The Cycle Center

Cycle Center logoThe Cycle Center The Cycle Center is the largest advocate of cycling of any bike store in Columbia. We are dedicated with more group rides, more races, and more community activity, than any other store in Columbia. We constantly strive for 100% customer satisfaction. We look past the single sale and are committed to a long term customer relationship. Our commitment to the community will be the envy of the bicycle industry.

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti Art School

Dr. Sketchy Dr. Sketchy’s is the world’s premier alternative drawing movement. Each month, over 3,500 artists gather in nearly a hundred cities (including New York, Hollywood, Sao Paolo, London, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, Columbia and Melbourne) to sketch glamorous, subcultural models and compete in drawing contests in an atmosphere of artistic mayhem. Started by Molly Crabapple, an artists and former model, as an alternative to the dull drawing classes she had posed for, Dr. Sketchy’s had exploded into an international phenomenon.

Carolina Soul

Carolina Soul serves as a living encyclopedia dedicated to the celebration and rediscovery of soul music from the Carolinas. Through our own research plus informative contributions from representatives of the soul scene and members of the online community, we strive to share songs and stories cultivated in the Carolinas over the last half century. With every comment and contribution, we hope to achieve a more cohesive rendering of these industrious scenes, providing not only a reference point for patrons and participants, but also creating a starting point for a rising generation of Southern music enthusiasts. We wish to emphasize the obscure while acknowledging the successful, exploring the common threads, figures, and influences that bind all artists—past, present, and future—of these great states.

Jason Perlmutter founded the CarolinaSoul.Org site in 2005. He began collecting local soul recordings from North and South Carolina in 2002, while a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where in addition to studying chemistry, he served as a disc jockey and station manager at WXYC-FM, the campus’s student-run radio station. After graduating in 2003, Perlmutter became employed as a chemist but has continued to collect local music. He researched and compiled the 2007/2008 Jazzman/Now-Again Carolina Funk release and has also disc jockeyed soul music at spots throughout the Carolinas as well as in Virginia, Washington, DC, and New York City.

The Half and Half

The Half and Half logoWidely known for their concert and event posters, The Half and Half marry contemporary design aesthetic with classical printing techniques. Past work can be seen on a lot of walls, in a lot of dorm rooms and arrested living rooms throughout the country. Clients include CBS Records, Subpop Records and Dave Mathews Band. They have had the pleasure of working with the Columbia Museum of Art and The Indie Grits Film Festival, here in the capitol city.

The Half and Half founders, Sara Thomas and Nick Wilson attended The University of South Carolina, graduating from the graphic design program in 2007. The studio opened above Sid & Nancy, in Five Points, later that year. The demands of continuous success and the menacings of a king fu dojo took their tool however, and The Half and Half expanded in 2009. They moved to their current, roomier space in April of that year and were joined by fellow USC graduate, Thomas Jennings in August. They work together and live separately, at this moment, as we speak all over the metro.

USC Moving Image Research Collections

USC Moving Image Research Collections strives to preserve our global moving image heritage, diversify understandings of moving image culture, and envision a better future by encouraging new interpretations of the recent past.

USC Moving Image Research Collections began in 1980 with the gift of the Fox Movietone News Collection. Since then, archival holdings have increased to an estimated 6000 hours of material, including local television news and commercials, home movies, micro-cinematographic nature films, and fiction and documentary films from the People's Republic of China. Much of this film has never been publicly exhibited. It awaits the attention of genealogists, historians, naturalists, documentarians, experimental filmmakers, and all other intrepid inquirers.

The Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon logo The Nickelodeon Theatre is a small 75 seat store front theater located in Columbia SC on the corner of Main and Pendleton Streets, adjacent to the campus of the University of South Carolina. In operation since 1979, 'the Nick', run by the Columbia Film Society, is home to two film screenings each evening and an additional matinee three days a week. The Nick is the only non-profit art house film theater in South Carolina and is the home for 25,000 filmgoers each year.

The Powercompany

The Power company logoIn a culture of Power Bars, power meetings and Power Puff girls we find ourselves surrounded by the word or the idea of power. What is power? Who has power? Who is powerless? What is powerful? The Power Company believes power can be found in art, dancing, beauty, and the spirit of each individual. It is our hope that our name and slogan, 'The Power Company - moving people' embraces the idea of power for all people. The Power Company invites you to join us in tapping the most precious source of power: energy and light for the mind and spirit of all people.

USC Philosophy Department

The Department of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina has faculty with a wide range of research and teaching interests. Its particular research strengths are philosophy of science (especially physics), practical ethics, and history of philosophy (especially of the modern era), though there are also faculty working in philosophy of language, theoretical ethics, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics. The department has doctoral and masters programs, and its faculty teach a variety of undergraduate courses. These include the standard philosophical courses but also more unusual courses, including 'Ethics of Food,' 'Philosophy and the Future,' 'Museums in the World,' 'Engineering Ethics,' and 'Philosophy of the Emotions.'

UU Coffeehouse

The UU Coffeehouse is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia. The UU offers a family friendly, smoke and alcohol free listening environment for the appreciation of folk and singer/songwriter music. The UU is located at 2701 Heyward Street in Columbia, South Carolina, at the corner of Heyward and Woodrow Streets.