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Atlanta needs clubs like the Masquerade and Smith’s to nurture a vibrant music scene

6 minutes agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

Clubs in Atlanta have closed before — and others have opened to replace them, regenerating a music scene for another type of music in a

Yard Sale & Art and Music Fest Saturday in Sheridan Park

The 22nd Annual Sheridan Park Yard Sale is tomorrow between 9am-4pm, and there are treasures a-plenty waiting for you. Here's a list of sellers and their locations from Kathy Cook, who does so much to make it happen each year. Rain date is Sunday.Don't forget the Sunnyside Mall Art Fair takes place between 9am and 3pm at Magnolia and Sunnyside, too. Show More Summary

John Lewis has the Cutest #GAPol Moment of the Week

It’s Friday so let’s focus on the big issues: congressmen cuddling with puppies. Thursday was apparently ASPCA day on the Hill and I’m sure our congresscritters were pawing each other out of the way to get in on the action. Rep. Lewis was one of them. Show More Summary

Mapping the United Swears of America

“Damn,””hell” and “b#%h” are the most popular swear words in the South. “Douche,” not so much. This, according to a new survey from Jack Grieve, a lecturer in forensic linguistics at the United Kingdom’s Aston University.  He has created a detailed set of maps of the US showing strong regional patterns of swearing preferences. Show More Summary

North Georgia Tea Party Wants To Elect Democrats

It’s common knowledge the Tea Party is fed up. If you missed their agonizing screams during session, you might have seen their disgruntled social media presence. Regardless, the Tea Party is taking unorthodox action to gain power. At...Show More Summary

Senate In Summer School Over Childhood Hunger

The following is a guest post by Jason Anavitarte: Summer is the hungriest time of year for many kids from low-income families in Georgia. When schools close, school meals disappear and summers can turn into a time of hunger and anxiety. Show More Summary

Va.’s top lawyer: Robert McDonnell should lose his state pension

Mark Herring points to a law relating to felony convictions, which the former governor himself signed.

Md. mom charged with murder, arson in son's death

On Friday, authorities charged Narges Shafeirad, 33, with first-degree murder and first-degree arson following an investigation into the death of her 5-year-old son Daniel Dana. The investigation found that Dana was poisoned before police found him in a burned car last month.

House of cards: Seven guys in a poker crash pad play Texas Hold’em for a living

Two of the Maryland roommates just returned from the World Series of Poker with $500,000 in winnings.

Day Around The Bay: Muni's E Line Rolls Up The Embarcadero

Also, Donald Trump piñatas arrive in the Mission, BART is shut down between the East Bay and SF all weekend, and Muni stops underground service early starting tonight. [ more › ]

Woman climbs barricade in front of White House fence

Woman climbs barricade set in front of permanent White House fence; creates stir

Apartment Sadness: Doesn't Anyone Want This $6800 One-Bedroom?

And yes, it's spitting distance from everyone's favorite free amenity, Dolores Park. [ more › ]

Shifting the mind-set for veterans moving from battlefield to classroom

The Warrior-Scholar Project helps ease enlisted veterans’ transition to life in college.

Yellow Cab Offers $35 Flat Fare To SFO

This is decently big news in the taxi/rideshare wars, but it's only a promotion for August and September. [ more › ]

Grand jury investigating John Geer police shooting hears officers’ testimony

The grand jury heard at least 16 witnesses, and will return for more in mid-August before deciding whether to indict Officer Adam Torres.

Mapping The Projected 8 Foot Sea Level Rise In San Francisco

"[W]ho will be protected and who will be thrown to the dogs." [ more › ]

The First Blue Moon In Three Years Arrives Tonight

A blue moon is most commonly defined as the second full moon to fall in a calendar month, even though the actual etymology is a little more complicated. [ more › ]

PM Update: The heat sticks around but humidity is low through the weekend

Blue skies, low humidity, no rain -- what more could you ask for on the first weekend in August?

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