• Art,  Georgia,  Travel,  Trending

    Savannah’s Art Exhibits

    “Each year, Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center brings incredible art exhibitions to Savannah, and this year is no exception! When you’re in Savannah, be sure to check out these eye-opening exhibitions. The American Road Trip The all-American road trip has been an enduring symbol of our country’s culture for quite some time. After World War II, when cars were widely available, photographers journeyed by car through America in order to better understand the country’s post-war culture. It was then that the theme of the American road trip began appearing in literature, music, film and especially photography. The Open Road is the first exhibition to explore the American road trip as a…

  • Books,  Entertainment,  Featured,  Trending

    Lewis Grizzard – A Southern Original

    During the prime of his career as a humorist, author and newspaper columnist for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Lewis Grizzard represented the true personality of the South; he loved the past, yet embraced the future. In fact, he so broke the stereotypical view the world has of southerners that New York Times reporter Peter Applebome once called Lewis “the patron saint of the new suburban South, where you could have both the values of the old general store and the designer label wares of the megamalls.” Despite being a professed bbq eating redneck, he lived in Atlanta’s exclusive Ansley Park area and travelled all over the world to sample…

  • Food and Drink,  Recipe,  Trending

    Burnt Sugar Cake

    Most southerner’s grew up eating Sunday dinner at Grandma’s house. To us, food is the center of social occasions and should be prepared to satisfy the taste buds, give comfort and to make the most of what’s available.  This burnt sugar cake originates from the colonial days and was a favorite dessert used to bring those old-time Sunday dinners to a close. 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup boiling water 2 eggs, separated 1/2 cup butter softened 1 tsp. vanilla 2 1/4 all-purpose flour 3 tsps. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 cup milk Heat 1/2 cup of the sugar in heavy 8-inch skillet, stirring constantly until sugar is melted and…

  • Interesting People,  Trending

    Lena Baker: The First and Only Woman Killed in Georgia’s Electric Chair

    Lena Baker was the first and only woman to be executed in Georgia’s electric chair. She was executed in 1945, after she was convicted of murdering a man who had imprisoned her. At the time of Baker’s execution, the Georgia prison system was under scrutiny for reform. In August 2005 Baker was pardoned posthumously by the state Board of Pardons and Paroles. The board acknowledged that the 1945 decision to deny Lena Baker clemency was “a grievous error” and that she could have been charged with the lesser crime of voluntary manslaughter, which would have prevented the sentence of capital punishment. What I done, I did in self-defense, or I…

  • Entertainment,  Georgia,  Television,  Trending

    HBO’s Sharp Objects

    “Location, location, location” is a common phrase used in real estate. Apparently, it’s true for film producers too. About 60 miles south of Atlanta is the small town of Barnesville, GA. When a producer from HBO’s Big Little Lies decided to cruise around the area looking for pig farms he stumbled into this quaint town and knew it was unique. As a result, HBO’s Sharp Objects starring Amy Adams used its charming visuals as a setting to film this noir-styled mini-series. To anyone who watches the show, the chill you get at the opening of each episode is due in part to the contrast of those visuals and the story line.…