Sept. 25 is National Lobster Day -- time to get your tail to one of the many great spots around town to find the tasty crustacean, or get your claws around a recipe to make yourself. All deals and specials are offered Sept. 25 only unless otherwise noted. C&S Chowder House, C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar.
The moment that mountain climber Carl Byington’s legs hit the rocks — having just lost his hold and plummeting 70 feet off the face of a vertical cliff — he had one very specific thought.
Bill Cosby faced the start of a sentencing hearing Monday at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian who blazed the trail for other black entertainers and donated millions to black causes but preyed on at least one young woman and perhaps many more.
See you in S-e-p-t-e-m-b-e-r … but only for another week. Yep, hard as it is to believe, it isn’t just summer that’s over (It is. Trust us. Fall officially began at 9:54 p.m. on Saturday). September nearly is too. This is your last Monday of the month, so you’ll want to make it count before the madness of the holiday season all but kicks off in October.
Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account because of a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter's rules. The tweet was posted July 20 and includes a hoax meme that said it came from Democrats and encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections.
Whether you’re an owner or a renter, stay one step ahead of fires, leaks, floods and worse with our expert advice to avoid costly repairs and keep your family safe. Four ways to fireproof the fam In a recent survey, you told us that unexpected flames are your No. 1 home concern. Follow this checklist to ease your fire fears: 1. Assess your equipment.
Fashion Speaks on the Creek, a special needs fashion show, returns for its third year on Sunday, Sept. 30. Hosted by long-time Atlanta resident and local news anchor Karyn Greer, the show provides a night of joyous fun and a powerful message of inclusiveness and inspiration for some of the city’s most exceptional people.
Instead of taking yet another curtain call after his riveting performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Thursday night with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, guest pianist Kirill Gerstein briskly walked to the piano, a new piece of music in his hands. But this time, he was the one with a special guest.
Certain things are predictable in church on Sunday. You can bet there will be little girls in sparkly shoes, ladies in lovely dresses and a baby screaming bloody murder at the high point of the sermon. You can also put good money on the pastor mentioning love, since the bedrock of Christ’s teaching is loving our neighbors as ourselves.
For some time now, the percentage of U.S. adults who say they regularly attend religious services has been declining.
The story of how Lizzie Borden was accused in 1892 of taking an ax and killing her father and stepmother has been fodder for films, TV shows, a rock musical and a child’s jump rope game. Although Borden was acquitted of the murders, the general thinking is that she got away with murder.
In the afterglow of the most Instagrammable art exhibition ever, “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” — a show that drew nearly 160,000 visitors to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.
It might sneak by you, but autumn officially arrives at 9:54 p.m. today — the autumnal equinox. Sunday will be the first full day of the season. Fall’s more visible signs are everywhere now: Goldenrods, asters and other fall wildflowers are in full bloom. Meadows sport a purple tint from blooming Joe-Pye weed and ironweed.
Blaine Bettinger is a nationally known experts on DNA for genealogy purposes and author of books and webinars on the subject. Now, he’s launched DNA Central. The membership-based website brings together in one place DNA news, tests, discounts and much more. It costs $99 for an annual subscription, or you can test it out at a $9.99 monthly rate — which I strongly suggest if in doubt.
It’s been a rough couple of years for former Allman Brothers Band members. Both bandleader Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks died in 2017, and now, guitarist Dickey Betts is undergoing surgery following what has been called a “freak accident.
After five years of practicing law at two of the country’s premier firms, Chris Richardson had finally landed his dream job as a U.S. diplomat. Not only was he able to travel the world, he could serve his country, assisting American citizens abroad in danger and interviewing visa applicants seeking to visit or reside in the United States.
It’s a humble little sandwich with a funny-sounding name: a portmanteau that sounds like what happens when you smash its two main ingredients — shawarma and falafel — into a pita pocket.
Arnette’s Chop Shop is a word-of-mouth kind of place. You’d have no reason to venture this far back on Apple Valley Road in Brookhaven unless you were planning to sup here. Well, you could be dropping off your pup at the doggie day care next door. Otherwise, it’s because you’re lost. But word-of-mouth about Arnette’s is spreading.
