Becoming Southern

Recently, I was back in the United States — Texas, to be exact — and as any Texan will tell you, it is its own thing. While visiting my ailing father, we watched television together, and I came across a show on HGTV that caught my imagination. “Home Town” is set in Laurel, Mississippi, and stars the real-life married couple, the Napiers. The show’s concept is that they love the small Southern town they live

Atlanta Native Carl Clemons-Hopkins Finds Success with “Hacks”

Note: Carl Clemons-Hopkins uses he/they pronouns. For clarity purposes, we refer to him with he/him in this article. On the surface, “Hacks” is the Jean Smart comedy where the actress portrays Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian. Look closer, though, and it’s an ensemble series — as well as one of the most LGBTQ positive shows on television. One of the breakout stars of “Hacks” is out actor Carl Clemons-Hopkins, who was just nominated

Reid Miller Talks New LGBTQ Film “Joe Bell,” Heidi Ewing Discusses “I Carry You with Me”

The new film, “Joe Bell,” charts the true story of a working-class father (played by Mark Wahlberg) who begins walking to New York after his gay son Jadin (Reid Miller) takes his own life after being bullied. “Joe Bell” premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival and opens in theaters this week. It has a screenplay by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, who won an Oscar for “Brokeback Mountain.” Miller had not heard of

The Neighbor’s Flood

I’m so glad I went to the pool that day. During the pandemic, my community didn’t open it to residents, so this year I’ve tried to make the most of being in the water. Upon walking out of my garage with my gear in hand, I noticed the wet pavement behind our building and wondered if it had rained. As I realized we hadn’t had any cloudy weather in several days, some neighborhood kids rolled

A Cheer for Dying

My friend is dying. Not in the Faulknerian sense that we’re all perpetually en route to our graves, but rather, she has been given a map and rough ETA for her final destination. Diagnosed last summer with the same terminal illness that ended her father’s life a few years ago, she is fluent in how the disease communicates and hears it telling her the end is near. While your natural inclination may be to offer

Georgia News

FOX & Friends comes to Atlanta

FOX News Channel’s FOX & Friends, which airs weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m. will present its signature Breakfast with Friends segment Thursday at the Landmark Diner in Atlanta. FOX & Friends Weekend co-host Will Cain will be on location discussing the news of the day with customers at the diner. FOX & Friends is Fox News’ flagship morning franchise featuring co-hosts Steve […] Source The Georgia Sun Read More