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Monday February 4, 2013 04:01 pm EST

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  • Eileen Myles



This week Emory's Poetry Council has teamed up with Emory's Office of LGBT Life, the Center for Women, and a grant from the Hightower fund to bring us poetry giant (and former write-in candidate for President) Eileen Myles. Bringing her to Atlanta via New York is no small accomplishment- Myles has earned accolades such as the...

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Friday February 1, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • DASHBOARD CO-OP
  • Under the Rainbow, Kelly O'Brien


Dashboard Co-Op will present Boom City, Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight. The free, one-night-only exhibit will remake 117,000 square feet of vacant space in the M. Rich Building downtown, 115 Martin Luther King Jr Drive. View portfolios from the 12 featured artists and other Dashboard collaborators.

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Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:45 am EST
The end of some local galleries doesn't mean the end of local arts. Or at least it shouldn't. | more...

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Wednesday January 30, 2013 08:30 am EST
Photoshop works by Debbie Grossman sum up the ambitions of the group exhibition | more...

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Wednesday January 30, 2013 04:00 am EST
Recent mural dustups reveal the unfortunate truth that we lack a language of compromise | more...

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Monday January 28, 2013 05:19 pm EST

There's a flurry of literary talent descending on Atlanta this week! You may have read a bit about What's New in Poetry's hosting of poets Heather Christle, Chris DeWeese, and Mark Leidner on Thursday already. Equally impressive and exciting events will be hosted by LostintheLetters and the Little Shop of Stories during the week.

LostintheLetters
Jan. 28 | 7pm
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Friday January 25, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • MOCA GA
  • Ruth Laxson Retrospective at MOCA GA



Eighty-eight-year-old Ruth Laxson will exhibit a collection of more than 100 original drawings, paintings, sculptures and other projects in a retrospective exhibition of epic proportions at MOCA GA, curated with the help of local gallery owner Marcia Wood. Some of the pieces displayed have never been seen by the public before. This extensive...

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Friday January 25, 2013 04:00 am EST
Two poets talk married life, writing habits, and recent works | more...

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Wednesday January 23, 2013 04:00 am EST
A half century later, Gordon Parks 1956 segregation series still speaks volumes | more...

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Monday January 21, 2013 04:55 pm EST
Atlanta can't seem to get its fill of Vampire novelists. Just a few weeks ago Richelle Mead, author of the Vampire Academy series, read for Georgia Center for the Book. This week Melissa de la Cruz graces the city, signing copies of the final installation of her Blue Blood series, Gates of Paradise, at Little Shop of Stories. It could prove to be an evening you can really sink your teeth into.... | more...

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Friday January 18, 2013 10:17 am EST

  • Purge ATL
  • Invent Room Pop 21 takes place at Beep Beep Gallery tonight.



Invent Room Pop, the monthly impromptu music creation project that pairs duets or trios of musicians together to make music at Beep Beep Gallery is back for another installment. The musician pool this week consists of Jason Butcher (synth), Zack Hollback (sax & electronics), Michael Hollis (guitar), Stephen Molyneux...

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Wednesday January 16, 2013 04:00 am EST
The new Actor's Express production plays with political anachronisms | more...

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Monday January 14, 2013 04:22 pm EST
I love the weeks that cover the gamut of literary events. Want to read at an open mic? Charis' Cliterati Open No-mic has you covered. Want to workshop your most recent story? Writing with Intent and the Writer's Exchange meet this week. Want to watch local authors bout it out? Write Club Atlanta takes the stage at the Highland Ballroom on Wednesday. Got some cash burning a hole in your pocket?... | more...

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Monday January 14, 2013 11:39 am EST

Local poet, essayist, and Emory professor Kevin Young is among the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle prizes announced this morning. His first book of non-fiction, The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, is a finalist for criticism along with books by Paul Elie, David Mendelson, Mary Ruefle, and Marina Warner.

For a full list of the finalists, head over to the Washington...

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Monday January 14, 2013 07:30 am EST
The group exhibition offers an indirect portrait of an artist | more...

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Friday January 11, 2013 09:25 am EST

  • Whitespace Gallery
  • Constance Thalken presents 1.2 cm= at Whitespace Gallery, a photographic response to her battle with breast cancer.



