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How the Energy Industry is Moving Out of the Dark Agesnew

The energy revolution doesn't hinge on technological discovery. Indeed, the vast majority of technology it will draw on has existed for years, if not decades. The energy revolution is about something much more difficult to change: our own human behavior.
Metro Spirit  |  Matt Spaur  |  06-17-2009  |  Environment

When Playing Doctor Is Like a Video Gamenew

How a Medical College of Georgia professor uses video game technology to teach students about examining your private parts and understanding how you feel about it.
Metro Spirit  |  Tom Grant  |  03-24-2009  |  Education

J.B. Beverley and His Country Journeynew

J.B. Beverley certainly lacks that studio cliche. Sure, some of his songs involve a broken heart. Those songs aren't about the woman that broke his heart, though. They are about the experience he gained through each of those stepping stones on his journey.
Metro Spirit  |  Brett P. Hall  |  03-20-2009  |  Reviews

The Dream Is a Hit Machinenew

Thank goodness for The Dream's (nee Terius Nash) ability to write and produce some of the most hypnotic smashes ever known to mainstream radio.
Metro Spirit  |  Frazia Lee  |  03-20-2009  |  Reviews

NASCAR Memories and Friendsnew

A writer looks back on racing as he covers the 2009 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Metro Spirit  |  Doug Allan  |  03-20-2009  |  Sports

An Argument for Legalizing Medical Marijuananew

After an 80-year-old woman was arrested for marijuana possession, AIDS patient Joshua McCracken argues that medical marijuana is needed in those 37 states that have not yet exacted laws to allow it.
Metro Spirit  |  Joshua McCracken  |  03-20-2009  |  Drugs

Movie Buzz: In Voguenew

Isla Fisher takes the lead role in the big-screen adaptation of Sophie Kinsella’s much-loved ‘Shopaholic’ series, but her love is for fashion, not men.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  02-11-2009  |  Reviews

Movie Buzz: We Want to Get Awaynew

As much as we might think the opposite, audiences are running toward escapist fare like Paul Blart, which should bode well for this week’s movies.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  01-21-2009  |  Movies

Movie Buzz: Low-Concept Fare Takes Over Movie Houses

Critically lauded movies are being run out of movie houses by low-concept fare like Paul Blart: Mall Cop and My Bloody Valentine 3-D.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  01-12-2009  |  Movies

Movie Buzz: 'Bride Wars'new

Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway match wits in Bride Wars while Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino opens in wide release. Movie Buzz looks at all of this week's major movie openers.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  01-07-2009  |  TV

Movie Buzz: 2008 Year in Review

2008: Year of the Superhero? With no major movie releases on January 2, this week's Movie Buzz reflects on the truly buzz-worthy flicks of 2008.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  12-29-2008  |  Movies

Movie Buzz: Approval Ratingsnew

Movie Buzz is a weekly film preview column. This week Will Smith stars in Seven Pounds, Jim Carrey embraces comedy in Yes Man, Mickey Rourke earns a Golden Globe nomination, and Matthew Broderick is the big voice behind a tiny mouse in The Tale of Despereaux.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  12-17-2008  |  Movies

Movie Buzz: Alien Beingnew

Movie Buzz is a weekly film preview column. This week: Keanu Reeves in The Day the Earth Stood Still plus Nothing Like the Holidays, Delgo, and Doubt.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  12-11-2008  |  Movies

Investing in Our Futurenew

My father faced a Willie Loman-like epiphany that investing in money and things wasn't as important as investing in children.
Metro Spirit  |  Tom Grant  |  10-09-2008  |  Commentary

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