‘Brad’s Status’ – Ben Stiller movie is ‘worth a look’

Sometimes, you just have to see a Ben Stiller movie.

Mostly, because he just won’t stop making them.

But “Brad’s Status” is something of a surprise. And while it may not change your mind about Stiller, it could entice you into giving him another look. His movie is certainly worth a look.

The Brad of “Brad’s Status” runs a reasonably successful non-profit in Sacramento. Actually, given that he drives a BMW, “reasonably” is likely a low-ball estimate.

It never returned

When the 1895 Cotton States Exposition opened in Atlanta 120 years ago as of this writing, it represented the culmination of years of planning and fund raising on the part of the exposition’s organizers. It was a big time undertaking costing over $2 million dollars, which, by today’s currency standards, equates to around $57 million […]

Climate change causes must be confronted in Georgia

By Guest Columnist DAVID KYLER, executive director of the Center for a Sustainable Coast, located on St. Simons

A crucial distinction in determining the best course of action on climate change is the difference between reacting to the impacts of our overheating climate versus reducing the causes of this increasingly destructive global disruption. Unfortunately, Georgia’s state officials have consistently limited their efforts to the former, while willfully suppressing consideration of the latter.

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: District 7

By Maggie Lee Candidates for a Buckhead-area Atlanta City Council seat say their concerns for the district are traffic, development and infrastructure. Incumbent City Councilman Howard Shook was first elected in 2001 and now chairs its Finance Committee; he says traffic is the No. 1 district concern for him. Atlanta City Council would be Rebecca […]

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: District 6

Atlantans from parts of Lindbergh to Virginia Highlands will get a new City Council member in a November vote.  Folks running for the office have a lot to say about transportation. Jennifer Ide and Kirk Rich are both angling to become an Atlanta City Council freshman in this year’s election. Incumbent Alex Wan is running […]

Swamped by lawsuits, Mississippi gets reprieve in defense of state flag

The U.S. Supreme Court has given the governor of Mississippi extra time to defend the Confederate battle on his state’s flag. The response had been due Thursday, but the state sought an extension because its law department is busy defending the pending state take-over of the Jackson public school district and a challenge of the state’s parole board by a murderer/arsonist.

Ceasar Mitchell: City Hall corruption scandal is ‘distressing; and ‘serious’

By Maria Saporta Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell Wednesday afternoon issued a sharply-worded statement on the corruption case at City Hall in light of Tuesday’s indictment of Adam Smith, the city’s former chief procurement officer. Mitchell, who is running for mayor, has been spotlighting this issue of city contracts for the past several weeks, […]

“The Harvest,” a new documentary about the failure of integration, by Doug Blackmon

This week ALLISON HUTTON, of Georgia Humanities, discusses Douglas Blackmon’s new documentary, The Harvest, the subject of an upcoming conversation at the Atlanta University Center.

By Allison Hutton

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Blackmon and Rose Scott, WABE’s host of “A Closer Look,” along with special guest Lonnie King, a civil rights activist who was involved in the Atlanta student movement, will be at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library for a sneak peak and discussion of  Blackmon’s new documentary film, The Harvest, which will debut in late 2018.

MARTA – a jewel in metro Atlanta’s economic development future

All of a sudden, nearly everybody wants MARTA.

Metro Atlanta and Georgia have always been obsessed with economic development – attracting new companies to town or getting existing companies to expand.

So when Amazon says it wants to locate its second headquarters in a place with transit, it is sending a message loud and clear to our state and local officials that metro Atlanta needs to expand its regional transit system.