CL writers released from cubicles, set loose on public


A quartet of Creative Loafing scribes will be hosting and participating in some pretty cool events this week, so come check them out, put names to faces and cheer or heckle as you see fit.

A book discussion about the new Dirty South: Outkast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern rappers who reinvented hip-hop will feature CL music maestro Rodney Carmichael alongside author and CL contributor Ben Westhoff, rapper Killer Mike, writer Maurice Garland and Mr. Collipark himself, who is spotlighted in the book. More from Rodney on the event over on Crib Notes.

That will be tonight at 7 p.m. at Young Blood Gallery. Check out the Facebook event and read an excerpt from the book here.

As part of the Atlanta Film Festival, CL's cultural critic-in-chief Curt Holman will participate in a panel called "What Every Filmmaker Needs to Know About Film Critics" on May 6 at 10 a.m. at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Also on Friday, Steve Ignorant, former singer for British punk legends Crass, will be at Criminal Records reading from his book The Rest is Propaganda before he plays a show with in Ruins at Masquerade. After the reading and before the show, CL music oracle Chad Radford will lead a Q&A with Ignorant on Stage at Criminal. Reading/Q&A begins at 7:00 p.m. and is free. Show follows at the Masquerade. Tickets are $20.

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Monday May 2, 2011 01:06 pm EDT

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At Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner, also known affectionately as Nerdprom (where Seth Meyers killed it with a set focused mainly on Donald Trump—click here to watch it), a reporter from the National Journal's Hotline on Call caught up with Newt Gingrich to ask what was up with his whole...

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Wednesday April 27, 2011 03:44 pm EDT

SCAD Style, a weeklong series of fashion and style events, wraps up the week with three free events today and tomorrow.

Tonight is a lecture by Waris Ahluwahlia, actor (he was in The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Inside Man) and designer. He designs the House of Waris jewelry line and is influenced by ancient kingdoms.
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Wednesday April 27, 2011 02:57 pm EDT

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  • It could be your ass on this poster!

If you've ever wanted to have your very own "RESPECT MY SLEEP" moment, well, now might be the chance you need: casting calls for Oxygen's Bad Girls Club and Love Games are coming to Atlanta.

Both shows bring together casts of people to live in "beautiful mansions" and have their lives taped. The more...

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Wednesday April 27, 2011 10:16 am EDT

Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate pdf, released this morning by the White House. Obama also spoke about it this morning, saying that the country does not have time for the "distraction" and "silliness" of the issue.

Now can we PLEASE start talking about something else, *cough* Donald Trump *cough*?

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