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Blog Profile / Fresh Loaf


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Filed Under:United States / Atlanta
Posts on Regator:14715
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Archived Since:April 27, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Critic's Notebook: January's Top Five

A monthly listing of critic Andrew Alexander’s picks for the top five arts events in Atlanta:  5. The 15 Project at the High Museum, Jan. 9 … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 12/31/14: Georgia launches medical marijuana trial

Georgia's first clinical medical marijuana trial started this week in Augusta. The study, which will test the effects of cannabidiol oil (CBD) to see if patients suffering from seizures might benefit, is being overseen by Georgia Regents University and GW Pharmaceuticals.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 Things: Peach Drop 2015

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Streetcar takes inaugural ride, kicks off three months of free passenger service

Hundreds of Atlantans gathered in Downtown today where Peachtree Street meets Auburn Avenue to celebrate the official opening of the Atlanta Streetcar, the 2.7-mile transit loop running from Centennial Olympic Park to the King Center. The...Show More Summary

State Rep. Margaret Kaiser mulls mayoral run in 2017

Don't you just hate it when reporters start to talk about who's jumping in the next big political race? Especially journalists who have just wrapped up a year's worth of election coverage?… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Liberian hero who saved family from Ebola enrolling at Emory in January

Fatu Kekula, the Liberian hero who single-handedly saved her family from Ebola, is about $16,000 away from attending Emory University's nursing school in 2015. That's how much the nonprofit IAM Projects needs to meet its crowd-source...Show More Summary

Meet Together In Atlanta, the group boosting the city's push to annex Druid Hills

Among all the proposals to carve DeKalb County up into cities, join nearby municipalities, or stay unincorporated, one stands out as the biggest game-changer: Atlanta's annexation of Druid Hills, a mostly residential neighborhood that...Show More Summary

The best films of 2014 were worth obsessing over

To get a great movie made — not to mention financed and released — a filmmaker needs to have major reserves of personal drive and attention to detail. It’s no surprise that so many screen artists gravitate to stories about obsessed individuals and perfectionists, whom can easily come across as kindred spirits.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 12/30/14: Deal lawyer calls indictment rumors 'absurd'

According to one liberal website, multiple sources are saying that a federal grand jury will indict Gov. Nathan Deal in the near future. But Deal attorney Randy Evans says any such talk is "absurd." The Atlanta Streetcar opens today!… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 things to do: Holiday happenings

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'Watch the Signs' plans to curate the art of activism

Hashtag activism might be the sign of the times, but handmade signs are still the preferred medium for broadcasting messages when it’s time to take the protest to the streets. And in an era where public art has such grave political consequences, it’s no stretch to view political protests in an artistic context.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Atlanta officials eye raising court and jail fees

Every year, City Hall officials compile a list of issues that they want state lawmakers to address at the Gold Dome. The city has a few ones on its 2015 list that have popped up in the past: raising 911 call fees to cover rising costs,...Show More Summary

First Slice 12/29/14: Surprise! A federal program aimed at boosting needy neighborhoods helped fund a dolphin show

Does a dolphin show at the Georgia Aquarium really deserve the help of a federal program that is supposed to help areas hit with high poverty and unemployment? Think long and hard.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 Things: Railroad Earth

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First Slice 12/28/14: When will the Beltline's Eastside Trail be finished?

Have you been eagerly awaiting the phase of the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail between Irwin Street and Memorial Drive? You're going to have to continue doing just that.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

5 Things: La Lucha

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5 Things: Karley Sullivan artist talk

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Super Visions: Ghift guide #1 addendumbration

One book I intended to write about in my ghift guide a few weeks back arrived too late for inclusion there. Once I read Kill My Mother, I became even more eager to mention it here, even as I recognized the failings that made it not quite ideal.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

ATLwood: Atlanta Jewish Film Festival announces 2015 lineup

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival has released their lineup and schedule for the 15th annual event. From Jan. 28 to Feb. 19, the country's second-largest Jewish film fest will screen 65 films from 26 countries, at seven different venues...Show More Summary

First Slice 12/26/14: Thieves break into West End bicycle co-op on Christmas Eve

For several weeks, WeCycle Atlanta, a nonprofit bicycle co-op that helps children repair and "earn" two-wheelers, has been building its West End shop. Early on Dec. 24, someone broke into the location and took "computers, office equipment, merchandise, tools, and a big screen TV used for workshops and presentations."… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

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