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John Lewis

Tell us your favorite John Lewis story

If you live in Atlanta, you probably have a John Lewis story. Maybe you sat next to him on a flight or gave him a hug at a festival. We want to hear your stories.
Mardi Gras Midtown things to do on Mardi Gras Atlanta

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 20-25 (Mardi Gras edition)

How is Atlanta celebrating Mardi Gras? Find out where you can eat crawfish and snag some free beads this weekend.
Voting registration deadlines Georgia

PSA: The deadline for registering to vote in the Georgia primaries is February 24

Planning to vote in the March 24 presidential primary election in Georgia? It's time to check your voter registration and get registered now.
Leah Taylor Celebrity House-Sitting

What it’s like to be a celebrity house-sitter

Some of Atlanta’s most well-known names did more than open their doors for stylist Leah Taylor; they gave her the keys.
Dating apps Atlanta

Love at first swipe: What dating apps tell us about Atlantans

February means Valentine’s Day, which means romance, which now means swiping right. We asked some of the most popular dating apps to share some Atlanta-centric trends.
Pop-up Magazine Atlanta

Pop-Up Magazine brings its unique live storytelling to the Buckhead Theatre

The producers of Pop-Up Magazine refuse to tape these live, multimedia extravaganzas. You literally have to be there, which is why the series routinely sells out venues across the country from Lincoln Theatre in D.C. to San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall.
Things to do In Atlanta Hello Dolly

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 12-18

Date or no date this Valentine's weekend, there's still plenty to do in Atlanta, including checking out a few new theatrical productions or celebrating SweetWater's 23rd anniversary.
Jen Jordan Georgia State Senator

The Passion of Jen Jordan: How an unlikely politician became the new voice of Georgia’s Democratic party

Jen Jordan is now approached constantly by women—“it’s almost always women,” she says—telling her how much her speech meant to them and sharing their own stories of reproductive trauma: infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion. Still, although she is strongly pro-choice, Jordan says she never wanted to be known as “the abortion speech lady.”
School Girls

True Colors’ production of School Girls sparks conversation about colorism and pretty privilege

Director Tinashe Kajese-Bolden will bring Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play to life at True Colors Theatre Company, February 11 to March 8, as part of its She Griots season, in which black women star in or have written all shows.
Smoking Ban Atlanta bars

Yes, Atlanta needed to ban smoking in bars. But . . .

There are two certainties in a bar that allows smoking: 1) The drinks are cheap, and 2) The bar has history. Those are two precious commodities these days, especially in a city that, like many cities, is morphing into one giant luxury apartment building with a generic name.

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