Blog Profile / Fresh Loaf

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Archived Since:April 27, 2008

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ATL loves Harry

Atlanta is heavy hearted after losing friend, brother, son, and talented artist Harrison Keys Thurs., July 7. Harrison’s creative and playful spirit lives on in his art.…

AJC Decatur Book Festival establishes Judy Turner Prize

The Private Bank of Buckhead (of which the Private Bank of Decatur is a division) has donated $10,000 to honor the achievements of Judy Turner, the AJC Decatur Book Festival's Board President. The funds have been earmarked to seed and establish the Judy Turner Prize, to be awarded annually to a book at the Decatur Book Festival.…

Tantrum features writing parents who kick ass

Kate Sweeney, writer and radio producer for WABE, ran the True Story reading series for four years, but after she released American Afterlife on the University of Georgia press and gave birth to her first child — radio silence. Like many parents, she could have given herself over completely to her 9-to-5 job and sweating over homemade baby food each evening.…

More than 10,000 Atlantans peacefully protested police misconduct, racial injustice

Atlantans angered by the deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in suburban Minneapolis took to the streets every night over the weekend in protest. On July 8, around 10,000 people marched through Downtown streets for the second night in a row as part of a peaceful protest against police injustice.…

First Slice 7/11/16: Former Mayor Andy Young calls some protesters 'unlovable brats'

Former Mayor Andy Young on Sunday said some of the protesters were "unlovable brats" with "no clear message." He worried the ongoing activism might "mess up the climate we have taken 50 years to build." Meanwhile, Atlanta Police Department...Show More Summary

The rise and rise of Aparna Nancherla

With oddball, pithy jokes like, “Any pizza can be a personal one if you cry while eating it,” Aparna Nancherla has become one of New York’s favorite stand-ups. Her masterful dry, and often self-deprecating, wit has sent her career on a skyward path that just keeps soaring. If you don’t know her name, you’re about to.…

5 things to do: Night Beats

Monday, July 11, 2016 $1 Beer and Oysters at One Eared Stag …

5 things to do: Moreland Mural Project

Sunday, July 10, 2016 Yoga and Hoppiness at Second Self Beer Company …

5 things to do: Fifth Annual Luau and Pig Roast

Saturday, July 9, 2016 Atlanta Beer Tours: Decatur Dash at Wild Heaven Craft Beers …

Atlanta mayor praises police professionalism ahead of second night of planned demonstrations

A few hours ahead of a second night of planned demonstrations in Atlanta and other cities spurred by the police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and in the wake of the killing of five  police officers in Dallas,...Show More Summary

How Atlantans can show support during this tragic time

The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both shot and killed by police officers this week, struck the nation with tragedy. Yesterday morning police officers found a black man hanging from a Piedmont Park tree, dead, in a scene "consistent with a suicide," according to an APD statement.…

Protesters pack city streets to rally against police brutality, racism

More than 1,000 people packed Downtown and Midtown streets Thursday evening, calling for reforms and blocking traffic during a three-mile march slamming police injustice. In the wake of the recent shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and...Show More Summary

Local tattoo artist helps breast cancer survivors heal

Laura Rachel, 46, has been drawing for people all her life — kids used to line up at her desk in first grade to help them with their drawing assignments. Since then, she’s parlayed that love of making art for others into a successful, decades-long career as a tattoo artist, beginning at Sacred Heart in Little 5 Points in the late 1990s.…

First Slice 7/8/16: MARTA beefs up bicycling amenities

Five officers were killed, and seven others and and two civilians were injured in a shooting at a police brutality protest last night in Dallas. The deadly gunfire left the otherwise peaceful crowd scrambling to find shelter.…

5 things to do: Exit Stage Left

Friday, July 8, 2016 PLEXI by Phil Harris at Made Again …

Police: Body found in Piedmont Park was a suicide victim

Atlanta Police say a man found this morning hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park appeared to have killed himself. However, Mayor Kasim Reed says the city has referred the case to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is promising transparency...Show More Summary

Ponce City Market is about to be lit

When the sun dips this Friday, an immersive light and audio show at Ponce City Market will attempt to leave everyone's inner child aglow. Featuring 256 helium balloons with LED lights placed inside each, Cyclique is making its stateside...Show More Summary

Time and Place: Eyedrum

Before Wonderroot, the Goat Farm Arts Center, Living Walls, Mammal Gallery, and other Atlanta DIY venues, there was Eyedrum. The nonprofit community space started as a couple of people throwing art parties at a loft on Trinity Avenue and grew to become a focal point for Atlanta's underground and avant-garde art and music scenes.…

First Slice 7/7/16: What happened to the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts?

Less than 24 hours after video of Alton Sterling's death by the hands of Baton Rouge police hit the Internet, Facebook Live footage of another black man, Philando Castile, shot and killed by Minnesota police officers, has turned social...Show More Summary

Weekend Arts Agenda: 'Where Children Sleep'

The CDC brings us a sobering exhibition at the tail end of this weekend, with the debut of James Mollison’s photography series, Where Children Sleep. Pairing portraits of children from across the world with the places those same kids sleep each night, Mollison’s exhibition offers a reminder: Not every child has what they need.…

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