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

Coca-Cola taps into nostalgia with new fruit-flavored sodas
 Coca-Cola is going back to its roots with two new artisanal sodas. Coca-Cola Georgia Peach and Coca-Cola California Raspberry hit grocery stores, restaurants and bars across the country this week.  Although the Atlanta-based brand has  been moving away from full sugar beverages with recent rebranding efforts such as Coke Zero...

Posted: 2 days ago

Coca-Cola is going back to its roots with two new artisanal sodas. Coca-Cola Georgia Peach and Coca-Cola California Raspberry hit grocery stores, restaurants and bars across the country this week.  Although the Atlanta-based brand has been moving away from full sugar beverages with recent rebranding efforts such as Coke Zero...
Teens at Lambert High launch non-profit to battle manic depression
 Some days she would come to school feeling happy. Other days it seemed she was drowning in helplessness. At first, her friends thought the girl was displaying typical teenage angst and they teased her about being so moody. “We blamed it on stress,” said Siri Gandreddi, 17, a junior at Lambert High School in Suwanee.Gandreddi and...

Posted: 3 days ago

Some days she would come to school feeling happy. Other days it seemed she was drowning in helplessness. At first, her friends thought the girl was displaying typical teenage angst and they teased her about being so moody. “We blamed it on stress,” said Siri Gandreddi, 17, a junior at Lambert High School in Suwanee.Gandreddi and...
Eyecatchers
 JUMPSUIT FOR JOY Head to Madewell to score clothing items that are sure to end up on your list of spring wardrobe favorites. A new collaboration between Madewell and Brooklyn-based label As Ever offers 10 pieces with a vintage feel. Designer Mark Kolski, known for reconstructing vintage pieces into brand new outfits, has created vintage jumpsuits...

Posted: 3 days ago

JUMPSUIT FOR JOY Head to Madewell to score clothing items that are sure to end up on your list of spring wardrobe favorites. A new collaboration between Madewell and Brooklyn-based label As Ever offers 10 pieces with a vintage feel. Designer Mark Kolski, known for reconstructing vintage pieces into brand new outfits, has created vintage jumpsuits...
Agatha’s still serving up meals, mystery and murder
 According to Atlanta theater lore of the late 1990s, there were only two ways to get a gig at Agatha’s. Actors hoping for a starring role in the murder mystery productions had to wait for one of the existing actors to move out of state...or die. “It was such a popular place to go and everybody wanted to work there,” said...

Posted: 4 days ago

According to Atlanta theater lore of the late 1990s, there were only two ways to get a gig at Agatha’s. Actors hoping for a starring role in the murder mystery productions had to wait for one of the existing actors to move out of state...or die. “It was such a popular place to go and everybody wanted to work there,” said...
Does Gwinnett County have the worst drivers in Atlanta?
 Atlanta drivers have a bad reputation.  If it isn’t the weather making local drivers the punchline of jokes on late night television, it is individual drivers who just don’t get it. One driver in Gwinnett County was recently called out on social media for his or her questionable driving skills. The video showed...

Posted: 5 days ago

Atlanta drivers have a bad reputation.  If it isn’t the weather making local drivers the punchline of jokes on late night television, it is individual drivers who just don’t get it. One driver in Gwinnett County was recently called out on social media for his or her questionable driving skills. The video showed...
Battling bullies with lessons from Little Rock Central High
 For four decades, Elizabeth Eckford did not talk in public about her experiences as a member of the Little Rock Nine, the nine black teens who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957.  But at a class reunion in 1996 she sought out the only two white students who showed compassion during her time at Central High and thanked...

Posted: 5 days ago

For four decades, Elizabeth Eckford did not talk in public about her experiences as a member of the Little Rock Nine, the nine black teens who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957.  But at a class reunion in 1996 she sought out the only two white students who showed compassion during her time at Central High and thanked...
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: 9 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: 9 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: 11 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: 11 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: 12 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...