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Comic's Weekly Roundup: Underwear Comedy Party celebrates an anniversary

Atlanta has one of the best comedy scenes in the country, and each week is filled with plenty of opportunities to see local comics and visiting national touring acts. He’s your best bets for getting into some funny business. Mon., Aug. 24 Monday Night Comedy at Star Bar should be a part of your weekly routine as Rodney Leete hosts the best comedy show in town.…

First Slice 8/24/15: State rep plans bill making fetal tissue purchase or sale a felony

State Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, says he will introduce a bill when the General Assembly convenes in January that would make the sale of fetal tissue a felony. And yes, it's related to the recent uproar over Planned Parenthood. The Southern Company board of directors voted yesterday to acquire AGL Resources, bringing Atlanta's two largest utilities under one roof.…

Fulton elections board fined $180,000 for violating election laws

The State Elections Board decided last week that $180,000 is adequate punishment for Fulton County's repeated election screw-ups. After an investigation of polling complaints from 2008 and 2012's general and primary elections, the board...Show More Summary

First Slice 8/23/15: The rise and fall of Wayne Mason

Gwinnett County developer Wayne Mason says he's broke. Some creditors claim the well-connected former county chairman and land speculator has shifted money and assets to family and affiliated companies to avoid paying debts.…

5 things to do: Atlanta Record Label Fest

Sunday, August 23, 2015 Portofino's Mozzarella Bar at Portofino Bistro …

Activists block Stone Mountain carving to protest Coca-Cola sponsorship of state park

Activists blocked the controversial carving at Stone Mountain today with a giant banner to protest Coca-Cola's sponsorship of the state park.    The banner, which was lifted by two 10-foot balloons that took five tanks of helium to fill,...Show More Summary

5 things to do: Red Hare Celebrates Four Years

Saturday, August 22, 2015 Delta Moon at Blind Willie's …

Westview throwing fundraiser and dance party to put money where its garden is

Like a modern-day David and Goliath fable, the Westview Community Organization came together to wrangle its community garden back from the powers that be. And now it's time to celebrate and generate some funds. On Saturday, Aug. 22,Show More Summary

Speech of Arrested Development sings no praise for 'Straight Outta Compton'

What a difference seven days make. After a full week of post-debut Internet debates over the rampant misogyny that went missing from the blockbuster N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, Dr. Dre has finally offered an apology "to the...Show More Summary

Why Key and Peele's OutKast sketch is that boo boo

Wednesday night's Key & Peele sketch on OutKast was far from "perfect," as Consequence of Sound, and half the damn Internet, proclaimed. Nowhere near it, matter fact.…

ATLwood: Kickstarter launched for 'Hotel Clermont'

Last week, I mentioned the Hotel Clermont documentary that found some new life. Well, turns out the film's not all the way in the clear just yet.…

First Slice 8/21/15: Invest Atlanta funding new access road at Fort McPherson

Invest Atlanta has voted to grant $510,000 to the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority (MILRA) to construct an access road to a Department of Veteran Affairs clinic at the former U.S. Army base. The new road will replace...Show More Summary

5 things to do: Atlanta Ballet's Wabi Sabi

Friday, August 21, 2015 Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi at the High Museum of Art at High Museum of Art …

Weekend Arts Agenda: New Mavericks Film Series and 'Living Case'

If you didn't stop by last weekend, head over to the Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery to check out, Living Case, an exhibition curated by Orion Crook. A practicing psychotherapist, Crook's vision for the exhibition was to honor living art...Show More Summary

Jimmy Carter, in good spirits, says melanoma has spread to brain

Former President Jimmy Carter says the melanoma that doctors found on his liver has spread to his brain, causing the 90-year-old humanitarian to drastically curtail his philanthropic work. But Carter seems less worried about the cancer than about the prospect of missing a Habitat for Humanity build in Nepal due to his radiation schedule.…

Time and Place: Tour de EAV

I'm the kind of person who loves it when streets are used for anything besides cars, be it festivals or block parties or soapbox derbies. So when there's the opportunity to turn a popular congested section of East Atlanta Village into a bicycle racetrack, count me in.…

Monty Python's coming to the Fox Theatre

The Knights Who Say Ni are coming to ATL. In honor of the 40th anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the Fox Theatre will screen the 1975 comedy classic on Tues., Sep. 8.…

First Slice 8/20/2015: Fulton health director blocked CDC's offer to resolve HIV/AIDS funding logjam

Fulton County Health Department Director Patrice Harris hindered the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's effort to help the county make better use of its HIV/AIDS prevention funding. Beginning in January, current MARTA Breeze cards will be phased out of circulation to make room for the new cards that cost $1 more. Show More Summary

5 things to do: Rick Lollar

Thursday, August 20, 2015 Refugee Women's Network 20th Anniversary Celebration at The Solarium …

#ItsBeenAYear Anniversary March marks movement's spark in Atlanta

Marking the one-year anniversary of the inaugural march led by It's Bigger Than You in the days following Michael Brown's fatal shooting by Ferguson police, Atlanta activists returned Tuesday evening to the CNN Center where over 5,000 people gathered last year. Show More Summary

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