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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
Crews of 750 are working six days a week to build the core of the arena
With just over two years left to complete the Atlanta Falcons stadium, crews of 750 are working six days a week to meet the August 2015 deadline to build the core of the 1.9-million-square-foot, $1.4 billion stadium that will rise 30 stories over Northside and Martin Luther King Jr. drives.Read more
The Emory University professor departs from fiction with his memoir “How I Shed My Skin”
In Jim Grimsley’s new memoir, “How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood,” he drops the protective shell of fiction to revisit a pivotal chapter in the lives of many Southern children in the 1960s. Grimsley was 11 years old in 1966 when his school admitted its first black students after a federal mandate forced integration.Read more
Bubba Watson celebrated in style after his second championship with covered hash browns
In the 1996 sports rom-com “Tin Cup,” driving range pro Roy McAvoy (played by Kevin Costner) celebrates an unlikely successful third round of the U.S. Open at a Waffle House. “I’m a Waffle House guy,” McAvoy says. “Gotta stay in touch with that.”Read more
So what can festival and fine arts cultures teach each other?
The sun shines, birds sing, dogwoods bloom, and weekends brim with festivals. It’s time to grab a beer, take in some music. . . buy some art? Hold on a minute. Atlanta’s festival culture—which, thanks to our mellow climate, is basically a year-round phenomenon—may delude us into thinking we’re supporting the creative class.Read more
Renovations at the Atlanta Daily World building and Bar One signal progress in the historic district. Also, there’s the streetcar.
Back in 2012, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn district to its list of the country’s “most endangered” historic places. Much bemoaning of Atlanta’s fondness for the wrecking ball followed—just as it had in 1992, the first time that the Trust sounded the alarm on the precarious status of one of the most influential locations in African American history.Read more
From the Atlanta Dogwood Festival to the Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, there’s something for everyone
Atlanta’s famous festival culture goes into overdrive during April. Dozens of fests celebrate everything from art and food to music and movies.Read more
A look at what goes into staging the production
How best to explain Blue Man Group? It’s as if three earless blue humanoid aliens landed in Atlanta for a week of experimental percussion music, rave dancing, and Cap’n Crunch munching. What exactly goes into staging such a production?Read more
With filmed-in-Atlanta “Furious 7” opening Friday, we took a look back at the franchise’s most insane scenes
When a trailer for filmed-in-Atlanta “Furious 7” premiered during February’s Super Bowl, one particular stunt stood out: Vin Diesel driving a rare Lykan HyperSport through a skyscraper window as explosions blasted behind him. But diving through sky-high windows is just the tip of the iceberg. We found the craziest scene in each film and ranked them.Read more