Previews, reviews and commentary on Atlanta's cultural scene

Krispy Kremes, Paula Deen and a Major Award

4:15 pm Dec. 1, 2015

By Jill Vejnoska

It’s hard to imagine anything can top the high of writing an opera about Paula Deen and Krispy Kreme doughnuts, but Vynnie Meli has managed to pull it off.

The Atlanta playwright has won

Meet Paula Deen in the (lightened up) flesh!

12:15 pm Nov. 9, 2015

File this one under there’s no free (and lightened up) lunch.

Now that she’s

Her only metro Atlanta appearance is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Barnes and Noble at Mansell Crossing in Alpharetta.

You might

Gwinnett novelist wins award

11:53 am Jan. 15, 2015

By Jill Vejnoska

Lawrenceville writer Mary Anna Ogden Bryan recently won the prestigious 2014 Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction. The prize, part of the annual Mercer University Press Book Awards, comes with a publication contract for Bryan’s novel, “Cardinal Hill.”

Lauded by the judges for her “talent for description” and for a story that “speaks authentically to a specific time and place in the South,” Bryan set her novel in a family

“Wind” sequel writer’s been here before

10:58 am Oct. 16, 2014

By Jill Vejnoska

(Note: Donald McCaig will appear at the Literary Center at the Margaret Mitchell House at 7 p.m. Friday to discuss “Ruth’s Journey,” his just-released, authorized prequel to “Gone With the Wind.” It’s not

Get your toes wet with SculpTour, fountain

12:05 pm Aug. 1, 2014

By Jill Vejnoska

Feel like taking a dip into public art? Consider a trip to Suwanee, where two of the biggest draws at Town Center Park are the interactive fountain and an outdoor sculpture walking tour.

Fourteen sculptures are on temporary display, ranging from the powerful “Pick,” that’s inspired by well worn tools, to the whimsical “Who Let the Dogs Out.” It’s the third time Suwanee has organized the