Nedra Rhone

Nedra Rhone, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, has been a features writer for the AJC since 2006 covering people, places, pop culture and news, in and beyond metro Atlanta. She writes and manages the Talk of the Town blog.

Latest from Nedra Rhone

Theater festival in Norcross launches with reading about Emmett Till
 Wesley Goodrich learned the story of Emmett Till as a child. Goodrich’s mother, a history teacher, made sure her son knew about the 14-year-old African-American boy from Chicago who was murdered by white men in 1955 while visiting relatives in Money, Miss. By the time Goodrich left his Brooklyn neighborhood to study directing at Pace...

Posted: 2 hours ago

Wesley Goodrich learned the story of Emmett Till as a child. Goodrich’s mother, a history teacher, made sure her son knew about the 14-year-old African-American boy from Chicago who was murdered by white men in 1955 while visiting relatives in Money, Miss. By the time Goodrich left his Brooklyn neighborhood to study directing at Pace...
Atlanta filmmaker’s relationship thriller gets limited run at Plaza Theatre
 Takashi Doscher was preparing to propose to his wife when inspiration struck. “The concept of making a pledge or vow forced me to start thinking about things in a much longer timeframe than I was used to,” Doscher said. “How do relationships change and change the people in those relationships over time?” Those questions...

Posted: 4 days ago

Takashi Doscher was preparing to propose to his wife when inspiration struck. “The concept of making a pledge or vow forced me to start thinking about things in a much longer timeframe than I was used to,” Doscher said. “How do relationships change and change the people in those relationships over time?” Those questions...
Super Bowl: Events in Atlanta related to the big game
 Atlanta will host its third Super Bowl on Feb. 3, bringing more than 150,000 out-of-town guests to the city. And that’s just the tip of the human iceberg. Overall, Super Bowl 53 officials expect more than a million people to pass through the city from now through game day. For nearly 10 days, football fans and revelers can enjoy live...

Posted: 4 days ago

Atlanta will host its third Super Bowl on Feb. 3, bringing more than 150,000 out-of-town guests to the city. And that’s just the tip of the human iceberg. Overall, Super Bowl 53 officials expect more than a million people to pass through the city from now through game day. For nearly 10 days, football fans and revelers can enjoy live...
Things to do in and around metro Atlanta on Wednesday, Jan. 9
 Gear up for the new year by getting your finances in order. General Assembly and The Financial Diet present a panel who will discuss tips and tricks for budgeting, mindful investing and planning for the year. The event starts with a mix and mingle session before the panel discussion and Q & A. It wraps up with an opportunity to meet the panelists...

Posted: 6 days ago

Gear up for the new year by getting your finances in order. General Assembly and The Financial Diet present a panel who will discuss tips and tricks for budgeting, mindful investing and planning for the year. The event starts with a mix and mingle session before the panel discussion and Q & A. It wraps up with an opportunity to meet the panelists...
Seoul searching
 For nearly three decades, Janine Dzyubanny thought she knew her life story. She could easily recount the information in the adoption file her parents allowed her to read at age 16. Abandoned on the streets of South Korea as a baby, she had been taken in by an orphanage in Seoul and quickly adopted by her family in New Jersey. Growing up with...

Posted: 19 days ago

For nearly three decades, Janine Dzyubanny thought she knew her life story. She could easily recount the information in the adoption file her parents allowed her to read at age 16. Abandoned on the streets of South Korea as a baby, she had been taken in by an orphanage in Seoul and quickly adopted by her family in New Jersey. Growing up with...
Thing to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, Dec. 26
 Get your ornaments in order for next year with this group class in which students make their own blown glass ornaments. Students start by understanding safety, tools and equipment before working one-on-one with the instructor to create their own ornaments. The class is suited to beginners age 18 and older — anyone younger must be accompanied...

Posted: 20 days ago

Get your ornaments in order for next year with this group class in which students make their own blown glass ornaments. Students start by understanding safety, tools and equipment before working one-on-one with the instructor to create their own ornaments. The class is suited to beginners age 18 and older — anyone younger must be accompanied...
19 self-help books to help you live your best life in 2019
 In 2018, more than 50 percent of Americans resolved to save more money while 45 percent resolved to lose weight or get in shape, according to data from Statista.com. This year, surveys are predicting more of the same with 38 percent of Americans hoping to exercise more or lose weight and 37 percent trying to save money, according...

Posted: 25 days ago

In 2018, more than 50 percent of Americans resolved to save more money while 45 percent resolved to lose weight or get in shape, according to data from Statista.com. This year, surveys are predicting more of the same with 38 percent of Americans hoping to exercise more or lose weight and 37 percent trying to save money, according...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, Dec. 19
 With just a few days left before Christmas, celebrate mid-week by enjoying a few holiday classics including an outdoor screening of a the ’90s film “Home Alone”, a musical tour with Jewel and guests and another spin on Charles Dicken’s Christmas classic. Celebrate the season with a viewing of the 1990 holiday classic...

Posted: 27 days ago

With just a few days left before Christmas, celebrate mid-week by enjoying a few holiday classics including an outdoor screening of a the ’90s film “Home Alone”, a musical tour with Jewel and guests and another spin on Charles Dicken’s Christmas classic. Celebrate the season with a viewing of the 1990 holiday classic...
The complex task of writing history
 Several years ago, Wesley Edwards and several residents of LaGrange sat in a small conference room at the police station. They had gathered during the holiday season to discuss a crime so horrific Edwards struggled to accept that it had ever happened in the town where he grew up. That Austin Callaway, a black man, had been lynched and left...

Posted: 28 days ago

Several years ago, Wesley Edwards and several residents of LaGrange sat in a small conference room at the police station. They had gathered during the holiday season to discuss a crime so horrific Edwards struggled to accept that it had ever happened in the town where he grew up. That Austin Callaway, a black man, had been lynched and left...
SCAD turns 40: A flashback in photos
 More than 40 years ago, a twenty-something teacher at Sarah Smith Elementary School had a big idea. She wanted to start her own school, a college maybe, where students who had a passion for art and design could thrive. She had hoped to open the school in Atlanta but decided her hometown had more than enough educational institutions. So Paula...

7:05 PM Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

More than 40 years ago, a twenty-something teacher at Sarah Smith Elementary School had a big idea. She wanted to start her own school, a college maybe, where students who had a passion for art and design could thrive. She had hoped to open the school in Atlanta but decided her hometown had more than enough educational institutions. So Paula...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, Dec. 12
 There are several options to see this classic tale including Alliance Theatre’s 29th annual production which opens on Dec. 12 and runs through Dec. 24. Journey through time with the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as his late business partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future help Scrooge learn how to make better...

1:00 AM Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

There are several options to see this classic tale including Alliance Theatre’s 29th annual production which opens on Dec. 12 and runs through Dec. 24. Journey through time with the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge as his late business partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future help Scrooge learn how to make better...