She was a kind of real-life superhero before the days of cosplay and Dragon Con. Lulu Hurst called herself the “Georgia Wonder” in the late 19th century, saying an electrical storm had given her supernatural powers. Atlanta author Jessica Handler uses Hurst’s life for the basis of her novel, The Magnetic Girl. Unravel the tales of fact and fiction ahead of Handler’s appearance at the AJC Decatur Book Festival.

Beyoncé, Cher, Elvis… and Googoosh. The Iranian superstar’s name carries as much weight in some parts of the world as those other legends do in the U.S. Ahead of the singer-songwriter’s performance at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, learn about her life and career.

On Second Thought for Friday, Aug. 23, 2019

Get a preview of upcoming theater performances in Georgia, especially the musicals! On Second Thought is joined by Kelundra Smith a theater and arts critic and writer.

The winner of this year’s Doodle for Google competition is from Georgia. Find out what inspired Arantza Peña Popo’s winning artwork.

29Rooms is an interactive art experience that tours across the country, and it's coming to Atlanta for the first time. Take an audio tour with two Georgia artists, Neka King and Sarah Emerson, who contributed work for the exhibition.


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