Mjcca

Book Festival of the MJCCA hosts Judy Blume, Mitch Albom, and more

In 1992, the first Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta was so small—it featured just two novelists—that volunteers baked cookies as a thank-you for the writers. Nearly a quarter century later, the 18-day festival hosts 45 authors, and they still bake the cookies (now with help from a caterer).
Exotic animals

Does Georgia need to tighten the leash on exotic animals?

“You can’t have them as a pet, and you can’t keep them in your home. But like any laws or regulations, people bend them, and an exotic animal can become a pet when we’re not looking,” said Lieutenant Wayne Hubbard, head of the DNR division responsible for deciding who can own exotic animals.

Braves GM Frank Wren Speaks Plainly

Frank Wren; courtesy of the Atlanta Braves

Buckhead’s silver thief has sterling taste

Forget about the polishing and dusting that accompany those monogrammed mint julep cups handed down by Great-Grandmother. Buckhead residents have a new worry when it comes to their sterling silver after a string of thefts perpetuated by a particularly crafty—and picky—burglar.

MASS Collective combines science with art for creative results

Expect surprises when you elevate something to an art and get it down to a science at the same time. The creative collective MASS—an acronym of Music, Art, Science, and Social—unites two demographics who usually do not sit together in the school cafeteria: number-crunching geeks and dreamy-eyed bohemians.
Better Business

With Start:ME, Emory looks to connect Atlanta’s minority communities with startup know-how

"Entrepreneur accelerator” START:ME focuses on small-business owners in communities like Clarkston, East Lake, and Atlanta’s Southside. The Emory University Goizueta Business School’s 14-week program aims to give entrepreneurs the skills, networks, and seed capital to develop scalable business.
Bellwood Quarry

A drone’s eye view of Bellwood Quarry

The 350-acre former mining site—more than double the size of Piedmont Park—could become the city’s largest greenspace, but not until 2030.
Candace Hill

Candace Hill is the fastest girl alive

For Candace Hill, life is now divided into two eras: before the 10.98 and after the 10.98. Last June the Rockdale County high school junior ran a 100-meter sprint in Seattle in 10.98 seconds and became—officially—the fastest girl in the world.
Atlanta Pride

Atlanta Pride marches on

In 1971 about 100 gay activists marched down Peachtree Street. That day marked one of the first pride parades in the country’s history. Since then the city’s LGBTQ community and the annual procession, now the largest parade in Atlanta, have been transformed.

CeeLo Green describes growing up in the Dirty South

Like the greatest stories ever told, mine starts off in one of those strange yet somehow familiar places where horrible and amazing things can and do happen, all the time.

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