Amy Christian



Our Twisted Town

Our Twisted Town

To Brandon Brune, artistic director of Les Chatons Noir young actors collective, “Book of Days” by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson reminds him of another classic play… in an evil doppelganger sort of way. “In a lot of ways it’s similar to the classic ‘Our Town’ in that you have an ensemble cast and they’re […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

“I’ve got some good news for you, and I’ve got some bad news for you. Which do you want to hear first?” We’ve all had someone say that to us before, and hopefully it hasn’t been in a doctor’s office. Well, the first month of 2015 has sort of turned into a good news/bad news […]

Books as Art

Books as Art

If you ask North Carolina’s Lauren Faulkenberry how she would describe herself and her work, the owner of Firebrand Press would have a difficult time choosing between author, artist or artisan. “I do feel like I’m kind of a mishmash of a lot of things, but I guess primarily I’d say artist or book artist […]

The Year in Food

The Year in Food

It’s been an eventful year for food in Augusta. Beloved, long-standing restaurants have closed and new contenders have made a name for themselves. All this change may be highly stressful for restaurant owners. For those who love to eat out and try anything new, however, it’s been a great year, full of surprises, wishes fulfilled […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

“Traditional” has never been a word that’s been used to describe Le Chat Noir, Augusta’s “off Broad Street theatre,” so it should come as no surprise that they aren’t staging a sweet play or musical centered around the season. “Most holiday shows are sickeningly saccharine,” said LCN’s Executive Director Krys Bailey. “When we do a […]

FLIP, Empire State South and Gunshow

FLIP, Empire State South and Gunshow

I am an insufferable snob when it comes to food. It’s not exactly that I want everything to be fancy; after all, I count Totino’s pizza rolls as one of my favorite indulgences (thank God for my 14-year-old, so I don’t have to admit to buying them for myself). No, it’s that I want what […]

Kickstarter campaign helps fund local Messiah performances

Kickstarter campaign helps fund local Messiah performances

It is one of the most famous pieces of music ever composed and it is also one of the most notoriously difficult to perform. It is George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, best known for containing the Hallelujah Chorus. (That chorus is not technically part of the Christmas portion of the three-part oratorio, nor did Handel create […]

CUISINE SCENE: Seek and Ye Shall Find

CUISINE SCENE: Seek and Ye Shall Find

If you’ve never been to Shannon’s, chances are you may get a little lost trying to find the place. “It’s really hard to find unless someone tells you about it,” says Manager Barbara Robinson. “It’s not like we’re right on Washington Road. You kind of have to look for it.” Located in an office complex […]

Random thoughts from a One Direction concert

Random thoughts from a One Direction concert

Last Wednesday, October 1, I took my 14-year-old daughter and her best friend to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome to see One Direction with opening act 5 Seconds of Summer. For the uninitiated, One Direction is made up of Harry, Niall, Liam, Zayn and Louis — five impossibly cute British kids who separately auditioned for the English […]

Fall Means Football

Fall Means Football

Nola loves football. Those three words don’t come close to describing her near-obsession with the game. She devotes more time to it than any 14-year-old girl should. She knows more about it than many grown men I know. Seriously. You want to draw her into conversation? Just start talking about football, and she’ll impress you […]