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Candytopia Atlanta

8 things to know before you visit Candytopia in Atlanta

Candytopia, a colorful, Instagramable wonderland filled with large candy sculptures and paintings, is back in Atlanta at the Disco Kroger shopping center in Buckhead. Before you go, here's what you need to know. (Hint: Bring socks, a fully charged phone, and prepare for confetti.)
Kasim Reed launches comeback campaign for Atlanta mayor

Kasim Reed launches comeback campaign for Atlanta mayor

Kasim Reed filed paperwork on Monday to launch his bid for a third term as Atlanta mayor, and intends to officially announce his decision during his 52nd birthday party on June 10, according to two sources with direct knowledge of his campaign plans.

In A Night at the Sweet Gum Head, journalist Martin Padgett tells Atlanta’s overlooked queer history during the disco decade

In A Night at the Sweet Gum Head, released this month by W.W. Norton, journalist Martin Padgett sutures this context into the accounts of two main subjects: Bill Smith, who helped lead the Georgia Gay Liberation Front, worked as a city commissioner, and published the South’s leading gay newspaper, the Barb; and John Greenwell, who rose to drag stardom performing as Rachel Wells at the Sweet Gum Head nightclub.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is now open at the Pullman Yard

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is now open at Pullman Yard. Here’s what to know before you go.

Part museum, part immersive 360-degree digital spectacle, and part hands-on activity, the show takes guests on a journey through the Dutch post-impressionist artist's life. Here's what you need to know when visiting Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience in Atlanta.
Trae Young 2021 Hawks playoffs

Years ago, I adopted Atlanta Hawks fandom. You should too.

Notes from a nonnative Atlantan—and longtime diehard Hawks fan—now that everyone is once again paying attention to our basketball team
MARTA bus

MARTA has 400 buses that carry roughly 500,000 people every week. The transit agency wants to know how to carry more.

Should MARTA buses come more frequently or should they serve more people? The agency hopes to answer these questions to make a more robust system.
Tony Schiavone

Wrestling announcer Tony Schiavone reflects on being the voice of your childhood

"I was shocked to find that there were people out there that wanted to hear me again. I hear it all the time: 'You’re the voice of my childhood.' I’m flattered. I never expected that."
Why do private, profitable companies get public funds?

Why do private, profitable companies get public funds?

For decades, local development authorities and state economic officials have handed out hundreds of millions of dollars to help build high-rises, subsidize warehouses, and woo out-of-state businesses. Why should private companies and well-financed property developers get a cut of public funds?

Part of Georgia’s inaugural group of licensed hemp growers, Sedrick Rowe hopes to inspire a new generation of young Black farmers

Sedrick Rowe
Rowe, who turned 30 this year, wants to empower Black people to thrive in the farming industry, recognizing in it the possibility of economic self-sufficiency and even generational wealth. And he hopes hemp will be part of that.

Tracking the long, strange trip of the Golden Ray

Golden Ray shipwreck what happened
A boat carrying 4,200 cars capsized in St. Simons Sound in September 2019—and it’s still there.

Jordache Avery has built one of Atlanta’s most in-demand modern architecture firms

Jordache Avery Atlanta architect
Yet in a city famed for diversity, his business, Xmetrical, is a Black-owned anomaly.
David Cummings Groundbreakers 2018

David Cummings

Groundbreakers 2018

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