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Thanksgiving Throwback: Check out these vintage photos of Georgia's past turkey days

Thanksgiving Throwback: Check out these vintage photos of Georgia’s past turkey days

The Roosevelts dine in Warm Springs, Georgia Tech takes on Auburn, Joseph E. Lowery helps lead a sit-in protest, and more.
The Mirror Garden brings the impressive work of Monir Farmanfarmaian to the High

The Mirror Garden brings the impressive work of Monir Farmanfarmaian to the High

When guests visit the High Museum exhibit, they can follow a chronological path of Monir Farmanfarmaian’s work. Her stunning mirrored sculptures will be on display—she used a 17th-century Person technique called Āina-kāri, a mirrored mosaic made with paper thin mirrors—but the exhibit goes far beyond that.
Great Speckled Bird

Great Speckled Beacon: A brief history of the underground paper that united Atlanta’s youth

The Great Speckled Bird was born in controversy. The front page of its first issue, in March 1968, featured an illustration of then-publisher of the Atlanta Constitution Ralph McGill, alongside Lyndon B. Johnson and Jesus, emerging from a cracked egg.
Atlanta Indie Bookshop Crawl invites literature lovers to shop local this week

Atlanta Indie Bookshop Crawl invites literature lovers to shop local this week

Drawing inspiration from similar crawls in other cities, Bunnie Hilliard, owner of Brave + Kind Bookshop in Decatur, and her events coordinator, Vania Stoyanova, are encouraging readers of all kinds to get out and support the local bookstores around the metro.

Sloomoo Institute brings slime back into the spotlight: What to know before you go

Sloomoo dubs itself as a “celebration of sensory play.” Glue-based slime is the main attraction, and here, it comes in an endless assortment of textures and colors. Kinetic sand, familiar sounds, and meditative abstract videos provide other methods of well-paced simulation.
What’s the future of legal abortion in Georgia?

Here’s what’s going on with Georgia’s abortion law

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney ruled that because Georgia’s six-week abortion ban was unconstitutional at the time it became law in 2019, it remains so today, even though the protections provided by Roe v. Wade have been overturned. It was a technical procedural ruling, leaving unanswered larger questions about whether the six-week ban itself violates state law, which was the primary focus at a court trial earlier this fall.
For this video project, a vintage MARTA car becomes a performance stage

For this arts project, a vintage MARTA car becomes a performance stage

In the coming months, the NEXT Movement will begin airing a video series featuring brand-new works from five acclaimed local artists, each filmed in a decommissioned vintage MARTA car. Think of NPR's Tiny Desk series, but on MARTA.
Brian Kemp campaigned—and won—at a distance from Herschel Walker. What does that mean for Walker’s Senate runoff?

Brian Kemp campaigned—and won—at a distance from Herschel Walker. What does that mean for Walker’s Senate runoff?

Despite a high-profile challenge from Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp won re-election by seven points, a wider margin than in 2018. The rest of the Republican ticket rode his coattails to victory—everyone but Senate candidate Herschel Walker, who’ll head to a runoff against incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock, in a race that could, once again, decide party control of the Senate.
Stacey Abrams and Democrats lose statewide Georgia races as Senate runoff looms

Georgia Democrats disappointed on Election Day, but Senate runoff looms

Tuesday night marked the second time Stacey Abrams had come up short in a bid to claim the state’s top job, after losing to Brian Kemp in 2018, and she lost this year’s election by a wider margin. Speaking to voters at her watch party, Abrams said, “While I may not have crossed the finish line, it does not mean we will ever stop running for a better Georgia.”
Migos member Takeoff dies at 28

Funeral for Migos rapper Takeoff will be held at State Farm Arena and open to Georgia residents

Takeoff, the Grammy-nominated rapper who made up one-third of Atlanta superstar group Migos, was killed early Tuesday morning at a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. A celebration of life will be held at State Farm Arena at noon on November 11 at State Farm Arena.

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