In February, CL Food & Drink Editor Besha Rodell and I attended a collaborative event between pop-up restaurant Dinner Party and local arts co-op Dashboard in a vacant Westside warehouse. The event and its spirit felt immensely Atlanta, "a glimpse of how and what creative minds might accomplish when assumptions (of what a gallery or a restaurant is, for example) are put aside" we said in the article.
When I first read Wyatt Williams' profile on local author Blake Butler published last April, I printed out a copy, picked it up, walked over to another editor's desk and said something along the lines of, "Please read this. I'm worried because I don't want to change anything." Since then, Wyatt's also written memorable profiles of The Help author Kathryn Stockett and "CNN Newsroom" anchor Don Lemon. And done a pretty damn good Hunter S. Thompson impression.
And then there was Curt Holman's expansive, compelling profile of Tyler Perry in April, in which he referred to the Atlanta entertainment mogul as "a riddle wrapped in a mystery — wearing a housedress and granny glasses." And the time he braved a Cobb County premiere of Sarah Palin's The Undefeated. Curt also produced a poignant piece this fall about the film industry not only abandoning 35mm, but destroying 35mm archives, and the effect on local movie theaters such as the Plaza.
One of the best things about being a journalist is traipsing around trying to find something or figure something out. After a mysterious package arrived in the mail declaring "Follow your narrative urge," Wyatt and I nearly drove ourselves insane canvasing the city and trying to crack the $10 Art Mystery/10 Stories High Project.
Contributor Andrew Alexander zeroed in on an exciting moment in the Atlanta dance scene for a CL cover story. His review of Dance Truck's summer performance PLOT captured the production's gothic loveliness. I also enjoyed Bobby Feingold's piece on Outwrite's impending departure from its longtime home on the corner of Piedmont and 10th.
And, of course, I have to mention Gwynedd Stuart's "Bachelorette" recaps. If you haven't read them, do so. Now. You're not doing anything else at work the Friday before New Year's. As Gwynedd would say, "WE HAVE FUN."
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