THE ANGRY WHALE

a web zine by columbia sc photographer sean rayford

SUV knocked off corner of Gervais St. Bridge, flash floods strand motorists

July 24, 2017
Isis Davis was working her shift at Palmetto Outdoor yesterday evening waiting for customers to return tubes after a trip down the river when a man’s attempt to drive acr...
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Sipping on Capri Sun backstage at Girls Rock (Photos)

July 23, 2017
While I overheard one comment that the green room wasn’t even green, I saw no other dissatisfaction from anyone backstage at yesterday’s Girls Rock showcase. But maybe it...
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First Week: Duck Donuts [photos]

July 15, 2017
Some of my earliest memories from childhood involve eating donuts in the Australian Outback. My family had moved from Maryland to Alice Springs - a small town in the midd...
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Photos: Activists Raise Confederate Flag At SC Statehouse 2 Years After Its Removal

July 11, 2017
“LOOK AT THOSE SNOWFLAKES WITH THEIR PARTICIPATION TROPHY! BOOOOOO!!!!!!” shouts a protestor with a bull horn as a man dressed in Civil War era military garb unfolds a Co...
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Photo of the Day: Debbie and the Skanks at NBT

July 09, 2017
Deborah Adedokun and Joe Buck Roberts perform at New Brookland Tavern Saturday night in West Columbia, SC on July 8, 2017. Other bands on the bill included Gringo Star, D...
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Emo Night Columbia: #SelfiesWithStrangersMakingOut

July 08, 2017
In 2015, a New Brookland Tavern staffer took a photo of himself standing near a couple sucking face, posted it on Instagram and tagged it #selfieswithstrangersmakingout....
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Grown Up Kids Slip-n-Slide, Bang Snaps to the Face

July 05, 2017
“We’re from Sumter!” yells Leia Richardson while holding a garden hose from the top of her front yard yesterday afternoon near Rosewood Dr. Sporting a red, white and blu...
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Photos: American Dream Car & Bike Show with Plies, Jeezy and Rick Ross

July 03, 2017
Before yesterday I hadn’t been to a car and bike show concert combination since I was the de facto “manager” of a rap group in Columbia at the turn of the century. It was...
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Photos: Lake Murray Fourth of July Boat Parade

July 02, 2017
Adorned with a few American flags and some streamers, a single boat passed by a few families who had gathered yesterday on the Irmo side of the Lake Murray Dam for a Four...
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Photos: Party at the Library - Columbia, SC

July 01, 2017
“Sarah created this amazing sea monster that was grabbing a boat and it was delivering it from the sky. Our monsters… mine sat in a building and another one was holding o...
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