A few photos of today’s warehouse fire in Savannah

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Details aren’t complete, but I have so far seen no reports of injuries in today’s massive warehouse fire at the Georgia Ports Authority. Over 5,000 tons of rubber are stored in the building that is on fire — and the…

Reasons why yesterday’s employment report was not as bad as it seemed

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Yesterday’s employment report for January from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggested a steadily healing labor market, but you wouldn’t know that from some of the hand-wringing of media commentators who have the job of trying to make something dramatic…

Junk 2 Funk at Savannah Arts Academy: another thrilling year – photos

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Savannah Arts Academy’s 6th annual Junk 2 Funk Fashion Show was presented last weekend to three sellout crowds in the school’s lovely old theater. I’ve been attending and photographing the show for a few years now, and I can’t even…

The Weather Channel used some of my photographs without permission. How much should I care?

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On Tuesday, Jan. 28, I began one of my journalism classes at Armstrong Atlantic State University with a brief consideration of a newly released “crowd-sourced” video of Neil Young’s recent Carnegie Hall concert. It’s a special topics class about new…

Flannery O’Connor-inspired art in Southern Discomfort 2, silent auction and reception on 1/31

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I haven’t read everything that Flannery O’Connor ever wrote — I haven’t yet tackled the recently released A Prayer Journal, for example. But I’ve been immersed to varying degrees in O’Connor’s life and work for I guess about a decade…

“Midnight” at 20; John Berendt’s book continues to resonate

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Before I launch into a few thoughts of my own, I want to plug SavannahNow’s really interesting multimedia package about the 20th anniversary of the publication of John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Kim Wade’s feature…

Savannah’s new bike share program CAT Bike starts Friday; NYT takes note

Savannah’s new bike share program CAT Bike, an initiative of Chatham Area Transit, has gotten a little press from the New York Times’ In Transit blog: Savannah Starts a Bike Program. Ironically, the program begins on Friday — among the…

New York Daily News focuses on Savannah’s squares

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A really nice piece in the New York Daily News over the weekend: Hip to be Square: Its many little parks make historic Savannah the place to be From the reflection by Joe Dziemianowicz, who was recently in town with…

Civil engineers give Georgia lousy scores for infrastructure — roads, transit, bridges, water, etc.

A really interesting piece by Mary Carr Mayle in Sunday’s Savannah Morning News: Report: Georgia’s infrastructure still lacking The piece talks about the recent “report card” released by the Georgia branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers. From the…

NYT Bits blog: How do we escape the flood of email?

Before I sound like I’m whining, let me begin by saying that I love all the things that I’m most deeply involved with. I teach English and journalism at Armstrong Atlantic State University, an incredibly fulfilling job. I write columns…

How will Batman-Superman movie delay impact plans for Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” and its Savannah schedule?

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I do not know the answer to the question in the title of this post, but there are a number of possibilities. To recap: it has been understood for a while now that Ben Affleck plans to adapt Dennis Lehane’s…

More details on where the Rolling Stones wrote “Satisfaction”

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As I noted in a post last summer, there have been rumors that the Rolling Stones wrote “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” while at a Savannah motel in 1965. In comments on that post, Stan Deaton of the Georgia Historical…