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From the film archives: 'Hoosiers' a great, feel-good flick

Basketball is nearly inescapable this time of the year. The NCAA Men's Final Four Championship is right around the corner and people are obsessing over the brackets.

March 27, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories

Are tobacco companies to blame for addiction?

Cigarette manufacturers have received flak for the health dangers of their products since the first surgeon general's report on the subject was released in 1964. Parents, activists and even former Marlboro men have spoken out against their products and practices.

March 09, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists

‘The Deer Hunter’ not quite a ‘classic’ film

With the Academy Awards only four days away, it seemed an appropriate time to revisit the Oscars of years past.

February 27, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Movie reviews

From the film archives: No ‘Doubt’ of Hoffman’s skill as notable actor

From "The Big Lebowski" to "The Hunger Games," Philip Seymour Hoffman played in many iconic movies throughout the years.

February 20, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories

Smoking cigarettes costs more than money

January was an important month for former smokers. It marked the 50th anniversary of the first surgeon's general report on smoking.

February 02, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists

From the film archives: "Lawrence of Arabia" is still timeless war movie

"Lawrence of Arabia" is one of those movies I have always heard about but never took the time to watch. At almost 3½ hours long, I needed more than an idle recommendation from a friend or family member before I could commit to it.

January 09, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Movie reviews

Cigarette cravings worse in the car

If there is one thing I have learned over the past month, it is that quitting smoking is hard. In fact it is one of the most difficult things I have ever done.

January 05, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists

From the film archives: ‘Holiday Affair’ is a Christmas classic

Christmas is a time of iconic films such as "Miracles on 34th Street," "A Christmas Story" and "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." In order to find a Christmas movie I had never seen before, I had to go all the way back to 1949 for this month's "From the film archives" column.

December 12, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Columnists

Kicking the bad habit of smoking

Human beings are creatures of habit, and most for me are unhealthy.

December 01, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Columnists

From the film archives: ‘Living Dead’ still terrifies audiences

From AMC's "The Walking Dead" to "World War Z," zombies have inundated popular media during the past few years. In honor of zombies and Halloween, I returned to the birth of the modern zombie flick: the 1968 independent film "Night of the Living Dead."

October 17, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Movie reviews

ContraForce to liven up contra dance

A three-man band with deep roots in the contra dance scene is slated to get toes tapping, hands clapping and feet in a dancing motion Saturday, July 27, at the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association gym.

July 25, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories

Exhibitions examine wives, family ties

Brenau University Galleries is holding a reception today to celebrate two of its summer exhibitions. The reception will showcase the exhibitions "The Good Wife" and "Brenau Family Ties."

June 27, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


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Alienation isn’t the way to stop habit of smoking

Last week marked four months since I quit smoking.

April 06, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Columnists


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