For giving teens a voice
Founded in 1993, VOX has evolved from a monthly paper into a multiplatform media enterprise that reaches 35,000 Atlanta teens with an after-school journalism program, website, and writing workshops. One thing stayed the same: giving teens a voice.
The former UGA basketball player talks about working with Tim Tebow, life on the sideline, and the SEC’s reign
When Alpharetta native Maria Taylor introduces herself to hulking SEC football players, their typical response is, “You’re huge!” Taylor stands six feet two and was a four-year basketball player at the University of Georgia.
ESPN’s new channel features Tim Tebow as a host and will air 45 live football games
It’s August. It’s the Southeast. Are you ready for some college football? That question is purely rhetorical because, ready or not, here comes ESPN’s SEC Network, ramming round-the-clock gridiron action and commentary—including gospel from Saint Tebow himself—smack into your face mask.
Plus the demolition of the Friendship Baptist Church and the Braves’ upcoming departure
Claire Suddath in Bloomberg Businessweek on Coke’s sales and health concerns Newsflash: Sugary soda makes you fat. Plus, aspartame, the sweetener in diet soft drinks, is a scary, unknown abomination (or so says the Internet rumor mill). You probably didn’t need Claire Suddath of Bloomberg Businessweek to tell you that these facts, along with the […]
Catching up with the tap-dancing contestant from Kennesaw. Plus: How you can take part in National Dance Day
“Hey, will you drop me off at the Fox at 5:30 in the morning?” A strange request in the bitingly cold month of January.
Washington Correspondent Daniel Malloy drops the beat, as well as some knowledge on the Perdue/Kingston runoff
AJC reporter Daniel Malloy, known on the streets as D-Mal, has donned his shades and fired up his webcam for a political rap about today’s Republican senate runoff election. You may recognize him from the verses he dropped back in May, like “In the senate race, that’s where it gets tricky / Five people, two slots, people get picky.” Well, now it’s down to two–U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue– and Malloy hasn’t missed a beat. Well, technically, he misses a few. But what he lacks in flow, he makes up for in fervor.
Plus, misappropriated street art, a foul-ball suit against the Braves, and the mayor’s Twitter blocks.
Hall belonged to a movement of reformers who believed that the values of the marketplace could resuscitate public education. She approached the job like a business executive: she courted philanthropists, set accountability measures, and created performance objectives that were more rigorous than those required by No Child Left Behind, which became law in 2002. When a school met its targets, all employees, including bus drivers and cafeteria staff, received up to two thousand dollars. She linked teacher evaluations to test scores and warned principals that they’d be fired if they didn’t meet targets within three years. Eventually, ninety per cent were replaced. She repeated the mantra “No exceptions and no excuses.”
Plus, Bill Torpy on APD’s not-so-happy “Happy” video, and a smart take on the APS-BeltLine dispute
The weekend's here, so it's a great time to catch up on these stories about Atlanta or by Atlanta writers.
An update on which movie and TV crews are disrupting your commute.
By now, it's well established that Atlanta is the “Hollywood of the South” (or “Y’allywood,” if you will). While it used to be exciting to see a film crew, we’re all getting a little jaded, and when we spot those yellow signs tacked to phone poles and hanging off buildings directing crews and stars to a location, we start to lament that it means street closings and extra traffic. But do you know what production is to blame for making you late to work? Here’s a roundup of what’s shooting around town this summer. Adjust your commute accordingly.