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Michael Stipe

R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe: “I was a photo student before I was a music fan.”

Though he’s best known as the thoughtful, politically-outspoken lead singer of R.E.M., Michael Stipe has long nurtured a fertile side career as a music and film producer, artist, and photographer. He'll discuss his photography as the Marquee Speaker for this year’s Atlanta Celebrates Photography.
L. L. McKinney A Dream so Dark

YA author L.L. McKinney re-imagines Alice in Wonderland—in Atlanta

L. L. McKinney's A Blade So Black, released last fall, built a devoted following for its mashup of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Buffy the Vampire Slayer—“with a healthy dose of #BlackGirlMagic,” McKinney says. The sequel, A Dream So Dark, launches September 24.
Anne Rivers Siddons obituary

The Lady of Us: Remembering Anne Rivers Siddons

In almost every way, Anne Rivers Siddons balanced the anger and righteousness and fragility of the ’60s with passion and good sense. She had the best soul of the lot of us.
Janisse Ray

Georgia’s forests are a shrinking line of defense against global warming. Can Janisse Ray make us care enough to save them?

Georgia’s once-mighty and fast-diminishing forests are one of the country’s least appreciated wonders. Author Janisse Ray has long been their fierce advocate—and as a new threat emerges, her message is more urgent than ever.
Stephen Kearse In the Heat of the Light

Author Stephen Kearse on why his new Atlanta novel “burns it all down”

In the Heat of the Light follows an Atlanta graffiti crew that, in the wake of a friend's death by police violence, defaces Stone Mountain. But as two FBI agents start investigating the crime, the crew’s relationships start to fray, culminating in an explosive climax.
Bibliocactus Latin American Venezuelan bookstore Roswell Georgia

For Latin American immigrants in Roswell, BiblioCactus bookstore is a connection to home

Venezuelan Carlos Carrasquero dreamed of owning his own bookstore, and in May, he opened BiblioCactus Librería in a strip mall on Grimes Bridge Road in Roswell.
Bibliocactus Latin American Venezuelan bookstore Roswell Georgia

Para inmigrantes latinoamericanos en Roswell, BiblioCactus librería es una conexión a sus raíces

El venezolano Carlos Carrasquero soñaba con tener su propia librería, y en mayo, abrió BiblioCactus Librería en un centro comercial por Grimes Bridge Road en Roswell.
Alice Walker 75th birthday Georgia

Alice Walker turns 75: How she inspired Tayari Jones, WABE’s Rose Scott, and others

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing—one of Alice Walker’s more than 40 books—is perhaps the most apropos title to describe her 75th birthday celebration, held at the Georgia Writers Museum in her hometown of Eatonton, Georgia last weekend.
Kyle and Brent Pease

These Atlanta brothers are Ironman athletes, disability advocates, and now, memoir authors

Kyle and Brent Pease are many things: brothers, Ironman triathletes and philanthropic leaders. Now, with the release of Beyond the Finish, they can add "memoir authors" to their list of achievements.
Atlanta authors new books this summer

The Atlanta authors you need to be reading this summer

You don't have to look far to find the perfect page-turner for your beach read this year. Seven female authors with Atlanta ties have new novels —and one thing their books share in common is a strong, complicated female protagonist. Here’s what the authors have to say about their new books and the writing life.

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