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The Georgia Symphony

Photograph by Adam Stensland

Amanda Kyle Williams

Photograph by Amy Gibbons

Gwinnett’s Briscoe Field

A bold plan to privatize general aviation at Gwinnett’s Briscoe Field, enabling flights by commercial airlines, has sparked hot debate. The county board of commissioners is deciding whether to proceed. Here, two opposing factions sound off.  

Fred Schneider

Photograph courtesy of Caren West PR

The integration of Atlanta Public Schools

On the morning of August 30, 1961, nine African American students headed for the first day of classes at four all-white Atlanta high schools. They were shadowed by hundreds of reporters, dozens of police officers, and crowds of parents, politicians, and onlookers.

Dr. Jack Shaheen on TCM’s “Arab Images on Film: “I no longer feel alone”

For nearly four decades, Southern Illinois University professor Dr. Jack Shaheen taught mass media classes during the day and at night toiled on books detailing how Arabs have been portrayed in popular culture. Thanks to Turner Classic Movies' month-long "Race and Hollywood: Arab Images on Film" festival this month, Shaheen now has millions of new students. The author of "Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People" helped to curate the festival and co-hosts the series with TCM host Robert Osborne each Tuesday and Thursday night throughout July.

When Carrie met Samantha: Author Candace Bushnell dishes on “Summer and the City”

In just three days this summer, the W Buckhead threw together a glamorous pool party at the hotel's Wet bar worthy of "Sex and the City" heroine Carrie Bradshaw herself.

Hagman, Duffy, Gray spawn a new generation of family dysfunction in reboot of “Dallas”

Good news, Ewing family fight fans. If the 1 minute and 6 second sneak peek of next summer's TNT reboot of "Dallas" is any indication, sibling rivalry and imploding family units remain the chief export of Ewing Oil, even in the age of "Dr. Phil."

TNT renews “Falling Skies” for a second season to air in Summer 2012

This just in: Atlanta-based TNT just announced it has renewed its ambitious sci-fi drama "Falling Skies" for a second 10-episode season to air in the summer of 2012. In a recent interview with Intel, "Falling Skies" actor Noah Wyle indicated he hoped for an early pick up for season two since producing the special effects-laden drama is a lengthy process with a lot of post-shoot CGI work. The show is produced by Dreamworks Television with Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer.

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