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May 6, 2014 Art Featured

There’s something beautiful about the broken. In a growing city like Atlanta, our eyes pop at the sight of new condos, commercial buildings, and restaurants that seem to surface in our neighborhoods without limit. But the crumbling infrastructure and dilapidated real estate that once was has a mystic, ethereal, restful beauty about it that has… Read more »

April 18, 2013 Art

Pop quiz: who was the first Georgian to win a Pulitzer Prize for the Novel? Here’s a hint: it’s not Margaret Mitchell. In 1934, Caroline Miller’s “Lamb in His Bosom” – a Southern novel about a pair of young newlyweds in rural Georgia on the brink of Civil Warfare – took home the esteemed honor…. Read more »

December 31, 2012 Art

In the fall of 2012, Pretty Southern was privileged to interview Stephen Chbosky, author of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”. This best-selling novel was translated to film this year, which the author was also able to adapt to screenplay and direct himself. “Perks” is a story of three friends coming into their own starring… Read more »

December 6, 2012 Art

The other day, my mother-in-law presented me with a news clipping from 1991. Keep in mind y’all, this was back when The AJC was still The Atlanta Journal in the morning and The Atlanta Constitution in the afternoon. “This seemed like something Pretty Southern,” my Momma J told me when she presented me with the… Read more »

December 5, 2012 Art

“Do you know what your name means, Vivienne Grace? And why your Christian name is after my mother, Vivienne?” “Not exactly,” I admitted. “Did they not teach you Latin at that fancy Magnolia Academy?” “I took Spanish instead.” “A lot of good that will do you.” stated Grand Mere. “Well mon petite. When your mama… Read more »

September 16, 2012 Art

There’s a place off Interstate 75 South called Spirit of Choice. It’s a tavern accommodating to all walks of life. Truckers, college kids, moms and dads in need of a night out are all welcome at Spirit of Choice. This joint is famous for its selection of bourbon plus they serve great bacon. Oh yeah…and… Read more »