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Smoltz’s Hall of Fame induction, Sid’s slide celebrates 20 this weekend at Turner Field

Of course, the main reason to lose your voice screaming at The Ted this weekend is tonight's sure-to-be-tearful salute to John Smoltz as his No. 29 jersey is retired forever when the iconic pitcher is inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame during a pre-game ceremony at Turner Field.

Don Draper visits the Clermont Lounge!

Hamm and Paxton, along with Oscar winner Alan Arkin and Lake Bell are in the area shooting Arm, a Disney drama about a sports agents who "stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented cricket players to play Major League Baseball," according the to film's entry on IMDB.com.
Though not featured in any Walking Dead episodes, this mill can be seen in season 4’s opening credits and is part of Atlanta Movie Tours' Walking Dead tour

Field Notes: Atlanta Movie Tours’ Walking Dead tour brings Georgia’s southern hospitality to fans

Even if you’re not a fan, you can’t refute that The Walking Dead has become synonymous with Georgia. It’s undeniable—from the ubiquitous apocalyptic Atlanta skyline via Jackson Street to Senoia’s permanent association as the sickly-sweet town of Woodbury, the landscape has forever become associated with the undead. With all that pop culture fueling fans more rabid than a horde of walkers, Atlanta Movie Tours has capitalized on the filming locales in metro Atlanta and the surrounding countryside by offering two zombie filming tours.

Pero Antić, the Big Man from Macedonia

When Pero Antić steps onto the court on October 30 for the Hawks’ season opener, he’ll become the first Macedonian to play in the NBA. It’s an overdue feat, both for Antić and hoops-mad Macedonia, but sooner or later a big man from this tiny Balkan country was destined to make the leap. Macedonian, after all, comes from the ancient Greek word Makedones—“the tall ones.”

How to tell Sherlock and Star Trek fans apart

Conventions aren’t only fun for conventioneers. When fanfests are in town, spotting costumed revelers is a spectator sport. This month, two legendary fictional universes collide as 221B Con (April 4–6) and TrekTrax Atlanta (April 25–27) bring Sherlock Holmes junior gumshoes and Star Trek Trekkers to our streets.

Q&A with Kelly Hogan

Singer Kelly Hogan may live in Evansville, Wisconsin, these days, but the Atlanta native was enjoying a late breakfast of a pimento cheese sandwich and “a baby glass bottle of Coke” as she discussed her upcoming show opening for Neko Case July 20 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. It is also the twentieth anniversary year of the tragic accident that ended the short but brilliant career of Atlanta indie act the Jody Grind, where Hogan first courted fame.

When Carrie met Samantha: Author Candace Bushnell dishes on “Summer and the City”

In just three days this summer, the W Buckhead threw together a glamorous pool party at the hotel's Wet bar worthy of "Sex and the City" heroine Carrie Bradshaw herself.
Becky Albertalli

6 questions for Atlanta YA author Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda author Becky Albertalli talks to us about her second YA book, The Upside of Unrequited, and visiting the set of the Simon movie.

Newt vs. Mitt just got weird

Paying attention to politics is like staring at your face in one of those magnifying mirrors. You think you know your face, but then you stare at it very, very, very closely and it starts to transform into something strange, almost alien.

40 springtime events for Atlanta families in March

Including nine of our favorite Easter egg hunts!

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