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Ten years after, a tribute to New Orleans

Ten years ago, I remember staring in awe at a weather radar map much like the one posted above and thinking “Holy $$##&!”, that thing is just going to wipe New Orleans off the face...

You Spin My Head Right Round

When you’re commuting in Georgia, it’s generally because (with apologies to Flo Rida) you’ve got people to see, and your time is precious. Daily commutes are getting longer, so perhaps communities should defer to traffic engineers – and the Mythbusters – and embrace the roundabout. As reported in the AJC, roundabouts are on the increase […]

Morning Reads for Nine Days Before GSU Football!

Truly a nation holds its breath. But does anyone remember when Georgia had a self-inflicted third and 57, narrowly avoiding two personal foul penalties but then picked one up after the punt? No? Well refresh your memory.  “Royalty” by Lou Barlow Atlanta’s socialists pounding the pavement in SC for Bernie Sanders.  Did you know that Atlanta […]

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born To Run’ turns 40 with grit and grace

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI When Bruce Springsteen strikes the first guitar chord of “Born to Run” in concert, few live experiences match the combination of intensity and unabashed joy. The houselights are up, Springsteen is usually either....

Little’s and Homegrown

Some of my favorite dining experiences are super casual. I tend to get more excited to hear about a hot wing shack on Marietta Street with a line of people out front, than I do that Ford Fry will be consulting on the new bar/restaurant in the Four Seasons. It’s not my side of town, […]

Nervous about that Ashley Madison hack? This one’s for you …

Given this week’s Ashley Madison news, it seemed appropriate to post a good ol’ fashioned cheating song to kick off the weekend. So here’s Blu Cantrell, offering some useful advice for any spouses out there caught on the wrong end of that particular stick:

John Boehner draped this albatross around the GOP’s neck

Thanks to a certain demagogue who shall not be named, the GOP finds itself embroiled in a bitter internal debate over immigration policy. As Politico reports, Republican insiders are distraught over the damage it’s...

OK, this Trump thing may be getting out of hand

In a recent column, George Will bewailed the soiling of the Republican Party by its forced association with the “unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar” Donald Trump, and basically pleaded with GOP leaders to ban Trump...

Morning Reads — The Return Edition

Thanks to Teri for filling in the last two weeks. If there’s one person who can approach my level of awesomeness, she would be considered. “Remember” by Figurines. Roy Barnes calls for pardon of Leo Frank.  Despite being diagnosed with cancer, Jimmy Carter still made church and Sunday school.  Hizzoner and the police union still […]

What Jimmy Carter has meant to Georgia

I didn’t live in Georgia back in 1976, and the odds are good that you didn’t either. The state’s population back then was five million, roughly half what it is today, and over the past...

Happy Birthday to Teri!

There’s only one Smyrna City Council member who truly lives up to the ethos of being a workhorse, not a showhorse and that’s our own Teri. According to Facebook, today is her birthday so wish her a festive time on this her day of jollification. PS: In honor of Teri’s birthday I did a YouTube […]

You’ll have to pay to play on Sesame Street

Sesame Street — the popular children’s show that has aired on public television for 45 years — is moving to premium cable. A five-year deal with HBO means new episodes of Sesame Street will air first...

Julian Bond, a ‘true civil rights trailblazer,’ dies at 75

President Barack Obama on local civil rights legend: "Julian Bond helped change this country for the better. And what better way to be remembered than that.”

Dunwoody Foodstock was a fabulous success that ran for 10 hours - Kudos to All, especially to DUMC for hosting!

Short video to give you a small taste of Foodstock. My two older boys and myself helped at the Community Foodstock event that took place at Dunwoody United Methodist Church during the Noon to Two shift while my youngest was off playing with Butterflies (more likely looking for snakes & bugs in the creek). Show More Summary

Freedom Orthopedic and Rehab, Dunwoody, GA - No Insurance Needed for Quality Medical Care

Video This morning I had the pleasure to visit the Dunwoody Police Hispanic Outreach event near Winters Chapel & Peachtree Industrial Boulevard where the police checked the security of child safety seats. During the visit I saw numerous...Show More Summary

Clermont Hotel documentary is nearly complete

The final days of the now-shuttered Clermont Hotel are relived—and the hotel’s (dis)reputation assessed—in a forthcoming, locally produced documentary, Hotel Clermont, whose trailer is now available online for viewing.

’24 Frames’ in a second …

I’ve been touting the music of Jason Isbell for a few years now. And the good news is, he keeps up his end of the deal by continuing to produce material that more than justifies the praise. In his latest album, “Something More Than Free,”...Show More Summary

What’s the worst popsicle King of Pops has ever made?

King of Pops CEO and cofounder Steven Carse talks about crazy customers, yoga, and Jennifer Lawrence.

Michelle Malone CD release concert will benefit Georgia Music Foundation

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI Michelle Malone will celebrate the release of her new album by giving back. The official release concert for “Stronger Than You Think,” which arrived last month, will take place Aug. 22 at Eddie Owen’s...

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