Category Archives: People

Impending ‘Boom’: New Georgia fireworks law lights up year-round concern for owners of anxious pets

Georgia residents will no longer have to cross state lines, and break state laws, to purchase aerial fireworks beginning July 1. On May 5, Nathan Deal signed House Bill 110, legalizing all types of fireworks in the state. Previously, only

Legend in Progress: Musician Arrie Bozeman’s melodious journey

Local musician and Decatur, Georgia native Arrie Bozeman, 28, is fully immersed in all-things music – from songwriting and playing live shows to building and repairing guitars. Her passion for music has her set on the path of a life as a

Tattoo artist Cody Smith possesses depth that is more than just ‘Skin Deep’

As a member of a generation that has been labeled lazy, entitled and narcissistic, Millennial Cody Smith is no stranger to stereotypes. Although despite his accomplishments, twenty-three-year-old Smith, a college educated, light-hearted, hard-working artist, is often unfairly judged simply because

Who’s your Daddi? Jack Ingraham’s brave gender transition at almost 60 years old

Until Chaz Bono came out as a transgender man in 2009, transgender people had little-to-no representation in mainstream media. In a 2014 interview with “U.S. News and World Report”, GLAAD’s associate director of entertainment media, Matt Kane said, “What we’ve noticed is that in many

Once lost, now found: One local veteran’s LnFY success story

After the United States military defaulted on their typical false-promises of Veteran’s assistance and support to the new Vets they casually toss into the world without a safety net, military Network Engineer Nathaniel “Nathan” Martin, 24, found himself jobless, broke and homeless – only

Face-to-Facebook: Expert Pavica Sheldon on the social networking site and its impact on interpersonal communication

[avatar user=”” size=”thumbnail” align=”left”] [/avatar] By Dylan S. Goldman Dr. Pavica Sheldon spends a lot of time Facebooking at work. That’s because for the University of Alabama – Huntsville professor, Facebook is work. For almost a decade, Dr. Sheldon has

Re: “elationships”: Millennials rewriting the laws of attraction

      [avatar user=”” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”” target=”_blank” /]By Dylan S. Goldman 02/09/2015 From how we shop to how we socialize, the Web has given a virtual face-lift to all things old fashioned. Its reach goes so far, in fact,

‘Anti’-Social Media: The irony of online networking

[avatar user=”” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” /] By Dylan S. Goldman 01/13/2015 There’s no doubt about it: the world, and everything in it, is steadily becoming digitized – even down to the way we communicate. Since 1980, when we first entered the “Digital

The Conundrum of Reporter’s Privilege

On November 19th, Rolling Stone published an article by Sabrina Rubin Erdely entitled, “A Rape on Campus”, which alleged the recent gang-rape of a woman referred to as “Jackie”, and discussed the University’s failure to respond to the alleged attack

Let the ‘Sunshine’ In: How tech-savvy parents use the Open Records Act to illuminate, avoid potential dangers

Contrary to the opinions of today’s youth, there is more to the Internet than just Snapchat and Instagram. In fact, today’s parent, many of whom are of members of the MTV Generation, have made life decisions based solely upon the invaluable information they

The Fountain of ‘Brewth’: Ponce de Leon beer fest taps kegs to help kids

  Beer-lovers and brewmasters came together last Saturday for the second annual Ponce de Leon Beer Festival at the Yaarab Shrine on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta. One of the five events listed on Creative Loafing’s “Things to Do” list, the festival featured craft beers from over

Meet the Millennials

A digital catalog about the MTV Generation’s younger counterpart, Generation Y, a.k.a. The Millennials.

Steve Buttry: Socializing the News Media

A household name amongst journalists worldwide, journalist Steve Buttry sits atop the social media ladder as the nation’s “go-to” guy on digitizing the newsroom and the marriage of journalism and social networking. Buttry’s climb to the top of the proverbial ladder