Blog Profile / Fresh Loaf


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Archived Since:April 27, 2008

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Have rising rents pushed Atlanta housing into 'crisis' mode?

It was kind of embarrassing to get evicted, Nashia Clemons says. The fast-food employee who makes $7.25 an hour came home from work to find all her possessions sitting out in the street.…

First Slice 7/15/16: City Council to ask to renovate, not raze Central Library

The Atlanta City Council is preparing to ask for Downtown's historic Central Library building to be renovated, not torn down or abandoned. The council is slated to approve a resolution on Monday requesting that the Fulton County Board of Commissioners keep the iconic Marcel Breuer-designed facility in tact. The Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

5 things to do: Atlanta Shortsfest

Friday, July 15, 2016 Atlanta Shortsfest at Synchronicity Theatre …

Time and Place: American dreams

Photographer Brandon English spent endless hours covering the demonstrations that took place in Atlanta to protest the recent shooting deaths of black males by police officers, including the highly publicized and videotaped killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Minnesota last week. Show More Summary

House of June turns reality into radical black cinema

When Amber L. N. Bournett and Ebony Blanding announced their plans to host a night of Unapologetic Melaninated Cinema two weeks ago, they had no idea how dark things would get between then and now. The avalanche of black death, perpetrated by the state and replayed on continuous loop. Show More Summary

Weekend Arts Agenda: One last glance at the Isness of Being

This weekend is your last chance to contemplate Bassmi Ibrahim’s Isness of Being, before it’s gone from the Bill Lowe Gallery. The Egyptian-American painter’s exhibition features a unique style of “poured” paintings.…

First Slice 7/14/16: Paideia 8th grader schools world on white male privilege

"I fuckin' love being privileged and I'm not willing to give that away!" Paideia student Royce Mann, 14, says in his spoken word piece "White Boy Privilege." "I love it because I can say 'fuckin'' and not one of you is attributing that to the fact that everyone with my skin color has a dirty mouth."…

5 things to do: The Tents

Thursday, July 14, 2016 The Tents at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion and Film …

What Nike's new Atlanta ’96 shoe says about the identity of the city

Whatizit, you ask? Why, the new limited-edition Nike shoe created to commemorate Atlanta's 1996 Olympics.…

Open Door Community, Ponce's long-running haven for Atlanta's homeless, is closing next year

For 35 years, the Open Door Community on Ponce de Leon Avenue has provided a place where homeless men and women could find a bed, eat a meal, or take a shower. It wasn't uncommon to see some of the members — some of whom sold everything...Show More Summary

Jackson, Lankford in rematch for Fulton County sheriff

On a recent Thursday night, candidates in July 26 runoff sat in a small Fairburn church and waited to make their pitches to the jam-packed crowd. Several of the men and women running for county solicitor, the state Legislature, and Fulton Superior Court judge sat at tables below the pulpit.…

Notch 8's latest balancing act

Notch 8’s new group show, Inratio, seeks to answer an age-old question: How the hell does anyone balance work and life? But with this exhibition, sub “work” for “art,” which gets a bit blurrier. Inratio showcases work from an immensely...Show More Summary

First Slice 7/12/16: Andrew Young apologizes for calling protestors 'unlovable brats'

Former Mayor Andrew Young has apologized for characterizing local Black Lives Matter-related protestors as "unlovable little brats" in a weekend meeting with Atlanta police officers. Georgia NAACP President Francys Johnson suggestedShow More Summary

In a Flash: Duo photography exhibition opens at Jackson Fine Art

This Friday, photographers Holly Anders and Lyle Owerko will celebrate the opening of respective photography exhibitions at Jackson Fine Art. Both visionary, skilled photographers — who have fine-tuned their own snapshot styles — will...Show More Summary

5 things to do: Social Studies: Is Atlanta Really an LGBTQ Haven?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Green Drinks at Grindhouse Killer Burgers - Decatur …

Kris Pilcher checks Atlanta's pulse

Doom-and-gloom projections of the information age are abundant in film and music. Samantha in Her; the boneless space humans in Wall-E; Parquet Courts’ album Content Nausea, which posits that the future “unfolds in the naked sprint from screen to screen.” …

'Ghostbusters' is on to something, maybe

Hollywood has a woman problem, yep. Besides the fact most female-centric films similarly center around ~nail polish~ or ~trapping husbands~, female-identifying filmmakers made up just 19 percent of the folks working behind the screen on 2015's top 250 domestic-grossing movies.…

Quirky 'Wilderpeople' strands mismatched duo in the bush

In the bittersweet action-comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople, a troubled teen and his crotchety foster dad spend most of the movie fleeing the authorities in “the bush” of New Zealand. At one point the pair hide by the roadside as their...Show More Summary

First Slice 7/12/16: Atlanta police fired for killing suspected car burglar weeks ago

The Atlanta Police Department fired Officer James Burns yesterday for killing a man in Midtown that he suspected of breaking into cars. The incident happened weeks ago but remained under the radar while high-profile killings of black men by police in Louisiana and Minneapolis last week stirred protests throughout the nation and in Atlanta.…

5 things to do: Thee Commons

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Taste of Terra Madre at St. Cecilia …

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