We’ve heard this song before, but it seems genuine that KISS’ upcoming “End of the Road World Tour” will be exactly that. The band announced the decision to pack up the pyro after a performance on Wednesday’s finale of “America’s Got Talent.
School’s in, summer work hours are out and the stressful holiday season is fast rounding the corner. Sigh. If you’re like most of metro Atlanta, you’re ready for a quick getaway right about now.
It appears that Maroon 5 will bring their "Moves Like Jagger" to the halftime stage at Super Bowl 53. Entertainment trade magazine Variety reported that the Adam Levine-fronted outfit will play Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, although official announcements aren’t expected until later in the NFL season.
With a few exceptions, this is the time of the season to move indoors for your live music experiences. This fall will witness the return of some artists long absent from the stage (Lisa Stansfield, Christina Aguilera), the emergence of upstarts (Troye Sivan, Alice Merton) and the opportunity to say goodbye to a certain flamboyant pop pianist.
The Atlanta Braves named Katie Hearn the 2018 Walter Banks Award recipient in a pregame ceremony this week. The award is given annually to a game day staff member who exemplifies extraordinary customer service in the mold of longtime Braves employee, Walter Banks, who is closing out his 53rd Braves season.
NBA star Russell Westbrook and his wife, Nina, announced Tuesday they are expecting twin girls in a YouTube video produced by the Oklahoma City Thunder. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news The video is called "The Westbrook Family." Nina lets out the news they're having twins 2:12 into the video.
Atlanta Brewing Co., which until a major rebranding move late last month was most recently known as Red Brick Brewing Co., will mark its 25th anniversary this month with a series of collaboration beers. And on Sept. 29, there’s a big party at the brewery. Though Atlanta Brewing is Georgia’s oldest craft brewery, charting its history can be tricky.
Boterkoek is neither a cookie, nor a cake nor a pie. The Dutch treat is a dense, sweet pastry made from a simple mix of butter, sugar and flour, kneaded into a firm dough, pressed into a baking pan and cooked to a buttery golden delight. “Boter” means butter and that sums it up pretty well.
Q: I had three potted parsley plants that suddenly wilted and died. There are white balls next to the stems. They pop when pressed and a sticky liquid comes out. Catherine Caubet, Newnan A: Since no yellow, red, or pink bug guts came out when you pressed the balls, I think these are spheres of controlled-release fertilizer.
Ethan Hawke passed on one of the biggest blockbusters of all time in dramatic fashion. The actor stopped by “Conan,” where he told the story of turning down Will Smith’s role on 1996’s “Independence Day “because he thought the script was bad — and how it turned out to be one of his biggest mistakes.
I can count on one hand the number of Nike items I own, but not for the reason you might think. I like a lot of what I see of the brand, but unless it’s had two or three markdowns, I’ve never been able to bring myself to pay the asking price. For sportswear, the prices always seemed extravagant. I have a few tops but absolutely no sneakers. None.
No matter how many concerts you’ve attended in your life, few things will rank higher on the memory meter than watching Sting – erudite, chiseled, contemplative Sting – singing Shaggy’s 2000 hit, “It Wasn’t Me” and its indelible chorus, “Picture this we were both butt naked, banging on the bathroom floor.
My family was never much into tailgating. An early ’90s photo of my dad chomping on an apple prior to a U.S. Air Force Academy football game against a Western Athletic Conference rival pretty much sums it up. A few years later, I had the opportunity to be a better tailgater at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Former weight: 326 pounds Current weight: 220 pounds Pounds lost: 106 pounds Height: 5 feet 3 inches Age: 51 years How long she’s kept it off: She started in May 2017 and reached her current weight in July, but she plans to lose 3o more pounds. Personal life: “I work for Delta Air Lines,” said Boykin, who lives in Atlanta.
Comic Katt Williams told the Gwinnett County police Saturday night that V-103’s Wanda Smith’s husband pointed a gun at him outside the Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross. According to a police report, Smith’s husband LaMorris Sellers said his gun had merely fallen out. He told cops he did chase Williams into a nearby supermarket but did not point a gun at him.
