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Blog Profile / Fresh Loaf


URL :http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/freshloaf
Filed Under:United States / Atlanta
Posts on Regator:14017
Posts / Week:42.3
Archived Since:April 27, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Fort McPherson-Tyler Perry studio deal lacks transparency, lawmaker says

As the Fort McPherson site continues racing toward a potential future as Atlanta-based Hollywood star Tyler Perry’s movie studios, state Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, and several residents are demanding transparency in the deal. “Community...Show More Summary

Report: Decatur's getting whiter, richer

Decatur is rapidly changing into a rich, white enclave, according to a new city-sponsored study of census data. In this city of approximately 20,000 residents, the minority population dropped from roughly 40 percent to about 25 percent between 1990 and 2010, the study found.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Deal: Jason Carter's 'greatest support mechanism' is Jimmy Carter

“He has taken the position that his grandfather is his greatest support mechanism. I would like to know where he stands on his grandfather’s pronouncements most recently as I read one of the articles classifying the acts of the Israelis in protecting themselves as amounting to war crimes.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 things to do: Peter Murphy

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First Slice 8/7/14: Members of Reed's administration receiving substantial payments for unused sick, vacation, and compensatory time

Several members of the mayor's administration and other top City of Atlanta employees have received massive payments for unused sick, vacation, and compensatory time. Massive as in tens of thousands of dollars.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

'How to Kill a Ghost' finds Juel D. Lane haunted by past

If you've ever had a relationship you couldn't shake, you know that getting over the past can be a haunting ordeal. Atlanta choreographer/dancer Juel D. Lane is preparing to release his second dance film project next month.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Jason Carter clarifies support for gay marriage, talks Olens lawsuit and protections for LGBT state employees

Jason Carter's support for gay marriage in Georgia has come into question over the past week. The Atlanta state senator had reportedly failed to say the words "gay" or "LGBT" at a recent fundraising event with local LGBT supporters.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Critic's Notebook: August's Top Five

A monthly listing of art critic Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta: 5. The Savannah Disputation at Theatrical Outfit, August 21-September 7. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Pan African Film Fest 2014 brings 'Belle' to the ball

No one predicted the interracial love story of a mixed-race woman raised by eighteenth-century English aristocrats to become the breakout indie film of the summer. But after garnering Oprah’s support, Belle struck box-office gold, earning...Show More Summary

HBO 'Hard Knocks' recap: Friday Night Lights

There's a moment towards the beginning of HBO's "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons" where head coach Mike Smith greets rookie Ra'Shede Hageman in his office wearing Teva sandles. After once turning down HBO's offerShow More Summary

Atlanta's glorious history blogs help us cherish the past, enrich our mind organs in the present

Atlanta is a relatively young city. Yet much of its past has been lost to "progress" over the years.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 things to do: The Hotelier

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First Slice 8/6/14: Does Downtown have a parking problem?

Downtown civic groups Central Atlanta Progress and Atlanta Downtown Improvement District have released a new parking study that recommends improving the branding of city parking, increasing car-share program spots, eventually parting ways with PARKAtlanta, and other ideas. Show More Summary

The Bitter Southerner hits the one-year mark, turns to readers in new fundraising effort

The Bitter Southerner had a simple mission upon its launch last August. The founders of the Southern-themed website wanted to publish every week one story that acknowledged the region’s troubled past and shined light on the present with a sense of optimism.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 8/5/14: Anti-stadium coalition asks state lawmakers to require voter approval on taxpayer-funded projects

A group opposed to the proposed Braves and Falcons stadiums have called upon state legislators to let voters decide whether hundreds of millions of their taxpayer dollars should go to fund massive public-private partnerships. "When you...Show More Summary

Get This! Gallery closes its doors after a decade

Get This! Gallery has closed after a decade-long run in Atlanta.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Living Walls announces arty, indie acts for 2014 main event

After commissioning more than 100 murals by as many globally and locally renowned artists since its founding in 2009, the street art nonprofit Living Walls is celebrating this year with a conference that encompasses the trend of public art in Atlanta and beyond over the last half decade. The annual conference, which runs from Aug. Show More Summary

GOP state school super candidate's quizzical 'Color Purple' reference leaves us baffled

Richard Woods is the Republican nominee for State School Superintendent. In November, he will battle Democratic contender Valarie Wilson, the former president of the Georgia Schools Board Association and executive director of the Atlanta Beltline Partnership.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 8/4/14: Who's tracking the trackers?

Ah, awkward behavior at political events. The AJC's Greg Bluestein on Saturday spotted some interesting interactions between a Democratic tracker - party operatives who are hired to follow rival candidates and videotape their every move - and a man at a GOP event in Alpharetta.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 things to do: Naked City

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