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Best Local Blog/Zine

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best local blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Decaturish

Best local zine BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Guest Critic
Dope Girls

Best local zine BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Dope Girls

Best Vine account BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Sara Hopkins
There’s little not to love about local social media personality SARA HOPKINS. Her witty pop culture-laced video shorts have garnered her six digits worth of followers across platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. But it’s on the video-looping app Vine where her LOL-worthy posts really shinemore...
There’s little not to love about local social media personality SARA HOPKINS. Her witty pop culture-laced video shorts have garnered her six digits worth of followers across platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. But it’s on the video-looping app Vine where her LOL-worthy posts really shine (she’s currently clocking in at just under 7 million total loops). Her prowess for crafting funny Snapchats for friends eventually morphed into viral videos (her uncanny dolphin impression and play on Dorrough’s rap hit “Ice Cream Paint Job” are fan favorites), partnerships with brands like Verizon and the Coca-Cola Company, and even a Shorty Award nomination — the Grammys of social media — up against names like DJ Khaled and Kylie Jenner. Major key. www.vine.co/sarahopkins. less...

Best local blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Decaturish

Best local blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Decaturish

The fourth estate: Best blogger BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
ATL Urbanist

Best local zine BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Deer Bear Wolf

Best local blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Decaturish

Best local blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Wrestling with Pop Culture

Best local blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Wrestling with Pop Culture

Local blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Quick and Dirty Dirty

Best local blog/blogger BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
The Quick + Dirty Dirty

Best Atlanta-based online music magazine BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Pine Magazine
No one in town is on top of the interwebs more than Holly Lang's PINE MAGAZINE. Lang's site is linked to the gills with videos, MP3s and listings for the discerning Atlanta music patron. In light of so much quality independent news, arts, opinion and music coverage she provides, it seems dismissive tomore...
No one in town is on top of the interwebs more than Holly Lang's PINE MAGAZINE. Lang's site is linked to the gills with videos, MP3s and listings for the discerning Atlanta music patron. In light of so much quality independent news, arts, opinion and music coverage she provides, it seems dismissive to relegate her site to the blog ghetto. But Pine sets a higher standard for the local fire starters while placing an emphasis on the art of disseminating information, not attitude. But the real secret weapons giving Pine so much street cred are the free, first Thursday of the month showcases at the Star Bar. Since starting the monthly concert series in January 2008, Pine has hosted more than 100, mostly Atlanta-based acts. If you're looking for a show, an interview, a news bulletin or anything else that might enhance your time in the cubicle, Pine is the most user-friendly URL on the block. www.pinemagazine.com. less...

Best local blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Decatur Metro
Frustrated that metro Atlanta's most walkable burg didn't have its own daily news source, the quasi-anonymous resident behind DECATUR METRO decided to take matters into his own hands. Little did he know that his first post in September 2007 would give birth to the city's most prolific news source. Halfmore...
Frustrated that metro Atlanta's most walkable burg didn't have its own daily news source, the quasi-anonymous resident behind DECATUR METRO decided to take matters into his own hands. Little did he know that his first post in September 2007 would give birth to the city's most prolific news source. Half community newsletter, half sounding board for city issues, Decatur Metro is hyperlocal to the core. Daily posts — which are really closer to conversations — have probed the enigmatic aroma that wafts through Your DeKalb Farmers Market, protested the strange garbage juice leaking from a downtown Dumpster, and even veered into coverage about the city's school system and annexation proposals. The site has become such a destination that even city officials chime in on discussions and answer questions. For his nose for news, clever writing, and creating a needed community, we raise a glass of the Brick Store’s finest. www.decaturmetro.com. less...

Best local blog/blogger BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Tessa Horehled, DriveAFasterCar.com

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Jennifer Zyman, BlissfulGlutton.com

Best Local Blog BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
www.extremecraft.com
There were, at press time, about 14.9 jillion gazillion blogs on the Internet, most of them indulgences in mental masturbation. One that is not is www.extremecraft.com, the creation of local artist and graphic designer Garth Johnson. Begun as a way to highlight cool examples of craft, both low-brow andmore...

There were, at press time, about 14.9 jillion gazillion blogs on the Internet, most of them indulgences in mental masturbation. One that is not is www.extremecraft.com, the creation of local artist and graphic designer Garth Johnson. Begun as a way to highlight cool examples of craft, both low-brow and high, the blog has become a forum for Johnson’s irreverent and literate approach to art and art criticism. In March, he highlighted a taxidermist who will turn the fur of your departed pet into a pillow. Remarked Johnson: “I wonder what she could do for my goldfish.” But it’s his occasional lapses into the profane that keep the blog fresh. To wit: “Ceramics Monthly magazine can suck my nuts.”
www.extremecraft.com.

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Best Local Magazine BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Atlanta Jewish Life
You don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate ATLANTA JEWISH LIFE. The magazine, which first published in the spring of 2001, comes out every other month and features short, sharply written articles on topics ranging from a Jewish girl’s journey to learn more about her infamous mobstermore...

You don’t have to be Jewish to appreciate ATLANTA JEWISH LIFE. The magazine, which first published in the spring of 2001, comes out every other month and features short, sharply written articles on topics ranging from a Jewish girl’s journey to learn more about her infamous mobster uncle to a profile on Jewish comedian (and former Atlantan) David Cross. Editor Benyamin Cohen hasn’t missed a beat as he’s vested the publication with a young, hip sensibility. The July-August issue’s cover, “Jewish Radio Mafia: A Photo Essay,” is a brilliant, “Sopranos”-esque photo lineup of 12 of Atlanta’s Jewish radio personalities, including 99X’s Jimmy Baron and NPR’s Lois Reitzes.
www.atlantajewish.com.

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