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Thursday July 15, 2010 03:00 pm EDT
The High Museum's Signs of Life: Photographs by Peter Sekaer is the sleeper photographic exhibition of the summer. A contemporary of Walker Evans and a student of Berenice Abbott, Sekaer was well-known in the 1930s and '40s but slipped through the cracks after his death in 1950, only to be rediscovered in the last few decades. Under its outgoing curator of photography, Julian Cox, the High has... | more...

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Thursday July 15, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Platinum Championship Wrestling stages a theater of the scars | more...

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Thursday July 15, 2010 04:00 am EDT
'PCW is art' | more...

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Wednesday July 14, 2010 04:00 pm EDT
Douglas Tappin's play encompasses the influence of the civil rights icon | more...

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Monday July 12, 2010 12:21 pm EDT



The Atlanta Braves (52-36) head into the All-Star break sitting in first place in the N.L. Eastern Division and winners of four consecutive inter-divisional series.

But their Sunday afternoon performance against the second-place Mets in Flushing, N.Y., was—rather ironically—a stinker.

Cue the proverbial disappointing horn sound:


In what has been a miraculously entertaining and remarkably...

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Monday July 12, 2010 11:28 am EDT

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Dan Weeks has been a staple of Atlanta's local comedy scene since 2006, soaking up stage time at any venue available. His comedy is a transcendental trip through Happyland, making it hard not to laugh at everything he says because he's amiable even in angst. With material that...

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Friday July 9, 2010 04:39 pm EDT



In town to headline the Laughing Skull Lounge this weekend, the hilarious, insightful and ultra-candid Ian Harvie came by CL to answer our extensive list of questions about being a transgendered comedian. The interview is a very informative listen for anyone that's ever had genuine questions about sexual identity, or silly ones like what it's like to be in a big-ol'-boobied woman's body, but...

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Friday July 9, 2010 11:25 am EDT


Comedienne Heather McDonald, from E!'s "Chelsea Lately," is in town this weekend performing at the Punchline. This morning she stopped by the Loaf to gab about doing celebrity impressions, private planes, and the 27 years she spent as a virgin that inspired her new book, You'll Never Blue Ball In This Town Again.

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Friday July 9, 2010 09:41 am EDT

  • Shana Robbins



The Contemporary starts the weekend off with a massive opening, Poncey Highlands gets two new group shows from Kibbee and Young Blood, and more. All the details after the jump.

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Thursday July 8, 2010 01:00 pm EDT
Horizon succeeds in Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery | more...

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Thursday July 8, 2010 11:47 am EDT


Cynicism Lineup:
1. What's the rush to 50 W's?
2. Eric Hinske
3. Matt Diaz

—The Braves took two out of three from the three-time defending N.L. East Champion Philadelphia Phillies and, in the process, gave themselves a Chino Cadahia F.U.P.A.-sized cushion of three games over the New York Mets.

This is the fastest that Atlanta has reached the 50-win plateau since 2003—finishing with a record...

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Thursday July 8, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Managing Editor T. Chante LaGon takes a birthday trip to Riviera Maya | more...

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Monday July 5, 2010 11:00 am EDT
Artist readies for the biggest exhibition of her career | more...

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Saturday July 3, 2010 03:35 pm EDT

  • Daniel Weir


When Creative Loafing dropped by Eyedrum yesterday evening, artists were still hard at work on their drawings for this year's edition of Chalk Off, a chalk-only exhibition that the gallery hosted once before in 2008. Daniel Weir's piece in the corner of the main gallery was especially eye-catching, as he was hand-smearing the chalk to give it a paint-like texture and glow....

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Friday July 2, 2010 12:32 pm EDT

  • Alejandro A. Leal
  • Atlanta comic Clayton English



Local comedian Clayton English stopped by Creative Loafing this morning to blaze the mic and discuss groupies, the comedy grind, and his new Monday-night radio show, Atlansterdam.

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Friday July 2, 2010 09:25 am EDT

  • Courtney Burton


Our nation's birthday isn't stopping Aurora Coffee, Eyedrum, and MINT Gallery from putting on a weekend full of killer group shows while Dodekapus raises funds for Living Walls. Check out the details after the jump.

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Friday July 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, curator and participating artist for Seepages, invited six artist friends and colleagues from both Atlanta, where she used to live, and her present hometown of Philadelphia to join her in the exhibition at Whitespace Gallery. As the title suggests, ideas pass back and forth between artists, and techniques seep into one artist's work through connections with others.... | more...

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Thursday July 1, 2010 12:47 pm EDT


Cynicism Lineup:
1. Troy Glaus
2. Yunel Escobar
3. Vuvuzelas

—Glaus, the National League player of the month for May, is batting .125 (6-for-48) since June 13 and was hitless in the series against the Nationals.

Once tabbed as the Braves' unemployed, basement-dwelling uncle, Glaus has seemingly laid claim to that pullout sofa in the Atlanta clubhouse once again as his average has now dropped...

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Monday June 28, 2010 05:00 pm EDT
Shrew: the Musical and Love's Labour's Lost run in repertory at the playhouse | more...

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Monday June 28, 2010 03:39 pm EDT

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  • Braves looking to prove that Strasburg, 21, despite his 100-mph fastball, is still just a kid



The Stephen Strasburg Tour hits Atlanta tonight as the young fire-baller looks to continue his absurd domination of "professional" baseball players.

Strasburg is 2-1 with...

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Monday June 28, 2010 12:46 pm EDT


Cynicism Lineup:
1. Tommy Hanson
2. Lady Luck
3. Jason Heyward

—For the second cynical recap in a row, "Big Red Letdown" finds himself batting leadoff in the "Cynicism Lineup".

Hanson's performance over his last two starts (21 hits, 15 runs allowed in 7.1 innings pitched) would normally be enough by itself to put him up there, but it's his mental state that has The Cynic concerned.

Hanson,...

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Monday June 28, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Graphic novel The Trap-Door Maker offers interesting prequel to popular musical | more...

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Friday June 25, 2010 01:23 pm EDT


Cynicism Lineup:
1. "Big Red" letdown
2. Good outings wasted
3. Andruw gets last laugh

—Tommy Hanson has "gingerly" taken a gigantic step backwards following his impressive rookie campaign that catapaulted him into the third slot in the 2010 starting rotation.

Hanson went 11-4 in his 21 starts in 2009 and posted a boastful 2.89 ERA while striking out 116 in just 127.2 innings of work.

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Friday June 25, 2010 09:00 am EDT

  • Sean Desmond's Tenderloin Project opens at ABV Gallery tonight



ABV Gallery shows The Tenderloin Project during the Studioplex art walk, Living Walls raises funds and celebrates badasses, and more this weekend. Details after the jump.

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Monday June 21, 2010 02:24 pm EDT


Cynicism Lineup:
1. Jair Jurrjens
2. Dayton Moore
3. Troy Glaus

—Kenshin Kawakami isn't very good.

But with the return of staff ace Jair Jurrjens seemingly on the not-to-distant horizon, Braves fans may not be subject to Kawakami's batting practice performances for much longer.

And with "KK" out of the fifth spot, the rotation should look something like this:
Hudson (2.34 ERA)
Hanson (86...

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