Meanwhile at Waffle House: A 90-year-old tries a WaHo waffle for the first time

How does a breakfast eater live in Georgia for nine decades without even accidentally tasting a WaHo waffle?

Talking in circles: A UGA prof studies Twitter speak

More than just a home for breaking news and Bieber babble, Twitter has become a modern-day agora. University of Georgia assistant professor of telecommunications Itai Himelboim worked with the Pew Research Center and Social Media Research Foundation on analysis that revealed users of the social media behemoth interact with each other in patterns that fall into just six categories.
Tiny Doors ATL

The miniature charm of Tiny Doors ATL

Tiny Doors ATL is an installation art project throughout the city that consists of an ever-changing series of, well, tiny doors, flanked by miniature picket fences, bulletin boards, and other accessories.
Jamie Barton

Rome native Jamie Barton commands the stage in the world’s greatest opera houses

Barton sounds richly experienced, old-school, with a coloratura that is pure Technicolor, in arias that evoke some sort of empyrean birdsong in a three-octave range. The New Yorker has lauded her “once-in-a-generation talent,” and other reviews have joined the chorus of praise.
Atlanta Citizen Review Board

Who polices the Atlanta police?

Anyone who feels they’ve been wronged by an Atlanta police officer can voice their concern to the city’s Citizen Review Board. Here's what you need to know about them.
Phantom of the Fox Joe Patten

The Phantom of The Fox: Joe Patten’s love affair with Atlanta’s beloved theater saved it. Twice.

In lore, he is known as the Phantom of The Fox. But, here’s a secret: There is nothing greater than a love requited. Joe Patten fell in love with the Fox Theatre. And then he saved it for all of us.

Six Flags Over Georgia opens

It took $12 million to transform a 276-acre dairy farm west of Downtown into the Southeast’s first theme park; that Magic Kingdom down in Orlando wouldn’t open for four years. But all the clearing and construction didn’t eradicate the red clay and scrubby pines of the Cobb County surroundings when Six Flags Over Georgia opened for business on June 16, 1967. That rustic flavor added to the verisimilitude of Six Flags Over Georgia’s prime attractions: the Dahlonega Mine Train roller coaster, which hurtled from a thirty-seven-foot peak, and the Tales of the Okefenokee boat ride, which took passengers past slightly creepy scenes based on Joel Chandler Harris fables.
Celeste Headlee

GPB host Celeste Headlee is here to listen. No, really, she is.

On Second Thought host Celeste Headlee came to Atlanta with many questions. Perhaps most poignant: “How do you live in what’s basically the black capital of America . . . and yet just a few miles outside of town you see Confederate flags flying everywhere?”

Fred Schneider

Photograph courtesy of Caren West PR

Johnny Mercer’s Southern sound

Historians have tried to define the South, but few will leave you humming the Great American Songbook quite like Glenn T. Eskew does in Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World.

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