On Second Thought For Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sep 19, 2017

It’s time for our regular roundup of movies and television shows currently filming in Georgia. We talk with AJC Buzz Blog writer Jennifer Brett about the new Ant-Man movie, Kevin Hart’s latest comedy, and the much-awaited second season of the FX show "Atlanta."

Failure is a fact of life. We’ve all been there: whether it’s as simple as tripping over your own feet, or as serious as dealing with a divorce. Atlanta author Amy Lyle wants to share, so people can laugh at -- and learn from -- her own life’s failings. She’s put them in a book – “The Amy Bineagar-Kimmes-Lyle Book of Failures.” Lyle visited our studio to talk about the bright side of screwing up.

Theatre Macon has fostered talent in Middle Georgia for over three decades. Founding Artistic Director Jim Crisp has been with the theater since its inception 32 years ago. He announced this summer he would retire at the end of the upcoming season. We talk with Crisp about the legacy of the theater in Macon, and his work on hundreds of stage productions.

On Monday's show, we talked about how recipes can remind us of friends and loved ones. Our guest today traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food. Culinary historian Michael Twitty approaches his memoir, “The Cooking Gene,” through the question: who owns Southern food? We talk with him ahead of his appearance later this week at the Atlanta History Center.

Gucci Mane’s life has taken many turns over the last year—from getting out of prison, to proposing to his girlfriend, and releasing a number of albums. And now, the Atlanta-based rapper has a new book. "The Autobiography of Gucci Mane" comes out on Tuesday. His latest album, “Droptopwop,” gives you a sense of how prison life affected him. NPR’s Rodney Carmichael brings us a review.