Artist and GSU Photography professor, Constance Thalken, is exhibiting a collection of photographs titled 1.2 cm = at Whitespace Gallery. This intimate collection of photographs chronicles the artist's battle with breast cancer, documenting her body's...

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Thursday January 10, 2013 04:00 am EST
First Place | more...

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Thursday January 10, 2013 04:00 am EST
'The Meaning of Life' | more...

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Thursday January 10, 2013 04:00 am EST
Third Place | more...

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Thursday January 10, 2013 04:00 am EST
Second place | more...

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Monday January 7, 2013 10:39 am EST
If you are not in a tizzy about this year's Creative Loafing Fiction Contest, then what are you living for? (Get it? This year's theme was the meaning of life.) I'm excited to return to the Highland Ballroom for this year's winners to be announced, share a slice with our readers, spread the word about some books I like, and watch a mini-bout of Write Club Atlanta. If you're unable to attend the... | more...

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Friday January 4, 2013 10:58 am EST

  • Get This! Gallery
  • In Unison at Get This!



Get This! Gallery is exhibiting its first group show of the new year and each artist has been hand selected by William Downs. Downs, who has built a reputation as a curator in both Atlanta during his undergrad work and in Baltimore during his graduate days, has chosen artists based on a connection he created with them during his career. In Unison...

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Monday December 31, 2012 01:10 pm EST

When approaching the New Year there are two schools of thought: those who carouse and those who reform. This weekend each methodology will have a chance to shine. So before you pack away the tinsel, holly, and sequins - take a look into these two events and pick your approach.

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Friday December 28, 2012 10:03 am EST

  • Whitespace Gallery
  • A window vignette installation at A Moveable Feast



The annual December show at Whitespace Gallery titled A Moveable Feast will be closing this weekend. The show which encompasses both the Whitespec and Whitespace galleries, with works from gallery artists on paper in the main gallery and work from emerging artists in the Whitespec space. In addition, artists utilized...

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Monday December 24, 2012 05:26 pm EST

What an ideal week to curl up in your pj's with that new book you were gifted- it is quiet on Atlanta's literary front this week. Don't fret- next week is full of literary promise.

If, for some sad reason, you were denied the joy of a good read this holiday season, there are plenty of local bookstores around the city for you to treat yourself. Odds are you've earned it.

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Friday December 21, 2012 09:00 am EST

  • Catlanta
  • Sweatshirt featuring Atlanta's favorite feline street art



Atlanta's elusive street artist, Catlanta, has created a large litter of T-shirts, sweatshirts, cloth bags, iPhone cases, and more to sell at a holiday pop-up at the W Midtown. These gifts are perfect for fans of his work or someone who hasn't been able to find one of his highly-coveted kittens in the street. Given his fame...

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Wednesday December 19, 2012 02:30 pm EST

  • DUSTIN CHAMBERS
  • Hyuro's Living Walls commissioned work



Complex Magazine released a global list of the top 25 murals of 2012 today, including a number of works commissioned by Living Walls in Atlanta. Among works painted in South Korea, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Israel and elsewhere, Philadelphia blogger and Vandalog editor RJ Rushmore included Hyuro's controversial (and now buffed)...

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Tuesday December 18, 2012 08:20 am EST
The collaborative duo has no use for Southern cliche in this Barbara Archer exhibition | more...

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Monday December 17, 2012 12:39 pm EST

Thursday's literary events share a common theme: female empowerment. It can't be denied: Cliterati Open No-Mic returns at Charis, Bound to Be Read will host a discussion of Natasha Trethewey's Native Guard, and HydeATL and Team Luis present the second annual collection of Atlanta's Bad Bitches at the Star Bar. http://www.facebook.com/events/395376370542560/

  • Team Luis
  • Apocabitch



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Friday December 14, 2012 09:00 am EST

  • Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
  • A sculpture created by Ayokunle Odeleye on Hank Aaron Drive



Famed sculptor and Kennesaw State University professor, Ayokunle Odeleye, will be giving an artist talk tonight at MOCA GA in conjunction with his retrospective show covering the last 32 years of his extensive career. The artist talk starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free to the public. More art after...

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Wednesday December 12, 2012 09:20 am EST
Haunting production views corporatism and pornography through a kaleidoscope | more...

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Tuesday December 11, 2012 11:00 am EST
Cawley leaves a memorable mental note at Emily Amy Gallery | more...

