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Atlanta’s German Influx

Five years ago, Doreen Eitel left Germany and ended up in Columbus, Ohio, where she worked as an au pair. She married and moved to Tampa. Two years ago, the couple moved to Atlanta, and Eitel was pleasantly surprised.

40 delightful December events for Atlanta families

Get into the holiday spirit with caroling, light displays, the Pink Pig, and more

Dumb and Dumber To transforms Cabbagetown into … Rhode Island?

At some point, I suppose, it will stop being a surprise that movie folks ask Atlanta to stand in for so many other places. Odd enough that Woodruff Park was a facsimile of seventies-era NYC complete with overflowing garbage cans and yellow cabs for Anchorman 2. But today, while strolling around our neighborhood, my husband and I came across a crew hard at work constructing a faux Rhode Island streetscape on a long-vacant lot at the corner of Kirkwood Avenue and Pearl Street in Cabbagetown, about the most quintessentially Southern pocket of Atlanta you could hope for.

National Review Online: Cain tells staff he may quit campaign

Cain apparently took it very badly when we scribbled Newt Gingrich's name on the logo for this blog. According to National Review Online, he told his staff this morning that he's considering ending his campaign.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Irresistible, HBO’s Watchmen, The Outsider, Stargirl, Fear Street, and more

Irresistible, a new movie directed by Jon Stewart, began filming in Atlanta this month. HBO’s Watchmen continued shooting, as did The Outsider, DC series Stargirl, and more.

Tweets of the Week (Plus a Tumblr and a Meme): Emory 3/5 Edition

Wagner's piece in the Winter 2013 edition of Emory's alumni magazine used the Constitution's notorious Three-Fifths Compromise, which counts all non-free people (aka, slaves) as only three-fifths of a person, as an example of compromise at its finest.

Last night’s Falcons rout of the Bucs in tweets

It was a staggering frenzy of scoring, an NFL record for Devin Hester, and a Falcons win like no other. The Twittersphere reacts.
Atlanta Hawks 2019 Draft

The Atlanta Hawks doubled-down on strong draft picks and a better fan experience. The future is bright.

Thursday's free NBA Draft Party in the newly renovated State Farm Arena showed off a savvier, forward-thinking direction for the Atlanta Hawks, showcasing a fan energy that Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins, who made a scheduled appearance at the party, described as “unbelievable” and “outstanding.”
Where to find apple orchards and pumpkin patches near Atlanta

Where to find apple orchards and pumpkin patches near Atlanta

Fall means it’s time to head to the farm to apple orchard exploring and pumpkin patch fun. Here's five spots within driving distance of metro Atlanta.

Flashback: The implosion of Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium

Roughly one week after imploding the Omni to make way for Philips Arena, demolition crews laced the 32-year-old Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium with 1,250 pounds of dynamite. The site would become a parking lot for the new Turner Field.

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