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Gail Bean P-Valley

Actress Gail Bean pulls from Atlanta’s strip club culture for her P-Valley role

When I talked to actress Gail Bean about her roles in Starz's P-Valley and FX’s Snowfall earlier this week, I started by noting she’s the second celebrity I’d interviewed from Stephenson High School in...
Things to do in Atlanta August 11-14

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 11-14

See Wiz Khalifa and Logic take the stage, catch an Atlanta Falcons open practice, and more things to do this weekend in Atlanta, August 11-14, 2022.
Big Lou Lake Claire Emu

Remembering Big Lou the emu, Lake Claire’s most famous resident

Atlanta has long been known as a home for transplants: Folks from all over the world come here to find their place and make a life. That was also true for Big Lou, an emu that arrived in the city in 1994. After living nearly three decades in the Lake Claire Community Land Trust, the local celebrity passed away peacefully on July 28.
Parliament of Owls

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 4–7

Witness the spectacle of the Parliament of Owls parade, cheer as Atlanta United takes on Seattle, and more things to do this weekend in Atlanta, August 4-7, 2022.
Music Midtown canceled

What Music Midtown’s cancellation could mean for the city that “influences everything”

Tyler Lyle, the Atlanta-based half of synthwave band The Midnight, believes the city “got punked by the gun lobby,” as Music Midtown organizers on Monday called off the iconic, (usually) annual festival at Piedmont Park.
Tripti Yoganathan

Tripti Yoganathan’s teapots combine beauty and utility

Tripti Yoganathan has exhibited her work at shows dedicated exclusively to teapots, as well as at national events like the American Craft Council series and, this past spring, the Smithsonian Craft Show.
Lieu Nguyen, a refugee from Vietnam, spent three decades—day and night—welcoming others to Atlanta

Mr. Midnight: Lieu Nguyen, a refugee from Vietnam, spent three decades welcoming others to Atlanta

Today, I am a senior refugee referral specialist. Until 2006, I was a case manager, and case managers do everything: come to the rent appointment, help them buy food, help them apply for food stamps, social security card, take them to the health center, to their appointment for the doctor, looking for a job. I cannot tell you how many times I was there at the airport [meeting refugees]. From 1990 to 2000, I only had Saturdays and Sundays not at the airport. Every Friday night, I was in the airport. They called me Mr. Midnight.
Fêtes De Bayonne

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 28-31

See Kendrick Lamar at State Farm Arena, indulge in a French-style summer festival at Cooks & Soldiers, and more things to do this weekend in Atlanta, July 29-31, 2022.
What you need to know about the Queen’s Ball: a Bridgerton Experience in Atlanta

What you need to know about the Queen’s Ball: a Bridgerton Experience in Atlanta

An immersive experience, the Queen’s Ball: a Bridgerton Experience (open in Atlanta through September 18) is a mishmash of Instagramable photo ops, museum-style costume viewing, character parades, line dancing, and branded gift shops. But be prepared to don your best dress—sparkly, flowing gowns and tuxedos are the norm here.
How Lamborghini is doubling down on Atlanta

How Lamborghini is doubling down on Atlanta

The Peach State’s TV and film industry, Atlanta’s flourishing business ecosystem, social media, and—ironic as it may sound—the Covid-19 pandemic have all been fuel for Lamborghini Atlanta, and the brand in general, which just notched its best first quarter in company history.

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