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MOCA GA celebrates the state’s growing contemporary arts scene with Gathered III

Out of more than 350 submissions, 58 works—from paintings to sculpture to video art—by 36 artists were selected for the bi-annual exhibition.

Mourning the Mighty Hannibal, soul legend and friend

Atlanta lost some of its funk and soul heritage yesterday when singer/songwriter and ultimate showman James Shaw, better known as the Mighty Hannibal, died unexpectedly of natural causes at age 74.
Tiny house

When will Atlanta join the tiny house movement?

Tiny homes have helped cities across the nation address shortages of affordable housing and homelessness. Yet the trend hasn’t caught on in Atlanta.
Liliana Bakhtiari

Liliana Bakhtiari is making national headlines. Is that enough to win an Atlanta City Council seat?

It’s rare enough when an Atlanta City Council candidate rates a mention in her own hometown newspaper, so it's doubly unusual that Liliana Bakhtiari—who’s running to unseat longtime District 5 incumbent Natalyn Archibong—has garnered national press from such outlets as Teen Vogue and the Huffington Post.
Atlanta Streetcar

Will voters decide to double down on the Atlanta Streetcar?

Streetcar boosters believe the referendums, if approved, could shift the conversation away from its early troubles. When the first trolley rolled out in December 2014, the project was already more than a year and a half behind schedule, and construction costs had ballooned from an estimated $69 million to more than $98 million, with federal grants covering less than half the price tag.
Walker Stalker Con Atlanta Andrew Lincoln

Andrew Lincoln at Walker Stalker Con Atlanta: On-set pranks with Norman Reedus and trick-or-treating in Decatur

On Sunday morning, the final day of Walker Stalker Con Atlanta, an auditorium of The Walking Dead fans eagerly awaiting Andrew Lincoln’s arrival to his panel were instead greeted by Josh McDermitt sporting a faux British accent.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Super Fly, Ozark, Being Mary Jane, plus how Georgia legislature could threaten the film industry (again)

A remake of Super Fly, Netflix's Ozark, and the final season of Being Mary Jane are just a few of the movies and TV shows filming in Atlanta this month. Plus—Georgia's latest "religious freedom bill" is sparking cries for a boycott of the Hollywood of the South.
Gold Dome

Commentary: Why Georgia’s most important decision on Election Day isn’t Trump or Clinton

The outcome of the vote on Amendment 3 will determine the survival of a little known, but critically important state entity known as the Judicial Qualifications Commission (the “JQC”).

Buckhead’s silver thief has sterling taste

Forget about the polishing and dusting that accompany those monogrammed mint julep cups handed down by Great-Grandmother. Buckhead residents have a new worry when it comes to their sterling silver after a string of thefts perpetuated by a particularly crafty—and picky—burglar.

The Walking Dead Awards: “You Owe Us”

Each week, we comb through the guts of The Walking Dead, much like a horde of hungry walkers, to bring you the episode’s best moments, surprises, and other post-apocalyptic curiosities. This week: a seminar on sexual harassment in the workplace, excessive symbolism, and, wait, what just happened on the show?

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