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The 1980s Dallas tech scene is re-created on a Doraville soundstage
When it comes to meticulously era-appropriate set design, Halt and Catch Fire is the heir to the recently departed Mad Men. We asked production designer Christopher L. Brown (who has worked on both series) to walk us through the office set of Mutiny, a startup featured in season two.Read more
Rachel Teagle’s adaptation of the children’s classic debuts along with an English garden
When playwright Rachel Teagle was a kid, she read Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden—about a lonely orphan named Mary, her sickly cousin Colin, and the garden that changes their lives—so many times that the cover disintegrated.Read more
After 60 wins and a sweep by the Cavs, we’re left rooting for next year
This inaugural first trip to the Eastern Conference finals wasn’t the way anyone wanted it to end. Game three was very close—and might have been won, if not for a terrible call against Al Horford—but game four was JV versus Varsity.Read more
Sanctuaries can be prime real estate
When apartment construction booted Dad’s Garage Theatre from its longtime Inman Park space in 2013, artistic director Kevin Gillese began a months-long quest for a new home. After touring 20 properties, Gillese entered a cavernous Old Fourth Ward church last spring. His reaction: Hallelujah!Read more
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