EDITOR’S CORNER – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2019

I went to see a movie at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse recently, and as I laid back in the fully-reclining and heated—yes, heated!— seat, watching the previews and munching my popcorn, I thought to myself, What could be better than this on a rainy Sunday afternoon?

I’ve been an avid film goer since my early 20s, when sitting in a dark theater and escaping to the […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – OCTOBER 2019

As I drive around Atlanta, I have to admit it’s hard to pay attention to the road sometimes.

I find myself constantly looking left and right at the opulent homes, gleaming office towers and other impressive structures around town. More and more of them are brand new, but others have proudly stood for more than 100 years.

Granted, Atlanta isn’t an architectural powerhouse on the level of, say, […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – SEPTEMBER 2019

“Shotgun!” Like a lot of kids, I used to shout that out whenever I wanted to ride in the front passenger seat of the family car, but as soon as I was old enough to get behind the wheel myself, I wanted to be the one in the driver’s seat.

Because if it has wheels, I want to drive it. I recently rented one of those electric […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – JULY / AUGUST 2019

I’ve talked before in this column about how this job affords me the opportunity to meet some amazing people, and this surely won’t be the last time I mention it.

One of those folks is Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young, pictured posing with me in the photo above. Just 20 years old, he’s already broken records and expectations. I got to spend a little time with […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – JUNE 2019

I’m originally from Dallas, Texas, and when I moved to Atlanta way back in 2005, I discovered that it’s a lot like Dallas, just with more parks and trees.

I was surprised to find, in fact, how much green space there is in Atlanta, from everybody’s favorite Piedmont Park to lesser-known spots such as Lullwater Park. As the construction boom continues throughout the city and the skyline […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – MAY 2019

To my recollection, Batman and Robin were the original “Dynamic Duo.”

I don’t want to date myself, but I grew up watching them on the original Batman series starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Even as a young child, I snickered at the cheesy costumes, less-than-harrowing stunts and contrived plotlines, but you have to admit they got the job done and kept the streets of Gotham City […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – MARCH / APRIL 2019

I had severe asthma as a child, so I wasn’t very athletic. I was happy to cheer from the sidelines, though, and over the years, I became a huge sports fan.

At one point, I could name all of the 30 NBA teams and their top scorers, could tell you the difference between an I formation and a T formation in football and knew how many laps […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2019

Jami Gertz is one of the nicest people you’ll meet. I discovered this fact recently over a leisurely lunch with the actress at Chops Lobster Bar. She is warm, friendly and down-to-earth—the exact opposite of a Hollywood diva who could put on airs given her long list of impressive acting credits.

Now living in Buckhead the majority of the year and concentrating on her job as one […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2018

As you drive around Buckhead, amid all of the construction equipment knocking old things down and putting new things up, it’s getting harder and harder to find hints of the area’s past. So it seemed like a worthwhile endeavor to devote this issue’s cover story to how things used to be.

I admit I didn’t know much about the area’s history before signing on as the editor […]

EDITOR’S CORNER – OCTOBER 2018

I vividly remember my first concert. I’m vague on the year and exactly how old I was at the time, but I recall the show itself.

It was back in the ’70s and involved the legendary Michael Jackson and his brothers performing at the old Texas Stadium in Dallas. From our cheapest-we-could get nosebleed seats, Michael was a mere speck dancing around the stage, but even from […]