monthly newsletter / april 2012
This month features a story by Justin Heckert about the three men who got to the bottom of the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal, in which a group of administrators and teachers conspired to change students’ test answers to ensure higher scores. “The Big Break” is a story that puts you behind the scenes of the investigation into an administration whose cynicism and lies not only tarnished the city’s reputation but, more tragically, irrevocably harmed the very children those teachers and administrators were supposed to be helping.
>> Read Steve Fennessy's full editor's note
Three getaways for the ladies, plus a trip for the guys
Take your pick: lounge on Florida's panhandle, treasure hunt in Asheville's noteworthy shops, or sightsee in Savannah. Whatever your preference, we've got the perfect itinerary for you. Plus, bourbon chasing for the gents.
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Unearthing the APS cheating scandal conspiracies
How three old friends—a former attorney general, a lawyer, and an ex-cop—exposed the conspiracies behind the biggest public school cheating scandal in American history.
Read Justin Heckert's article
Are Georgia's shrimpers on their way out?
From one generation to the next, shrimp boats have plied the waters along Georgia's coast. But as foreign seafood floods the market and gas prices soar, some question if this way of life will be lost.
Read Tony Rehagen's article
food & dining
Tomo's beloved sushi star finds a new audience
Tomo's move from a Vinings strip mall to high-profile Buckhead has changed the vibe. Still, past standouts remain, like chef-owner Tomohiro Naito's tender kampachi in yuzu-soy sauce and ankimo terrine (a monkfish liver pâté).
Read Bill Addison's review
life & style
Atlanta bloggers write fashion worth following
From fashion and style tips to how-to beauty tutorials and local happenings, these four Atlanta bloggers keep their pulse on major trends, as well as offering readers personalized takes on staying au courant.
Read Cathy Anderson's article
arts & entertainment
Cindy Pinion hosts North Georgia bluegrass
Up in the Chattanooga Valley, Cindy Pinion and her husband James welcome musicians en route to the bluegrass festival named after her father. The Pinions have been known for their home-cooked hospitality for more than thirty years.
Read Tony Rehagen's story
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