Nedra Rhone

Nedra Rhone, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, has been a features writer for the AJC since 2006 covering people, places, pop culture and news, in and beyond metro Atlanta. She writes and manages the Talk of the Town blog.

Latest from Nedra Rhone

Large exhibition of ‘Titanic’ fashion on display at Biltmore
 Last year was the 20th anniversary of the 1997 film “Titanic.” The film was rereleased at AMC theater for a week in honor of the anniversary. Now the Biltmore has launched the first large scale exhibition highlighting the fashion of the film. “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie,” features the costumes...

Posted: 2 days ago

Last year was the 20th anniversary of the 1997 film “Titanic.” The film was rereleased at AMC theater for a week in honor of the anniversary. Now the Biltmore has launched the first large scale exhibition highlighting the fashion of the film. “Glamour on Board: Fashion from Titanic the Movie,” features the costumes...
‘Black Panther’ brings unexpected boost to makers of African inspired clothing
 In theaters around the country, from Atlanta to Los Angeles, fans flocking to see  Marvel’s “Black Panther” are making sure they show up in style -- African style. The much buzzed about movie based on the 1966 comic book character and starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa a.k.a. Black Panther is expected to earn in...

Posted: 3 days ago

In theaters around the country, from Atlanta to Los Angeles, fans flocking to see Marvel’s “Black Panther” are making sure they show up in style -- African style. The much buzzed about movie based on the 1966 comic book character and starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa a.k.a. Black Panther is expected to earn in...
Ailey couple dance duet in Valentine’s Day show at Fox Theatre
 Their love affair began as do many romances. Glenn Allen Sims was in his first year as a dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater when he saw Linda Celeste Sims from across the room. She was pretty, quiet and had great legs. During a five minute break from rehearsal, he took a chance. “I figured, just speak to her,” Glenn...

Posted: 4 days ago

Their love affair began as do many romances. Glenn Allen Sims was in his first year as a dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater when he saw Linda Celeste Sims from across the room. She was pretty, quiet and had great legs. During a five minute break from rehearsal, he took a chance. “I figured, just speak to her,” Glenn...
Eyecatchers
 Show your guests some love with paper XO beverage napkins or paper XO hand towels from Hudson Grace. Both are perfect for entertaining and leave guests feeling special. They come in white with red or gray monogram. The hand towels cost $25 for a package of 50 and can be used in the powder room or as dinner or lunch napkins. The cocktail napkins...

Posted: 4 days ago

Show your guests some love with paper XO beverage napkins or paper XO hand towels from Hudson Grace. Both are perfect for entertaining and leave guests feeling special. They come in white with red or gray monogram. The hand towels cost $25 for a package of 50 and can be used in the powder room or as dinner or lunch napkins. The cocktail napkins...
ATLOrgy organizer is at it again
 Last year around this time, local woman Cidney Green caused an uproar on social media when she turned her 27th birthday party into an event for swingers and singles. Now Green is back with a brand new plan. Her “Erotic Sleepovers” promise to be all-inclusive sexual retreats at luxurious properties around the world. Green is gearing...

Posted: 5 days ago

Last year around this time, local woman Cidney Green caused an uproar on social media when she turned her 27th birthday party into an event for swingers and singles. Now Green is back with a brand new plan. Her “Erotic Sleepovers” promise to be all-inclusive sexual retreats at luxurious properties around the world. Green is gearing...
Weight Watchers criticized for offering free summer membership to teens
 Weight Watchers took a beating on social media after announcing on Tuesday that the company would give free memberships to teens during the summer. The company hoped to recruit younger members who would remain loyal customers for years by offering teens ranging in age from 13 to 17 a free six week membership during for the summer of 2018...

Posted: 8 days ago

Weight Watchers took a beating on social media after announcing on Tuesday that the company would give free memberships to teens during the summer. The company hoped to recruit younger members who would remain loyal customers for years by offering teens ranging in age from 13 to 17 a free six week membership during for the summer of 2018...
Family launches search for missing 23-year-old with autism 
 Friends and family members of a missing 23-year-old woman with autism have organized a ground search on Saturday in East Point. Shanequa Quanee Sullivan has been missing since Sunday, Feb. 4. She was last seen at  6000 N. Terminal Parkway leaving her job at Hartsfield-Jackson airport.  Sullivan has worked at the airport for almost a...

Posted: 8 days ago

Friends and family members of a missing 23-year-old woman with autism have organized a ground search on Saturday in East Point. Shanequa Quanee Sullivan has been missing since Sunday, Feb. 4. She was last seen at 6000 N. Terminal Parkway leaving her job at Hartsfield-Jackson airport.  Sullivan has worked at the airport for almost a...
Artist Jim Hill spreads history and hope in his mosaics
 As a boy growing up in the Fort Greene projects in Brooklyn, New York, Jim Hill would sit by the window for hours with a sketchbook drawing images of  everything going on around him.  He had paper, but his father made it clear that paint and other art supplies would not take priority over feeding Hill and his six siblings. So Hill used...

Posted: 9 days ago

As a boy growing up in the Fort Greene projects in Brooklyn, New York, Jim Hill would sit by the window for hours with a sketchbook drawing images of everything going on around him.  He had paper, but his father made it clear that paint and other art supplies would not take priority over feeding Hill and his six siblings. So Hill used...
Atlanta area seniors contribute to national living history project
 Helen Weingarten has told the story many times. It begins in a small village in Romania with her family being rounded up and taken by cattle car for five days and five nights to Auschwitz. Weingarten was held at the concentration camp for 180 days. She later describes kissing the ground when she came to America in 1949 and settled in Ohio...

Posted: 10 days ago

Helen Weingarten has told the story many times. It begins in a small village in Romania with her family being rounded up and taken by cattle car for five days and five nights to Auschwitz. Weingarten was held at the concentration camp for 180 days. She later describes kissing the ground when she came to America in 1949 and settled in Ohio...
Singles over 60 do it better
 Relationships begin in many different ways and it doesn’t always start with a first date.  Some couples skip dating entirely and jump straight to sex. Some hang-out for months before they even kiss. If they do decide to have an official first date, it is probably considered more significant than in the past when a first date was...

Posted: 11 days ago

Relationships begin in many different ways and it doesn’t always start with a first date.  Some couples skip dating entirely and jump straight to sex. Some hang-out for months before they even kiss. If they do decide to have an official first date, it is probably considered more significant than in the past when a first date was...
Eyecatchers
 DESIGN IN A CLUTCH To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth, ACME Studio partnered with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to create a clutch inspired by the renowned architect. Made of black vegan leather, the clutch features a red lining, magnetic closure and cable chain. The clutch flap features an enamel design...

Posted: 11 days ago

DESIGN IN A CLUTCH To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth, ACME Studio partnered with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to create a clutch inspired by the renowned architect. Made of black vegan leather, the clutch features a red lining, magnetic closure and cable chain. The clutch flap features an enamel design...