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What the heck is going on in Georgia higher ed?
From Sonny Perdue’s chancellorship to the end of tenure as we know it, here’s a look at the recent controversies affecting Georgia’s public colleges and universities and where everything stands right now.
6 Atlanta artists to watch in 2021
We asked our colleagues at ArtsATL to tell us whose work they are most eager to see this fall. Here are six artists stirring up the city’s arts scene.
Why is coronavirus data so damn difficult to communicate?
Communicating clear, easy to read data to the public is perhaps one of the most pervasive problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. “You have a lot of very smart people producing really neat visualizations that other professionals might understand, but the general public is like, 'What the hell am I looking at? I just want to know if it's getting better or worse.'”
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.
Try as you might, you can’t beat The Freeze
In his sky blue bodysuit, Nigel Talton can outrun almost everyone in “RaceTrac’s Beat The Freeze,” at the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust Park. We interview the 28-year-old former track star about his history, Olympic dreams, and his time volunteering.
Fighting to kneel: A Kennesaw State University cheerleader sues for the right to protest on the playing field
Similar to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, five cheerleaders for Kennesaw State University decided to kneel during the national anthem at a football game to protest unjustified killings by police officers. When the school decided to move them off the field if they were going to kneel, Tommia Dean, one of the cheerleaders, filed a lawsuit against the school's higher ups for restricting her freedom of speech.
Atlanta’s Lace Larrabee is training a new generation of women comics
In the male-dominated stand-up comedy world, Lace Larrabee is making sure women are a force to be reckoned with by launching Laugh Lab, the only stand-up comedy class in Atlanta that’s exclusively for women. She also role in the new Catherine Zeta-Jones comedy Queen America, which debuts this month on Facebook Watch.
Get thee to the suburbs: Atlanta’s OTP theater scene is booming
The success of companies such as Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company and the Aurora Theatre debunk the myth that the suburbs are void of culture, and other artists are taking note. Here are a few new companies that are bringing theater to the suburbs.
A fondant swan cake helped land Atlanta’s Molly Brodak on the Great American Baking Show
A three-dimensional swan, a lemon pepper-flavored portrait of Killer Mike, and six near-identical cookies decorated likes mermaids complete with iridescent golden seashell bras—these are just a handful of the creations Molly Brodak has whipped up in her kitchen this year.
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