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5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 31 – August 6

Glowing hot air balloons fill Piedmont Park, the CATS Musical hits the Fox Theatre stage just in time, and a soapbox derby races through Historic Fourth Ward.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? The Ballad of Richard Jewell, Lovecraft Country, Ozark, Hillbilly Elegy, and more

Clint Eastwood is back in Atlanta with his next directorial project, The Ballad of Richard Jewell. Also in town: Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy and Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams's HBO series Lovecraft Country.
How Lil Nas X Old Town Road went viral

How Atlanta’s Lil Nas X went from being shut out of the country charts to breaking a major Billboard record

Lil Nas X continues a tradition long held by Atlanta artists. When the music industry didn’t readily accept him, he forced his way inside and made himself hard to ignore.
Anne Irwin Fine Art Emerging Artists Show

This year’s Anne Irwin Emerging Artist Show will be the biggest one yet

“It's important for us to get people in on the ground level, and provide some opportunity for them to start collecting at a younger age,” says Anne Irwin Fine Art gallery director Emily West.
Stephen Kearse In the Heat of the Light

Author Stephen Kearse on why his new Atlanta novel “burns it all down”

In the Heat of the Light follows an Atlanta graffiti crew that, in the wake of a friend's death by police violence, defaces Stone Mountain. But as two FBI agents start investigating the crime, the crew’s relationships start to fray, culminating in an explosive climax.
Atlanta protected bike lane West Peachtree protest

A “human-protected” bike lane on West Peachtree proved protesters’ point

In Atlanta, a decades-old obsession with designing streets to benefit automobiles has left cyclists, pedestrians, and the rest with limited options to traverse town safely. 
Parliament of Owls

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 24-30

Watch the Parliament of Owls lantern parade in Midtown, catch a free Goodie Mob performance in East Point, and go on a zombie pub crawl in Virginia-Highland.
Georgia student debt how much student debt do georgia college students have?

The complicated math behind buying a college education in Georgia

We set out to break down what it costs to attend some of Georgia’s top schools—and how much of those price tags is paid from the pockets of students.
The Walking Dead Comic Con Trailer

The Walking Dead season 10 trailer is actually amazing

The long-running zombie drama endured a lot of changes in season nine with the exit of stars Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan. But based on the explosive new Comic-Con trailer, season 10 looks very promising.

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