Sunday, October 14, 2012

First Slice 10/14/12: Hold on, what did you say about Atlanta's gay bars?

Posted By on Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 10:01 AM

When you publish an essay saying Atlanta's gay bars suck — accompanied with a photo illustration of a waiter serving a platter of feces — you're probably gonna generate some controversy. Especially on the weekend of Pride, when thousands of people will pick up the publication and consider visiting those bars.

The shake-ups at North Atlanta High School continue. Shortly after the popular interim principal was surprisingly ousted, a language arts teacher resigned last week over accusations of racial discrimination.

Want your very own replica of Disney's Haunted Mansion? It'll cost you more than $800,000. And the mental anguish of moving to Duluth. (We kid, we kid.)

MARTA General Manager and CEO Beverly Scott, who will exit the job at the end of the year to lead Boston's MBTA system, told state lawmakers last week that the transit agency must address its employee pension plan. She also told the Gold Dome that oversees MARTA that its $10,000 contract with the Saporta Report was not for positive coverage (the site's published unfavorable stories about the transit system in the past, Scott said). While we're on the controversial topic: Here's Saporta Report Publisher Chris Schroder's piece on the website's sponsored "Thought Leadership" section that generated the controversy. Look for more on this soon, apparently, as WSB-TV's asked for emails between the website and MARTA.

Charles and David Koch, the industrialists whose business empire include Atlanta-based Georgia Pacific and, in politics, are best known as the notorious "Koch Brothers," just want to be loved.

And Dominique Strauss-Kahn would like to explain those ultra-exclusive sex parties straight out of "Eyes Wide Shut."

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