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The exhibit, opening Thursday, features interactive touch screens that you can also access via your smartphone
When Scaly Slimy Spectacular opens on Thursday, Zoo Atlanta will not only show off their new reptile and amphibian house, but also a slick new way to learn about the 100 snakes, frogs, turtles, and lizards that make up the exhibit.Read more
Season 5, Episode 16: So . . . two weeks until Game of Thrones!
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: Broken casserole dishes, broken jugular veins, and broken-down society.Read more
In Atlanta journalist Jim Auchmutey’s first book, the Americus High class of ’65 confronts its racist past
“The Class of ’65” centers on Greg Wittkamper, who openly supported the first black students enrolled after desegregation
For nearly three decades, Jim Auchmutey carved out an enviable beat at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, writing richly detailed features about race, religion, history, and food—all of which seemed to inform an overarching narrative of what it means to be Southern. In 2006 he covered a story about a high school reunion that has now become the subject of his first book, The Class of ’65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness (Perseus/PublicAffairs).Read more
The logoed barricade went up yesterday alongside Dior’s
When Tom Ford’s logoed barricade went up yesterday at the main entrance of Buckhead Atlanta, his hush-hush imminent arrival seemed to be announced.Read more
Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter’s decision not pursue murder charges against Phillip Sailors sparked debate
When Phillip Sailors shot and killed a young man who mistakenly pulled into Sailors’s driveway in Lilburn two years ago, the story made headlines from ABC News to the Huffington Post. The case was in the news again last November, when Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter announced he would not pursue murder—or even felony manslaughter—charges against Sailors, allowing the 71-year-old retired Bell South employee to walk free with a year of probation and a $500 fine.Read more
What’s filming now? Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, Michelle Darnell, Being Mary Jane, plus five TV pilots
Basically, metro Atlanta is crawling with celebrities this month, among them Peter Dinklage, Maya Rudolph, Jaden Smith, Kristen Bell, Bryan Cranston, and James Franco.
I don’t mean to alarm you, but the number of famous people in Atlanta has reached a critical mass. The recent spring thaw means we’ve got productions coming out the wazoo. It’s also television pilot season, and we’ve got five shows filming in north Georgia.Read more
One red luftballon
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: never leave tuna out, awkward-only sex education, and . . . *punched by Michonne*Read more
On the quiet Cherokee County city’s growth and becoming an accidental politician
Since winning the 2008 election, septuagenarian Doris A. Jones has been mayor (annual pay: $4,600) of Waleska, a scenic city of 640 residents in northwest Cherokee County. Jones takes pride in Waleska’s main attractions: Reinhardt University and nearby Lake Arrowhead.Read more
Featuring Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Ben Carson, and … a demon sheep?
In a somewhat puzzling show of corporate synergy, sibling network CNN has released a cover of “Too Many Cooks,” the wickedly clever sitcom genre parody that aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.Read more