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Monday December 10, 2012 02:22 pm EST
Charis Books has a busy week ahead- not only will they be hosting the bi-weekly Writing With Intent writer's workshop, but on Saturday they'll be hosting the Tall Tales and Real Man Adventures event down the street at the Star Bar. After transitioning from female to male, author T Cooper authored Real Man Adventures- a book that explores the meaning of manhood through a combination of essays,... | more...

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Monday December 10, 2012 09:13 am EST

  • Vinnie Sherfield
  • The painting "Voter Suppression" was displayed in the airport's T Gallery as part of a group exhibition

An artist whose work was displayed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is crying censorship after his work was removed by the air hub's officials.

Vinnie Sherfield submitted two paintings as part of a group exhibition sponsored by the National Arts Program...

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Friday December 7, 2012 04:53 pm EST

  • Dustin Chambers
  • French artist Pierre Roti's mural along University Avenue sparked intense debate in surrounding communities

Get a peek at what's left of French artist Pierre Roti's mural along University Avenue in southwest Atlanta while you can. The Georgia Department of Transportation says the controversial Living Walls mural near the Pittsburgh neighborhood will be painted over as early...

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Friday December 7, 2012 09:00 am EST



Kevin McDonald, member of Canadian sketch comedy group The Kids in the Hall, will be performing at the Laughing Skull in Midtown all weekend. There will be two performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m., and a final 7:00 p.m. show on Sunday night. More art after the jump.

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Monday December 3, 2012 04:22 pm EST
In anticipation of his seventh book, Sky Saw, a look at Butler's work so far | more...

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Monday December 3, 2012 01:22 pm EST

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  • Bill Roorbach reads for the Georgia Center of the Book

Georgia Center for the Book Presents: Carmen Deedy & John McCutcheon
Dec. 3, 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Decatur

A bookish event for the whole family. Author Carmen Deedy and her husband, Grammy-nominated musician John McCutcheon, will be performing and reading to help raise funds for...

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Friday November 30, 2012 02:00 pm EST
Dad's Garage sends up Dickens' Christmas classic with annual improv adaptation | more...

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Friday November 30, 2012 10:23 am EST

  • Emily Amy Gallery
  • 'Follow/Forget' Jennifer Cawley



Atlanta-based SCAD MFA candidate Jennifer Cawley will be hosted by Emily Amy Gallery for her collection of recent paintings, prints, and books titled You Can't Get There From Here. Her work, which touches on a surrealist aesthetic, explores the feeling of limbo while working to the completion of a rigorous degree and will be accompanied by...

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Thursday November 29, 2012 04:10 am EST
From the city's new DIY lit scene to the U.S. Poet Laureate, Atlanta is home to a diverse - and growing - literary culture | more...

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Thursday November 29, 2012 04:08 am EST
I love the South because it is mine.' | more...

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Thursday November 29, 2012 04:07 am EST
Behind the rise of the city's new DIY literary scene | more...

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Thursday November 29, 2012 04:06 am EST
The who, what, where and when of Carapace, Write Club, True Story and more | more...

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Thursday November 29, 2012 04:05 am EST
'I've found Atlanta seeping into my work, frequently, in small ways' | more...

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Thursday November 29, 2012 04:03 am EST
'Luxury helicopters and gowns and cliff-hangers and catfights' | more...

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Thursday November 29, 2012 04:01 am EST
'The concrete illuminates the abstractions we can't quite touch' | more...

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Wednesday November 28, 2012 03:43 pm EST
The New York Times has released its annual list of the year's top 100 books, and works by local authors Amber Dermont and Kevin Young have made the cut. Young, a poet and Emory University professor, was recognized for the nonfiction The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, an insanely thorough examination of African-American culture that former CL writer Wyatt Williams called a... | more...

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Wednesday November 28, 2012 04:00 am EST
New owner, a film buff and veteran, plans major renovations, first-run features | more...

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Tuesday November 27, 2012 01:00 pm EST

  • Courtesy C4 Atlanta
  • Lobby of C4 Atlanta's new Arts Entrepreneurship Center

Local arts organization C4 Atlanta, a nonprofit that assists artists in the business of being creative, has announced the opening of an "Arts Entrepreneurship Center" in downtown Atlanta. The center, which will be located in the M. Rich Building at Peachtree Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, will host C4's...

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