5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 23-26

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 23-26

Southern Fried Queer Pride, beers under the sea, classic movies, and more: Here's what to do in metro Atlanta the weekend of June 23-26, 2022.
Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize

Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize 2022: Meet the winner and finalists

Launched in 2014 by Judson Mitcham in collaboration with the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Georgia Poet Laureate's Prize is an annual program designed to encourage works by teen writers. Read the works of the 2022 winner and finalists.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 16–19

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 16–19

Juneteenth parades and festivals, a bourbon bash for dad, and more fun things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend.
A Road Running Southward

In 1867, a naturalist walked 1,000 miles to the Gulf. 150 years later, a former AJC reporter retraced the path by car. How their journeys intersect.

In 1867, naturalist John Muir embarked on a 1,000-mile “botanical journey” across the South, walking from Kentucky to Florida. Five years ago, former Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Dan Chapman decided to retrace his route, albeit in a car: In the century and a half since Muir’s trek, his path has been chopped up by interstates and highways—“not a lot of fun hiking terrain,” Chapman says.
Emily Giffin Meant to Be

Q&A: Emily Giffin on her new novel, the Kennedys, and speaking up

At first glance, the two central characters in New York Times best-selling Atlanta author Emily Giffin’s 11th novel, Meant to Be, may feel familiar for those of us who remember the super-secret 1996 Georgia coastal wedding of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Carolyn Bessette on Cumberland Island. But this being an Giffin novel, the writer creatively crafts a fresh flight plan for her star-crossed couple.
Splatter Studio Atlanta

Crafty chaos is the name of the game at the Splatter Studio

The Splatter Studio is the perfect place for skeptics who have looked at a Jackson Pollock drip painting and scoffed, I could do that.
Alliance Theatre Trading Places

Alliance Theatre’s world-premiere musical adaption of Trading Places puts women in charge

The Alliance Theatre gives its adaptation of the 1983 comedy some twists, including bringing back Tony Award–winning director Kenny Leon to helm the production. Here are four things you need to know about the new musical.
Valerie Boyd Alice Walker Gathering Blossoms Under Fire

Valerie Boyd and Alice Walker: On the kinship and legacy of a literary union

Gathering Blossoms, Boyd’s second book, consists of half a century of Walker’s journal entries from more than 65 notebooks. Sifting through thousands of pages must have been a daunting task for Boyd and Walker. But the Georgia natives were kindred spirits whose partnership seemed fated—they both share a love for another Black woman author, Zora Neale Hurston.
With “Night of Ideas,” French diplomacy delivers an evening of pure Atlanta innovation

With “Night of Ideas,” French diplomacy delivers an evening of pure Atlanta innovation

The evening’s wide-ranging conversations illustrated both the city’s storied history, and its anxious, contemporary self-analysis. Perhaps no city in America is more eager to establish where it goes from here.
The movement made us

In The Movement Made Us, a father and son grapple with the generational impact of civil rights activism

With The Movement Made Us, David Dennis Jr. reveals the national impact that activists such as his father had, but also reminds us of the generational implications of being raised by a man who was fighting a war within his own country.

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