News & Opinion
The former Eurythmics singer is thinking about our state—whether she knows it or not
When an artist covers a song, it can be seen as an improvement, an homage, or a desecration (see Madonna’s “American Pie”). But 1980s pop star Annie Lennox’s latest soulful cut of “Georgia On My Mind”—recently released in advance of her Oct. 27 collection of standards Nostalgia—is just a reminder of what a timeless masterpiece it is.Read more
Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus among guests at the three-day convention
Halloween is still two weeks out, but Downtown Atlanta will be filled with zombies as Walker Stalker Con returns to the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart this weekend. The convention is set to yet again bring an all-star Walking Dead guest lineup, including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, and more.Read more
Beard: I knew my mom would like it. That’s basically why I’m here.
Along with recording artists Lady Antebellum, Wet Willie, Jeff Foxworthy, Francine Reed, and Collective Soul’s Ed Roland, Wax ‘n’ Facts and DB Records owner Danny Beard was inducted at the 36th annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame ceremonies.Read more
Pop culture historians will never be hungry again
Land, Katie Scarlett O’Hara, isn’t the only thing that lasts. This year, Colorado-based Taylor Trade Publishing celebrates the movie’s seventy-fifth anniversary with a trio of books about the phenomenon that ensures pop culture historians will never be hungry again.Read more
We want a recount when winter hits!
If you’re trying to stay positive on a gray and rainy Monday, this probably isn’t going to help. The financial news and opinion website Wall St. 24/7 recently ranked Georgia as tenth worst state in terms of quality of life.Read more
Season 5, Episode 1: Meet your meat
Each week, we comb through the guts of The Walking Dead, much like a horde of hungry walkers, to bring you the episode’s best moments, surprises, and other post-apocalyptic curiosities. This week: Baby Uggs, David Bowie costumes, and a cameo you might have missed.Read more
Feat. Lena Dunham, Fred Armisen, Whoopi Goldberg, and Natasha Lyonne. Also Ireland Baldwin, because why not?
Way back in 1990, Madonna repackaged her hit “Vogue” in a commercial urging the kids to vote (or risk getting a “spanky.”) And the tradition continues, with Atlanta rapper Lil Jon asking celebrities what they’re turning out for (get it?) this midterm election.Read more
Director Michael Cuesta: We just had to find something green and overgrown.
Atlanta sites in the film include the old Georgia Archives building, an abandoned prison, and an overgrown housing development just outside of the city.Read more
Meanwhile, the New York Times says Georgia polling might be off. And, there’s a Mark Richt factor to consider.
At least this football season has delivered some exciting upsets and shifts in the team rankings. On the other hand, the latest batch of polls on Georgia’s gubernatorial and Senate races delivers a familiar narrative: these races are close, y’all.Read more
The retailer is among the latest, which includes Scoop NYC and L’Occitane
The Buckhead Atlanta stores will keep rolling out for months (years?), and this week has been no exception. Today the minimalist Helmut Lang, a sister brand of Theory, is ready for business. Late last week the multibrand retailer Scoop NYC opened, as well as a flagship for beauty brand L’Occitane en Provence.Read more