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Ancient Nubian and Egyptian artifacts and modern paintings are on display through June
Ancient African astronomical traditions converge with contemporary art inspired by celestial visions in African Cosmos: Stellar Arts. The exhibit, which showcases more than 70 items from the Smithsonian collections, will be at Emory’s Carlos Museum through June.Read more
You might recall that last January, Atlanta was paralyzed by two inches of snow and resulting gridlock, with one notable exception: Waffle House. No local store closed during Snowpocalypse 2014.Read more
They include Billy Reid, Vilebrequin, and Italian house Les Copains
The list of retailers continues to grow at the ritzy Buckhead Atlanta development, and we’ve got the scoop.Read more
Big Zombie Tour Part 2 provides excellent commentary and access to rural filming locations from the show
Even if you’re not a fan, you can’t refute that The Walking Dead has become synonymous with Georgia. It’s undeniable—from the ubiquitous apocalyptic Atlanta skyline via Jackson Street to Senoia’s permanent association as the sickly-sweet town of Woodbury, the landscape has forever become associated with the undead. With all that pop culture fueling fans more rabid than a horde of walkers, Atlanta Movie Tours has capitalized on the filming locales in metro Atlanta and the surrounding countryside by offering two zombie filming tours.Read more
New video shows progress on Cobb stadium
Unless you’re still dizzy from the virtual flyover of the new Falcons stadium, we’ve got a look-in on the metro’s other big sports construction project. Not to be outdone by the their soon-to-be-former in-town neighbors and true to their conservative Cobb roots, the Braves have taken a much more realistic approach to their video.Read more
Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza, Robert De Niro, and Anna Kendrick are among those headed to town for some winter filming.
Winter is upon us. It’s cold, the trees are barren, and the production signs are drying up. If you’ve noticed the lack yellow non-yard-sale-affiliated signs, don’t fret! It’s only the customary winter break in filming. We’ve still got a few sightings, a few new films starting up this January, and a preview of what you’ll see in town this spring.Read more
The Honda Battle of the Bands hosts eight historically black colleges and universities from across the country
Each January, eight bands—out of a field of dozens—arrive at the Georgia Dome to perform at the Honda Battle of the Bands, a showcase of music, choreography, and all-around showmanship.Read more
Wakeboarding for those without boats, or extreme sport experience
Foreboding name aside, Terminus Wake Park allows those without boats—or boating friends—to wakeboard. Here wakeboarders are pulled by cables, rather than outboard engines. For the uninitiated, wakeboarding is like a hybrid of waterskiing and snowboarding.Read more
Our tester finds that this spot turns transforms an errand into an experience.
With a little restaurant and bar housed in what is usually a waiting room littered with outdated magazines, a mundane chore suddenly becomes a leisure activity. And in the Bistro, the only reminder that you’re even at a car wash comes from the framed photos customers’ hot rods hung on the walls. Purple and white snakeskin chairs, a wall of plush violet velvet, and a granite bar stocked with bottles of liquor give off more of an ultralounge vibe.Read more
The former president emphasized the importance of MLK’s “beloved community,” bantered with Andrew Young, and praised the Pope.
During Saturday’s annual King Center Salute to Greatness Awards dinner, former Atlanta mayor and United Nations ambassador Andrew Young introduced former President Bill Clinton with the utmost praise, calling him “probably the most-loved human being on Earth.” Clinton, however, had a different candidate in mind for that particular honor.Read more