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The Doritos ad champ

Ben Callner is twenty-eight and lives in the basement of his girlfriend’s parents’ home in Decatur—by choice, he insists, not necessity.

Video of the Day: John Lewis talks race and voting rights

As the country prepares to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, John Lewis, the last surviving speaker from that iconic event, discusses voting rights with the New York Times.

Lauretta Hannon has a new-school take on the old-school advice column

For that old-fashioned newspaper pulpit wedged between horoscope and wedding announcements, Lauretta Hannon makes a promise to readers of the Marietta Daily Journal: “Not your granny’s advice column.”
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5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 20-25 (Mardi Gras edition)

How is Atlanta celebrating Mardi Gras? Find out where you can eat crawfish and snag some free beads this weekend.

The Mad Violinist

When Ashanti Floyd, twenty-six, was a fifth grader in Tallahassee, his classmates laughed at him for playing the violin. With Tupac Shakur cranking out multiplatinum records, there were few young African American violinists, let alone ones traveling to Europe for classical music competitions. But by high school, Floyd’s gym performances inspired such bedlam that the principal had to shut down student assemblies.
Things to do in Atlanta for the moon landing

5 things to do in Atlanta to celebrate the moon landing’s 50th anniversary

Celebrate the historic moment with a moon-themed pop-up bar, film screenings, activities for kids, and more.

Red & Black publisher resigns

The publisher of University of Georgia’s independent student-run newspaper has resigned, according to an article posted on The Red & Black’s website.
With Drawn Arms High Museum Atlanta

High Museum’s latest exhibition, “With Drawn Arms,” speaks to #TakeAKnee and #BlackLivesMatter

Stepping off of the elevator onto the second floor of the High Museum of Art’s Ann Cox Chamber Wing, nearly 150 gold-painted arms raised with the Black Power fist are suspended in the air. Connected by cables, they form a shape that looks like a mix of Newton’s Cradle and a helix of DNA.
Wild 'n Out Atlanta

Nick Cannon sums up the new season of Wild ‘n Out: “It’s Atlanta.”

The 12th season of MTV's long-running hip-hop improv show, Wild 'n Out, was filmed entirely at Center Stage in Atlanta. And host Nick Cannon says the city's essence itself is the perfect description for the new season.
Eric Carle

Eric Carle’s vibrant world comes to the High Museum

For nearly 50 years, Eric Carle’s distinctive hand-painted paper collages have been among the first works of art that young children encounter. This month more than 80 original creations from some of Carle’s most popular books (Brown Bear, Brown Bear; The Very Hungry Caterpillar) will be on view at the High Museum.

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