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MomoCon in Atlanta: Big business for artists, haven for fans

Some 50,000 attendees expected this weekend for fest devoted to anime, manga, gaming and more. ‘You don’t know just instinctively how powerful a fan is,’ one artist says

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From the ashes of arson, Vine City gets its only grocery store back

Huge new Neighborhood Market in Vine City is a first-of-its-kind project for Walmart

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CNN Center’s next life could resemble Ponce City Market or the Battery

Rebranded as ‘The Center,’ the landmark Atlanta office building looks unrecognizable in new renderings

AJC Peachtree Road Race

Do you have the voice to sing the national anthem before the Peachtree Road Race?

‘Oh say can you sing’ contest has picked national anthem performers for years

Sign up: Peachtree Road Race registration will close June 15

Spots are filling up quickly, however, and July Fourth tradition could reach capacity before then

Peachtree Road Race represents ‘iconic Atlanta’ for longtime morning show hosts

Kevin Avery and Taylor Scott of Fish 104.7 explain why The AJC Peachtree Road Race means so much to them.

Fitness and fabulousness merge to make Atlanta Pride Run a winning event

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Here’s why our sunscreen habits are concerning
With summer just around the corner, many people are gearing up for lazy days by the pool, lakeside retreats and outdoor...

#BORG party trend continues to put young adults at risk
BORG — it’s not a ”Star Trek” villain, but rather the latest college party trend. Short for “blackout rage gallon,” the...

It’s snake bite season in Georgia. What you need to know
With spring in full swing and everyone spending more time outdoors, one thing we should all be looking out for is...

NCAA Settlement

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MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM

College sports will prosper still if ‘pay-for-play’ becomes reality

NCAA paying athletes won't spell doom for sports programs or fan interest. Don't buy into dire predictions; change often brings unfounded fears

Mike Luckovich

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May 26 cartoon: Untimely death

The AJC's Mike Luckovich shares his latest takes on current events

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Georgia

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Wild Georgia: What’s essential for some bird nests might surprise you

Wild Georgia columnist Charles Seabrook says some bird nests include materials ranging from mud to spiderwebs to snake skins.

Warnock, Dickens attend White House state dinner

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock attended a White House state dinner in honor of Kenyan President William Ruto on May 23, 2024.

Crickets, worms released in two University of Georgia buildings

A University of Georgia student and a recent graduate allegedly released crickets and worms last week in two buildings on campus.

Opinion

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OPINION

Intentionality is key to creating equitable opportunity in development

Atlanta is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States and one of the fastest-growing markets for diverse entrepreneurs.

OPINION

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Politically Georgia

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Haley backs Trump. Will her Georgia supporters follow?

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley joined the long line of Donald Trump foes planning to vote for him despite a deep, fraught personal history.

LISTEN

From groceries to housing: How inflation is actually impacting you

An in-depth look at where Georgia's economy stands and how Georgians are dealing with inflation.

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Justice Andrew Pinson says ‘Georgia does not want a politicized judiciary’

Justice Andrew Pinson joins "Politically Georgia" following his reelection.

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Fulton DA in Spotlight

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Fulton DA’s office files its own appeal in Trump Georgia election case

The office of DA Fani Willis said it is appealing a judge’s order that dismissed six counts from the Georgia election interference indictment against Donald Trump and others

Fulton DA Willis: ‘I have at least four more years ahead of me’

Ex-staffer details alleged retaliation by Fulton DA’s office

A former employee of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office detailed to Georgia senators on Thursday how she was demoted and eventually fired after alleging her bosses w...

Latest politics

Georgia

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Capitol Recap: Georgia port officials say they won’t fund new river crossing

Warnock, Dickens attend White House state dinner

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock attended a White House state dinner in honor of Kenyan President William Ruto on May 23, 2024.

LISTEN

State Rep. Teri Anulewicz talks about her upset loss in Democratic primary

State Rep. Teri Anulewicz talks losing her seat.

US

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Ossoff warns of ‘grave national security risk’ if Senate rejects border bill

‘Georgia is the reason I’m president right now’

Alice Stewart, CNN political commentator with Georgia roots, dies at 58

Alice Stewart, a Georgia native who became a national political analyst and adviser to GOP presidential contenders, has died, according to CNN, her current employer.

Columnists

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PATRICIA MURPHY

A socialist campaign and sexist mailer defeat Teri Anulewicz in Cobb County

It’s an old-fashioned — and misguided — notion that a woman should be judged by her husband’s occupation, or that her husband’s job must influence a female elected official.

Opinion: Donald Trump suddenly puts birth control in play

OPINION: For Joe Biden, the Nov. 5 election is about Jan. 6

Trump in Court

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Trump Georgia defendants push 2020 fraud claims as another election looms

Three defendants in the Georgia election interference case are trying to use unproven claims of fraud to escape criminal charges and disbarment.

Ex-staffer details alleged retaliation by Fulton DA’s office

A former employee of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office detailed to Georgia senators on Thursday how she was demoted and eventually fired after alleging her bosses w...

Fulton DA’s office files its own appeal in Trump Georgia election case

The office of District Attorney Fani Willis said it is appealing a judge’s order that dismissed six counts from the Georgia election interference indictment against former Pre...

