New York Magazine: “Why You Never Truly Leave High School”

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From Why You Never Truly Leave High School by Jennifer Senior: Until the Great Depression, the majority of American adolescents didn’t even graduate from high school. Once kids hit their teen years, they did a variety of things: farmed, helped…

Live Wire Music Hall closing this weekend — and leaving behind plenty of good memories

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For me, Live Wire was most remarkable for allowing intimate shows with acts that generally play much bigger stages. I’m thinking about The Hold Steady, Trigger Hippy, and the like.


Savannah Morning News announces partnership with Savannah Stopover

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Contrary to what many people assume, I just freelance as a columnist for the SMN — a relationship that’s been in place for better than 12 years now. I had no idea that this partnership was brewing, but I’m sure glad to be passing along the news.

Ga. Senator Saxby Chambliss retiring in 2014, will not seek third term

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Chambliss’ decision leaves a wide open race, with Jack Kingston among those who might try to replace him.

Americans still driving far less than before the recession

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This rather dramatic decline/stagnation seems likely to have some significant public policy implications in coming years regarding road construction, gas tax revenues, and the need for transit and support for other alternative forms of transportation.

Friday at The Jinx: Cusses, single release by Whaleboat, plus Can’t Kids

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Cusses’ last Savannah show till May and a new single from up and coming Whaleboat.

Local acts and venues confirmed for Savannah Stopover

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The folks at Savannah Stopover have confirmed local bands that will be performing during the March festival, as well as venues that will be used.

“CBGB” filmmakers post “glimpse behind the scenes”

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The makers of CBGB have posted a Facebook album of 10 photos giving a “glimpse behind the scenes of the color correction.” As most of you probably already know, CBGB was shot last summer, primarily here in Savannah.

CNN’s “Inside look” at sex trafficking ring busted in Savannah (video)

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I might have more to say about this in an upcoming column or post, but for now just be sure to take a look at the following video or read the excellent CNN piece Inside look: How an alleged sex slavery ring is dismantled.

Cusses on Daytrotter today

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The Savannah trio Cusses has had so much going on lately that it’s hard to keep up.


Richard Blanco’s inaugural poem: “One Today” (full text)

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Richard Blanco may be the least known of the poets ever accorded the honor of delivering an inaugural poem.

President Obama’s second inaugural address in a Wordle word cloud

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I previously posted the full text. Here’s a Wordle word cloud of that text.