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Atlanta’s Lace Larrabee is training a new generation of women comics

In the male-dominated stand-up comedy world, Lace Larrabee is making sure women are a force to be reckoned with by launching Laugh Lab, the only stand-up comedy class in Atlanta that’s exclusively for women. She also role in the new Catherine Zeta-Jones comedy Queen America, which debuts this month on Facebook Watch.

Atlanta Must Reads for the Week: the return of highway protests, a gentrifying grocer, and a beginner’s guide to Newt Gingrich

The best stories each week about Atlanta, from Atlanta-based writers, and beyond.

T-SPLOST project spotlight: Save GRTA Xpress and save your soul

Anyone who rides MARTA semi-regularly knows to keep eye contact to a minimum and avoid conversation except in the direst circumstance ("Is this Doraville or North Springs?"). It’s not rudeness. It’s just the way one behaves on public transit.

Waffle House’s Waffle Wager gives free food to lucky college football fans

Last November two things the South takes very seriously—college football and Waffle House—got together for the second annual Waffle Wager. The winner of the Georgia–Auburn game earned free WaHo victuals for its city the following Wednesday (plus $10,000 toward the school’s general scholarship fund), with Athens reaping the benefits of a 34–7 blowout.
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

16 Atlanta New Year’s Eve events to celebrate 2016

Celebrate 2016 with everything from jam bands to kid-friendly balloon drops.

In the twilight of his career, AJC political columnist Jim Galloway worries about what he won’t write

Political columnist Jim Galloway has been a part of the Atlanta Journal Constitution for almost 40 years—covering seemingly everything in Georgia politics and gaining trust from politicians and readers because of his vast institutional knowledge.
Yacht Rock Revue

The accidental success of Yacht Rock Revue

On August 22, Yacht Rock Revue returns to Piedmont Park for the fifth annual Yacht Rock Revival, where thousands of so-called Nation of Smooth faithful sing along to hits from Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, and other soft rock icons—some of whom show up to play alongside the ban

Actress-author Carolyn Hennesy dishes on her two new books, daytime and primetime TV roles

Most writers only dream of one day hitting the New York Times best-seller list, let alone writing a book that will debut at number 10. Author-actress Carolyn Hennesy hit that particular milestone this month with her "General Hospital" tie-in tome, "The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli." The only problem? The New York Times incorrectly listed her "GH" mob lawyer doppelganger Diane Miller as the book's author. But thanks to her more than 27,000 followers on Twitter (who immediately began tweeting about it ) and one well-placed phone call to the Times, Hennesy is now officially listed as the book's author.
FOOD-ology Day

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 4-10

Run an EDM-themed 5K near Georgia State Stadium, sip on “Brosé,” “Glowsé,” and "F'Rosé" at Urban Tree Cidery, and kick it back to the 1980s with a Foreigner and Whitesnake concert.

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Dirty Grandpa, Finding Carter, and more

Winter is upon us. It’s cold, the trees are barren, and the production signs are drying up. If you’ve noticed the lack yellow non-yard-sale-affiliated signs, don’t fret! It’s only the customary winter break in filming. We’ve still got a few sightings, a few new films starting up this January, and a preview of what you’ll see in town this spring.

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