Mac Thurston spreads a dozen or so fake or altered IDs from underage customers have used in attempts to buy alcohol, beer or wine at his downtown liquor store. There are more tucked away in a cigar box behind the register. The owner of Mac’s Beer and Wine simply shakes his head. He’s seen it all.
Two years ago, Katie Hearn landed her dream job with the Atlanta Braves. As an intern, the lifelong Braves fan loved interacting with fans and demonstrated an uncanny ability to problem solve — even before a game ended. She replaced bobbleheads that were missing bats, surprised fans with visits from the team mascot, took steps to alleviate unusually long lines for hot dogs.
A scuffle between Tom Arnold and a producer of "The Apprentice" has led to an exchange on social media. Arnold tweeted that producer Mark Burnett choked him at a pre-Emmys party Sunday in Los Angeles. Burnett's wife, actress Roma Downey, tweeted that Arnold "tried to ambush" the couple, and she posted a photo of what she says is her bruised hand.
With thundering power rock from Imagine Dragons and visceral, sizzling rap from Kendrick Lamar, the 2018 edition of Music Midtown came to a happy close.
“ATLANTA BRAVES VS. ST LOUIS CARDINALS” The Baby Braves are on a tear toward a delightfully unexpected (this early, anyway) divisional title. Come cheer them on for the first of three important home games against the Cards, perennial powers who are in the thick of the hunt for a Wild Card playoff berth.
It felt more like July than September, but at least the tens of thousands of Music Midtown-goers - many of them super young - didn’t have to fret about Florence wrecking their weekend. The first of the two-day annual festival in Piedmont Park boasted a lineup spotlighting Fall Out Boy, Post Malone, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Kacey Musgraves, The Revivalists, Portgual.
Thousands of festivalgoers descended on Piedmont Park on the sunny Saturday for this year’s Music Midtown. From first-timers to music lovers who make this huge festival an annual tradition, throngs of people quickly filled the park.
Taco Bell has parted ways with an employee captured in a video telling a woman at a Florida drive-through that she couldn't take her order because no one working at the store spoke English. » RELATED: Taco Bell voted best Mexican restaurant in US The video was posted on Wednesday by Alexandria Montgomery.
Chappie, the service bird, is not going to make an appearance at the Alzheimer’s Music Fest on Saturday. He’s a famous bird, and he’d probably be mobbed if he showed up at the outdoor concert. That might make him nervous. Besides, owner Vince Zangaro doesn’t want to risk losing Chappie again.
Jasmine Stewart has an idea what young people like to eat. Probably because the talented young chef is 13. Stewart was one of seven top young chefs and tastemakers selected by Great Wolf Lodge Resorts to develop an innovative kids’ menu that will be rolled out to all the company’s 17 indoor waterpark resorts in the United States and Canada, including a new one in LaGrange.
About a decade ago, I fell out of love with Disney on Broadway. First there was the “Tarzan” flop of 2006, with music by Phil Collins of ’80s rock band Genesis. Then the glitzy but disappointing “The Little Mermaid” two years later.
I watched the scene from a distance, fully aware that I was invisible to the group of teenagers standing in front of me. It’s amazing how parents disappear whenever teens get together. As an avid observer, I sat back to pay attention to the scene unfolding before me.
It’s not too late to catch several of the films showing during the “Black Experience on Film” project. Turner Classic Movies and the African American Film Critics Association partnered for a month-long programming event that featured 32 seminal films airing every Tuesday and Thursday in September. Thirteen film critics and journalist also discussed the films.
Comedy director Paul Feig tries a thriller on for size with the juicy “A Simple Favor,” a suburban Connecticut murder mystery that’s “Gone Girl” meets “The Stepford Wives.
I was going to my car in a DeKalb County parking lot one evening this week when I heard a distinct nasal “peenting” sound from across the lot. Common nighthawks, I suspected. Sure enough, at the edge of the parking lot I saw four or five of the amazingly acrobatic birds darting, looping and fluttering about a bright light atop a utility pole.