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Atlanta Must Reads for the Week: Future, Perdue’s happier chickens, and an escaped Georgia convict

The best stories each week about Atlanta, from Atlanta-based writers, and beyond.
Rose Lane Leavell

My Style: Rose Lane Leavell, wardrobe liaison and “band mom” to The Rolling Stones

On the heels of the Stones’ Latin American tour, Rose Lane Leavell, 67, chatted about her glam life as the “go-to girl backstage,” where she helps wrangle band members and assists with hair and makeup.

Star Turn: There She Is

There has never been a Miss America quite like Betty Cantrell. For one thing, the twenty-one-year-old from Warner Robins, Georgia, is comfortable driving a full-size tractor.
International Cherry Blossom Festival, National Cherry Blossom Festival

Who has the better Cherry Blossom Festival—Washington D.C. or Macon?

The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., may draw more than a million visitors, but the city’s 3,750 cherry trees pale in comparison to Macon’s 350,000. Here’s how the Southern celebration stacks up to its counterpart in the nation’s capital.
Lucinda Williams

Q&A: Lucinda Williams on her new I-20-inspired album, Bernie Sanders, and dub remixes

From her home in Los Angeles, Lucinda Williams chatted with us about how Georgia played a role in the creation of her new record, how the South has changed over the decades, her support for Bernie Sanders, and her newfound fascination with dub remixes.

Tina McElroy Ansa’s Thoughts of Home: The view from out front

I know it is cliche, the wide Southern porch where one is always being served or serving a cool drink on a hot summer day. Well, cliche be damned! For a girl who liked to daydream and read more than she enjoyed running around outside, porches were essential.

May 2015: Southern Gothic—alive and well

I first was introduced to Joe Kovac Jr. the way most people run across each other these days: on Twitter. Joe has been a reporter for the Macon Telegraph since 1991. A native Georgian (he grew up in Warner Robins), Joe knows Southern Gothic when he sees it.

Which Atlanta festival is best for you? Follow this chart

Find the best fest for you with this handy flowchart, featuring fun for families, science-lovers, comedy aficionados, and more.

Macon Design House showcases urban living

Macon Design House focuses on urban living with a downtown loft tour.

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