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Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

On Monday, the Atlanta City Council approved asking voters in November to levy a.4-percent sales tax dubbed the TSPLOST to fund roads, bicycle trails, and streetscapes — pretty much any transportation project other than transit. City officials think the tax could raise as much as $300 million.…

Creator of Make Blackout Poetry to release book based on the project

Local writer and artist John Carroll first came across blackout poetry in 2011 when he discovered the work of Austin Kleon (also a writer/artist) on the internet. Kleon’s book, Newspaper Blackout, is a series of art-meets-poetry pieces created by redacting words on a page with a marker, creating strings of poetry with the words left behind.…

'Scalawag' launches in Atlanta

Celebrate stories of the South with Scalawag, a new magazine of Southern politics and culture, as it celebrates its launch with a party at Mulberry Fields Community Garden. Scalawag published its first issue just a year ago (its Summer...Show More Summary

Republican National Convention Day 2: Pink balls to the wall

Per tradition, CL Photo Editor Joeff Davis packed his gear and traveled to Cleveland to attend this year's Republican National Convention. Then he'll head to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention.…

First Slice 7/20/16: Should a bigger city mean a bigger school system?

The APS/city of Atlanta dispute over whether city expansion means school system expansion has reached the Georgia Supreme Court. APS says yes, CoA says no.…

5 things to do: Chuck Prophet, Joseph Arthur

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 National Fortune Cookie Day at Doc Chey's Dragon Bowl …

DA won't seek charges against APD officers in Alexia Christian case

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard will not seek charges against the two Atlanta Police Department officers who shot and killed Alexia Christian, a 26-year-old African-American woman whom the department says opened fire while...Show More Summary

The heat is on in Serenbe

One of Atlanta’s hottest theater tickets this summer is Miss Saigon at Serenbe Playhouse. The musical has pre-sold five times more than the venue’s previous biggest hit, last summer’s Evita.…

First Slice 7/19/16: Could Atlanta strip clubs be the next casualty of gentrification?

Mayor Kasim Reed called yesterday's meeting with four local protest leaders "productive," but many organizers denounced the closed-door meeting for its lack of transparency and continued to protest inside and outside Atlanta's City Hall. If it is a divide-and-conquer strategy, as many have suggested, it may be working.…

The High to screen 'Sneakerheadz'

In conjunction with their newest exhibit, The Rise of Sneaker Culture, the High Museum will be screening David T. Friendly and Mick Patridge’s 2015 documentary Sneakerheadz. The documentary dives into the sneaker culture, examining the...Show More Summary

Fulton officials to mull Central Atlanta Library renovation proposal

Just a few months ago, the future of Downtown's Central Atlanta Library seemed uncertain. Atlanta Fulton Public Library System officials, Fulton County commissioners, and architecture buffs squared off over what should be done with the Marcel Breuer-designed building, one of the renowned architect's last works.…

Republican National Convention: Day 1

Per tradition, CL Photo Editor Joeff Davis packed his gear and traveled to Cleveland to attend this year's Republican National Convention. Then he'll head to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention.…

5 things to do: BELLY

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Talking Drum: Fahamu Pecou at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights …

Cinequeer Film Fest now accepting submissions

In efforts to showcase the talents of the LGBT community, Southern Fried Queer Pride has organized the Cinequeer Film Fest. Inspired by recent films Tangerine and Queer Moxie, and the way they challenge the narrative of what queer film looks like, SFQP has organized the one night screening to follow the footsteps of those films.…

Black lawmakers, BLM activists urge taking protests to the polls

In Georgia and the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr, it's time for people who are taking action in the street to also take acton at their polling places, said state Rep. Erica Thomas, D-Austell. "Right here is where we need to show...Show More Summary

Oops, Song Missing does it again

As the internet has made clear, people love the ‘90s. After Michael Jordan, there was no bigger icon than Britney Spears.…

Republican National Convention: Overture

Per tradition, CL Photo Editor Joeff Davis has packed his gear and traveled to Cleveland to attend this year's Republican National Convention. After that summit he'll head to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention.…

First Slice 7/18/16: MARTA's getting double-decker buses because some routes are packed and life is good

Who needs extended buses when you can use double-deckers, hmmm?  Renew ATL, Atlanta's infrastructure bond program, should tighten up the language used in its construction contracts, according to a report conducted by City Auditor Leslie...Show More Summary

5 things to do: Macy Gray

Monday, July 18, 2016 Doorway to an Enlightened World at Michael C. Carlos Museum …

First Slice 7/17/16: Former APD officer who killed unarmed motorist charged with murder

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard on Friday charged James Burns, a former officer who shot and killed a black unarmed motorist during a traffic stop, with felony murder and other charges. According to the AJC, it is the first...Show More Summary

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