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Al Gore to speak at Carter Center

Al Gore to speak at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- Bestselling author and former U.S. vice president Al Gore will speak about his new book at the Carter Center in February.

Gore's latest book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, identifies and explains key forces that are shaping the world, including globalization, digital communications and depletion of the planet's natural resources.

He will discuss the book and answer questions at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Tickets are $30 and come with a signed copy of The Future.

To buy tickets, visit acappellabooks.com or stop by A Cappella Books, which is located at the corner of Haralson and DeKalb avenues in Inman Park.

The Carter Center is located at 441 Freedom Parkway.

Social critic to host book signing at SCAD

Social critic to host book signing at SCAD

ATLANTA -- A bestselling author will give a talk and sign copies of her latest book at SCAD Atlanta this week.

Camille Paglia, a professor of humanities and media studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is the author of Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars. In the book, she examines more than two dozen pieces of art that have influenced the world.

Paglia's talk begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 at SCAD Atlanta's Events Space. Admission is free with the purchase of Glittering Images ($32) or $10 without a copy of the book. SCAD students and employees will be admitted free with proper ID.

Buy advance tickets at A Cappella Books in Inman Park or online at acappellabooks.com.

Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at Carter Center

Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian will speak about Thomas Jefferson at the Carter Center in November.

Jon Meacham is the author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. In his book, he presents Jefferson as a multilayered man who was both a politician and a philosopher.

According to a release from A Cappella Books, which is sponsoring Meacham's appearance:

While Jefferson was passionate about many things -- women, family, books, science, Paris -- he loved America the most, and sought to form the country he envisioned: the creation, survival and success of the popular government in America. Drawing on archives in the United States, England and France, as well as unpublished Jefferson presidential papers, Meacham presents Jefferson as the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history.

APS Board postpones decision on Davis

ATLANTA -- On Monday night, the Atlanta Public Schools Board met to discuss whether interim superintendent Dr. Erroll Davis should take over the position permanently. 

Some North Atlanta High parents gathered at the meeting as an act of protest due to the recent removal of the principal of their school. 

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At the culmination of the meeting, the board decided not to decide on whether Davis would be retained. The board decided to make a decision regarding Dr. Davis in November or December.

If Davis is permanently placed, he will be the superintendent of the Atlanta Public School system for two years. 

Dismissed North Atlanta High Principal speaks out

Dismissed North Atlanta High Principal speaks out

ATLANTA - A handful of parents greeted the ousted former principal of North Atlanta High with applause Tuesday morning when he showed up Atlanta Public School headquarters.

Mark Mygrant came to file a formal Open Records Request asking about an anonymous teacher's alleged claims of racism against two of his former administrators.

Mygrant believes that's why he was suddenly dismissed last Friday and several administrators transferred, one month before the retired interim principal was to have been replaced anyway.

"I would have gladly put the keys under the mat and rode off into the sunset and I was prepared to do that until I heard that other administrators were taken down by this," he said.

He and his supporters insist the allegations are unfounded and shameful.

"I truly believe that it stems from the very highest up; there might be even board involvement and that it's just political greed gone wild," Mygrant added.

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Junot Díaz to read at Carter Center

Junot Díaz to read at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- Renowned author Junot Díaz will discuss and read from his new short story collection at the Carter Center later this month.

The talk, which is sponsored by A Capella Books, will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21.

During his appearance, Díaz will read from This is How You Lose Her, which hits bookstore shelves on Sept. 11. Publishers Weekly describes the book as "searing, sometimes hilarious, and always disarming," while Booklist calls it "magnificent ... sharply observed and morally challenging."

Individual tickets for Díaz appearance are $29 and include a signed first edition of This is How You Lose Her. Couples' tickets are also available for $40 and come with one copy of the book. Tickets are available at A Capella Books, which is located at 208 Haralson Avenue in Inman Park. They will also be available at the door.