Creativity

Community Builder


Twenty years after Atlanta welcomed athletes, families, fans and media from more than 160 countries to town for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games, Mayor Kasim Reed’s staff is working to make Atlanta a welcoming place for its immigrants and refugees. Maria Azuri Atlanta joins 21 other U.S. cities in “Building a Nation of Neighbors,” the…

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A Score of Five Points


Megan Sexton was there when the very first issue of Five Points, A Journal of Literature and Art, Georgia State’s long-running literary magazine, was put to bed. Megan Sexton That first publication is celebrating its 20th birthday this fall. In the two decades since the first issue appeared, Sexton has been a part of each journal — from a doctoral student on the start-up team…

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Good Neighbor


On a Tuesday afternoon just south of Five Points, the peace and quiet can feel downright eerie. Brian Egan Bookended by a pair of MARTA stations, this stretch of Broad Street runs from Trinity Avenue to Alabama Street. Parking lots, vacant storefronts and wide sidewalks play host to flocks of foraging pigeons who navigate around the down-and-out seeking shelter under awnings. Brian Egan strolls down the street and…

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Journey’s End


On May 7, Kaila Yancey (B.A. ’16) finished her college career with a degree in journalism with a double minor in marketing and hospitality management. Watch the behind-the-scenes video from Yancey’s graduation day.

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Reel Vision


At the turn of the 21st century, five kids met while students of film, theater and creative writing classes at Georgia State. They found themselves to be similar pieces on the same game board — five cinenthusiasts who wanted, more than sleep or square meals, to make films of their own. They shared a taste for on the- run tacos and off-kilter movies, many of the films laced with dark humor like arsenic.

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Macon Good


H&H Restaurant is a downtown Macon, Ga., landmark that’s easy to miss. Tucked into the ground floor of a squat, red-brick cube at the corner of Forsyth and New streets, the breakfast and lunch spot is marked only by a white painted-over Coca-Cola light-box sign hanging above the door. The swinging glass door and a…

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Manuels

One for the Road


A case can be made that the best-known Atlantan of all time isn’t a King or Hartsfield, Scarlett or Rhett, Hammerin’ Hank or Ted‘n Jane. It might be Manuel. As in Manuel Maloof, founder of Manuel’s Tavern. Manuel’s means pleasant memories to a couple of million Atlanta patrons who have entered the legendary watering hole…

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Kelly

Making It


No one can accuse Kelly Jenrette of not chasing her dream. Before Jenrette landed her current gig starring alongside John Stamos in the Fox TV series “Grandfathered,” she lived through nearly a decade of auditions, rejections and bit parts patiently waiting for that big break. “Somebody once told me Harrison Ford was asked what was…

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