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  • Charles Bethea

    Editorial Contributor

    Writer-at-large Charles Bethea is a fifth-generation Atlantan, but his southern accent is faint. Raised in Ansley Park, he now lives in Cabbagetown. His writing has appeared in Outside, GQ, the New Republic, the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. His Atlanta magazine story "Final Exit" won the 2011 City and Regional Magazine Award for reporting.

 

Twelve Places

We carried Grandmother’s ashes with silver spoons

We called her grandmother. Never Grandma or Granny. To my father, she was simply Mother. Mom, if he was mad. My uncle sometimes called her The Nazi, but never to her face. Read More