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English Avenue's Boone Park West won't be just another pretty greenspace

On a busy but run-down block in English Avenue, in view of way too many houses that have plywood or shards of glass where windows should be, and where trash invades some of the sidewalks, one bright green site stands out. “They going to build condos there?” said a passerby who gave his name as J.J., peering through a chain link fence on Joseph E. Show More Summary

5 things to do: Get Centered

Thursday, June 23, 2016 Open Studios at Atlanta Contemporary …

Council wants a do-over on library demolition resolution

Atlanta City Councilman C.T. Martin is saying he never intended to endorse the demolition of the Central Atlanta Library, Downtown's significant — and under-maintained — Marcel Breuer-designed building. He plans to ask for a do-over of  the legislation that was approved 9-3 at the tail end of a marathon City Council meeting on Monday.…

Now hear this: State awards MARTA $30 million to launch new AV system

The announcements about upcoming rides at MARTA stations are about to drastically improve with a new audio-visual information system the transit agency is planning to install with $30 million in state cash. Yes, the days of watchingShow More Summary

The Contemporary shows off its Studio Artist Program

The Studio Artist Program is opening its doors and inviting Atlanta to get a sneak peek of what these 14 artists (some pictured above) have been up to. The program supports them by providing subsidized studio space and encouraging them to create.…

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, House Democrats stage sit-in over Congressional inaction on gun violence

Turn your attention to Washington, D.C., where Democratic lawmaker including Congressman John Lewis, D-Atlanta, have launched a sit-in over Congress' inaction on gun violence.  "We were elected to lead, Mr. Speaker," he said. "We must be headlights and not taillights.…

Southern Fried Queer Pride, Atlanta’s radical queer arts fest

With 4.2 percent of the population reportedly identifying as gay or lesbian, Atlanta has one of the largest queer populations in the nation. Gay bars, shopping, and publications provide intentional and safe spaces for LGBT culture.…

Atlanta City Council, whether it knows it or not, essentially supported demolition of Downtown's Central Library on Monday

It's one thing for a developer to advocate for tearing down an architecturally significant building. It's another when the Atlanta City Council is the one giving a thumbs up to the wrecking ball, especially without any citizen input or thorough discussion.…

‘The Neon Demon’ presents a stylish critique of showbiz that's only skin-deep

Conyers’ Elle Fanning, who plays an aspiring model in the art-house thriller The Neon Demon, has an undeniably waifish beauty. But she might not quite live up to the looks of her film character, Jesse, who can turn the head of the most jaded show business power player.…

First Slice 6/22/16: OK who has all the beer?

Beer thieves hijacked two SweetWater Brewing trailers and made off with more than 3,000 cases of the brewery's Summer Variety Pack. Some of the 420s, IPAs, Take Two Pils, and Goin’ Coastals were recovered, but it still adds up to a significant loss for the local beermaker since any of the beer involved in the incident will have to be destroyed, said a brewery spokesperson.…

5 things to do: Black Mountain

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 The Rise of Sneaker Culture at High Museum of Art …

Cloudland has big plans for Atlanta creatives

Inspired by both the tiny house movement and the desire to create a place that could function as a studio, campus, and retreat space for local artists, Jen Soong (of the Root City Market pop-up events), architect Morgan Christina Strickland,...Show More Summary

It's all about The Simple Things...

In the constant rush of our every day, we often forget to stop and appreciate the simple things that make our lives easier, like food or tools. That's what It's Simple Things..., the new exhibition at Chastain Arts Center, aims to explore...Show More Summary

First Slice 6/21/16: Vincent Fort 'very likely' to enter Atlanta mayoral race

The case of Kendrick Johnson, the Valdosta teen who was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat at his high school, has been closed by federal investigators who failed to bring charges against anyone. They cite insufficient evidence of foul play.…

5 things to do: Pere Ubu

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Pizza Making Class at Double Zero Napoletana …

Atlanta's other transportation question this year: a higher sales tax to build out Beltline trails, streetscapes, and more

While there's a lot of talk about a 0.5-percent sales tax to expand MARTA in Atlanta's city limits, there's a separate big-dollar transportation measure that could land on the November ballot. Under a bill now moving through the Atlanta...Show More Summary

Conquering shame with jokes and booze

Art is a form of expression, and comedy is art at its most drunken, foul-mouthed form. No matter what dark and seemingly disgusting trait or action you keep hidden away, odds are, there’s someone out there who knows just how you feel... and they’ll probably have beer.…

5 things to do: Art Gone Wild

Monday, June 20, 2016 Art Gone Wild at Zoo Atlanta …

First Slice 6/19/16: Bike lanes and wider sidewalks on Peachtree? Why not?

The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is urging two-wheelers and pedestrians to push businesses and public officials to consider transforming the Midtown segment of Atlanta's most famous street into a biker and walker's paradise. Property values across metro Atlanta are ruh-ruh-rising, which means residential tax assessments are also increasing. Show More Summary

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