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Blog Profile / Fresh Loaf


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Filed Under:United States / Atlanta
Posts on Regator:14104
Posts / Week:42.3
Archived Since:April 27, 2008

Blog Post Archive

On the Atlanta Hawks and the black bogeyman

The email written by Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson wasn't racist, argues Torraine Walker, a writer and Midtown resident. But it says a lot about fear and metro Atlanta. There is a hilarious scene in John Waters’ “Hairspray”...Show More Summary

First Slice 9/15/14: State board that oversees pardons and paroles operates in the dark

Why are the well-paid board members of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles allowed to operate in secrecy? Free Wi-Fi. Sleeping rooms.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 things to do: Small Black

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First Slice 9/14/14: Bill Clinton visited Reynoldstown, ate a hearty breakfast

While you were waiting for your Hot Pocket to finish getting nuked in a gas station microwave, former President Bill Clinton on Saturday shook hands and ate breakfast at Homegrown. Former Pres @billclinton knows one of the best restaurants in Atl!… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 things to do: Atlanta Arts Fest

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5 things to do: Salvage

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Atlanta's creative class pushing for civic innovation

The photo above accompanies an article currently posted on CNN Money titled: "Why Atlanta is ripe for innovation." Before you check that out, take a closer look at the photo because it features several key people involved in advocating...Show More Summary

Hawks GM Danny Ferry to take an indefinite leave of absence

Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry has decided to step away from his position with the team indefinitely due to racist remarks made about NBA forward Luol Deng. Last June, Ferry described Deng on a conference call with team officials as a player with "a little African in him.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Super Visions: Guardians Part 1

Things to know about me as you read this post: I am the same age as Marvel’s superheroes, and I learned to read in part by reading comics, especially Spider-Man and Fantastic Four (as well as Superman, Batman, Archie, Uncle Scrooge, and many, many others). I reviewed films for radio back in the 1990s — until I didn’t. Show More Summary

Judge to rule soon on Peachtree-Pine shelter

The Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, the operators of the mammoth homeless shelter at Peachtree and Pine streets in Downtown, will soon learn if a judge thinks they need to pay toward a $900,000 promissory note while the nonprofit...Show More Summary

Religious right nails it to 'Black Jesus'

"Black Jesus" is being crucified by the religious right. Before Aaron McGruder's post-"Boondocks" re-up hit the Adult Swim airwaves, conservative Christians were picking up their pitchforks in protest.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 things to do: DJ Shadow

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Police watchdogs chat body cams for officers

If there’s anybody in Atlanta who knows how hard it is to sort out allegations of misconduct by police, it’s the Atlanta Citizen Review Board. What would happen, they ask, if Atlanta Police Department officers wore little tiny videoShow More Summary

Jessica Caldas talks controversy over her 'Kama Sutra Exhibit'

Atlanta-based artist Jessica Caldas says her goal has never been to shock people. Primarily a printmaker, Caldas' work typically revolves around having people share stories, connect with each other, and, in the process, spark conversations about bigger social issues.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

ATLwood: Updates on 'Constantine,' 'Insurgent,' and more

Filming Updates: >> The Buddy Bolden biopic Bolden has been filming at the Goat Farm, per Jennifer Brett. >> "Red Band Society" is reportedly back at the Woodruff Arts Center.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story...

First Slice 9/12/14: Fulton announces early weekend voting in multiple locations

Fulton County voters will be able to cast ballots during the two weekends before November’s election at multiple locations in North Fulton, the city of Atlanta, and South Fulton. Sack of dead beavers is the new horse head in the bed.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Deal hints at bringing Louisiana charter schools plan to Georgia

Charters schools could become a much larger part of Georgia's public schools system if Gov. Nathan Deal beats state Sen. Jason Carter, D-Atlanta, in the 2014 gubernatorial election. Deal yesterday hinted at how his approach to charter schools might evolve with another four years in the Governor's Mansion.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Watershed department audit is one hell of a depressing read

If the mysterious disappearance of 28 700-pound water meters and an $80,000 backhoe didn’t alert you to laughably bad security at the Department of Watershed Management's warehouses, the city auditor has conveniently documented the failures...Show More Summary

Weekend Arts Agenda: 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses'

Some sizzle, as we all try and pretend that summer is over: Actor’s Express has kicked off its 27th season with Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Christopher Hampton's intricately seductive (and seductively intricate) play, based on the classic...Show More Summary

Civil rights leaders angered by canceled meeting with Hawks CEO

About a dozen civil rights leaders yesterday showed up at Philips Arena to chat with Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin for a scheduled meeting. They were surprised — and outraged — to find out that their sitdown had been canceled without being notified.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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