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.

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2018 guide to free outdoor movies in metro Atlanta
 Summer means it is time for free movies in the park. With so many different events in the metro area, you can choose everything from classic films to the latest blockbuster releases. Listed here are just some of the free outdoor movie events happening in the area that have released their dates and lineups. Some cities may be offering events...

Posted: 37 minutes ago

Summer means it is time for free movies in the park. With so many different events in the metro area, you can choose everything from classic films to the latest blockbuster releases. Listed here are just some of the free outdoor movie events happening in the area that have released their dates and lineups. Some cities may be offering events...
3 new Airbnb rentals perfect for an Atlanta staycation
 Locals looking for a summer staycation often turn to Airbnb to find the coolest metro area rentals. But booking the most popular Airbnb properties in Atlanta can be a challenge. The world-famous treehouse in Buckhead is booked so solid that reservations for the remainder of 2018 are for guests who have the property on their wish lists...

Posted: 3 hours ago

Locals looking for a summer staycation often turn to Airbnb to find the coolest metro area rentals. But booking the most popular Airbnb properties in Atlanta can be a challenge. The world-famous treehouse in Buckhead is booked so solid that reservations for the remainder of 2018 are for guests who have the property on their wish lists...
3 new Airbnb rentals perfect for an Atlanta staycation
 Locals looking for a summer staycation often turn to Airbnb to find the coolest metro area rentals. But booking the most popular Airbnb properties in Atlanta can be a challenge. The world-famous treehouse in Buckhead is booked so solid that reservations for the remainder of 2018 are for guests who have the property on their wish lists...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Locals looking for a summer staycation often turn to Airbnb to find the coolest metro area rentals. But booking the most popular Airbnb properties in Atlanta can be a challenge. The world-famous treehouse in Buckhead is booked so solid that reservations for the remainder of 2018 are for guests who have the property on their wish lists...
Paintings by German POW offer glimpse into Georgia’s past
 Gary Floyd now owns the painting that once hung on the wall at his grandparents’ home in Dublin, Ga. It pictured a woman sitting between two children as they stared at a ship in the distance. In the bottom right corner was the signature “S. Pretscher, German P.O.W.” Floyd remembered asking his grandfather about the painting...

Posted: a day ago

Gary Floyd now owns the painting that once hung on the wall at his grandparents’ home in Dublin, Ga. It pictured a woman sitting between two children as they stared at a ship in the distance. In the bottom right corner was the signature “S. Pretscher, German P.O.W.” Floyd remembered asking his grandfather about the painting...
Paintings from German POW in Georgia bring lessons in grace
 Gary Floyd now owns the painting that once hung on the wall at his grandparents’ home in Dublin, Ga. It pictured a woman sitting between two children as they stared at a ship in the distance. In the bottom right corner was the signature “S. Pretscher, German P.O.W.” Floyd remembered asking his grandfather about the painting...

Posted: a day ago

Gary Floyd now owns the painting that once hung on the wall at his grandparents’ home in Dublin, Ga. It pictured a woman sitting between two children as they stared at a ship in the distance. In the bottom right corner was the signature “S. Pretscher, German P.O.W.” Floyd remembered asking his grandfather about the painting...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, May 23
 This Wednesday, take a deep breath and get your “om” on to help carry you through the rest of the week. A speed round of trivia may also or maybe you prefer gazing at the moon. Whatever you choose these events are sure to cure the mid-week blues. ‘AVALOM WEDNESDAYS’ Head to Avalon for this weekly yoga series that will...

Posted: 2 days ago

This Wednesday, take a deep breath and get your “om” on to help carry you through the rest of the week. A speed round of trivia may also or maybe you prefer gazing at the moon. Whatever you choose these events are sure to cure the mid-week blues. ‘AVALOM WEDNESDAYS’ Head to Avalon for this weekly yoga series that will...
2018 guide to free outdoor movies in metro Atlanta
 Summer means it is time for free movies in the park. With so many different events in the metro area, you can choose movies ranging from classic films to the latest blockbuster releases. Here are just some of the free outdoor movie events happening in the area that have released their dates and lineups. Events that have yet to confirm the...

Posted: 2 days ago

Summer means it is time for free movies in the park. With so many different events in the metro area, you can choose movies ranging from classic films to the latest blockbuster releases. Here are just some of the free outdoor movie events happening in the area that have released their dates and lineups. Events that have yet to confirm the...
Local businesses keep bright outlook during rainy days
 Danielle Bernstein has lost cameras, time and occasionally money because of rain, but the founder of Atlanta-based Clear Films said she mostly rolls with it when rain interferes with a production schedule.  “You build it in or wait it out,” she said. Though they are currently filming in Utah where the weather is just fine...

Posted: 8 days ago

Danielle Bernstein has lost cameras, time and occasionally money because of rain, but the founder of Atlanta-based Clear Films said she mostly rolls with it when rain interferes with a production schedule.  “You build it in or wait it out,” she said. Though they are currently filming in Utah where the weather is just fine...
Lord & Taylor to debut flagship store with Walmart
 In yet another strange retail industry twist, Walmart.com and Lord & Taylor announced today that the companies will roll out a new Lord & Taylor flagship store on Walmart.com. The flagship, which will debut online in the coming weeks, will feature with more than 125 brands ranging from Tommy Bahama to H Halston. The move is part of a larger...

Posted: 9 days ago

In yet another strange retail industry twist, Walmart.com and Lord & Taylor announced today that the companies will roll out a new Lord & Taylor flagship store on Walmart.com. The flagship, which will debut online in the coming weeks, will feature with more than 125 brands ranging from Tommy Bahama to H Halston. The move is part of a larger...
Things to do in and around Atlanta for Wednesday May 16
 Get over the Wednesday hump by planning for fun times ahead. This week, get in early on a summer film festival, enjoy a month-long discount and more.   "Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival" Discounted tickets are on-sale now for the 2018 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the Fox Theatre which kicks off at 10 p.m., Friday, July 27...

Posted: 9 days ago

Get over the Wednesday hump by planning for fun times ahead. This week, get in early on a summer film festival, enjoy a month-long discount and more.   "Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival" Discounted tickets are on-sale now for the 2018 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the Fox Theatre which kicks off at 10 p.m., Friday, July 27...
Gifts for graduates of all ages
 Last year, the high school graduation rate in Georgia reached 80 percent for the first time. This spring, more than 100,000 high school students will move on to the next phase of their lives. Graduating from any grade is an accomplishment worth noting, so here are some graduation gift ideas for everyone from the preschoolers who are just...

Posted: 9 days ago

Last year, the high school graduation rate in Georgia reached 80 percent for the first time. This spring, more than 100,000 high school students will move on to the next phase of their lives. Graduating from any grade is an accomplishment worth noting, so here are some graduation gift ideas for everyone from the preschoolers who are just...