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Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Mr. Carter the book critic

The children in your life want you to be proud of their accomplishments, but isn’t the opposite true too? Don’t you want them to be proud of your accomplishments as well? Of course, but I am learning there is a...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Confessions of an infomercial fanatic

Your vote comes in the form of your dollar: spend money on the things you find important and ignore the things you don’t. That is the advice my brother gave me years ago, saying anything I am offended by in thi...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: We weren’t ready for it

"We weren’t ready for it." Those were the words offered to me by a close friend after the election. Her point was that since 53 percent of white women, 6 percent of black women, and 32 percent of Latinas vot...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Why Millie Pete really left Atlanta

“I bet that you miss that little boy.” That was said more than once to my mother while attending my aunt’s funeral. Millie Pete’s sister passed on Halloween and we were in Kentucky a few days later celebrati...
Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: My cursing Mini-Me

Ever have a kid embarrass you or someone you know in public? One of my favorite such stories comes from a former colleague, whose son was just a few years old when they went to see a movie at a local theater. A...
Georgia Voice columnist Melissa Carter

Melissa Carter: Real talk on traveling with sex toys

It’s time for some real talk. We are all adults here, and there seems to be an error in judgment that needs to be addressed. Especially if you plan on traveling during the holidays and intend on taking everythi...