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Pearl Cleage’s new play is a comical ode to female artists—and activists—young or old

Giving women the opportunity to tell their own stories is what connects two generations of artists in Pearl Cleage’s new play, Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous, running March 20 to April 14 at Alliance Theatre.
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Anne Quatrano walks us through the menu for Pancake Social

Pancake Social cofounder Anne Quatrano takes us on a tour of the menu for Ponce City Market's new all-day breakfast spot, where you can order dishes such as puffy Dutch baby pancakes and buckwheat pancakes with chocolate chips and cocoa nibs.
Suntrust Turner impact Atlanta arts community

Atlanta’s arts community relies on support from SunTrust and Turner. So what do the latest corporate shakeups mean?

With the news that SunTrust Bank had been acquired by BB&T and that the Turner Broadcasting name will soon be a thing of the past under AT&T's acquisition of WarnerMedia, many Atlanta nonprofits are asking questions about what these changes mean for corporate support of the arts in the city.
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The Walking Dead Awards: Michonne’s worst nightmare

In one of the show's darkest episodes in years, we learn what happened to Michonne that caused her to be so distrusting of anyone outside Alexandria.
Peter Smith in I Am My Own Wife Out Front Theatre Atlanta

For the first time, a trans performer will play all 35 roles in Out Front Theatre’s production of I Am My Own Wife

Out Front Theatre's latest production, I Am My Own Wife, marks the first time the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning show has been staged with a transgender performer, Peter Smith, playing all 35 roles.

The rise of Southwest Atlanta’s food scene

Darius Williams's Greens & Gravy, D Cafe, Pink Cole's Slutty Vegan, Monday Night Brewing's Garage, and much more. Southwest Atlanta's food scene has become a resurgence of black-owned businesses built to cater to the community.
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Commentary: Only transit investment—not tech hype—can solve Gwinnett’s transportation woes

"In communities like Gwinnett’s around the nation, we’ve also seen Uber, automated vehicles, hyperloop, and even flying cars offered as reasons not to commit to long-term transit planning. These expectations are wildly inflated." An automated vehicle specialist defends the need for conventional rail and bus service.

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8 things to know before you visit Candytopia in Atlanta

Candytopia, a colorful, Instagramable wonderland filled with large candy sculptures and paintings, opened in Buckhead at Lenox Marketplace in February. Before you go, here's what you need to know. (Hint: Bring socks, a fully charged phone, and prepare for confetti.)
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Three Atlanta grocery stores where you can have a sit-down meal

If you’re looking for an exceptional—and cheap and fast—sit-down meal, you might do better to skip a restaurant and hit up a grocery store. From Manila Mart to Supermercado Chicago to Your DeKalb Farmers Market, here are three more of our favorite spots for simultaneously filling your cart and your belly.
El Tesoro

The verdict on 3 newcomers to Atlanta’s dining scene: El Tesoro, Gino’s East, and Soul Crab

Get a bite of outrageously tasty tacos, burritos, and tamales at Edgewood's El Tesoro, whet your deep-dish, Chicago-style pizza appetite at Gino’s East off of North Highland Avenue, and if you're in need of comfort food, visit College Park's Soul Crab.
Neel Reid Druid Hills home

Designed by Neel Reid, this circa-1914 Druid Hills abode is a vibrant family home

This stately Georgian-style house with the red door often attracts the eye of architecture fans—even if they don’t realize it was designed by historic architect Neel Reid. But this Druid Hills house also gets high praise from homeowner Donna Heilman for livability.
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The Legends are Atlanta’s new pro football team. But will their league survive to see a second season?

It’s called the Alliance of American Football. It's billed as a spring developmental league for the NFL and an off-season football and gambling fix. But the history of American football is littered with pro leagues that failed. Will the AAF be different?
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Review: Bully Boy, a classy seafood shack near the BeltLine, just wants to have fun

Concentrics restaurants are never boring. Its founder and owner Bob Amick is a restless innovator who, with Bully Boy, conveniently located steps away from Two Urban Licks, brings creative, fun food to a dramatic yet relaxed location.
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News & Culture

The Walking Dead Awards: Michonne’s worst nightmare

In one of the show's darkest episodes in years, we learn what happened to Michonne that caused her to be so distrusting of anyone outside Alexandria.

For the first time, a trans performer will play all 35 roles in Out Front Theatre’s production of I Am My Own Wife

Out Front Theatre's latest production, I Am My Own Wife, marks the first time the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning show has been staged with a transgender performer, Peter Smith, playing all 35 roles.

Commentary: Only transit investment—not tech hype—can solve Gwinnett’s transportation woes

"In communities like Gwinnett’s around the nation, we’ve also seen Uber, automated vehicles, hyperloop, and even flying cars offered as reasons not to commit to long-term transit planning. These expectations are wildly inflated." An automated vehicle specialist defends the need for conventional rail and bus service.

Food & Drink

How Pinky Cole used Instagram to make Slutty Vegan’s burgers a viral hit IRL

In just nine short months, Pinky Cole, a former television producer, took Westview's Slutty Vegan from a commercial kitchen to a food truck to a line-forming, celebrity-championed phenomenon. How Instagram played a major role.

Giving Kitchen named James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year

Atlantans already know this, but the James Beard Foundation has made it even more clear: The work that Giving Kitchen is doing in Atlanta is some of the most important food-related philanthropic work in the country.

A new Spanish tapas spot, Buena Vida, is set to open on the BeltLine later this year

Adam Berlin and Juan Calle, owners of Big Sky Buckhead, are opening Buena Vida Tapas & Sol on the ground floor of the North and Line apartment complex in Old Fourth Ward in late 2019.

ATLANTA MAGAZINE'S HOME

Designed by Neel Reid, this circa-1914 Druid Hills abode is a vibrant family home

This stately Georgian-style house with the red door often attracts the eye of architecture fans—even if they don’t realize it was designed by historic architect Neel Reid. But this Druid Hills house also gets high praise from homeowner Donna Heilman for livability.

The American Craft Council Show encourages everyone to be a collector

Some 60 percent of American Craft Council show attendees are longtime collectors who may be on a quest for a specific maker, style, material, or just pure discovery. The weekend-long artisan marketplace runs from March 15–17 at Cobb Galleria Centre.

An Atlanta family crafts a rundown ranger station in Highlands into a creative, cozy cottage

Highlands, North Carolina, is well-known among Atlantans for its rustic mountain houses, but it was a modest office building that caught Laird Memory’s eye as a potential second home. The low-slung former ranger station and law office had ugly interiors, but that didn’t deter Laird and her husband, Matt Bunting, from transforming the building into their dream mountain getaway.

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