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6 great ways in Atlanta to beat the heat and enjoy summer inside

Sometimes, it’s too hot to be outdoors, and no amount of water or icy beverage can bring enough relief from the scorching sun.
‘Jason Bourne’ is a ripped-from-the-headlines thrill

‘Jason Bourne’ is a ripped-from-the-headlines thrill

It turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks. That’s if the dog is super-soldier former CIA agent Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), and the trainer is director Paul Greengrass, who helmed Bournes “Supremacy” and “Ultimatum.

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STONE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE“Grits the Musical”No, it’s not about your favorite dish on the Waffle House menu.
Live music picks

Live music picks

FRIDAYGwen StefaniFollowing the success of her new album, March’s “This Is What the Truth Feels Like,” Stefani decided to embark on her first tour since 2007.
Live Latin music explosion hits Atlanta

Live Latin music explosion hits Atlanta

When Maná, the top-selling Latin rock band of all time, visited Philips Arena in June 2015, about 11,000 fans filled the downtown Atlanta venue.
Zoo Atlanta’s gay flamingos: ‘awesome’ parents

Zoo Atlanta’s gay flamingos: ‘awesome’ parents

Zoo Atlanta’s Flamingo No. 20 and flamingo No. 46 are what you’d call ideal parents. Devoted to each other for decades, they took turns sitting on their egg last year.
Atlanta festival showcases locally developed musicals

Atlanta festival showcases locally developed musicals

They may not come with the famous name recognition or flashy production values of a full-blown “Miss Saigon” or “In the Heights” — currently taking Atlanta audiences by storm at Serenbe and Aurora, respectively — but four locally conceived and developed musicals are debuting next week during the inaugural Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival (Aug.
Atlanta festival showcases locally developed musicals

Atlanta festival showcases locally developed musicals

They may not come with the famous name recognition or flashy production values of a full-blown “Miss Saigon” or “In the Heights” — currently taking Atlanta audiences by storm at Serenbe and Aurora, respectively — but four locally conceived and developed musicals are debuting next week during the inaugural Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival (Aug.
Review: Small art, small space and big plans define new gallery

Review: Small art, small space and big plans define new gallery

A tiny 600-square-foot space with a big ambition — to bring affordable art to College Park — Paper Plane Gallery is the brainchild of artist Jack Michael, 28, a Sewanee grad, former New Yorker, and now College Park resident who has become the unofficial champion of the artistic potential of Michael’s newly adopted hometown.
Walk to these 6 restaurants from Piedmont Park

Walk to these 6 restaurants from Piedmont Park

Music events, festivals, artistic playgrounds and wide-open community space. This and so much more draw locals and visitors alike to this panacea for green, urban relaxation.
5 of Atlanta's best college bars

5 of Atlanta's best college bars

There are two kinds of college bars: the low-key, low-cost everyday hangouts —our college year corollaries to Bayside High's The Maxx — and the weekend barn fire kind, filled with Atlanta's youngest drinkers.
Manuel’s Tavern renovation nears completion

Manuel’s Tavern renovation nears completion

Manuel’s Tavern, the legendary Poncey-Highland watering hole, is inching toward its scheduled August 6 reopening, though as of late last week some floors, ceilings, and walls were still not in place, nor were fixtures and furniture.
Author events, July 24-30

Author events, July 24-30

Dan A. Aldridge Jr., “To Lasso the Clouds: The Beginning of Aviation in Georgia.” 7:15 p.m. July 25.
4 of Atlanta's best speakeasies with secret rooms

4 of Atlanta's best speakeasies with secret rooms

Shh ... one of Atlanta's best kept secrets may be the five speakeasies operating in town. Here's where to find them: Edgewood Speakeasy (327 Edgewood Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA) -- Making its home in the Old Fourth Ward along the Atlanta Streetcar route, the entrance to the Edgewood Speakeasy is behind the bookcase inside Pizzeria Vesuvius.
Wabi Sabi season kicks off with Beltline romp

Wabi Sabi season kicks off with Beltline romp

From the bustling chatter among the food stalls at Krog Street Market to the busy pedestrian thoroughfare of the Atlanta Beltline to the rooftop of Ponce City Market with its expansive views of the Midtown skyline, some of Atlanta’s favorite places will soon play host to the turns and leaps of the city’s best dancers as Wabi Sabi takes to the streets for a whole new season.
Latest ‘Ice Age’ disappoints

Latest ‘Ice Age’ disappoints

Fourteen years after the first “Ice Age” animated film was a hit, the fifth installment in the franchise, “Ice Age: Collision Course,” rolls into theaters.
‘Ab Fab’ makes a wickedly funny return

‘Ab Fab’ makes a wickedly funny return

The release of “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” is genius counter programming against the other massive media story of the week — the Republican National Convention.
6 of Atlanta's best outdoor music venues

6 of Atlanta's best outdoor music venues

Outdoor music venues are a big part of the summer experience. From spring's Shaky Knees (and Beats) to the autumn's social crescendo at Music Midtown, the shows of the summer are part of us all.
Nick Offerman finds the voice of Tom Sawyer

Nick Offerman finds the voice of Tom Sawyer

If you imagine Nick Offerman is a real-life version of Ron Swanson, the mustachioed, macho character on “Parks and Recreation,” think again.
Six Flags Over Georgia holding Fright Fest zombie auditions

