Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Atta’boy Drew Van Atten

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 6:54 PM

Yes, his mom used to work at Creative Loafing, but the truth is that I'd recommend Drew Van Atten's DJ set regardless. Working it at Bazzaar for at least a year now, Drew spins funky, progressive, diva house music.

But for tomorrow's show, not only is he opening for U.K. DJ James Holden, Van Atten helped book it.

Here are the details: $20. 9 p.m. The Loft, 1374 W. Peachtree St.


Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 4:20 PM

Cookie Thieves Ordered To Donate Money To Girl Scouts

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Nearly a dozen people who pleaded guilty to stealing cookies last fall from an Augusta baking plant, have been ordered to donate 350 dollars each to the region's best-known cookie sellers: the Girl Scouts.Superior Court Judge Duncan Wheale of the Augusta Judicial Circuit told the defendants yesterday they could work their way off active probation if they paid the donation and 500-dollar fines and stayed out of trouble for six months.

To read more click here.

Never underestimate the effects of poverty and marijuana.


Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Pic of the Day

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 11:25 PM



Lucky charm

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 8:17 PM

If rappers from up North and out West were mad at Atlanta’s success in the rap game before, they’re gonna be furious now — even our white boys rap circles around the rest of the nation. For those who don’t know, VH1’s hit show “The (White) Rapper Show” started off the season eight weeks ago with 10 white MCs from across the nation battling for a $100,000 grand prize. Last night was the season finale, and Atlanta’s own $hamrock took home the championship. He even repped our city in his winning verse, rapping “Forever I love Atlanta [FILA], that’s how it goes down/so if you steppin’ on my shoes it’s like you steppin’ on my town.”

To hear the podcast interview of $hamrock at Creative Loafing, click here.


Contradictory quotations: Torture and ‘24′

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 8:15 PM

Context: The violent action TV series "24" has taken fire from several corners (including human rights groups, a dean at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and military and FBI interrogators) for its frequent, graphic and allegedly unrealistic depictions of torture.

Quotation 1, from an Entertainment Weekly article "Getting drilled: '24' takes heat for its gratuitous torture scenes:"

"The producers have announced plans to cut back on torture this season. … Executive producer Howard Gordon has recently said that graphic scenes like Abu Fayed drilling through the shoulder of CTU's Morris O'Brian have become 'a little trite' and 'tiring.'"

Quotation 2, from the sneak peek for the upcoming March 5 episode of "24" (airing at 9 p.m. Monday on Fox):

"Tell me what I want to know or I'll start cutting off your fingers one-by-one!" says Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer, waving what appears to be a metal finger-cutter-offer.


Of Montreal pics!

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 5:32 PM

This past weekend, our new online contributing photographer (sounds nice, eh Perry?) caught the Of Montreal show at the Variety Playhouse on Saturday, Feb. 24.

All photos by Perry Julien

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See and Do

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 5:21 PM



Visual Arts: Ezio Todesco

In TRANSITIONS: JORGE SANTOS, EMANUELA LUCACI, EZIO TODESCO on view at Naomi Silva Gallery today, Tues., FEB. 27, eerily perfect women offer stone-cold stare-downs and look like cover art for the creepiest Stepford Wives dime-store paperback. The Italian-born photographer's images of ersatz dames may make you never want to set foot in a department store again. Free. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 75 Bennett St., suite M2. 404-350-8890.

Click here for more.

Photo Ezio Todesco.


Private: Pork…the other wiener schnitzel

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 4:15 PM

I-Team: False FoodATLANTA (FOX5) -- When you order from a restaurant you expect to get what it says on the menu, especially if it's expensive. The FOX5 I-Team caught one longtime restaurant fooling customers over its most popular dish. Click video for more information. Randy Travis reports.To see video click wiener schnitzel.

As if I needed another reason not to trust the Germans.


Question of the Week: Crush Groove

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 3:49 PM

We've all had them, and thanks to the all-encompassing entertainment/media/fashion complex, we probably all continue to have them. So who was your first celebrity crush? I vividly remember having a thing for, of all people, Shelley Long, back in the day when "Cheers" was in its early seasons on NBC, and Night Shift frequently in reruns on HBO. Ah, Shelley.


Does that come in petite?

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 3:05 PM

Atlanta's own Jermaine Dupri has thrown his, um, belt into the ring with a new clothing line. The man is making moves. From super producer and label owner to restauranteur and Island Records-Urban Music president, the mogul's So So Def hats, hoodies and T-shirts will be available in April.

Despite his and lover Janet's stature, we're sure the items will come in regular sizes.



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