked like, here’s a handy reminder. 

Gone but not forgotten.

Our new site is responsive, faster and an overall cleaner experience. It loads faster and looks better on more devices — especially when you’re on the go — and it will make it easier to find and read about what you care about, whether it’s local food, politics, music, arts or events. 

“The new site offers a lot of flexibility for us to be able to showcase breaking news, compelling feature stories and pictures that tell stories about real people across the Lowcountry,” said publisher Andy Brack. “We’re excited about how we’ll be able to offer more to readers and advertisers through our dynamic, fresh site.”

In a time where local journalism is struggling and journalists are being laid off, the City Paper is investing in the future of Charleston as a place where diverse, engaging views can flourish. For the last 23 years, the Charleston City Paper has been free, local and independent – and we expect to stay that way for at least the next 23, too. 

Thanks, y’all.

We have to thank our readers, supporters, and advertisers for helping make this update possible. Thank you for stepping up and for supporting our vision of a Charleston that has space for everyone, especially the locals — artists, creators, makers, chefs, performers, bartenders and people — that make this city what it is.

Kudos to the team from SceneThink, which made our website wishes come true. If you have any questions about the new site or feedback about our new look, I’d love to hear your feedback. Feel free to email me at