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Filed Under:United States / Atlanta
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Archived Since:April 27, 2008

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Deal taps educators, lawmakers, execs for education reform commission

One week after outlining changes that could overhaul Georgia’s education system, Gov. Nathan Deal has taken the next step to achieve that goal: appointing nearly three-dozen people to help craft his master plan. If everything goes right,...Show More Summary

Why Rain Pryor isn't supporting the Richard Pryor biopic

A decade after Richard Pryor’s death, the long-awaited biopic on the iconic comic, actor, and cultural figure has some big Hollywood names attached — including director Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, who will play Pryor’s grandmother Marie, and Mike Epps, cast in the lead role. But the film already has major detractors.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Super Visions: Marvel v. DC (Eternity War, Part II)

Last blog I stated that the upcoming animated “Vixen” Web series for CW Seed will be a big-time game changer. And I asked you, dear reader, to take my word for it.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 Things to Do: GYRE

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5 Things to Do: Fahamu Pecou

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Soil conservation agency on state chopping block under Deal's budget

Of all the moves in Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposed budget for next year, one that environmentalists are watching closely is the proposed end of independence for a conservation agency that has recently tried to toughen rules on a dirty pollutant. The...Show More Summary

ATLwood: Selena Gomez likes her Jameson on the rocks

Filming Updates: >> Ben Affleck's The Accountant filmed Downtown near the Capitol Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. >> Zac Efron and Robert De Niro's Dirty Grandpa did some filming in Marietta yesterday.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Fresh Slice 1/23/15: Fatal pedestrian hit-and-run shuts down interstate, police search for answers

Westbound traffic on I-285 near Sandy Springs shut down for nearly three hours yesterday after a 53-year-old woman walked into traffic and was struck by several cars. Authorities do not know why she took to the highway or who initially hit her.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 Things to Do: Winter Soul

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WRAS student DJs accuse GPB leadership of violating open records laws

Opponents of Georgia Public Broadcasting's takeover of WRAS-FM (88.5), the influential independent radio station formerly run by Georgia State University students, continued their fight at GPB's first board meeting of the year by questioning...Show More Summary

Downtown, Midtown bridges need your design skills

Atlanta civic groups and design gurus want your help transforming two bridges in Downtown and Midtown that span the Downtown Connector. Central Atlanta Progress, the Midtown Alliance, the American Institute of Architects’ Atlanta chapter,...Show More Summary

Time and Place: The Happy Preacher

Elder Cal Murrell, or “The Happy Preacher” as most people know him, shouts in elation during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day service at Ebenezer Baptist Church. It is a tailored style, upbeat attitude, and boisterous catch phrases — “Oh...Show More Summary

Weekend Arts Agenda: Artist Talk at Jackson Fine Art Gallery

Not even 24 hours after the opening reception of Gordon Parks: Segregation Story, Andrew Moore's The South, and Steve Schapiro's In the Viewing Roon: Selma, Jackson Fine Art will give visitors the opportunity to hear from the artists themselves. Show More Summary

First Slice 1/22/15: Chicago overtakes Atlanta in world's busiest airport race

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is no longer the has the busiest airport in the world. Well, by at least one standard.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 Things to Do: Clue

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Critic's Notebook: The Atlanta Opera gives it 24 hours

The Atlanta Opera is giving artists just one day to write an entire opera. It doesn't seem like enough time, but really: who am I to judge? The fifth annual 24-Hour Opera Project gives caffeinated contestants just one 24-hour period in which to compose, stage and rehearse an entire short opera.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Lawmakers, progressive groups back police reform package

Georgia state lawmakers are expected to give some attention to the nationwide debate about law enforcement tactics that took place following several high-profile incidents where police officers killed unarmed black males without major legal repercussions. Show More Summary

No Living Walls Conference for 2015

Living Walls announced today that it would skip programming both its Living Walls Concepts series and its annual conference in 2015. "I think that we finished [2014] feeling really happy and thankful for the projects that we did," says Living Walls Executive Director Monica Campana.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Should black sororities wage war on all ratchet reality shows?

Oo-Whoops! Turns out acting ratchet for reality TV does have it's drawbacks if you're a "Sorority Sister." Not only has the controversial Atlanta-based show featuring members of historically black Greek-letter organizations been scrubbed...Show More Summary

First Slice 1/21/15: Atlanta police union head upset with mayor's recent 'hands up, don't shoot' pose

The head of Atlanta's police union has bone to pick with Mayor Kasim Reed over a recent photo in which he raises his hands in a "hands up, don't shoot" pose to protest the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Show More Summary

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