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The logoed barricade went up yesterday alongside Dior’s
When Tom Ford’s logoed barricade went up yesterday at the main entrance of Buckhead Atlanta, his hush-hush imminent arrival seemed to be announced.Read more
Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter’s decision not pursue murder charges against Phillip Sailors sparked debate
When Phillip Sailors shot and killed a young man who mistakenly pulled into Sailors’s driveway in Lilburn two years ago, the story made headlines from ABC News to the Huffington Post. The case was in the news again last November, when Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter announced he would not pursue murder—or even felony manslaughter—charges against Sailors, allowing the 71-year-old retired Bell South employee to walk free with a year of probation and a $500 fine.Read more
What’s filming now? Alvin and the Chipmunks 4, Michelle Darnell, Being Mary Jane, plus five TV pilots
Basically, metro Atlanta is crawling with celebrities this month, among them Peter Dinklage, Maya Rudolph, Jaden Smith, Kristen Bell, Bryan Cranston, and James Franco.
I don’t mean to alarm you, but the number of famous people in Atlanta has reached a critical mass. The recent spring thaw means we’ve got productions coming out the wazoo. It’s also television pilot season, and we’ve got five shows filming in north Georgia.Read more
One red luftballon
Each week, we comb through the guts of “The Walking Dead,” much like a horde of hungry walkers, to bring you the episode’s best moments, surprises, and other post-apocalyptic curiosities. This week: never leave tuna out, awkward-only sex education, and . . . *punched by Michonne*Read more
On the quiet Cherokee County city’s growth and becoming an accidental politician
Since winning the 2008 election, septuagenarian Doris A. Jones has been mayor (annual pay: $4,600) of Waleska, a scenic city of 640 residents in northwest Cherokee County. Jones takes pride in Waleska’s main attractions: Reinhardt University and nearby Lake Arrowhead.Read more
Featuring Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Ben Carson, and … a demon sheep?
In a somewhat puzzling show of corporate synergy, sibling network CNN has released a cover of “Too Many Cooks,” the wickedly clever sitcom genre parody that aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.Read more
The gap between the city’s rich and poor remains the highest in the country. Here’s why that matters for middle class city dwellers—and suburbanites.
The richest Atlanta households earn almost 20 times more than the city’s poorest residents: $288,159 compared to $14,988.Read more
We’re not laughing at you, coach. We’re laughing with you.
Last year, Mercer made a Cinderella run in the NCAA basketball tournament and spawned a thousand .gifs in the process. This year, it was Georgia State busting brackets and inspiring memes with its upset over No. 3 seed Baylor in the first round. Specifically, head coach Ron Hunter stole the spotlight from his own son, R.J., who buried the game-winning three-pointer, by plummeting off his stool in celebration.Read more
Jeff Morrison’s guide to the city’s hidden spaces shows us how much Atlanta has changed
Downtown, Atlanta’s original street level isn’t where you think it is. In fact Underground Atlanta isn’t technically underground. Enter Jeff Morrison, a local architect and history buff who has spent the better part of a decade giving free tours and sharing the city’s hidden infrastructure secrets around Five Points and the Gulch.Read more
Find which fest fits your needs
Find the best fest for you with this handy flowchart, featuring fun for families, science-lovers, comedy aficionados, and more.Read more