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8 questions for Roxane Gay on her new book, Hunger

The feminist writer discusses writing her new memoir, Hunger, and her role as a public figure.
The Freeze - Atlanta Braves

Try as you might, you can’t beat The Freeze

In his sky blue bodysuit, Nigel Talton can outrun almost everyone in “RaceTrac’s Beat The Freeze,” at the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust Park. We interview the 28-year-old former track star about his history, Olympic dreams, and his time volunteering.
Atlanta Guinness World Records

These Atlanta world records will remind you that anything is possible

Atlanta’s entries into the Guinness Book of World Records offer not just a window into the zaniest corners of our fair city, but also proof that we can do anything we put our minds to. After all, not just any city can boast the “Largest Simultaneous Whoopie Cushion Sit.”

DJ Trauma

With weekly gigs at Tongue and Groove, Luckie Food Lounge, and Velvet Room, to name a few, it’s a wonder DJ Trauma ever sleeps. Hailing from New York, Trauma knows just what makes Atlanta’s club scene so hot.   Did you always want to be a DJ? Definitely not. I started deejay

Fox Theatre brings four favorites to the stage

Fall may bring edgy fare, but savvy programmers throw sure things into the mix. After all, contemporary choreography wins accolades, but dancing sugar plum fairies are guaranteed to fill seats.
Atlanta Department of transportation

Atlanta’s potholes are out of control. Could a new city department of transportation finally fix them?

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is announcing this morning that the city, for the first time in its history, could create a Department of Transportation that would act as a “one-stop shop” to combine the construction duties of three different city departments.

Susan Rebecca White talks foodies, religion, and her latest novel

Susan Rebecca White’s third novel, "A Place at the Table," is a character-driven story of souls lost and found, inspired by the cross-generational, cross-racial friendship of two renowned Southern chefs, the late Edna Lewis and longtime Atlantan Scott Peacock.

Don Farmer, Chris Curle deliver Deadly News to DBF

The couple will introduce the novel to friends and fans Saturday morning on the Emerging Writers stage at the AJC Decatur Book Festival at 10:50 a.m. This week, Farner and Curle took time out from visiting old colleagues and family in town (Farmer is the father of current Action News anchor Justin Farmer) to discuss Deadly News with Atlanta magazine.
Atlanta coronavirus updates

Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Tuesday, May 5

On Monday, as malls re-opened in Atlanta, an internal CDC report showed dire predictions for COVID-19 in the U.S. Here’s your Tuesday morning update.

Riding to work with MARTA’s CEO

Standing on the platform of the Dunwoody station one late January morning, Keith Parker looks every bit the high-ranking executive—camel overcoat, dapper gray suit, trim goatee—except for one small detail: a broken-in leather briefcase that appears to have seen the floors of a few train cars.

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