Wednesday, October 1, 2008

5 things to do: Wednesday

Posted By on Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 3:45 AM

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1) The Kills and Raconteurs play the Tabernacle.

2) Signs of Reappropriation continues at Atlanta College of Art Gallery.

3) Against Me! and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists play the Masquerade.

4) PushPush Theater hosts the Doug Dank Project.

5) Lukas Ligeti and Klimchak play Eyedrum.

(Photo by Stephen Berkman)

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Relief from gas pain?

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 10:34 PM

Here's a welcome sight -- a gas station with gas, but no lines.

A return to normal?

I hope this means supply and demand are

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Air Loaf: Alter Boyz and Big River

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 8:48 PM

Today’s Air Loaf features CL's Chanté LaGon and Curt Holman chatting about two current musicals: Horizon Theatre's Alter Boyz (through Nov. 16) and Theatrical Outfit's Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (through Oct. 5).

Air Loaf is broadcast weekdays on 1690 WMLB-AM at approximately 8:10 a.m., 12:20 p.m. and 6:20 p.m.


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Author Diane Wilson discusses new book Holy Roller tonight

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 8:23 PM

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Billed as "a childhood memoir," the complete title of Wilson's novel is Holy Roller: Growing up in the Church of Knock Down, Drag Out; or, How I Quit Loving a Blue-Eyed Jesus. Phew. That's almost as tricky to say/type as it is for a 9-year-old to sit still in church while the preacher hollers fire and brimstone.

Or so I gather from Wilson's story. She was raised a Rapture-fearin' Pentecostal, while I grew up in the Cult of Mary (aka Catholicism). Wilson's 9- to 10-year-old self chatterboxes through her childhood narrative, sometimes meandering into stream-of-conscious monologues, but always capturing the guilt-inducing push and pull between curiosity and indoctrination.

But being an author is more of a side project for Wilson, a fourth-generation Texas fisher(wo)man and co-founder of Code Pink who's made headlines as an environmental activist keen on hunger strikes and nonviolent disobedience (she's been arrested around 29 times). She also inspired the award-winning documentary Texas Gold, which screens periodically on the Sundance channel.

Wilson appears tonight, Tues., Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. at the Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, 470 Candler Park Drive. 404-378-5570. Georgia for Democracy, the Atlanta chapter of WAND and A Cappella Books are sponsoring the event.

(Photo courtesy Chelsea Green)

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On DVD today

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 8:10 PM

Here are some selected titles that arrive on DVD today. Keep an eye out for Matt Brunson's "View From the Couch," posted tomorrow.

2008 Olympics - Beijing 2008 Complete Opening Ceremony

"Adam 12" Second Season

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An Autumn Afternoon

"B.L. Stryker" the Complete Series

"Beauty and the Best" the Complete Series

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*

Can't Hardly Wait 10th Anniversary Edition

"Click & Clack's As the Wrench Turns"

CSNY: Deja Vu

"Deadliest Catch" the Complete Fourth Season

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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The Blotter

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 8:01 PM

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THE INCARCERATION OF MIMI: Police got a tip that a woman with the street name "Mimi" might be selling drugs from a motel room on Metropolitan Parkway. So police went to the motel room and knocked on the door. A woman opened the door, and she was holding a suspected crack pipe in one hand and a vibrator in the other hand, an officer noted. The woman "was naked except for a bra." The officer asked if she was Mimi and she said yes. The officer asked her to hand over the suspected crack pipe. Apparently, Mimi tried to slam the door, but the officer stuck his foot in the door before it closed. After police searched the motel room, Mimi allegedly admitted she had bought $100 worth of crack earlier that day and sold some of it because she ran out of money. According to the police report, Mimi is a 31-year-old prostitute with a scar on her forehead. She was arrested for drug possession.

Get your sneak peak at this week's Blotter here.

(Illustration by Tray Butler)

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Picturing the Beltline opens Friday at Barbara Archer Gallery

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 5:39 PM

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While the Beltine mucks through the financial and political bogs holding back its progress, photographer Meryl Truett opens her exhibit Picturing the Beltline this Fri., Oct. 3 at Barbara Archer Gallery.

Truett brings her sleepy Southern aesthetic to a series of photos documenting summer and early fall along the neglected set of tracks that encircles the city.

Artist's reception Fri., Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m. Through Nov. 1. Free. Thurs.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 280 Elizabeth St., #A012. 404-523-1845.

(Photo by Meryl Truett)

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Hollis heads to Atlanta Magazine

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 5:20 PM

So I'm telling the staff yesterday about our parent company filing for bankruptcy protection, and all of a sudden Hollis Gillespie is knocking frantically on the sliding glass door to the conference room.

She's carrying a box full of MoonPies. Grant Henry aka Sister Louisa is behind her wearing a baseball cap with a picture of himself on it wearing a baseball cap with a picture of himself on it wearing a baseball cap with a picture of himself, and so on. He looks a bit embarrassed.

Hollis doesn't look embarrassed at all. I sort of stare blankly at her and then back at the staff — to whom I've just unloaded the news from the corporate guys down in Tampa — and then back to her, beginning to shake my head ... no, now's not the time ... no ... but she barges in anyway and says: "Hey, it's been a great run. But I'm leaving you. I know you guys need the money, and I'm expensive, and I got the back page column at Atlanta Magazine. And, hey, anyway, I've got MoonPies." Or something like that.

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Poll: Martin now two points behind Chambliss

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 5:13 PM

Andre Walker at Georgia Politics Unfiltered points us to a WMAZ (Macon) poll conducted by SurveyUSA that says U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss now leads Democratic nominee Jim Martin by just two points.

This latest poll seems to confirm the numbers released by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) yesterday that showed Chambliss leading Martin by just three points [Source: Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, "New Georgia Poll Shows Martin Within Three Points Of Chambliss", September 29, 2008].

U.S. Senate - Georgia

Saxby Chambliss (R) - 46%

Jim Martin (D) - 44%

Allen Buckley (L) - 5%

Undecided - 5%

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Gas shortage romance

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 3:27 PM

From Atlanta's Missed Connections page on Craigslist:

QT NORTH DRUID HILLS - m4w - 30 (Atlanta)

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Date: 2008-09-30, 10:09AM EDT

You were in line behind me waiting for gas. You looked amazing in your black BMW. If you noticed me...and you see this. lets talk. Maybe we can get some gas together sometimes

Have any CL readers made friends while waiting in line for gas?

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