All posts by Allison Brooks
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
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
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
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
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
The duo played together for three years in college; will continue to play in Atlanta, Colombia, and future tournaments
The U.S. Open Series kicked off this week in Atlanta, and luckily for us, some of the players are local. Doubles duo Kevin King and Juan Spir, former ITA All-Americans for the Yellow Jackets, are on the hunt for their first professional title together. The pair, ranked as high as number-two in the country during the 2011-12 season, will play their first-round doubles match tomorrow.Read more
Between great tennis, (some) sunshine, and the ‘Bro Down Showdown,’ what’s not to love?
Tennis fans rejoice: the BB&T Atlanta Open is in full force this week. The tournament began Saturday and the first round of the main draw started yesterday. Both the singles and doubles championship matches will be played on Sunday, July 28.Read more
It finally opened today. Cheers to a great view—and air-conditioning.
After weeks of thunderstorms and rain delays, SkyView Atlanta finally opened today in the sweltering, sticky July heat. Luckily, the air-conditioning in the gondolas works pretty well.Read more
SkyView Atlanta delayed by storms, utility work
If you were hoping for a Ferris wheel and fireworks combo, you’re out of luck: SkyView Atlanta won’t open in time for Fourth of July.Read more