Arts & Events

Charles McNair The Epicureans

Author Charles McNair talks about his latest novel, The Epicureans

In his decades of writing and editing in Atlanta, Charles McNair developed a reputation for both Southern gentility and a riotous, sometimes scathing imagination. Now living in Bogota, Colombia, he has just published his third novel, The Epicureans, a darkly original feat of the imagination.
Nellie Mae Rowe High Museum of Art

Works by folk artist Nellie Mae Rowe contemplate faith, feminism, and freedom

Atlanta's High Museum was the first major museum to start collecting Nellie Mae Rowe work and is now reintroducing her to the world in a new exhibition, Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe, in the Wieland Pavilion through January 2022.
Miya Bailey

Atlanta artist Miya Bailey on finding—and rekindling—your passion

After a three-year hiatus, tattoo artist and painter Miya Bailey finds his stroke again.
Dragon Con 2021 Cosplay costumes gallery

Our favorite costumes from Dragon Con 2021

Looking for photos from Dragon Con 2021? Here's a gallery of our favorite cosplay photos from the annual Atlanta convention.
What we saw at Dragon Con 2021

What we saw at Dragon Con 2021: Smaller crowds and so many Loki variants

Dragon Con 2021 was smaller and masked-up, but still the same celebration of all things geek that we know and love. Here are the trends, events, and new additions we noticed while attending this year's convention.
Atlanta artists to watch 2021

6 Atlanta artists to watch in 2021

We asked our colleagues at ArtsATL to tell us whose work they are most eager to see this fall. Here are six artists stirring up the city’s arts scene.
Atlanta Opera

Atlanta Opera’s Tomer Zvulun proves he literally thinks outside the box

The Atlanta Opera gained national attention when it purchased a circus tent and became the only major opera company in North America to stage live productions during the pandemic shutdown of 2020. Now, a look at the "transition year" ahead.
Must-see Atlanta arts events 2021

This fall’s must-see Atlanta arts events

We asked our friends at ArtsATL to help us create a roundup of the theater performances, art exhibitions, concerts, and other art events you won't want to miss this fall.
Alliance Theatre

The curtain rises on an anxious, yet hopeful arts season in Atlanta

Will artsgoers—who have been through an awful lot since March 2020—venture out again? Leaders of Atlanta’s creative community hope so, but no one sounds sure.

Things to do

Nellie Mae Rowe High Museum of Art

Works by folk artist Nellie Mae Rowe contemplate faith, feminism, and freedom

Atlanta's High Museum was the first major museum to start collecting Nellie Mae Rowe work and is now reintroducing her to the world in a new exhibition, Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe, in the Wieland Pavilion through January 2022.
What we saw at Dragon Con 2021

What we saw at Dragon Con 2021: Smaller crowds and so many Loki variants

Dragon Con 2021 was smaller and masked-up, but still the same celebration of all things geek that we know and love. Here are the trends, events, and new additions we noticed while attending this year's convention.
Must-see Atlanta arts events 2021

This fall’s must-see Atlanta arts events

We asked our friends at ArtsATL to help us create a roundup of the theater performances, art exhibitions, concerts, and other art events you won't want to miss this fall.

Theater

Atlanta Opera

Atlanta Opera’s Tomer Zvulun proves he literally thinks outside the box

The Atlanta Opera gained national attention when it purchased a circus tent and became the only major opera company in North America to stage live productions during the pandemic shutdown of 2020. Now, a look at the "transition year" ahead.
Must-see Atlanta arts events 2021

This fall’s must-see Atlanta arts events

We asked our friends at ArtsATL to help us create a roundup of the theater performances, art exhibitions, concerts, and other art events you won't want to miss this fall.
Alliance Theatre

The curtain rises on an anxious, yet hopeful arts season in Atlanta

Will artsgoers—who have been through an awful lot since March 2020—venture out again? Leaders of Atlanta’s creative community hope so, but no one sounds sure.

Visual Arts

Ashley Dopson

Muralist Ashley Dopson unites communities one wall at a time

An autographed poster by painter Varnette Honeywood from the 1990 National Black Arts Festival hangs in muralist Ashley Dopson’s living room. Family visits to the festival inspired her own interest in art. “That era was a time when people were very aware of the legacy of Black art,” Dopson, 37, says. “For a little girl like me, I felt like I could do this and make a living at it.”
Nellie Mae Rowe High Museum of Art

Works by folk artist Nellie Mae Rowe contemplate faith, feminism, and freedom

Atlanta's High Museum was the first major museum to start collecting Nellie Mae Rowe work and is now reintroducing her to the world in a new exhibition, Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe, in the Wieland Pavilion through January 2022.
Miya Bailey

Atlanta artist Miya Bailey on finding—and rekindling—your passion

After a three-year hiatus, tattoo artist and painter Miya Bailey finds his stroke again.

Music

Atlanta artists to watch 2021

6 Atlanta artists to watch in 2021

We asked our colleagues at ArtsATL to tell us whose work they are most eager to see this fall. Here are six artists stirring up the city’s arts scene.
Must-see Atlanta arts events 2021

This fall’s must-see Atlanta arts events

We asked our friends at ArtsATL to help us create a roundup of the theater performances, art exhibitions, concerts, and other art events you won't want to miss this fall.
Southern women in hip-hop are having a moment

Southern women in hip-hop are having a moment

Today, the genre is seeing a new wave of women rise to the top—and Atlanta is the epicenter. In the last two years, most of the women who have been included on the coveted XXL Freshman list have either been from Atlanta or have called it home at some point, including Latto, Flo Milli, Rubi Rose, and Lakeyah. Even artists who aren’t from the South, such as Nicki Minaj, Saweetie, and Cardi B, are making hits here.

Film

Where did The Falcon and the Winter Soldier film in Atlanta?

Where Loki, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and WandaVision filmed near Atlanta

All three Marvel streaming hits filmed at least partially in metro Atlanta. The filming locations included some easily-recognizable landmarks, such as the downtown Marriott Marquis, Krog Street Tunnel, and Peachtree Center.
Atlanta artists to watch 2021

6 Atlanta artists to watch in 2021

We asked our colleagues at ArtsATL to tell us whose work they are most eager to see this fall. Here are six artists stirring up the city’s arts scene.
Animal wrangler Jamie Stimach

The animal wrangler: Jamie Stimach on why raccoons make great costars

"Never work with kids or animals." I hear it every day. That’s why we have wranglers.