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  • Allison Brooks

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    A Virginia native, Brooks moved to Georgia in 2012 to pursue a Master’s degree in writing. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, she spent almost a year working for the sports department of the Roanoke Times newspaper before enrolling at Savannah College of Art and Design.

 

Savannah: The downtown renaissance that SCAD built

The art school sparked a cultural resurgence. Plus: What's best in town

Savannah boasts a rich conglomeration of talented, tattoo-bedecked art students; driven professionals; and the good ol’ boys (and girls) whose families have been around since General Oglethorpe settled here in the 1730s. Now vibrant and energetic, the Hostess City had become sleepy and rundown by 1978, when Savannah College of Art and Design was founded. Read More

Sleepy Hollow at Serenbe

The Serenbe Playhouse presents a fresh interpretation of this haunting tale.

We’re all familiar with Washington Irving’s spooky classic, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and its love triangle—awkward teacher Ichabod Crane, lovely heiress Katrina Van Tassel, strapping lout “Brom Bones” Van Brunt—and mysterious headless horseman. Tim Burton twisted the tale for the big screen, Fox is currently shooting a TV series, and I’m pretty sure there was a Scooby-Doo adaptation. Read More

The world’s tiniest Walmart opens in Atlanta

A ‘little box’ version of the retail behemoth at Georgia Tech seems to stock (almost) everything students need

Walmart made retail history today by opening its smallest store ever. While a tiny Walmart—the store near Georgia Tech's campus is around 2,500 square feet—seems like an oxymoron, don’t let the size fool you. Read More

Will the Waffle House luck hold for a 13th Atlanta Braves win?

The WH concession stand at Turner Field appears to be a lucky charm

You can find some pretty strange lucky charms when it comes to sports—Michael Jordan’s old college shorts, the St. Louis Squirrel, Les Miles eating grass—but a lucky Waffle House? The Braves have gone 12-0 since a scaled-down version of the Atlanta-based breakfast icon opened at Turner Field. Read More

UGA alum Isner wins the Atlanta Open

After three previous tries at the tournament, John Isner finally won the singles title on Sunday

After Sunday’s finals singles match, the Atlanta Open crowned a new champion: John Isner. Isner, twenty-eight, is a 2007 graduate of the University of Georgia, and as a senior, led the Bulldogs to an NCAA National Championship. Isner is currently the highest-ranked male American tennis player, coming in at twenty. His opponent from Sunday’s championship, South African Kevin Anderson, is ranked twenty-one. Read More