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mayra-calvani's picture
Jul.22.2011
Set in Atlanta and the Ohio farm region before, during and after World War II, First Love, Last Dance is the touching, heart-warming true story of Elise and Peter, a couple who first fell deeply in love in their late teens/early twenties but weren’t able to reunite until their late seventies. It’s...
tayari-jones's picture
Jan.17.2011
This is a piece I wrote a few years ago about visiting the Lorraine Motel where Dr. King was murdered in 1968. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia, right downtown, just off Peachtree Street. You can't get more Atlanta than that. As you can imagine, the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King is everywhere in...
sam-barry's picture
Nov.01.2010
  I just spent a week in Atlanta at the American Academy of Religion (AAR). These are America’s preeminent religion experts—the people who teach at our great universities and college—and I was there to sell HarperOne’s books, talk to our authors, and scout for new ones. The AAR people are...
bob-mustin's picture
Sep.15.2010
The dearth of posts here lately has to do with a long-put off  kitchen renovation. The 'seventies wallpaper had to go, and soon so will the 'eighties appliances, which are on their last legs. What this has meant for yours truly: removing wallpaper - an odious chore if ever there was one. Re-...
barry-secrest's picture
Aug.20.2010
America's Architecture of Liberty: Preserving The Path of Exceptionalism   Conservative Refocus As the American people grow ever more cognizant of where the true problems lie within the Nation, we find that what started with the President being elected as a virtual panacea for what was "...
lynda-fitzgerald's picture
Jun.09.2010
What does age take away from us?  More than it gives?  Ask a dozen people, and you'll get a lot of different answers, but all to many will say a simple, "Yes." Some see age as a bad thing.  Ironically, these are usually the same people who were in a hurry to get to high school or turn...
tayari-jones's picture
Jun.09.2010
Tomorrow, CNN is running a special report about The Atlanta Child Murders, the formative event of my childhood and the subject of my first novel, Leaving Atlanta. Over a two year period, at least thirty black children were murdered in Atlanta. Two were students at my elementary school. I expect...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.06.2010
If you're looking for a real hidden nugget, a la "Gone With the Wind," Marilyn Dorn Staats and her novel "Looking For Atlanta" are a good bet. I took a writing course with her at Emory University, well, a long time ago. She was tough but memorable, and the book is pretty darned...
aberjhani's picture
Apr.13.2010
Famed actress Nia Long, CNN analyst Roland Martin, and FUBU executive and Crown Holder Jay Alexander Martin shared their interpretations of "The Future of Black America" as part of the first Black Expo held in Savannah, Georgia, April 10, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention...
karen-topakian's picture
Jan.13.2010
Goldman Sachs can't quite figure out how to compensate their employees with a giant bonus without incurring the wrath of their investors and the federal government. So they developed a new plan. Pay them an ungodly amount and demand that they turn a percentage over to charity. Therefore, not really...