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  • Rebecca Burns

    Deputy Editor & Digital Strategist

    Rebecca Burns is an Atlanta-based journalist, editor, and author.

    She served as editor-in-chief of Atlanta magazine from 2002-2009 and later spent several years as director of digital strategy for Emmis Publishing, working with editors and publishers in company’s family of city and regional magazines—which includes Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Texas Monthly.

    In fall 2012 she returned to Atlanta magazine to serve as deputy editor and digital strategist. She writes and edits feature articles and oversees special projects such as the annual Groundbreakers awards. She launched and manages the Daily Agenda blog and edits the companion section in the print magazine.

    Burns, whose own writing and reporting focus on civil rights and social and economic justice, is the author of three books. The latest, Burial for a King (Scribner, 2011), is account of the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Her next book—The Second Burning of Atlanta—will chronicle the Great Fire of 1917.

    Burns teaches journalism at Emory University and the University of Georgia and is a frequent speaker at colleges, schools, and civic organizations.

 

Waffle House vs. Belgium

Whatever the score in this afternoon's game, the Atlanta-based chain is today's social media winner.


Stop by Harold's, check out the Atlanta Streetcar progress

The first 'Streetcar Social' takes place Thursday, April 11

As we've observed, while the Atlanta Streetcar offers huge future potential for shops and restaurants in the Edgewood/Auburn Ave. corridor, at the present, it's creating, if not nightmares, certainly a less-than-dreamy business environment. Read more...

Top Chef episode 10: TV dinners, a garlic blossom prick, whatever

Editor’s Note: Dining editor and restaurant critic Bill Addison is at the Southern Foodways Alliance gathering, so Rebecca Burns, interactive director and Top Chef obsessive, is filling in with this week’s recap. Reality show traffics heavily in schadenfreude—we love to watch contestants squirm, freak out, or fall apart. This is especially appealing when we know something Read more...

Local Food Finds: Tink’s Grass-Fed Beef

For the Wade family of Lucky7W farm in Wilkes County, local food is not a trend, but a birthright. Matriarch Etwenda “Tink” Wade is a fourth-generation farmer, and her three children, ages sixteen to twenty-three, do their share of chores on the 230-acre spread. Read more...

Top Chef, Episode 9: Restaurant Wars Draw Battle Lines

Editor’s Note: Dining editor and restaurant critic Bill Addison is recovering from a trip to New Orleans and a home purchase, so Rebecca Burns, interactive director and Top Chef obsessive, is filling in with this week’s recap.   Restaurant Wars, always the best episode of any Top Chef season, hit dramatic high notes this week as the four strongest contenders matched up—Jenn and Kevin vs. the Voltaggio boys was a battle I couldn Read more...
 
 

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