Food & Dining

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The ultimate Memorial Day weekend guide to eating, drinking, grilling and cooking

Check out these recipes, tips, products and events to have a Memorial Day weekend to remember.

Cocktail bar Propaganda opens in Smyrna with ‘70s-inspired theme

Propaganda is a '70s-inspired cocktail bar with vinyl music and live performances at 2860 Atlanta Road in Smyrna Market Village.

Kid-owned lemonade, grilled cheese business coming to Peoplestown and more dining news

Jase’s Lemonade, a pop-up turned food truck co-owned by 11-year-old Jace Kurtz, will open a brick-and-mortar location later this year in the Terminal South development in Atla...

Coffee shop Green Beans ATL hopes to become a mainstay in Grant Park

Coffee shop and cafe Green Beans ATL is open in Grant Park offering a variety of coffee drinks, pastries and breakfast and lunch dishes.

Things to Do

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Jinjin Li captures fleeting friendships in a temporary place

Three Georgia cities in running to host Sundance Film Festival

Three of the 15 cities accepted to submit proposals to become the future host city of the Sundance Film Festival are from Georgia: Athens, Atlanta and Savannah.

Millennials and Gen Z are embracing the gap year

These gap years can range from three to six months, and sometimes even up to a year, allowing travelers to pursue their passions and hit the reset button.

Lifestyle

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Deja News: Atlanta’s Chattahoochee Raft Race was a victim of its own popularity

A set piece in Atlanta lore, the Chattahoochee Raft Race, also known as the Ramblin Raft Race, began in 1969 as a summer celebration, or some a party with a race thrown in, on

Wild Georgia: What’s essential for some bird nests might surprise you

Wild Georgia columnist Charles Seabrook says some bird nests include materials ranging from mud to spiderwebs to snake skins.

Here’s why our sunscreen habits are concerning

57% of men and 41% of women rarely or never protect their skin

Arts & Culture

Memorial Day vs. Veterans Day: Do you know the difference?

Memorial Day and Veterans Day both focus on Americans who have served in the military, but for different reasons.

Bookshelf: WWII bomber jacket book a photographer’s passion project

Local photographer's passion project turns into a coffee table book of WWII bomber jackets.

Entertainment

Ms. Pat on her Emmy-nominated ‘The Ms. Pat Show,’ working with Marla Gibbs

Former ‘Idol’ star angry over Ferst Center’s late cancellation of her play

Kinnik Sky, a local playwright, was stunned when Ferst cancelled her play last month just eight days before the show without a clear explanation.

Peachtree Road Race represents ‘iconic Atlanta’ for longtime morning show hosts

Kevin Avery and Taylor Scott of Fish 104.7 explain why The AJC Peachtree Road Race means so much to them.

Travel

Millennials and Gen Z are embracing the gap year

These gap years can range from three to six months, and sometimes even up to a year, allowing travelers to pursue their passions and hit the reset button.

5 stunning ‘Bridgerton’-inspired Airbnbs

These five properties are among the best in the world for those looking to experience the opulence and grandeur the Bridgerton family would surely approve of

3 beautiful places in Georgia you might not know about

These three locales are close enough to Atlanta that you visit during a weekend getaway

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Chatham grand jury indicts two former Savannah police detectives for perjury

Two fired Savannah Police Department officers were indicted by a grand jury this week on charges of lying under oath.

Fashion, family, and faith on display at the King Family Hat Exhibit

The women in the King family have long held a tradition of wearing hats every Sunday, some of which symbolize historic moments of the Civil Rights Movement.

A Columbus chef overcame addiction through cooking. Now she’s paying it forward locally

Brittney Espersen's passion for cooking supported her through recovery and rebuilding a healthy life over the last 10 years.

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Investigations

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Atlanta-based Kabbage to pay up to $120 million to settle PPP fraud allegations

The bankrupt Atlanta financial technology firm Kabbage will pay the federal government as much as $120 million to settle allegations that the lender enabled fraudsters preying...

Georgia officials won’t release information on how prisoners are dying

As homicides soar at Georgia state prisons, the Department of Corrections blocks access to information about prisoner deaths.

Atlanta tenants expose Millennia Housing’s dangerous trend of negligence

Without a real plan from the city outlining its redevelopment plans, Atlanta’s low-income tenants are worried they will be stuck living in poor conditions for the foreseeable ...

Video

Students of Atlanta Smart Academy take a trip to London

Students of Atlanta Smart Academy take a trip to London

WSB Gets Real about maternal death rates in Georgia, especially for women of color

WSB Gets Real about maternal death rates in Georgia, especially for women of color

2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra

2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra

Photos

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Photos: A tour of Braves players and memorabilia in Baseball Hall of Fame

Take a tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that has plenty of Braves players and memorabilia on display.

Photos: Atlanta United loses to Los Angeles

AJC photos from Atlanta United's match against Los Angeles FC on Saturday, May 25, 2024. LAFC won 1-0.

Photos: Braves lose to Pirates again

Photos from the Braves vs. Pirates game in Pittsburgh on May 25, 2024. The Braves lost 4-1.