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Fall reading: 5 new releases from Atlanta authors

Curl up with one of these recently released reads, including titles from Lynn Cullen and Matthew Guinn.
The Farm Battery Atlanta

At the Farm, Comcast’s startup accelerator at the Battery, entrepreneurs are working to break into the Atlanta’s tech scene

Inside an office at the Comcast Regional Headquarters at the Battery at SunTrust Park is a group of local entrepreneurs who are hoping to position themselves at the forefront of Atlanta’s innovative tech scene.

Atlanta’s deluge of deluxe apartments

Across Atlanta, large apartment projects are sprouting like residential chanterelles, which builders hope signals a postrecession paradigm shift—even a renaissance—in the city’s core neighborhoods.
Puffins Georgia Aquarium

Love porgs? Meet their real-life puffin cousins at the Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium's new puffin exhibit is a perfect opportunity to teach your Star Wars-obsessed youngster about the real-life porg.

Seth Rogen, Will Reiser discuss their new autobiographical cancer comedy “50/50”

"50/50" screenwriter Will Reiser didn't have to look far for the inspiration for the new big screen comedy/drama co-produced by his pal Seth Rogen. The film, now in theaters, stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Adam, a Seattle public radio producer who is diagnosed with a "neurofibroma-sarcoma-schwannoma." Roughly translated, Adam has a cancerous tumor the size of a small Buick nestled against his spinal column. It's a scenario that Rogen, who plays Adam's best pal Kyle in the film, and Reiser dealt with in real life while working on HBO's "Da Ali G Show" when Reiser was handed a very similar diagnosis.
Flight Paths

A new installation at Atlanta’s airport transports visitors to a fantasy forest

The recently debuted Flight Paths is a permanent installation that puts travelers under a stylized tree canopy, complete with bird calls, cricket chirps, and a simulated thunderstorm.

The Walking Dead Haiku Recap: Season 4, Episode 8: Too Far Gone

In brutal shocker / Hershel decapitated. / Then all hell breaks loose.

A jazzy celebration of Ray Charles

When the houselights dim and stage lights go up at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on the evening of February 26, artists will stand in the wings ready to sing Ray Charles classics.

Herbert Jenkins

Soon after Mayor William Hartsfield named him police chief, Jenkins busted up the KKK-infiltrated police union and hired the city’s first eight black officers.
Dragon Con 2018

What we saw at Dragon Con 2018: Deadpool, a Marriott memorial, and lots of soccer fans

Deadpool was the costume of the con, someone set up a memorial to the Marriott Marquis carpet, Stacey Abrams made a cameo, and Atlanta United fans lead their own mini parade.

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