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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

D’oh! Homer Simpson being inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend
 Who’s on First? Homer Simpson, maybe for the first time ever. In a baseball triumph about as unexpected as the 1991 Atlanta Braves’s “worst to first” season, the usually hapless head of the Simpsons clan will be . . . brace yourselves . . . inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday. OK, well everyone...

Posted: 20 hours ago

Who’s on First? Homer Simpson, maybe for the first time ever. In a baseball triumph about as unexpected as the 1991 Atlanta Braves’s “worst to first” season, the usually hapless head of the Simpsons clan will be . . . brace yourselves . . . inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday. OK, well everyone...
Memorial Day 2017: Your all-day (and night) guide to things to do in Atlanta
 Marking the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day always takes too long to get here -- and then passes by frustratingly fast. But what if you could stop to smell the proverbial roses -- hour after hour after hour? We’ve rounded up a host of fun (a circus!), exhilarating or suitably patriotic things to do all around metro Atlanta...

Posted: 23 hours ago

Marking the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day always takes too long to get here -- and then passes by frustratingly fast. But what if you could stop to smell the proverbial roses -- hour after hour after hour? We’ve rounded up a host of fun (a circus!), exhilarating or suitably patriotic things to do all around metro Atlanta...
Memorial Day 2017: These Georgia museums are free for military families all summer
 Folk pottery and airplane flight.  Military history and contemporary art.  A “RiverQuarium” down in South Georgia. An Appalachian heritage center up in the North Georgia mountains. Those are just a few of the nearly three dozen museums -- 10 of them in Atlanta alone -- that will offer free admission to active duty military...

Posted: 5 days ago

Folk pottery and airplane flight.  Military history and contemporary art.  A “RiverQuarium” down in South Georgia. An Appalachian heritage center up in the North Georgia mountains. Those are just a few of the nearly three dozen museums -- 10 of them in Atlanta alone -- that will offer free admission to active duty military...
I-85 bridge collapse: Uber’s MARTA trip numbers up big, discount to continue in June
 If you took uberPOOL to or from MARTA during the recent I-85 bridge shutdown you weren’t alone. Not literally -- after all, uberPOOL is the service that allows passengers heading in the same direction to share rides and split the cost. And not figuratively, either. According to figures released Tuesday by Uber, the number of uberPOOL...

Posted: 7 days ago

If you took uberPOOL to or from MARTA during the recent I-85 bridge shutdown you weren’t alone. Not literally -- after all, uberPOOL is the service that allows passengers heading in the same direction to share rides and split the cost. And not figuratively, either. According to figures released Tuesday by Uber, the number of uberPOOL...
 Atlanta art project Tiny Doors opens way to tiny library
 It may be the easiest way ever to write a book. Not to mention to become known as a generous patron of the arts. Tiny Doors ATL, the whimsical and thought-provoking public art project that’s installed tiny doors everywhere from the Beltline and the Center for Puppetry Arts to Krog Street Tunnel and a tree along the PATH trail near the...

Posted: 7 days ago

It may be the easiest way ever to write a book. Not to mention to become known as a generous patron of the arts. Tiny Doors ATL, the whimsical and thought-provoking public art project that’s installed tiny doors everywhere from the Beltline and the Center for Puppetry Arts to Krog Street Tunnel and a tree along the PATH trail near the...
Update: Who is Callista Gingrich, named as Trump’s new Vatican ambassador?
 Callista Gingrich’s nomination as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, first mentioned as a possibility back in January, looks to be a done deal.  Numerous media sources are reporting that the third wife of former Georgia congressman and U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, is President Donald Trump’s choice to represent...

Posted: 8 days ago

Callista Gingrich’s nomination as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, first mentioned as a possibility back in January, looks to be a done deal.  Numerous media sources are reporting that the third wife of former Georgia congressman and U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, is President Donald Trump’s choice to represent...
Who is Steve Handel, husband of Georgia 6th congressional district candidate Karen Handel?
 Karen Handel’s political career has taken her from  Fulton County Commission chairman to becoming Georgia’s first elected Republican Secretary of State. Now, she’s one of  two candidates in the special election runoff to fill the 6th district congressional seat previously held by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human...

Posted: 11 days ago

Karen Handel’s political career has taken her from  Fulton County Commission chairman to becoming Georgia’s first elected Republican Secretary of State. Now, she’s one of two candidates in the special election runoff to fill the 6th district congressional seat previously held by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human...
Watch: Jimmy Carter says he voted for Bernie Sanders
 Monday night’s “conversation” between Jimmy Carter and Bernie Sanders in Atlanta was notable on several fronts, bringing together a pair of progressive political icons to talk candidly in front of an audience of human rights advocates from around the world. Sanders (I-Vt) didn’t hold back, taking aim at President...

Posted: 13 days ago

Monday night’s “conversation” between Jimmy Carter and Bernie Sanders in Atlanta was notable on several fronts, bringing together a pair of progressive political icons to talk candidly in front of an audience of human rights advocates from around the world. Sanders (I-Vt) didn’t hold back, taking aim at President...
In Atlanta, Bernie Sanders says Trump 'lies all the time’
 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Monday that dealing with President Donald Trump is very difficult because he “lies all the time.” Meanwhile, former President Jimmy Carter seemed to suggest that he’d voted for Sanders in the Democratic primary here. “People often ask me, ‘What do you think about what...

Posted: 15 days ago

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Monday that dealing with President Donald Trump is very difficult because he “lies all the time.” Meanwhile, former President Jimmy Carter seemed to suggest that he’d voted for Sanders in the Democratic primary here. “People often ask me, ‘What do you think about what...
See Chris Brown documentary in Atlanta theaters for one night only in June
 We’ve certainly heard a lot about Chris Brown in recent years.  Now he’s doing the talking -- for one night only. On June 8, the documentary, “Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life,” will be shown in theaters around the country, including more than a dozen in metro Atlanta (for a complete list of theaters, visit...

Posted: 18 days ago

We’ve certainly heard a lot about Chris Brown in recent years.  Now he’s doing the talking -- for one night only. On June 8, the documentary, “Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life,” will be shown in theaters around the country, including more than a dozen in metro Atlanta (for a complete list of theaters, visit...
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"Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life" is a documentary to be shown in theaters for one night only on June 8. Photo courtesy of Fathom Events

Posted: 18 days ago

"Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life" is a documentary to be shown in theaters for one night only on June 8. Photo courtesy of Fathom Events