Damon and the Shitkickers Album Release Party – The Jinx – 06/08/13

Varuca at The Wormhole and some thoughts on Camp

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On Saturday afternoon, having seen Varuca perform at The Wormhole the previous night, I reread Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on Camp”. I read a lot of Sontag’s work back in the day — her essay “Under the Sign of…

Project for Public Spaces’ list of demolished markets includes Savannah’s City Market

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Not your usual list: The 10 Greatest US Public Markets That Met the Wrecking Ball posted today by the Project for Public Spaces. Savannah’s old City Market, which was demolished in 1954, tops the list. The other locations are Buffalo,…

The Greyboy Allstars booked for SCAD’s new alumni graduation concert in Forsyth Park

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UPDATE, 5/28, 2014: This post that you’re reading is from 2013. For the 2014 info, click here or here. UPDATE, 5/28: Click here for a post with a little more detail, plus a few more clips and links. ORIGINAL POST:…

Christ, Lord at Dollhouse Productions — photos and a short review

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“I was always there like a film that covers up your eyes.” That’s the great opening line of “Queen, Liz” — the first song on Christ, Lord’s EP Live at Criminal Records recorded in September 2012. The Atlanta band brought…

Photos of SCAD’s Sidewalk Arts Festival

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What a dreary weekend we’ve been having here in Savannah . . . So I finally got around to editing a few photos from last weekend’s Sidewalk Arts Festival, a longstanding SCAD tradition. I didn’t do much cropping or anything…

Thinking about DeRenne Avenue — and east, west, north, and south

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When I moved here in 1995, it was common to hear paranoid talk about Savannah’s artificial boundaries: a schoolgirl telling me that her parents told her she could never visit friends who lived on “numbered streets”; a friend telling me that Price Street is “the DMZ”; and, over and over, early readers of my columns telling me that they never go downtown because of crime. Back then, even some downtown people were really serious about not going south of Gaston Street.


More education means far less chance of being unemployed

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A bunch of my former students are graduating today from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Many are already working somewhere or have jobs waiting. Others are headed off for more school. Whatever their professional goals, those new graduates are much more…

U.S. economy adds 165,000 jobs in April, unemployment down slightly to 7.5%

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From the Bureau of Labor Statistics today: Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 165,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in professional and business…

Is Anthropologie finally opening a Savannah store?

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The rumors of Anthropologie opening a store in Savannah have started circulating again. But this time they’re not just rumors. The fashion and lifestyle retailer has been mentioned repeatedly as a possible tenant for some large spaces in downtown Savannah,…

Thank you, Lesley Conn

I had been contemplating writing something about Lesley Conn’s departure from the Savannah Morning News, but Lesley herself fittingly covered the news on her staff blog yesterday: Conn leaving the Savannah Morning News. In the post, Conn reflects briefly on…

Armstrong tennis teams head to NCAA finals as defending national champs (photos)

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On Monday, Armstrong Atlantic State University’s men’s and women’s tennis teams advanced to the NCAA Division II finals next week outside Phoenix. As has become routine, both teams advance pretty easily — see here and here. Both teams won national…