Features & Print Stories
Blake Flournoy is a freelance writer, editor, and journalist based out of Baltimore, Maryland. 20 years old with six years of professional experience (and counting!), their reporting work and book reviews have most recently appeared in Creative Loafing Atlanta — while their fiction has appeared in The Preface and GenderTerror, among other publications.
When they aren't busy blowing through books and articles, Blake studies at Goucher College, researching and advocating for the rights and well-being of victims of sexual assault — among other things.
They're scared of wasps, and have never seen Seinfeld.
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Features & Print Stories
"All power exchange must be negotiated" are the first words cast beneath the silhouette of a woman tied up by an unseen lover in , the latest game from developer Christine Love. Ladykiller in a Bind is a visual novel, a genre of narrative-focused video games that focus on a player's interactions within a written story-often featuring characters whose personalities must be explored or conquered to progress.
illustration by Wes Duvall Sex education in the United States is notoriously spotty, but Georgia's is inconsistent at best and a failure at worst, according to a CDC report released last year. Georgia's fourth in the nation for both syphilis and HIV diagnoses, ninth for chlamydia, and 13th for teen pregnancies.
Kristin Ferro There's much to love about Atlanta. There's the thriving arts scene, the city's unique history, and the distinct cultural identity embodied in our beloved Southern gem. But despite all the ways Atlanta shines, we can't overlook and ignore our problems: inequity, gentrification, issues of race and sexuality, and so on.
The sculptor unveils 'Home is Where the Heart Is' at Paper Plane Gallery.
Will Hughes This weekend, community arts event Forward Warrior assembles 36 of Atlanta's most forward-thinking artists to open their creative process to the public, and collaborate on a new art display for Cabbagetown. For the sixth year, the group takes to the walls of Wylie Street for two days of painting and open interaction.
Lenz Inc. The AJC Decatur Book Festival has announced that Ryan Gravel, creator of the Atlanta BeltLine and author of Where We Want to Live: Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities, has been named first-ever winner of the Judy Turner Prize.
Miya Bailey Local artistic powerhouse Miya Bailey dedicated 2016 to getting more Atlantans into art collecting, and he's sticking to it. The prolific artist, curator, and co-founder of both City of Ink and the Notch8 Gallery continues to encourage Atlanta to buy and collect art through a trio of shows that began in March.
Reviews, Columns, & Event Coverage
HarperCollins It takes losing control of a story to remind you why it was kept close to heart. This is one of many lessons to learn from Commonwealth, the latest novel by award-winning author Ann Patchett ( Bel Canto, Truth and Beauty).
Laura Patricia Calle Grant This weekend, Atlanta honors the life and legacy of a beloved community activist and advocate for the arts. Laura Patricia Calle - the Living Walls programming director who tragically passed late last year - has had Sun., Aug. 21, named in her honor.
Red Dirt Pictures As part of its nationwide screening tour, indie film Reparation comes to the Plaza Theatre for a one-night show. The event will pair a screening of the 11-time award-winning film - including Best Film at the Santa Fe Film Festival and Audience Choice (Best Feature Drama) at the Sedona International Film Festival - with a talk-back Q&A with members of the cast and crew, moderated by WXIA's Jeremy Campbell.
Nick Tecosky Patriarchy's scary to think about. Trump-style machismo is getting big, #GamerGate hounds women who speak out against sexism, an angry-dude campaign is out to sink the new Ghostbusters before it even premieres ... You could consider it all a crushing, terrifying fact of life...
Norton & Company, Inc. In 1938, in the Southeastern town of Enterprise, Alabama, young lawyer Foster Beck was called upon by a judge. The conversation was brief, and by the end of it Foster had a case that would change his life: He was to represent a black man from Detroit, charged with raping a white woman one town over.
Well, Atlanta, we did it! We made it one more Memorial Day weekend without overdosing on barbecue. Those of you who made it Downtown this past weekend might have wondered what was going on, with all of the costumes and hubbub. What you saw was Atlanta-born convention MomoCon, taking over the Georgia World Congress Center.
Press Releases, Quote Contributions, and Other Noteworthy Pieces
A press release written for "Empower Our Vets," a social media campaign organized by Make It Happen Production Management, in order to empower and uplift US veterans through positive success stories.
Having a child with depression, however old they are, is difficult. We know how hard it can be to try and find the right words to say. It can be really daunting to try and talk about anything depression-related because we worry about saying the wrong thing and making things worse.