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It’s not easy, but with a bit of effort, Atlantans can earn a companion pass for less than the average cost of a round-trip ticket. What I learned taking six Southwest trips in seven days.
With low prices from Atlanta to commemorate Southwest’s finalized acquisition of AirTran and cheap fares out of Dallas marking the end of the Wright Amendment, I had the perfect bargain storm. I spent roughly $45 for each of six flights—and earned a companion pass for the low cost of $270.60.Read more
With Southwest, Spirit, and Frontier offering cheaper fares, experts predicted the hometown airline would start to sweat
This year brings expanded service at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from Spirit and Frontier, low-fare airlines that are so no-frills they’ll charge you to use the overhead storage. But hey, this is good news, right?Read more
A piece by Christopher Theofanidis explores mankind’s genesis
In 2012, music director Robert Spano commissioned Christopher Theofanidis to create a new work for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Yet the composer didn’t set down the first notes for the piece, “Creation/Creator,” until last spring, after months spent researching creation stories from different cultures.Read more
His new work, Up Right Atlanta, is a collaboration with choreographer T. Lang
When we think of sculpture, noisemaking costumes crafted from found objects don’t usually come to mind. But Chicago-based artist Nick Cave has always defied categorization, creating works that straddle performance art, sculpture, and dance. Sponsored by Flux Projects, Cave’s new work, “Up Right Atlanta,” is a collaboration with local choreographer T. Lang.Read more
Donors to a stem cell bank include a Sumatran tiger and clouded leopard from Zoo Atlanta
It’s a long way from the jungles of Sumatra to a lab in Athens, Georgia, but two University of Georgia researchers hope to create a stem cell bank that could save endangered big cats. Its first deposits are cells collected from Zoo Atlanta’s Jalal, a Sumatran tiger, and Moby, a clouded leopard.Read more
What’s filming in Atlanta now? Michelle Darnell, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Table 19, and Survivor’s Remorse
Atlanta’s celebrity invasion continues with Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Anna Kendrick, Stephen Merchant, and Oscar winner Ang Lee. Plus, a preview of upcoming projects.
Along with yellow pollen piled along Atlanta’s sidewalks, spring has ushered in new thickets of yellow production signs along our roads. This busy month has brought us burned out buses, Texas taxicabs, Chicago newspapers, and scenery from the 1930s and 1980s. Productions are shooting in Midtown, downtown, and a lot of OTP locales.Read more
She discusses the work of Andrew Young—civil rights leader, U.S. congressman, United Nations ambassador, mayor of Atlanta—and the documentary project “The Making of Modern Atlanta.”
Three years ago, Andrea Young decided her father, Andrew Young, needed a documentary treatment of his own. In partnership with the Andrew J. Young Foundation and Georgia State University, she developed “The Making of Modern Atlanta,” which explores the political strategy of her father and other Atlanta mayors.Read more
On the “Riverwalk Village” proposal and the transformation of the historic district
Sixty-six-year-old Jere Wood was raised in Roswell, and he’s damn proud of what it’s become: a mix of sophistication, hi-y’all gentility, and riverfront recreation. In 1997, Wood defeated a 31-year incumbent to take the part-time position, which pays $40,000.Read more
Seersucker, cigars, and hats as big as Shetland ponies
Just a few of the things you’ll spot at this year’s race on April 18: Seersucker, cigars, and hats as big as Shetland ponies.Read more
An ad is running on the “ABC SuperSign” in Times Square.
It might seem wise to invest in a campaign targeting people most likely to ride the Atlanta Streetcar: you know, Atlantans. But thankfully the city has done something more effective: keeping the streetcar fare-free through the end of this year.Read more