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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.

14 things to do during Labor Day weekend in Atlanta

From Dragon Con to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game to the AJC Decatur Book Festival, there's something for everyone this Labor Day weekend in Atlanta.

Five questions for Mary Williams

In her new memoir, "The Lost Daughter," Mary Williams traces the remarkable arc of her life, from the streets of Oakland to Ted Turner’s Georgia mansion. At age twelve, Williams attended a theater camp sponsored by actress/activist Jane Fonda.

John Lewis’s comic book is a bestseller, and here’s our review

Editor’s Note: Georgia congressman and civil rights legend John Lewis has added another item to his resume: bestselling author. March: Book One, the first volume of his memoir-as-comic trilogy with Marietta-based Top Shelf Productions, grabbed the top spot in its category on the New York Times bestseller list. Lewis, who will deliver the keynote address at the 2013 Decatur Book Festival, is in Washington this week to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; he notably is the only living speaker from the 1963 event.

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