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Food tour: 24 hours of Gwinnett restaurants
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Food tour: 24 hours of Gwinnett restaurants

From quaint coffeehouses, bakeries and cafes to farm-to-table eateries, gastropubs and after-hours bars, the burgeoning dining scene in Gwinnett County is heating up and entering foodie territory.
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.
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.
5 of Atlanta's best speakeasies with secret rooms

5 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.
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.
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.
3 fun things

3 fun things

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.
‘Our Kind of Traitor’ underwhelms

‘Our Kind of Traitor’ underwhelms

Many aspects of “Our Kind of Traitor” mark it, indelibly, as John le Carre material: moody, ruminative, one foot in the movies, one foot in the real world.
Flawed ‘Tarzan’ still the best one in years

Flawed ‘Tarzan’ still the best one in years

One of the exciting things about seeing trailers for “The Legend of Tarzan” was how much of an update it looked like compared to past efforts over the last 40 years.
3 fun things

3 fun things

ACWORTH Archery for Beginners Before the fireworks start soaring, let something else fly through the air at Red Top Mountain’s archery course.
Skip the traffic with these 7 outings off the MARTA line

Skip the traffic with these 7 outings off the MARTA line

Getting a little listless on your MARTA rides? You're in luck. Whether you use the rail and bus system daily as a part of your work commute or for your weekend family excursions, these options offer the perfect everyday excursions—for the sports, music or nature lover —without facing Atlanta's dreaded traffic gridlock.
6 not-so-typical Atlanta brunches

6 not-so-typical Atlanta brunches

Brunching in Atlanta is serious business. If you're getting tired of the predictable brunch options, here are six not-so-typical brunches you should check out: Local Three Kitchen & Bar – Atlanta isn't big on breakfast buffets, but once you head "behind the curtain" at Local Three, you'll be asking why there aren't more around.
Out and about in Decatur: 4 hot spots you should know about

Out and about in Decatur: 4 hot spots you should know about

No need to do the same old, same old, Decatur. Next time you set out for a night on the town, try one of these little-known hot spots: Cakes & Ale Café You may already be familiar with Billy Allin's chef-driven Cakes & Ale full-scale restaurant, but this wine bar spinoff is fairly new (and right next door).
Art review: User-centric design focus of inspiring MODA show

Art review: User-centric design focus of inspiring MODA show

Design is often thought of as a means for creating products that people will want to buy. But the Museum of Design Atlanta show “Beautiful Users” surveys a different approach to design: how it can look squarely at the potential users of a product and factor them into that product’s creation.
7 most epic places to view a movie in Atlanta this summer

7 most epic places to view a movie in Atlanta this summer

Soaking in a movie is no longer relegated to the same cookie-cutter theaters. Unique offerings, designs and locations make your theater of choice just as much a part of the experience as the actual movie.
Best seafood in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Best seafood in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Atlanta may be landlocked, but we sure do know our stuff when it comes to seafood. This week's Best of Atlanta poll is all about who serves up the best bites from the sea.
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