Atlanta people and places

Marvel director owns and shoots guns, calls for reform

1:33 pm Feb. 15, 2018

Director James Gunn owns guns for safety and sporting purposes, but is among the many prominent voices demanding reform following Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Florida high school.

“I, like many Americans, enjoy guns for sporting purposes and feel safer having one in my home to protect myself and my family,” Gunn said in a Twitter thread. “But I also think there are a few things we can do to

“Confederate” television series appears to be shelved

6:47 am Feb. 7, 2018

HBO’s proposed new “Confederate” series might be history.

The backlash was swift at word the network was pondering plans to launch the drama from “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, set in some alternate universe where the South successfully secedes from the Union and slavery remains in place.

RELATED: Critics demand HBO scrap plans for “Confederate” series

“We have great respect for the dialogue and concern

Who gave the OK to use MLK’s voice in Super Bowl ad?

10:45 am Feb. 5, 2018

Amid the swift social media furor sparked by a pickup truck ad that used the voice of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change and its CEO, Rev. Bernice King, said in a social media message that neither the center nor King personally were the governing authorities who could have licensed the use.

Ram Trucks did indeed have permission to use the audio, though.


Lots of us work remotely in bad weather. Why not more often?

12:40 pm Jan. 19, 2018

Atlanta’s most recent winter weather event led to widespread school closings, lots of flight delays or cancelations – and unusually empty highways.

Ahead of and during the frosty precipitation, Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Natalie Dale repeatedly urged motorists to stay off the roads –  “My advice is to take my advice” and stay put, she said during a radio interview with WSB. Although area

What Atlanta’s weather forced Waffle House to do

12:36 pm Jan. 17, 2018

Metro Atlanta-based Waffle House is such a stalwart in the storm that it’s actually sort of an official weather barometer. The so-called Waffle House Index really is a thing as FEMA explains on its site.

“If a Waffle House store is open and offering a full menu, the index is green,” the article notes. “If it is open but serving from a limited menu, it’s yellow. When the