In my adopted hometown of Washington, DC, we are blessed with three major airports, in addition to lots of prominent figures and entertaining scandals from which to derive fodder for alternate airport names.
Taking a story someone has lived and translating it into a story you write -- as if you were them -- is not for the faint of heart, especially when that story is about child abuse, prostitution, and sex trafficking.
I hope I would have done the right thing. I hope I would have marched, and been arrested, and stood in solidarity, no matter what the personal cost. But the reality is that most white folks in Atlanta, even those who knew what was happening was wrong, did nothing.
Atlanta's restaurateurs are in fierce competition among restaurateurs seeking to attract locals, tourists, and both national and international business.
As the film Selma screens nationwide to critical acclaim, police from Clarke County arrested nine students on Friday evening in Athens, Georgia, for organizing the first "integrated classroom" for both undocumented and documented youth at the University of Georgia.
Jubilant Plaza employees added big red letters spelling out "Freedom Prevails" to their marquee, then took to the Internet to share the news. Or, rather, they would have taken to the Internet.
David helped to create the modern electoral process. He used television brilliantly; he helped introduce the slickness and trickery that is used by almost all political operatives as they seek to elect their candidates. He was smart, he was tough and for the last 30 years, he was my friend.
At the season finale of Dragnificent, Atlanta's premier drag competition, I saw the most offensive number I believe exists. Celeste Holmes, host of Dragnificent, introduced the performer by telling the audience, "You are not prepared for this." Celeste was right.
The school's ambition is an integral part of an even bigger one -- to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty that has been endemic to its section of Atlanta.
Andrew Young wants you not to worry. Despite humankind's failure to solve the problems of poverty, racism and inequality, and the smaller issues that cause us to despair, Young tells his listeners that a benevolent creator has everything under control.
The Other Show demonstrates the amount of queer creativity centered in Atlanta. There are a lot of divas who make it to our stages, but only the fiercest survive. With a devoted following, a rising diva in the form of Violet Chachki, and a creative no-rules ethos, this is the place to see drag in Atlanta.
Evah's version of "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" is a masterpiece, and I think it's exemplary of the thought a queen can put into creating a character. Evah, as a theater queen, can easily play to the folks in the cheap seats, and everyone in the audience is enraptured. Hers is a dedication to craft that few other performers have. The drama starts with her.
It takes skill and tact to be able to combine and monetize your passions in this day and age. Growing them to the point where they transform into a successful business and brand is an art; and few other industries are as demanding of this art as the music business
This is a conversation started over a dinner table, a glass of red wine, a chocolate mousse, in a luxurious hotel neither one of us could afford. On the dime of some charity--we talked about AIDS. I will admit I wanted to kiss him. So I didn't.
Those with a knowledge of New York and the history of its comedy scene will recognize Shonali Bhowmik immediately due to her rock 'n' roll sensibilities, her ties to some of the most innovative comedic acts, and of course her distinctly contagious laugh.