Atlanta people and places

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

SNL mocked Atlanta’s snow prep and we totally deserved it

8:55 pm Jan. 16, 2018

A few flakes started falling on Tuesday night and my husband started channeling Buford Calloway, suggesting that with winter weather upon us, the safest place for us would be on the highway, in our Escalahhhhd. After we preemptively shot our neighbor, of course.

Yep, “Saturday Night Live” totally had our number back in 2014, when 2 inches of winter precipitation snarled highways and made metro Atlanta a national laughingstock.


Jane Fonda is recovering from cancer surgery

8:44 pm Jan. 16, 2018

Jane Fonda and her “Grace and Frankie” costar Lily Tomlin discussed their hit Netflix show, how they resemble (or don’t) their characters, the importance of social activism and other topics during a lively interview with Build. Fonda, who recently celebrated her 80th birthday with a celeb-studded fundraiser in Atlanta, kicked things off by explaining why she was wearing bandages on her face.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are parents again

12:00 pm Jan. 16, 2018

It’s a three-peat for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who welcomed a new daughter via surrogate.

Kim announced the news via a Twitter post that linked to this sweet update:

“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl. We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our

Trump’s Fake News Awards “ceremony” is supposedly tomorrow

9:38 am Jan. 16, 2018

President Donald Trump tweeted a while ago that he’d be conferring “Fake News” awards to various media outlets the evening of Jan. 8, but the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship may have gotten in the way.

On that date, perhaps chosen for its close proximity to the 2018 Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 7, Trump was marching onto the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta (with this

WATCH: Oprah’s home damaged by California mudslides

12:53 pm Jan. 10, 2018

“There used to be a fence right here,” Oprah Winfrey says in a jarring video posted to Instagram after mudslides impacted her California home. “Debris is everywhere.”

The clip comes just days after Oprah’s inspiring speech at the Golden Globe Awards that had some speculating about political ambitions.

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“Thanks everyone for your prayers and concern,” she wrote with the