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Get to know Zack Everhart of "So You Think You Can Dance"

Catching up with the tap-dancing contestant from Kennesaw. Plus: How you can take part in National Dance Day

“Hey, will you drop me off at the Fox at 5:30 in the morning?” A strange request in the bitingly cold month of January. Read more...

Video of the Day: AJC reporter turned rapper explains today’s elections

Washington Correspondent Daniel Malloy drops the beat, as well as some knowledge on the Perdue/Kingston runoff

AJC reporter Daniel Malloy, known on the streets as D-Mal, has donned his shades and fired up his webcam for a political rap about today’s Republican senate runoff election. You may recognize him from the verses he dropped back in May, like “In the senate race, that’s where it gets tricky / Five people, two slots, people get picky.” Well, now it’s down to two–U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue– and Malloy hasn’t missed a beat. Well, technically, he misses a few. But what he lacks in flow, he makes up for in fervor. Read more...

Atlanta Must Reads for the Week: APS cheating fallout, pit bulls, and a black widow

Plus, misappropriated street art, a foul-ball suit against the Braves, and the mayor's Twitter blocks.

Hall belonged to a movement of reformers who believed that the values of the marketplace could resuscitate public education. She approached the job like a business executive: she courted philanthropists, set accountability measures, and created performance objectives that were more rigorous than those required by No Child Left Behind, which became law in 2002. When a school met its targets, all employees, including bus drivers and cafeteria staff, received up to two thousand dollars. She linked teacher evaluations to test scores and warned principals that they’d be fired if they didn’t meet targets within three years. Eventually, ninety per cent were replaced. She repeated the mantra “No exceptions and no excuses.” Read more...

Atlanta Must-Reads of the Week: Smallpox, surveillance, dog babies, and turning down

Plus, Bill Torpy on APD's not-so-happy "Happy" video, and a smart take on the APS-BeltLine dispute

The weekend's here, so it's a great time to catch up on these stories about Atlanta or by Atlanta writers. Read more...

What's been filming in Atlanta this summer?

An update on which movie and TV crews are disrupting your commute.

By now, it's well established that Atlanta is the “Hollywood of the South” (or “Y’allywood,” if you will). While it used to be exciting to see a film crew, we’re all getting a little jaded, and when we spot those yellow signs tacked to phone poles and hanging off buildings directing crews and stars to a location, we start to lament that it means street closings and extra traffic. But do you know what production is to blame for making you late to work? Here’s a roundup of what’s shooting around town this summer. Adjust your commute accordingly. Read more...