Jill Vejnoska

Jill Vejnoska has spent two decades as a news and features reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  She has been the newspaper's TV critic, an arts writer and, at various time, covered courts, the General Assembly and high profile political races inside and outside of the state of Georgia. She's pulled off the rare tandem of having covered both Hillary Clinton's first Senate campaign and Olympic synchronized swimming. A New Jersey native, she lives in Atlanta.

Latest from Jill Vejnoska

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter recovering after surgery at Emory
 Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital after a successful surgery Sunday, according to a statement sent by The Carter Center. She had scar tissue removed from a portion of her small intestine caused by removal of a cyst many years ago and she is expected to stay at Emory a few days, spokeswoman Deanna...

Posted: 18 hours ago

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital after a successful surgery Sunday, according to a statement sent by The Carter Center. She had scar tissue removed from a portion of her small intestine caused by removal of a cyst many years ago and she is expected to stay at Emory a few days, spokeswoman Deanna...
Fifty Shades of Swipe? There’s a new dating app for fetish, kink enthusiasts
 What’s Valentine’s Day in the modern era without the emergence of a, uh, modern era dating app?   Related video:  Enter FetL, a just released app to help “fetish, kinky and BDSM” enthusiasts  find each other. “When I’d meet people in clubs, they almost always told me that they found it difficult...

Posted: 5 days ago

What’s Valentine’s Day in the modern era without the emergence of a, uh, modern era dating app?   Related video:  Enter FetL, a just released app to help “fetish, kinky and BDSM” enthusiasts find each other. “When I’d meet people in clubs, they almost always told me that they found it difficult...
Ruby Dee: Actress known for talent, activism, marriage to Ossie Davis
 Ruby Ann Wallace was a shy young girl when she read aloud from a play in school one day and something unexpected happened: Her classmates burst into applause. It’s how she got the idea to go into acting, the singular talent the world later came to know as Ruby Dee once recalled. It also was an early inkling of the incredible power her...

Posted: 6 days ago

Ruby Ann Wallace was a shy young girl when she read aloud from a play in school one day and something unexpected happened: Her classmates burst into applause. It’s how she got the idea to go into acting, the singular talent the world later came to know as Ruby Dee once recalled. It also was an early inkling of the incredible power her...
No cable? Got 5 minutes? How to watch the Winter Olympics every day.
 The Temporary Pass: Think of it as another competitive Olympic event. NBC is streaming more of its Winter Games coverage than ever before -- 1,800 hours, which is great news if you can’t or don’t want to be glued to a TV during endless amounts of ice dancing and luge runs. And if you have a cable TV subscription. As detailed here...

Posted: 9 days ago

The Temporary Pass: Think of it as another competitive Olympic event. NBC is streaming more of its Winter Games coverage than ever before -- 1,800 hours, which is great news if you can’t or don’t want to be glued to a TV during endless amounts of ice dancing and luge runs. And if you have a cable TV subscription. As detailed here...
High Museum leads way in diversifying museum audience
 As the leading art museum in the Southeast, the High Museum boasts a permanent collection of works by greats from Monet and Degas to Kara Walker and Howard Finster. A Rodin sculpture graces its campus on Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta. And it’s renowned as a showcase for some of the art world’s most sought after...

Posted: 11 days ago

As the leading art museum in the Southeast, the High Museum boasts a permanent collection of works by greats from Monet and Degas to Kara Walker and Howard Finster. A Rodin sculpture graces its campus on Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta. And it’s renowned as a showcase for some of the art world’s most sought after...
Who knew? The Winter Olympics start today!
 Pay no attention to the relentless promos for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony airing on NBC on Friday night. Things actually get underway Thursday morning in PyeongChang, South Korea. Yep, Thursday morning. Which is actually Wednesday night in the good old U.S. of A. PyeongChang is 14 hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone...

Posted: 11 days ago

Pay no attention to the relentless promos for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games opening ceremony airing on NBC on Friday night. Things actually get underway Thursday morning in PyeongChang, South Korea. Yep, Thursday morning. Which is actually Wednesday night in the good old U.S. of A. PyeongChang is 14 hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone...
How to watch the Winter Olympics without a TV
 Back in the olden days, kids, if you wanted to watch the Winter Olympics and couldn’t stay glued to your TV, you were like the fifth guy on a four-man bobsled team: Totally out of the picture. Now, though, you don’t even need to be near a TV anymore to keep up with all the winners and lugers. (Though, read on, for the what&rsquo...

Posted: 12 days ago

Back in the olden days, kids, if you wanted to watch the Winter Olympics and couldn’t stay glued to your TV, you were like the fifth guy on a four-man bobsled team: Totally out of the picture. Now, though, you don’t even need to be near a TV anymore to keep up with all the winners and lugers. (Though, read on, for the what&rsquo...
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park: What to do there and what’s new
 It was big news on what was already a big news day in Atlanta: On Jan. 8, President Donald Trump flew into town to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.   But before deplaning from Air Force One, Trump signed a bill designating the Martin Luther King Jr., Historic Site as Georgia&rsquo...

Posted: 13 days ago

It was big news on what was already a big news day in Atlanta: On Jan. 8, President Donald Trump flew into town to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.   But before deplaning from Air Force One, Trump signed a bill designating the Martin Luther King Jr., Historic Site as Georgia&rsquo...
Oscars 2018: Two movie chains, two ways to see all 9 best picture nominees in time
 A marathon, or a series of sprints? That’s the decision movie fans may find themselves confronting as they race to see all nine Best Picture nominees before the Academy Awards are handed out on March 4. The good news is, there’s more opportunity than ever to see these flicks the way the Movie Gods intended -- on the big screen...

Posted: 18 days ago

A marathon, or a series of sprints? That’s the decision movie fans may find themselves confronting as they race to see all nine Best Picture nominees before the Academy Awards are handed out on March 4. The good news is, there’s more opportunity than ever to see these flicks the way the Movie Gods intended -- on the big screen...
One year after Trump’s inauguration, Georgia women plunge into politics
 One year ago, Essence Johnson was walking. Now she’s running. This weekend, Johnson will announce her candidacy as a Democrat for a Georgia House seat that hasn’t changed hands in 15 years. For the 35-year-old east Cobb County resident, the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Matt Dollar — who last faced a general election...

Posted: 29 days ago

One year ago, Essence Johnson was walking. Now she’s running. This weekend, Johnson will announce her candidacy as a Democrat for a Georgia House seat that hasn’t changed hands in 15 years. For the 35-year-old east Cobb County resident, the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Matt Dollar — who last faced a general election...