Sundance’s ‘Rectify’ has Southern roots

After spending more than half of his life on death row for the rape and murder of his then sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Daniel Holden returns to his hometown when DNA evidence casts doubt on his conviction.

Mixtape mix-up: Why the RIAA is taking Spinrilla to court

The DIY nature of mixtapes is crucial to understanding the success of Spinrilla, a mixtape website and app founded in 2013 by Dylan Copeland after he left Georgia State University.
Grant Field

UGA-Tech’s “clean, old-fashioned hate” at Grant Field, 1941

Every Thanksgiving weekend Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia clash on the gridiron to resolve yet another battle in the 124-year-old rivalry described by author Bill Cromartie as “clean, old-fashioned hate.”

Now in research news

Here’s news to chase off any wintry chill. Emory University researchers have made a futuristic prediction about the number of heat wave deaths—in the years 2057 to 2059.
Jeff Dauler

The Bert Show’s Jeff Dauler takes on stand-up comedy

The Bert Show's Jeff Dauler decided to try stand-up comedy after a lunch with Jeff Foxworthy. Now, he's opening for comedians like Joel McHale and has his own show coming up on June 12 at Eddie's Attic.
Grubbly Farms

How a pair of Atlantans created gourmet snacks for chickens

Dispatches from Atlanta and beyond. Also in this month's edition: BYOB (buy your own bridge) and remembering Marshall Rancifer

Atlanta author Colleen Oakley releases debut novel Before I Go

In her poignant debut novel, Before I Go, local freelance journalist Colleen Oakley uses likable characters and gallows humor to explore issues of death, life, coping, and letting go.

Fox Theatre brings four favorites to the stage

Fall may bring edgy fare, but savvy programmers throw sure things into the mix. After all, contemporary choreography wins accolades, but dancing sugar plum fairies are guaranteed to fill seats.
Wussy magazine

Wussy’s Jon Dean on Atlanta’s queer arts scene and the importance of representation

Today, in addition to covering local and national queer art and culture, Wussy hosts events across the city, like drag shows, dance parties, and movie screenings—and founder Jon Dean doesn’t plan to stop there.

Atlanta Ballet’s “Camino Real” transforms Tennessee Williams dialogue into dance

When Tennessee Williams’s surreal Camino Real opened on Broadway in 1953, critics hated it, and audiences fled for the exit. Could the play about an American traveler straddling two worlds work better as dance than as dialogue?

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