No Bounds

Is Georgia State downtown’s savior? That was the question posed by editors at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to President Mark Becker two years ago when it was first announced Georgia State was the lead suitor for the 77 acres of Turner Field and its surrounding parking lots. The question is a rhetorical one. In less than…

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The Road of Parris

Parris Lee is irreplaceable in the Georgia State football record book. He scored the first touchdown — ever — for the Panthers on Sept. 2, 2010. Watch it on YouTube. That’s Lee stretched out there on the Georgia Dome turf, straining, yearning, willing himself to the goal line and reaching out with the tip of the football to cross the…

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The New Age of Discovery

OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, Georgia State has garnered national recognition for improving student success regardless of background and exponentially raising graduation rates. Now it is developing a national reputation as one of the country’s fastest growing research universities. Twenty-one years ago, Georgia State was named a research university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, setting the university…

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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.


The Origin of Species

After the five-hour drive from Nairobi to Chogoria, Kenya, David Wojnowski sipped chai and awaited his lunch at a covered table outside a small restaurant at the base of Mount Kenya. He’d come to climb the peak the next day with his stepson Neil Woodruff, a professional mountain guide. It was 2009, and Woodruff was…

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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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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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A Reserve Returns

SAUTEE NACOOCHEE, Ga. — Beneath a craggy outcropping of Yonah Mountain here in the foothills of the Appalachians, rows and rows of vitis vinifera belonging to the Miller family grow on about 20 acres of hillsides. The vinifera, or old world wine grapes, include well known varietals such as sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, merlot and malbec.…

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