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A conversation with Amber Boardman about beauty regimens and her love of Atlanta

A day or two after my phone interview with Amber Boardman last week, I found myself hurriedly walking out the door of my apartment, doomed to be 10-minutes late for my next meeting, barefaced and wrinkled. In the rearview on my way into the city, I noticed an absurd smeared pattern on my eyelid -- nothing like some poorly applied mascara to bring you back to earth....

Review: Stephanie Dowda’s spectral photographs humanize grief

There is a spectral quality to Traces, Stephanie Dowda’s show of black and white archival prints and contact prints at Whitespace Gallery, and for good reason. Dowda made the images, all from 2015-17, in response to her experience of the progression of her mother’s cancer and eventual passing....

News: Daniel Arsham will collaborate with the High Museum and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this spring

Contemporary artist Daniel Arsham will be coming to the High Museum of Art this Spring to install three interrelated installations in the museum's interiors, in an effort co-organized by the Daniel Arsham Studio and the High Museum of Art in collaboration with Galerie Perrotin, New York. Arsham's project, "Daniel Arsham: Hourglass" will be on display March 4 through May 21, in conjunction with the artist's upcoming collaborations with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra....

Review: “It Can Howl” and Southern Identity vs. Southern Perception

It Can Howl is a collection of stories, that is for certain. But it is not a story from the South, nor is it a story uniquely concerning the South. Telling the story of a place or articulating the experience of a region, especially one with such a controversial, varied and tumultuous history as our own, is no simple undertaking. But it is an effort that would directly benefit from letting the leaders of the conversation consist of those most familiar with the red clay terrain we call home....