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The Braves' OutKast night was everything we love to see in baseball

The Braves’ OutKast night was everything we love to see in baseball

Even for fans who missed out on the instantly iconic bobblehead—which featured Big Boi and André 3000 sitting in a red Cadillac, decked out in custom Braves jerseys and caps—OutKast night at Truist Park was a grand slam.
“Grief is a universal truth.” Author Zoe Fishman on writing your way through loss

“Grief is a universal truth.” Author Zoe Fishman on writing your way through loss

When tragedy turned her world upside down, award-winning author Zoe Fishman did what authors do: she wrote it all down. Fishman was busy raising two small sons with her husband Ronen Shacham when he died unexpectedly in 2017. She and her sons survived the grueling, heart-expanding years that followed with the help of family and a close circle of friends. Through it all, Fishman, author of six books and the 2020 Georgia Author of the Year, kept writing. Her latest novel, The Fun Widow’s Book Tour, is the fruit of that labor; an intimate, memoir-like exploration of loss and widowhood, and an elegy to the community that surrounded her grieving family when they needed it most.

The miraculous return of the real 99X

Good things have a way of disappearing in Atlanta: New condos rise above historic neighborhoods like gravestones, an iconic doughnut shop burns to the ground, a legendary music venue gets gutted to make room for a shiny office space. But on Monday, December 5, a miracle happened. It came in the form of a familiar voice, edgy and distorted, creeping through car radios like the ghost of rock and roll: "You are listening to the original 99X."
Atlanta Matchmakers

How a pair of twin Atlanta matchmakers double the love

Imagine, after years of wandering through dry and desiccated dating pools, you stumble upon a wise matchmaker who’s helped thousands of people find true love. Now imagine there’s two of them. “We don’t really have a business secret,” says Lisa Lyngos with a shrug. “The secret is that we’re twins.”
Atlanta Botanical Garden Earth Goddess Turns 10

10 facts about the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Earth Goddess, who turns 10 this year

The Earth Goddess sculpture is synonymous with the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and this month, she celebrates her tenth anniversary. To celebrate, we've rounded up 10 interesting facts about this famous face.
Haylene Green

5 Reasons to love West End

West End was named in the 1860s after London’s famed theater district. Connected to downtown by horse-drawn streetcars, the suburb soon attracted affluent residents, including mayors, a governor, business owners, and Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remus tales. Though the neighborhood experienced white flight during the mid-20th century, it has long benefited from its proximity to the Atlanta University Center—drawing prominent residents like Dr. O.T. Hammonds, whose grand Victorian home is now an art museum. In recent years, the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail has brought new development—such as the sprawling Lee + White complex—along with the mixed benefits of gentrification. Through it all, strong local leadership has ensured that the “Best End” keeps its sights on the future.
A Haitian community finds sanctuary in a corner of Gwinnett County

A Haitian community finds sanctuary in a corner of Gwinnett County

When reports first surfaced of thousands of Haitians stranded at an encampment at the border in Del Rio, Texas, in 2021, a group of pastors connected through the Haitian Evangelical Clergy of Georgia organized a trip to see how they could help.
A tale of two Carnivals

The tale (and tension) of Atlanta’s two Carnivals

Over the past two decades, the celebration has departed from Peachtree Street and split into two competing operations: the Atlanta Caribbean Carnival, which has taken place at Turner Field, Morris Brown College, Auburn Avenue, Old Fourth Ward Park, and, more recently, Central Park; and the Atlanta-DeKalb Carnival, which started in Conyers then moved to Decatur and, now, Stonecrest. At first glance, the split might seem to mirror the sprawl of the Caribbean community throughout the metro Atlanta area. But Atlanta’s tale of two Carnivals also reflects the age-old tensions that can occur when people with disparate but similar backgrounds have limited options for celebrating their identities and are forced to find community together—alternately being blamed or credited for each others’ actions.
A step-by-step guide to Carnival

A step-by-step guide to Carnival

Winston Munroe has been playing mas for 65 years and he says each year is even more exhilarating than the last. According to the Trinidad native, who is also president of Sesame Atlanta band, Carnival preparations for the next year begin a day after Carnival ends.

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