The Orly Crash Forced Atlanta’s Art Scene to Grow Up Fast

Like the alkaline dust that coated lower Manhattan for months after the Twin Towers crumbled, the 1962 disaster at Orly Field near Paris hung in Atlanta’s atmosphere for years afterward. On June 3 of that year, a Boeing 707 carrying 106Atlantans—some of the city’s most passionate arts patrons, returning from an art tour of Europe—crashed on takeoff, killing everyone aboard except for two flight attendants. Gone were Atlanta’s cultural elite—its artists, collectors, and those who sustained the still-embryonic High Museum and its school, the Atlanta Art Institute.
St. Patrick's Day Parade

Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 Atlanta event picks for March

Midtown's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, the American Craft Show, and Graham Nash at City Winery.
Soccer Manchester United football Atlanta

Meet Atlanta’s other football fans

Neither Rain, nor sleet, nor early morning kickoff can keep Atlanta’s rabid soccer fans from cheering on their favorite teams. Here, fans of Manchester United—at Fadó Irish Pub in Midtown—talk about why they show up.
Hamilton

Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 Atlanta event picks for May

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is finally coming to the Fox; participate in a weeklong celebration of two-wheelers at Atlanta Cycling Festival; and treat yourself to ”all-you-can-indulge” tasting sessions at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.

Murder Kroger’s rebranding exercise

Disco. Hipster. Kosher. Murder. Atlantans have a penchant for nicknaming their Kroger stores. That last moniker was bestowed on the Ponce de Leon Avenue location after a deadly 1991 shooting in its parking lot. The name has stuck; there’s even a Twitter handle.

The Shelf: Joshilyn Jackson

Joshilyn Jackson “It was an airport gypsy who told me that I had to kill my husband.” Joshilyn Jackson catapults into her fourth novel, Backseat Saints
Band members stand in an alleyway in a neighborhood

Omni’s third album criticizes social media-obsessed culture

Frankie Broyles and Philip Frobos of local indie band Omni delivers with a fidelity to the post-punk bands of the late ’70s and ’80s they loved, making them one of the city’s most successful bands.

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

New Neighbor: Rail Arts District

Alongside the CSX rail line that winds from Avondale Estates to Decatur, a consortium of studios and galleries have banded together in the last few years to form the Rail Arts District. It all began in 2004, when Erik Haagensen and Luba Sharapan moved their MudFire Clayworks pottery studio from Brookhaven to Decatur; the latterR

The Shelf: Misfortunate Son and Sorrow Wood

Misfortunate Son The brilliantly subversive

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