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

Hottest holiday toys for 2017
 Holiday shopping season began heating up in September when several retailers issued their annual holiday toy lists a bit earlier than usual. Predictions for this year’s hottest toys include the return of Hatchimals, the hatching toy that turned the toy business upside down last holiday season when shortages left parents desperately...

Posted: 19 hours ago

Holiday shopping season began heating up in September when several retailers issued their annual holiday toy lists a bit earlier than usual. Predictions for this year’s hottest toys include the return of Hatchimals, the hatching toy that turned the toy business upside down last holiday season when shortages left parents desperately...
Atlanta entrepreneurs named among Southern Living’s 50 most stylish southerners
 Four Atlantans have been named to Southern Living’s list of the 50 Most Stylish Southerners. The annual list includes entrepreneurs, bloggers and other tastemakers who help define Southern style. Author and lifestyle expert, Danielle Rollins made the 2017 list which noted her new collection of party ready clothing. Rollins said when...

Posted: a day ago

Four Atlantans have been named to Southern Living’s list of the 50 Most Stylish Southerners. The annual list includes entrepreneurs, bloggers and other tastemakers who help define Southern style. Author and lifestyle expert, Danielle Rollins made the 2017 list which noted her new collection of party ready clothing. Rollins said when...
Hartsfield-Jackson tops list of airports to find love connections during holidays
 Love-light is in flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.  Singles traveling through Atlanta this holiday season may be happy to learn that love could be lurking just around the bend of security check-in.  In advance of one of the busiest travel days this year, Match mined its database to determine which airports have the most missed...

Posted: 2 days ago

Love-light is in flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.  Singles traveling through Atlanta this holiday season may be happy to learn that love could be lurking just around the bend of security check-in.  In advance of one of the busiest travel days this year, Match mined its database to determine which airports have the most missed...
Eyecatchers
 Get your winter spirit in high gear with the Rinnovo Studio Wintery Mix Scarf. Rinnovo is the Italian word for “renewal.” Rinnovo Studio offers a small line of silk scarves designed in collaboration with various artists. In addition, the studio offers Italy-based Private Label production for those who wish to carry a scarf under...

Posted: 3 days ago

Get your winter spirit in high gear with the Rinnovo Studio Wintery Mix Scarf. Rinnovo is the Italian word for “renewal.” Rinnovo Studio offers a small line of silk scarves designed in collaboration with various artists. In addition, the studio offers Italy-based Private Label production for those who wish to carry a scarf under...
Designer Zac Posen visits SCAD to screen documentary
 First, they called him a child genius designer.  But almost as quickly as they  built him up, the fashion industry watched him fall. “Fashion,” said Zac Posen, “has a dark side.” In a documentary, “House of Z,” Posen reveals his spectacular rise and fall. Earlier this month, Posen, 37, arrived in Atlanta...

Posted: 3 days ago

First, they called him a child genius designer.  But almost as quickly as they built him up, the fashion industry watched him fall. “Fashion,” said Zac Posen, “has a dark side.” In a documentary, “House of Z,” Posen reveals his spectacular rise and fall. Earlier this month, Posen, 37, arrived in Atlanta...
Eyecatchers
 FLAWLESS FINISH Hard Candy Sheer Envy Mattifying Pore Primer Stick will keep skin looking smooth as it reduces the appearance of pores. The lightweight primer stick absorbs excess oil leaving skin with a matte finish. Oil-absorbing powders and sebum fighting ingredients in the stick create a smooth foundation for makeup and will not clog...

Posted: 10 days ago

FLAWLESS FINISH Hard Candy Sheer Envy Mattifying Pore Primer Stick will keep skin looking smooth as it reduces the appearance of pores. The lightweight primer stick absorbs excess oil leaving skin with a matte finish. Oil-absorbing powders and sebum fighting ingredients in the stick create a smooth foundation for makeup and will not clog...
Gwinnett organization invites white people to ‘Come Meet a Black Person’
 A professional organization in Gwinnett County is inviting white people to a unique event this Thursday.  The “Come Meet a Black Person” networking event hosted by Urban Media Maker’s (UMM)at Cornerstone in Lawrenceville promises to offer white and black professionals the chance to interact in a meaningful way. The...

Posted: 10 days ago

A professional organization in Gwinnett County is inviting white people to a unique event this Thursday.  The “Come Meet a Black Person” networking event hosted by Urban Media Maker’s (UMM)at Cornerstone in Lawrenceville promises to offer white and black professionals the chance to interact in a meaningful way. The...
Gwinnett professionals invite white people to ‘come meet a black person’
 To celebrate its 16th anniversary, a Gwinnett professional organization is hosting a unique event. On Thursday, guests are invited to Urban Mediamakers’ (UMM) “Come Meet a Black Person” networking event at Cornerstone in Lawrenceville. Cheryle Moses, a digital content creator and the founder and producer...

Posted: 10 days ago

To celebrate its 16th anniversary, a Gwinnett professional organization is hosting a unique event. On Thursday, guests are invited to Urban Mediamakers’ (UMM) “Come Meet a Black Person” networking event at Cornerstone in Lawrenceville. Cheryle Moses, a digital content creator and the founder and producer...
Atlanta ranked second best city in the country for singles
 Is the dating scene in Atlanta improving?  According to one survey, the answer could be yes.  This pretty much contradicts observations made just two years ago by Brian Howie, creator of the Great Love Debate -- a tour where men and women in cities nationwide come together for one night to complain about dating.  According...

Posted: 10 days ago

Is the dating scene in Atlanta improving?  According to one survey, the answer could be yes.  This pretty much contradicts observations made just two years ago by Brian Howie, creator of the Great Love Debate -- a tour where men and women in cities nationwide come together for one night to complain about dating.  According...
Atlanta-based artist, Tamara Natalie Madden, dies at 42
 Tamara Natalie Madden, an Atlanta-based mixed media artist, has died at age 42.  The Jamaican-born artist who was also a professor at Spelman College, died Saturday, Nov. 4, two weeks after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. "The arts community is in mourning for our dear friend. She was such an inspiration and encouragement for...

Posted: 14 days ago

Tamara Natalie Madden, an Atlanta-based mixed media artist, has died at age 42.  The Jamaican-born artist who was also a professor at Spelman College, died Saturday, Nov. 4, two weeks after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. "The arts community is in mourning for our dear friend. She was such an inspiration and encouragement for...