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  • Richard L. Eldredge

    Editorial Contributor

    Rich Eldredge has been happily chronicling the scene in Atlanta since 1990. He began his writing career here with multiple bylines in Atlanta magazine. For sixteen years he contributed to the AJC's popular Peach Buzz column, serving as head writer from 1996 to 2009. In 2001, he edited Celestine Sibley, Reporter, a collection of his beloved AJC colleague's best reporting from her sixty-year career. Over the years, he's covered everything from the 1996 Summer Olympics to Coretta Scott King's seven-hour televised funeral attended by four presidents and the star-studded grand opening of director Tyler Perry's film and television studios in southwest Atlanta, where he offered to hold Oprah Winfrey's eyelashes. He is a graduate of Parkview High School in Lilburn. He resides in Midtown and is the proud owner of a lava floor lamp.

 

My drunken dinner with Kim Zolciak Biermann

As celebrity spokeswoman for "breakfast-inspired" liqueurs, the Bravo reality star hosts a brinner party

At 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, my cellphone rings. It’s my driver Bashira. The black sedan is idling outside, waiting to take me to this evening’s assignment. I’m being whisked to Bravo reality TV star Kim Zolciak Biermann and Atlanta Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann’s Alpharetta estate to consume breakfast foods at dinnertime. And to get drunk. Read more...

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed is engaged

Hizzoner proposed to steady Sarah-Elizabeth Langford during a Bahamas getaway

The mayor’s office is scheduled to make it official later today — Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed is engaged to Sarah-Elizabeth Langford after popping the question last week during a romantic getaway in the Bahamas. Langford is the daughter of late Atlanta city councilman and Georgia state senator Arthur Langford, Jr. who has a park named for him on Thornton Street in southwest Atlanta. Read more...

Monica Pearson and the mystery of the missing Emmy

After a decade apart, a Marietta antiques emporium reunites two ladies of TV

Marietta Antique Mall consigner Bob Ramaley estimates that he blew “maybe a grand” for the entire contents of an abandoned public storage unit on Canton Road back in 2012. The boxed up junk then enjoyed a two-year residency in Ramaley’s garage until last week when he unearthed the trinkets while setting up his booth at the burgeoning business on Roswell Road. Read more...

The Clermont Lounge becomes a coffee table book

The author of No Cameras spent three years chronicling the storied strip club's 49-year history

The first time Atlanta writer Dana Hazels Seith attempted to interview Blondie for the new Clermont Lounge coffee table book, No Cameras, the legendary dancer threw her out of her Ponce de Leon Avenue dressing room. For good measure, Blondie also tossed Seith on her second and third attempts to talk to her. Read more...

Walking Dead Escape debuts in Atlanta May 31

The fan experience from comics creator Robert Kirkman allows you to play walker or survivor!

Until you can put that CDC Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness into use for real, Walking Dead comics creator Robert Kirkman has a fun alternative for the AMC drama’s legion of fans. And it heads this way May 31 when Philips Arena will play host to the first-ever Walking Dead Escape zombie obstacle course experience. Read more...