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Poets, Artists & Madmen

Poets, Artists & Madmen

We often hear about the virtues of local food and, of course, there are many reasons that we should look for sustenance close to home. Less often do we hear that said of local culture, the sustenance that feeds our minds and souls, though we need it just as much. ... MORE

Best actor

Andrew Benator

Versatility doesn't seem strong enough a word to describe Andrew Benator. He was so convincing as the meek and nebbishy Dollar Store manager in the »more

Best actress

Danielle Deadwyler

Holding a theater full of kids in rapt attention isn't easy. But it's one of the reasons we have such mad respect for Atlanta actress »more

Best artist with a big international presence

HENSE

In the '90s, HENSE distinguished himself from Atlanta's other graffiti writers with pieces that went bigger, and often lasted longer, than almost anyone else in »more

Best asset for local artists

C4

It's one thing to make art. It's another thing entirely to make a living making art. Go to art school and you'll spend plenty of »more

Best case of ATLWood in action

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

The Georgia film and television tax credit has brought many a production within our borders, but the novelty of watching Hollywood largesse in action has »more

Best comedy night

Star Bar Mondays

No one, not even founder and emcee Rotknee seems to know when the first-ever Star Bar Mondays comedy night happened, but it's been "running for »more

Best dance series

Tanz Farm

The new contemporary dance series Tanz Farm brought world-renowned performers, including Sidra Bell, Zoe|Juniper, and others, to Atlanta's doorstep, many of them for the first »more

Best debut book

Jamie Quatro's I Want to Show You More

Short-story writers have a rough job. They can toil away, publishing bits and pieces in literary magazines for years with hardly anyone taking much notice. »more

Best emerging visual artist

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins' room-size installation of works on paper and chalkboard drawings stole the show at Dashboard Co-op's Boom City exhibit in February. Collins' minimalist artworks, »more

Best entertainment industry homecoming

"Rectify"

After winning the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 2001 with "The Accountant," Ray McKinnon and Walton Goggins became Georgia's answer to »more

Best gallery

Poem 88

Tucked behind a burger chain in a high-end shopping center, Poem 88 is easy to miss. The gallery doesn't exhibit the biggest names in Atlanta »more

Best graphic novel

March: Book One

When we reached out to Congressman John Lewis about guest editing an issue of Creative Loafing this year, we had only heard a little about »more

Best new score for an old film

Martin Matalon's new score for Fritz Lang's Metropolis

German expressionism, contemporary musical composition, and balmy Atlanta weather collided in late May for one of the summer's most enjoyable art events. Georgia Tech's avant-garde »more

Best play

Moby-Dick

The Lifecycle Building Center, a 1914 warehouse full of salvaged building materials near the railroad tracks in southwest Atlanta, may not seem a likely setting »more

Best recognition of local artists

Drawing Inside the Perimeter

Advocacy is always a hot topic in the Atlanta art scene, and the High Museum has long been criticized as a chilly ivory tower disinterested »more

Best repurposing of an Atlanta venue

"Campaign for Atlanta"

A visit to Atlanta's Cyclorama can feel like a trip back in time, and not always in a good way. The memorial to the final »more

Best revival of the undead

John Welker

When it comes to retelling the story of Dracula, it seems like there couldn't possibly be anything new under the sun to say. The vampire »more

Best rising film star

James Ponsoldt

James Ponsoldt shot his 2013 film starring Miles Teller, The Spectacular Now, in his hometown of Athens, Ga. Now that the film is receiving rave »more

Best theater

Alliance Theatre

With a Tony in its knapsack, the biggest budget in town, and a faithful core audience, the Alliance Theatre certainly has huge advantages over all »more

Best actor

Andrew Benator

Versatility doesn't seem strong enough a word to describe Andrew Benator. He was so convincing as the meek and nebbishy Dollar Store manager in the »more

Best actress

Danielle Deadwyler

Holding a theater full of kids in rapt attention isn't easy. But it's one of the reasons we have such mad respect for Atlanta actress »more

Best artist with a big international presence

HENSE

In the '90s, HENSE distinguished himself from Atlanta's other graffiti writers with pieces that went bigger, and often lasted longer, than almost anyone else in »more

Best asset for local artists

C4

It's one thing to make art. It's another thing entirely to make a living making art. Go to art school and you'll spend plenty of »more

Best case of ATLWood in action

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

The Georgia film and television tax credit has brought many a production within our borders, but the novelty of watching Hollywood largesse in action has »more

Best comedy night

Star Bar Mondays

No one, not even founder and emcee Rotknee seems to know when the first-ever Star Bar Mondays comedy night happened, but it's been "running for »more

Best dance series

Tanz Farm

The new contemporary dance series Tanz Farm brought world-renowned performers, including Sidra Bell, Zoe|Juniper, and others, to Atlanta's doorstep, many of them for the first »more

Best debut book

Jamie Quatro's I Want to Show You More

Short-story writers have a rough job. They can toil away, publishing bits and pieces in literary magazines for years with hardly anyone taking much notice. »more

Best emerging visual artist

Bethany Collins

Bethany Collins' room-size installation of works on paper and chalkboard drawings stole the show at Dashboard Co-op's Boom City exhibit in February. Collins' minimalist artworks, »more

Best entertainment industry homecoming

"Rectify"

After winning the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 2001 with "The Accountant," Ray McKinnon and Walton Goggins became Georgia's answer to »more

Best gallery

Poem 88

Tucked behind a burger chain in a high-end shopping center, Poem 88 is easy to miss. The gallery doesn't exhibit the biggest names in Atlanta »more

Best graphic novel

March: Book One

When we reached out to Congressman John Lewis about guest editing an issue of Creative Loafing this year, we had only heard a little about »more

Best new score for an old film

Martin Matalon's new score for Fritz Lang's Metropolis

German expressionism, contemporary musical composition, and balmy Atlanta weather collided in late May for one of the summer's most enjoyable art events. Georgia Tech's avant-garde »more

Best play

Moby-Dick

The Lifecycle Building Center, a 1914 warehouse full of salvaged building materials near the railroad tracks in southwest Atlanta, may not seem a likely setting »more

Best recognition of local artists

Drawing Inside the Perimeter

Advocacy is always a hot topic in the Atlanta art scene, and the High Museum has long been criticized as a chilly ivory tower disinterested »more

Best repurposing of an Atlanta venue

"Campaign for Atlanta"

A visit to Atlanta's Cyclorama can feel like a trip back in time, and not always in a good way. The memorial to the final »more

Best revival of the undead

John Welker

When it comes to retelling the story of Dracula, it seems like there couldn't possibly be anything new under the sun to say. The vampire »more

Best rising film star

James Ponsoldt

James Ponsoldt shot his 2013 film starring Miles Teller, The Spectacular Now, in his hometown of Athens, Ga. Now that the film is receiving rave »more

Best theater

Alliance Theatre

With a Tony in its knapsack, the biggest budget in town, and a faithful core audience, the Alliance Theatre certainly has huge advantages over all »more

Decatur Book Festival

We'd venture to guess that the organizers behind the Decatur Book Festival want to make it impossible for you not to like them. Whether you »more

WonderRoot

It might sound cheesy, but the ways that WonderRoot supports Atlanta's artists are as myriad and vital as the roots of a tree. From studio »more

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