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Sweet Auburn Blues documentary

Sweet Auburn Blues filmmaker: “I want to see this neighborhood come back to its former glory”

In their documentary, Atlanta filmmakers Shonda Harper and Alahna Lark trace the history of Auburn Avenue as a nexus of black culture and commerce, a springboard of the civil rights movement, and a community irreparably cleaved in two by the construction of the Downtown Connector.
Monastery of the Holy Spirit, Conyers

Flashback: How Trappist monks built Conyers’s Monastery of the Holy Spirit

Between chants and prayer, the monks mixed and wheeled concrete to build their immense Abbey Church in Rockdale County. Today, the monastery is a must-see attraction and generates revenue by making stained glass, selling bonsai trees, and offering silent retreats for laypeople. Plus, they bake a mean biscotti.

How Mundo Hispánico, Georgia’s largest Spanish-language newspaper, survived a near-death experience

Saved from shuttering by new owners after Cox Media Group sold the publication, Georgia's largest Spanish-language newspaper, Mundo Hispánico, covers stories on detainee rights, crime in Hispanic communities, and ICE raids that most other local publications don’t.
Morris Brown College Dr. Kevin E. James

Q&A: Morris Brown College’s interim president wants to make sure the school’s legacy continues

Dr. Kevin E. James is the latest to take on the task of restoring Morris Brown College’s accreditation, a crucial key in keeping the historically black college afloat. Here, he answers a few questions on his vision for the school.
Whole Foods Midtown Atlanta opens April 5

Rooftop brunch, multiple bars, yoga, and a veggie butcher: What to expect at Whole Foods Midtown

On April 5, the Southeast's largest Whole Foods will open on 14th Street in Midtown, boasting food carts, a coffee-and-wine bar, sunrise yoga on the roof, exclusive local items, a bike tune-up area, giant Jenga, and more.
T-Pain

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: March 20-26

Come on down as The Price is Right Live visits the Fox Theatre, T-Pain is performing his surprise new album at the Masquerade, and sip breakfast cocktails at Atlanta's Bloody Mary Festival.
Georgia's heartbeat bill who does it affect

Who stands to lose the most under Georgia’s anti-abortion bill?

Legislation that seeks to ban the majority of abortions in Georgia, HB 481, is up for a vote in the state Senate as early as this week. Here are a few of the groups who would be disproportionately impacted by Georgia’s heartbeat bill if it becomes law and goes into effect.

5 tips to tidy your closet from local pro Vicki Kirbo

Personal stylist and fashion blogger Vicki Kirbo shows how to keep your closet decluttered, compartmentalized, and maintained with these tips you might have never thought of.
Laura Bell

Paper artist Laura Bell calls attention to vulnerable species

Laura Bell is fascinated by the fraught interactions between humans and other species. A cross-country road trip three years ago ignited Bell’s penchant for drawing and painting vulnerable species. Now she creates detailed, black-and-white drawings of animals, with a pop of paint to define their natural habitats.
Slaw dogs FB

An ode to Southern slaw dogs

It took a while for me to appreciate the joy of a boiled hot dog in a warmed bun, topped with biting yellow mustard that’s the perfect foil to sweet, tangy, creamy coleslaw. Slaw dogs first popped up in West Virginia in the early 1920s and became popular in that region during the Great Depression, when hot dogs and cabbage were affordable for most struggling families.

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