A piece by Christopher Theofanidis explores mankind’s genesis
In 2012, music director Robert Spano commissioned Christopher Theofanidis to create a new work for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Yet the composer didn’t set down the first notes for the piece, "Creation/Creator," until last spring, after months spent researching creation stories from different cultures.
A new one-man show coming to Emory on September 22
Some of us associate actor Julian Sands with period films like A Room with a View, while others may think of his more recent horror film oeuvre. Here’s an association less likely but infinitely more fascinating: Sands was a friend of the late playwright Harold Pinter and has captured his spirit in a one-man show that comes to Emory in September.
Alumni will rejoin the group for the Monastery of the Holy Spirit’s December show
Courtesy of Atlanta Boy Choir Courtesy of Atlanta Boy Choir Tradition may not matter to the typical preteen, but for members of Atlanta Boy Choir, it’s fundamental. For three decades, the choir—seventy boys, ranging in age from six to thirteen, and forty alumni—has celebrated the holiday season at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers.
Reportedly foreclosures have left us overrun with rodents.
In some cases, placement on the list is rooted in ancient history; Deshnoke, India, for instance, is home to a temple where rats are worshipped. In Atlanta, on the other hand, the staggering rat population is due to a more recent event: the Great Recession. According to Animal Planet, an already high rate of urban poverty, combined with rampant foreclosures, has left an excess of abandoned buildings here, attracting droves of vermin. Rats thrive in overgrown lawns and derelict structures. If this isn’t the beginning of a real-world The Walking Dead, then perhaps the list can at least draw our attention to the ecological effects of prolonged urban abandonment.
Long commutes and low access to health insurance are among the factors contributing to our collective anxiety.
The folks at Movoto have released a list of the 10 Most Stressed Out States in America, naming Georgia the nation’s runner-up in overall anxiety. Although it doesn’t require a team of researchers to know that living and working in metro Atlanta is filled with stressors—just try making a left on Ivan Allen Boulevard any weekday afternoon—the dataset shows that Georgians in rural areas and smaller cities face their share of challenges, too.