Blog Profile / Fresh Loaf


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Archived Since:April 27, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Nicholas Thomas' death sparks protests, calls for independent investigation

The shooting death of a black man by a white police officer — the third such police-involved shooting in metro Atlanta since the end of last year — has sparked protests in Smyrna. Nicholas Thomas, a 25-year-old Goodyear Service Center...Show More Summary

Time and Place: Civil rights fountain

Last Sunday afternoon I was giving a photo workshop to a high school student from the Paideia School. We had spent most of the afternoon at the Oakland Cemetery going over basics of lighting and composition.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice: Get wild, library hours restored!

Yesterday was a happy day in Atlanta because the Atlanta-Fulton public library system restored all public library hours which were cut in 2014 resulting in most public libraries being closed for more than half of each week. But don't get too excited.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 Things to Do: Rockingwell

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Jurors find 11 former Atlanta Public Schools educators guilty of racketeering charges

After years of investigation, months inside a courtroom, and more than a week of deliberation, nearly a dozen former Atlanta Public Schools educators standing trial for their roles in the public school system's massive cheating scandal were found guilty of racketeering plus several other charges. Around 2 p.m. Show More Summary

Fahamu Pecou, on embracing Yoruba in 'The Messenger'

In a forthcoming conversation between Atlanta-based Fahamu Pecou and New York-based José Parlá, the two artists talk about collaborating for their first major museum exhibit as part of the High Museum's ongoing Wifredo Lam retrospective...Show More Summary

Critic's Notebook: April's Top Five

A monthly listing of Atlanta art critic Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five events in Atlanta:  5) The Breakers, April 16 to May 10.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Lawmakers strike transportation deal that raises cash for roads, cuts airline and electric car tax credits

Georgia's finally got a transportation plan after spending all but one of its 40 days this legislative session squabbling over how to address a $1 billion funding gap for road improvements, bridge repairs, and other needs. In an unlikely...Show More Summary

Take virtual 3-D tour of Ebenezer Baptist Church

About a week ago, I got an email from Dan Smigrod, a local photographer who specializes in interactive digital tours through his company We Get Around. He said he had some new tech he thought we might like to experiment with in a story.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 4/1/15: Georgia's budget boosts judge pay, education cash, ethics commission funding

Georgia lawmakers have signed off on a $40 billion budget that boosts judge salaries, raises education funding, and creates new ethics commission staff positions. Why Atlanta's highways have led to countless truck rollovers and more than 200 deaths.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 Things to Do: A Fool's Feast

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Startup Atlanta attempts to find its footing after initial struggles

A city-backed nonprofit once tasked with boosting entrepreneurs has decided to take a new approach to promoting Atlanta’s startup scene. Founded in 2013 as a funding mechanism for tech startups, Startup Atlanta re-launched last month with a focus on networking and tech-friendly policy-making.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Atlanta comics take home top prizes at Skull Fest

The 6th Annual Laughing Skull Festival wrapped up this past weekend. From the 400-plus comedians who submitted, 72 were invited to Atlanta for the five-day competition.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Meet your 2015 Emerging Artists Awards recipients

The term “emerging” is a misleading descriptor for the recipients of this year’s Emerging Artist Award from the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA). The four artists, MaryGrace Phillips, Alex-Gallo Brown, Amina S. McIntyre, andShow More Summary

The Atlanta Streetcar won't cost you a dime for the rest of 2015

Good news, Atlanta: You can keep on riding the shiny new blue-and-green Atlanta Streetcar for the next nine months without opening up your wallet and pulling out your singles. Mayor Kasim Reed, who this morning spoke at Central Atlanta...Show More Summary

First Slice 3/31/15: Grady Health System, Blue Cross and Blue Shield end insurance impasse

Grady Health System and Blue Cross and Blue Shield have reached an agreement to end a months-long standoff that prevented some people from receiving health-care services at Georgia's largest hospital. The fallout of Atlanta's watershed department's theft scandal continues with another three employees arrested.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 Things to Do: Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker

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Will Atlanta's annexation plans come to fruition?

Atlanta's efforts to annex Druid Hills and part of south Fulton County remain in play during the 2015 legislative session's final days. However, both measures face major hurdles amid political opposition and competing city-incorporation bills.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

OCA announces Neighborhood Arts Grant recipients

We all love our neighborhoods. By donating money to eleven of Atlanta’s finest, the City is showing that apparently they do too.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

New Spelman College president makes great addition to Atlanta's arts community

When Mary Schmidt Campbell got a call from Celeste Watkins-Hayes, the chair of Spelman College's presidential search committee, reentering academia was the furthest thing from her mind. She'd just retired last spring after serving 23...Show More Summary

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