Imani Benjamin

Aquarius season

Aquarius is an eccentric sign. While you’re taking the time to work on communicating with your intuition and your friends, don’t shy away from exploring whatever unusual things might come your way.

Ricky Sweeting

Brenden Boyd: Jiu-Jitsu Prodigy from Alpharetta

Brenden Boyd is 16 years old and has amassed over 100 medals from organizations such as the North American Grappling Association (NAGA), New Breed, National Fighting Championships (NFC) and the renowned International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).

Hagen McMenemy

On Extinction and Futility: Death Stranding Review

Death Stranding is a game that has been divisive for many reasons. Some won’t find anything appealing about the “Fed Ex simulator” as it has been mockingly reduced and some find Kojima’s ego grating. I think some people may be missing the point.

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Seeds of Sound Festival

Jennifer Edouard and Anthony Price held their third annual Georgia-grown music festival, Seeds of Sound. They started this festival with the purpose of uniting people in Atlanta’s local neighborhoods, as well as the music and arts scenes.

A Soul Food Review

Atlanta is a hotspot of commerce and culture, and there is no better place where the two intersect than the kitchen. Atlanta has a variety of restaurants, but none are more well known than its soul food establishments.

GRiZ Couldn’t Fake The Funk Night One of His Two-Night Show in ATL ​

GRiZ Couldn’t Fake The Funk Night One of His Two-Night Show in ATL GRiZ playing the sax at The Tabernacle. Megan Binkley | Avant-Youth American DJ, electronic producer and songwriter, GRiZ was all about bringing it back to his roots night one of his two-night show in Atlanta. His fans

A Few of Our Least Favorite Things​

As millennials, we continue to adapt to the places we live in.
It just so happens that doing what we do, when we consider our empty pockets and the chemicals we put in our homes, we’re destroying the America that Baby Boomers and corporations remember best.

Geek x Vrv Takes Over Aisle 5 in Little Five Points

The French pair, better known as Geek x Vrv have a dynamic sound that combines many different genres, such as jazz, funk and electric hip-hop to create their signature sound.

Beltline Lantern Parade

Over the weekend, photojournalist Megan Binkley and editorial intern Fardeen Sheikh went to the 10th Anniversary Lantern Parade on the Beltline.

THE HUNNA Rocks the Loft at Center Stage​

I was immediately taken aback by the talent brought to the stage from the four UK guys and can say I have never been to a show where the opener out shines the headliner.

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I Love LUTHI: “Boogie Circus” Rocks Aisle 5

It’s soundcheck at Atlanta’s Aisle 5—7:12 p.m. foot begins tapping subconsciously to a thumping bassline. Between audio checks the band members on stage chat, cut up and

Anime Tropes, Explained

Japanese subculture is no longer a subculture in the U.S., it’s mainstream.
Anime-lovers nerd out, play video games, discuss and show off their cosplay game daily.

Young Atlanta is much more than just a Fashion Show

Seven years ago Charles Pabai started a company for anyone wanting to express themselves through art, design, music and fashion. Pabai named this company Young Atlanta, and the name is more fitting today than it was seven years ago.

A Conversation with Tuki Carter

It is very rare when one comes across a person that is blessed with not one gift, but several. True artists embrace being unique, and they impact their audience in a multitude of ways: Tuki Carter fits this description perfectly. A unique artist in his own right, Carter resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and holds not one or two distinct titles, but three: rapper, tattoo artist and entrepreneur.

The Dirty Heads And 311 Take Cadence Bank Amphitheater at Chastain Park

311 and The Dirty Heads brought an energetic crowd to their show at Cadence Bank Amphitheater at Chastain Park on Tuesday night. The highly anticipated show brought fans from all ages, despite an hour and a half rain delay between two of the opener’s sets.

Inside Look into Irrelevant Music Festival’s 529 Closing Ceremony

Irrelevant Music Festival celebrated its fourth successful anniversary this year. Hosted between two of the hallmarks of the Atlanta music scene: 529 and the EARL, the festival brought together a wide collection of artists from Atlanta locals Material Girls to Baltimore’s Ed Shrader’s Music Beat, all to provide music lovers with a refreshing insight into local art.