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Years ago, when John Carroll felt hopeless and alone, he discovered blackout poetry—turning newspapers and book pages into poetry by blacking out words with a marker. Now, with tens of thousands of people following his Instagram, Carroll is demystifying what it means to be an artist, a poet, and a person who struggles with mental health issues.
Redeeming the Cyclorama: Why the century-old attraction is anything but a monument to the Confederacy
Conceived in Chicago, created in Milwaukee, and premiered in Minneapolis, the Cyclorama was meant to celebrate the Union’s great triumph in capturing Atlanta and hastening the end of the Civil War. But when the painting moved South, new audiences flipped its meaning, bastardizing the spectacle into a testament to white Southern pride. For decades, it was a masterpiece of misinterpretation. Now, it has a new life at the Atlanta History Center.
For many years, chef Carla Hall resisted being called a soul food cook, but now she's fully embracing her Southern roots. The Nashville-born Top Chef alum, former Chew co-host, and culinary ambassador for the Smithsonian's Sweet Home Café stops by the Atlanta History Center to promote her new cookbook, Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration.
New York City–based chef Marcus Samuelsson will release a cookbook called A Moving Feast: Recipes and Stories of Soul Food’s Journey North. Through the lens of food, it will share accounts of the Great Migration. Nearly every one of the more than 100 images in the book will have been captured by photographer Angie Mosier, a lifelong Atlantan who is preternaturally talented, excessively humble, and unmistakably white.
Help the revitalization of historic Sweet Auburn at the Sweet Auburn Gala, nerd out with classic games at the Southern-Fried Gaming Expo, or explore the Westside on foot at Atlanta Streets Alive.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is finally coming to the Fox; participate in a weeklong celebration of two-wheelers at Atlanta Cycling Festival; and treat yourself to ”all-you-can-indulge” tasting sessions at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.
Partake in a pillow fight in Grant Park, run a 5k followed by DJ-led yoga at Piedmont Park, and bike or walk during the year's first Atlanta Streets Alive.
Looking for things to do in Atlanta during April? Laugh your butt off with Kevin Hart at Philips Arena, watch the Atlanta Braves take on the Washington Nationals, and join in the 50th year of the Druid Hills Home Tour.
In the mid-1950s, Rich’s executive Frank Pallotta had an idea: If the annual Great Tree wasn’t enough to coax holiday shoppers to Rich’s downtown department store, then a monorail would be. Dubbed the Snowland Express, the rickety three-and-a-half minute ride over the toy department—and later the roof—cost a quarter, making it a magnet for kids and a moment’s reprieve for parents to study their shopping lists.