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Are there ways to solve ‘Transparent’s’ Maura problem?
Are there ways to solve ‘Transparent’s’ Maura problem?

What would “Transparent” look like without Jeffrey Tambor? Imagining it seems like an impossible task for a show that relies so deeply on its main character and star. As Amazon investigates complaints that Tambor, 73, sexually harassed a colleague on the set during the show’s second season, the actor announced earlier this week that...
There are no “Seagulls” in Georgia, birders say
There are no “Seagulls” in Georgia, birders say

A friend told me that when he was on Lake Lanier last weekend he was surprised to see a flock of “seagulls” wheeling, dipping and flapping over the water. He said he thought the birds were strictly coastal residents. Had they been blown up here by a storm or accidentally gotten off course during migration, he asked? Before I replied, I...
Faith Calendar
Faith Calendar

Special service: The 61st annual Exit-Entrance Day celebration will feature the Rev. Nathl L. Moore, pastor of the First American Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. Open to all. 11 a.m. Nov. 26. Mount Zion Second Baptist Church, 135 Boulevard N.E., Atlanta. 404-522-9227. Melody making: The Festival Singers of Atlanta will begin this season with...
Does the equal opportunity squat work?
Does the equal opportunity squat work?

I was fresh out of grad school when psychologists and other mental health types began recommending that when speaking to a child, an adult should squat down to eye level with said child. Supposedly, this submissive posture is a means of demonstrating respect for the child while, at the same time, avoiding any implication that the child must pay attention...
Her mom was in foster care. How “The Chew” helped her pay it forward on Thanksgiving.
Her mom was in foster care. How “The Chew” helped her pay it forward on Thanksgiving.

Taking in people who need help in times of need is part of  Marisa D’Amour’s DNA. Her mom, a schoolteacher in Harlem, grew up in foster care and as an adult, became a foster parent herself. Marisa grew up with foster siblings, learning early on the importance of sharing and helping others. Today, she and her...
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