Six Flags Over Georgia holding Fright Fest zombie auditions

Six Flags Over Georgia is calling all zombies, monsters and more for Fright Fest Halloween event. Six Flags Over Georgia will soon hold auditions at a job fair for 400 positions including scare actors (monsters, zombies and more), singers, dancers, insult comics, specialty acts and more.
Review: Photographic slides a source of nostalgia, scrutiny in exhibit

Review: Photographic slides a source of nostalgia, scrutiny in exhibit

The obsolescence of old technologies can invite some to lament their disappearance. Audiocassettes, VHS tapes, landlines, vinyl records; their extinction can mean another cultural touchstone vanishing, or the creation of a new opportunity for collectors and those seeking to resurrect and keep a beloved form alive.
Author events, July 17-23

Author events, July 17-23

B. Andrew Plant and Suzanne Lea, “Crooked Letter i: Coming Out in the South.” 4 p.m. July 17. Reading, signing, Q&A.
‘Ghostbusters’ reboot is a hoot

‘Ghostbusters’ reboot is a hoot

Much of the conversation around the gender-swapped remake of “Ghostbusters” has been protests from (mostly) male fans of the original, who don’t want to see women in the roles popularized by Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson in the 1984 original.
Live music picks

Live music picks

FRIDAYDierks BentleyThe scruffily handsome country star released his eighth studio album, “Black,” in May, branded after wife Cassidy’s maiden name, and said it chronicles all stages of a relationship.
For one young man, the prison of autism turns out to be a palace

For one young man, the prison of autism turns out to be a palace

WASHINGTON — When Owen Suskind shows up for an interview to talk about “Life, Animated,” the new documentary of which he is the subject, he’s stooping under the weight of a backpack stuffed with DVDs of his favorite Disney films.
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WOODSTOCK “The Last Punisher” book signing Kevin Lacz knows what it means to be in the thick of the fight.
Twin pandas at Zoo Atlanta turn 3 on Friday

Twin pandas at Zoo Atlanta turn 3 on Friday

Atlanta’s twin pandas will celebrate their third birthdays Friday, July 15, and among the invited dignitaries and panda-maniacs will be a few pocket monsters.
A hustle to thrive in Jamaica

A hustle to thrive in Jamaica

In “Here Comes the Sun,” Nicole Dennis-Benn has written the ultimate anti-beach novel. It may take place entirely in Montego Bay, but be not deceived: If you’ve come for palm trees and umbrella drinks, you’ve boarded the wrong plane.
‘Miracle’ through the eyes of a dog

‘Miracle’ through the eyes of a dog

The title, the summery cover illustration and the dog narrator (yes, a dog narrates this book) might mislead readers; Elizabeth Kelly’s third novel, “The Miracle on Monhegan Island,” is neither lite nor chick lit.
Author events, July 10-16

Author events, July 10-16

Carol Anderson, “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide.” 7:15 p.m. July 11. Talk, signing.
McMillan’s 50-something protagonist faces her fears

McMillan’s 50-something protagonist faces her fears

Friendship, love and infidelity are major chords in Terry McMillan’s narratives, and her latest offering, “I Almost Forgot About You,” uses them to make an ordinary story extraordinary.
At 19, Georgia Aquarium’s Gracie the sea otter enjoys Golden Girl life

At 19, Georgia Aquarium’s Gracie the sea otter enjoys Golden Girl life

She was named after Gracie Montez, a character in the John Steinbeck novel “Tortilla Flat.” An abandoned pup found by boaters on the California coast and brought to the harbor, Gracie, at 2 weeks old, was taken to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where trainers rehabbed the sea otter and put her back in the ocean.
3 fun things

3 fun things

LAWRENCEVILLE Junior Knight Training If your kids are fascinated by swords and shields, sign them up for an evening that lets them learn techniques with their favorite toys.
‘Pets’ have a lot of secrets in this enjoyable kids film

‘Pets’ have a lot of secrets in this enjoyable kids film

A movie about what pets do during the day is a winning premise. Of course we want to know what those adorable creatures with whom we share our lives are up to, and so “The Secret Life of Pets” is here to explore those possibilities.
2016 Summer bucket list for Atlanta families

2016 Summer bucket list for Atlanta families

"I'm bored!" Have you heard it yet? If so, we've compiled a list of summer things to to do around Atlanta that will make for the last time you have to hear those words.
Anne Tyler’s ‘Vinegar Girl’ a clever riff on Shakespeare’s ‘Shrew’

Anne Tyler’s ‘Vinegar Girl’ a clever riff on Shakespeare’s ‘Shrew’

Is there any living American writer who has written as well about marriage as Anne Tyler? Or who has consistently been as honest about the disconnect between fantasies of lovebirds living happily ever after and the often sad but also funny miracle of two separate people actually staying together?
Art review: One of photography’s greats cast in revealing new light

Art review: One of photography’s greats cast in revealing new light

Even if you don’t follow photography, you undoubtedly know Walker Evans’ work. Like Grant Wood or Edward Hopper, Evans’ images are part of the American consciousness: plainspoken, poignant portraits of Depression-era Americans that have complicated a Horatio Alger myth of ourselves.
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