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Commentary: It’s Memorial Day Weekend, Atlanta Streetcar is operating only one trolley, and that’s a problem.
The system is on a reduced schedule during one of the busiest weekends of the year.
Yesterday, I walked to work past the giant electronic billboard above 218 Peachtree Street and glimpsed an ad for the Atlanta Streetcar. It’s a modified version of a promotion that aired in Times Square back in April. “Downtown Atlanta is on the move,” proclaims the tagline. That might be the case. Too bad that the […]Read more
11 somewhat interesting things I learned as the Atlanta Hawks succumbed to the Cleveland Cavaliers 94-82
So there you have it, folks: We lay down on the tracks in game two. Need we dissect the corpse that is the Atlanta Hawks basketball team right now? Let’s save ourselves the teeth-gnashing and the grief.Read more
From veteran parades to beach parties, find the best way to enjoy the long weekend.
There are plenty of ways to celebrate Memorial Day in Atlanta this weekend, including events that honor veterans, beach parties, beer celebrations, artsy happenings, and more.Read more
On what’s next for his character and where he finds the best cookies in town
AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire,” the 1980’s Silicon Prairie tech drama shot in Atlanta, recently wrapped on its second season. We sat down with star Lee Pace at the show’s Doraville studio to chat about mid-life crises, why his character’s trying to “play better with others,” and his favorite cookies in Atlanta.Read more
We spent a day on the Doraville set of the Silicon Prairie drama
We recently spent a day on the metro Atlanta set of AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire,” a Silicon Prairie technology drama set in 1980s Dallas that stars Lee Pace, Scoot McNairy, and Mackenzie Davis. Here’s what we learned:Read more
The sighs, as it turned out, could be heard around the world.
It was a big game, on home court. And for the first 24 minutes of the contest, the Hawks played like it was their Bar Mitzvah. Like the record 60 wins they earned this season were foreshadowing, not false hope.Read more
What’s filming in Atlanta now? Captain America, Keeping up with the Joneses, Barbershop 3, and picked up pilots
No big deal, just about every Marvel actor including Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd, and Robert Downey Jr. will be around. Not to mention Jon Hamm and Ice Cube.
April showers brought us May film shoots as well as their resilient yellow cardboard signs. And while those codes continue to amaze, mystify, and confuse would-be film set gawkers here in the Hollywood of the South, we’ll continue to ease troubled minds. It’s time for this month’s definitive list of what’s shooting where, and which celebs you’ll see there.Read more
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will channel Don Draper and Co.
When the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents Music of the “Mad Men” Era, we hope the set list includes these tunes from the show’s seven-season run.Read more
On the city’s name, a new water park, and small-town living
In office since 2004, Vaughn raves about Powder Springs’ recent progress: The southwestern Cobb County city of 14,500 straddles the Silver Comet Trail and has prettified its historic downtown.Read more
Is it worth it? It depends how desperate you are. Is it really an hour? That depends on where you live.
Last month, Amazon rolled out its Prime Now one-hour delivery service to Atlanta. There are a few situations—a hangover, a colicky baby, an “Orange Is the New Black” binge—in which we could imagine being too desperate for essentials to get off the couch, let alone leave home to run errands. But could Prime Now help us out of more prosaic dilemmas? We constructed a few plausible scenarios, synchronized our watches, and placed orders at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, from six metro neighborhoods.Read more