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News about Atlanta issues, arts, events, and more

Why does Atlanta have so many roaches?

Atlanta belongs to the roaches now. We merely live here.

Why are there so many roaches in my Atlanta house? It could be the weather. Or the trees. Or the fact that we—as Atlantans—are just screwed.
Shops Buckhead Atlanta sold

At a town hall, a debate for the future of the Shops Buckhead Atlanta

The big theme that emerged was a tension between making the center more “accessible” versus establishing the Shops as Atlanta’s true beacon of luxury shopping—with a lingering question whether those two ideas are mutually exclusive.
Georgia Gold Rush

How Dahlonega earned its name from Georgia’s gold rush

On August 1, 1829, Gold had been discovered in Georgia. Several years later, the General Assembly changed the name of Licklog, the county seat of present-day Lumpkin County, the epicenter of the Georgia gold rush, to Dahlonega—similar to the Cherokee word for gold.
Dames and Dregs

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 7–13

The Jimmy Carter Museum turns into a Stranger Things exhibit, the Jonas Brothers come to State Farm Arena, and celebrate women in the brewing industry at Dames and Dregs.
29Rooms Atlanta

The latest Instagrammable art experience, 29Rooms, will feature two Atlanta artists

Later this month, popular website Refinery29 will bring its 29Rooms experience to Atlanta for the first time as part of a national tour, with two Atlanta-based artists showcasing their works.

The world’s largest collection of vintage supercomputers is in Roswell, Georgia

In July, Lonnie Mimms opened the Computer Museum of America, a 40,000-square-foot tribute to hundreds of thousands of technological throwbacks dating to the mid-1800s, in Roswell, the heart of North Fulton’s Tech Hub.
What is this Atlanta

Hey Atlanta, what do you want to know about your city?

You know those random puzzles that pop into your head while you're stuck in traffic on the Connector? We’re here to answer them for you.

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

21 Savage comes to Coca-Cola Roxy, Atlanta History Center celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, embrace all things health and wellness at Dirty South Yoga Fest, and more.
Higher Standards Ponce City Market

In Ponce City Market, a high-end smoke shop hedges its bets for weed legalization

Higher Standards is a high-end, NYC-based smoke shop that opened in Atlanta this spring. The move seems strategic as they establish themselves as the mature spot to score.

The Bakery—an inclusive, experimental arts center—is but a moment in time. And that’s okay.

In October 2017, Willow Goldstein and her mother Olive Hagemeier opened the doors of the Bakery, what would become a constantly churning complex of spaces popular with young, queer, and creative Atlantans that have hosted large-scale puppet shows, space-rock operas, escape rooms, and so much more.

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