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Atlanta Movie Tours Heritage Tour

The newest addition to Atlanta Movie Tours, Inc.‘ lineup of tours focused on the city’s notable filming locations is their Heritage Tour. It celebrates African-American television and film and interweaves it with local history. I was recently asked to hop on the tour with guides Clyde and Jimmy for an informative afternoon in a city […]

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Film Friday: Bastards

When they attend their mother’s wedding, two brothers learn the truth about their allegedly deceased father. Instead, she says she made him up and has no idea who their father is. Unable to go on as bastards, they go on a road trip to find their real father. Owen Wilson, Ed Helms, Glenn Close, and […]

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Visiting Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill Neighborhood

Settled in the 1850s, Castleberry Hill was once called “Snake Nation” for the prominence of snake oil salesmen. It served as the city’s red-light district and industrial neighborhood for cotton warehouses. It was later named for local businessman Daniel Castleberry and was federally listed as a historic district in 1985. It’s also located near Atlanta’s historically black colleges […]

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Film Friday: Devil’s Knot

Based on the tragic true story of the West Memphis Three, three young boys are savagely murdered. Rumors fly about the killing being a part of a satanic ritual and a group of misunderstood teenagers are put on trial. Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth star in the film. Filmed In: Atlanta, Cartersville, and Morrow, Georgia […]

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Weekend Guide to Atlanta’s Northern Suburbs

Atlanta is made up of dozens of suburbs in the counties of Fulton, Cobb, and Gwinnett. These areas were formerly known as bedroom communities, connected to the city by streetcars, but are now known in their own right for the restaurants, shops, and businesses. Atlanta’s northern suburbs have small-town charm as well as family-friendly activities, […]

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