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Race, War and the Art of Resigning: Why Paul Hemphill’s Reporting Still Resonates
Paul Hemphill didn’t live to witness our current pandemic-propelled “Great Resignation.” And yet, nearly 50 years ago in the pages of Southern Voices magazine, he might have penned the perfect manifesto for the movement. In his iconic essay “Quitting The Paper,” Hemphill recounts the rain splattered evening when, sustained by a series of Beefeater martinis, […]
On Arts + Entertainment
A Family Devastated By War: Sun Mee Chomet and Joseph Pendergrast on Performing in ‘Bina’s Six Apples’ Amid the Invasion of Ukraine
When actors Sun Mee Chomet and Joseph Pendergrast first walked on stage to debut “Bina’s Six Apples” at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis in January, the world was still fighting spiking COVID infections. By the time the 1950 Korea War-set world premiere play opened at the Alliance Theatre on March 16, the real-time invasion […]
The New ’10-56′ Delivers a Powerful and Poignant ‘Stop Asian Hate’ Themed Short Film to Festival Audiences
While visiting his sister in Malaysia last year during the country’s strict pandemic lockdown, Grammy-winning engineer Phil Tan, who has earned golden gramophones for his work with Mariah Carey, Rihanna and Ludacris, turned to a new hobby — screenwriting. The resulting script, later collaborated on with writer-producer Michael Lucker, is the powerful new short film […]
‘A Dream Come True’: Remembering Ronnie Spector, 1943-2022
Darlene Love, her fellow “Wall of Sound” singing sister, perhaps expressed it best Wednesday night upon learning of Ronnie Spector’s death: “I’m in total shock! Did not see this one coming. Please give me time to process my thoughts to give Ronnie the proper tribute she deserves.” Late Wednesday afternoon, breaking news alerts from ABC […]
‘Oh, Honey, I Ain’t No Icon’: Remembering Country Queen Loretta Lynn, 1932-2022
In an era filled with young micromanaged, media trained country acts, interviewing Loretta Lynn was something akin to trying to lasso a twister. Often, you had absolutely no idea where the conversation was headed next but the ride was always completely incomparable. The pride of Butcher Hollow, Kentucky had zero filter. Perhaps, not surprisingly, the […]
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On Cuisine + Cocktails
Cocktails With Vanessa No. 4: Go Bar Cosmopolitan
As Stan Getz’s bossa nova period drifts out of the speakers overhead, Go Bar bartender Tom is enjoying the calm before the storm this Saturday night. It’s a few minutes after the club, located at 195 Prince Street, has opened its doors. This is when Vanessa Briscoe Hay and her musician husband Bob Hay usually […]
About Richard L. Eldredge
With lengthy stints at both the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Atlanta magazine, Richard L. Eldredge has been covering Atlanta’s arts, entertainment, political, dining and charitable fundraising scenes since 1990. In 2015, he launched Eldredge ATL, a daily digital magazine dedicated to the city’s ever-evolving arts, entertainment, cuisine and cultural landscapes. Since 2011, he has worked as senior editor at VOX Teen Communications, supporting Atlanta’s next generation of journalists. In recognition of this work, Eldredge received the Atlanta Press Club Impact Award in 2015.