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Waffle House Poet Laureate Karen Head

Waffle House has an official poet laureate. For real.

The phrase “scattered, smothered, and covered” has a certain poetic ring, so it’s fitting that Waffle House has its own poet laureate.
Poet Jericho Brown

Q&A: Poet Jericho Brown on Atlanta’s poetry community, black masculinity, and the politics of love

Jericho Brown has emerged as one of Atlanta’s most prominent poets. Here, the Emory University professor chats about black masculinity, the politics of love, and how his students surprise him.
What to do on Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta

18 things to do during Labor Day weekend in Atlanta 2019

Dragon Con, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Hot Air Balloon Festival, Decatur Book Festival, Black Gay Pride Weekend—there are so many events in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend 2019.

Best of Atlanta 2018: Arts & Culture

The best of Atlanta's arts and culture in 2018, including best superstar, painter, museum for local art, improv theater, and more.
Dragon Con

18 things to do during Labor Day weekend in Atlanta

Dragon Con, Cirque du Solei, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Hot Air Balloon Festival, Decatur Book Festival, Black Gay Pride Weekend—there are too many events in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend 2018. Pick your favorites, because from August 29 to September 3, Atlanta won't stop partying.
Michael W. Twitty

Michael W. Twitty: “I want Southern food to be the basis of a new discussion on shared Southern identity.”

Inspired in part by Roots author Alex Haley, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes a hard look at his own ancestry—both black and white—in his new book, The Cooking Gene.

It matters what our presidents eat

Adrian Miller wants to pay homage to the largely African American cooks who have fed United States presidents with his new book, The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas.
Dragon Con

Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 Atlanta event picks for September

Bruno Mars, Future, Mumford & Sons, and Blink-182 at Music Midtown, Dragon Con, and the Decatur Book Festival.
Callaway Gardens Hot Air Balloon Festival

13 things to do during Labor Day weekend in Atlanta

Cosplay all day at Dragon Con, college football at Mercedes-Benz, and the largest independent book festival in the country

19 fantastic Atlanta events for kids and families in September

The weather may be cooling off, but events season is heating up again, with new museum exhibits, kid-friendly stage shows, festivals, and more.

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