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The rebirth of Bankhead Seafood
Rappers Killer Mike and T.I. are angling to bring back the hallowed restaurant, which served fish “so darn good it blocked traffic on Fridays.” It will reopen in a rapidly changing neighborhood.
What Music Midtown’s cancellation could mean for the city that “influences everything”
Tyler Lyle, the Atlanta-based half of synthwave band The Midnight, believes the city “got punked by the gun lobby,” as Music Midtown organizers on Monday called off the iconic, (usually) annual festival at Piedmont Park.
Photos: Scenes from the Atlanta Braves World Series victory parade and concert
Check out these photos from the Atlanta Braves World Series victory parade and concert, which featured performances from Ludacris, Big Boi, Sleepy Brown, Killer Mike, and Zac Brown.
Best of Atlanta 2020: Arts & Culture
The best of Atlanta's arts and culture in 2020, including best new album, best neighborhood art walk, best online access, best poet, and more.
If Atlanta’s most famous hip-hop stars want to participate in activism, they’ll have to reckon with their own elite statuses
While it’s certainly possible to both empathize with protesters and feel pained to see the city in chaos, Atlanta's mainstream hip-hop artists also benefit financially from encouraging peace. As entrepreneurs and longtime ambassadors of a city that is a hub for Black businesses, their economic success and the continued growth of Atlanta are indisputably linked. Even if they came from the Black working class and genuinely wish to advocate for them, refusing to acknowledge this reality dilutes their messages.
What happened yesterday in Atlanta
Starting around 3 p.m. from Centennial Olympic Park, young and old activists holding signs and chanting the names of black people killed by police marched south toward the CNN Center and through downtown before ending at the Georgia Capitol. Then they marched back toward Centennial Olympic Park where APD officers corralled the crowd in front of CNN Center. Around 7 p.m., the peaceful march and protest changed in tone as scuffles and confrontations between some protesters and police escalated into a relatively small number of protesters setting a police car on fire and spray painting the CNN Center.
Videos: Mayor Bottoms, Killer Mike, Bernice King give passionate speeches during protests
"Go home," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms implored Atlanta protesters. "I cannot protect you out in those streets."
Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Thursday, May 7
On Wednesday, Atlanta United players began their first individual practices since March and Killer Mike and T.I. helped pass out meals. Here’s your Thursday morning update:
Our favorite Atlanta albums of the 2010s
From Big Boi to Deerhunter, Migos to Janelle Monáe to Run the Jewels, here's what three critics deemed to be the best Atlanta albums of the decade.
The Atlanta Nap Ministry preaches the liberating power of rest
Tricia Hersey, founder of the Nap Ministry: “How can we resist these toxic systems that want us to be disconnected, that want us to work 80 hours a week, that want us to feel like we’re not worthy unless we’re producing something? This isn’t just about naps.”