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As part of the 50th anniversary of Creative Loafing, We take a look at the events that are shaping Atlanta's culture in 1972 during the first year of CL. | more...


SCREEN TIME: To have and have not

06/20/2022 6:36 AM
How Atlanta moviegoing has transformed over the decades

‘Nevertheless, she persisted’

06/20/2022 7:05 AM
Breaking music journalism’s ‘glass ceiling’ at CL

LISTENING POST: Five decades rewound

06/20/2022 7:54 AM
‘An especially fertile period of cultural activity’

I love my country

06/20/2022 8:10 AM
Reflections on 32 out of 50 years of twang

Parrot Heads began with an ad in 'Creative Loafing'

06/20/2022 8:36 AM
The personal ads brought more than sex partners together

BLUES & BEYOND: 50 years of mojo workin’

06/20/2022 8:50 AM
The blues was happening in Atlanta in 1972 — for those who knew where to look

ATL UNTRAPPED: B.o.B., Creative Loafing, and Atlanta’s undying appreciation for weird

06/20/2022 9:12 AM
The genre-defying hitmaker is in his final form ahead of the release of ‘Better Than Drugs’

STREET TALK: What was going on?

06/20/2022 9:39 AM
Atlantans recall their history during our history

STREET TALK: Was Creative Loafing part of your life?

06/20/2022 9:53 AM
Atlantans react to our 50th anniversary

PHOENIX RISING: An ATL arts institution evolves

06/20/2022 10:02 AM
Like the city itself, the Woodruff Arts Center has risen from tragedy to triumph

The new Pullman Yards celebrates culture and heritage

06/20/2022 10:13 AM
Once in disrepair, the complex’s civil rights ties have also been neglected

CREATIVE ARTS: Black Arts in Atlanta

06/20/2022 10:20 AM
From Benny Andrews to Miya Bailey, the city’s Black creatives continue to innovate in a variety of ways

‘Thank you, Debby’

06/20/2022 10:28 AM
Grazing, liberalism, and a paradigm shift

Return to Forsyth County

06/20/2022 10:30 AM
Blatant racism in North Georgia

‘More than its name implied’

06/20/2022 10:31 AM
Ambassador Young joins us in our look back

EDITOR’S NOTE: Psst … it’s been 50 years

06/20/2022 10:34 AM
What a long, strange trip it’s been

50 Years of loafing ... creatively

06/20/2022 11:53 AM
How far we’ve come

Eyewitness to history

06/21/2022 11:14 AM
With his tour of Atlanta’s historic civil rights landmarks, Tom Houck recounts the key role of the city and its people in the movement

50 YEARS: An interview with John Burciaga

06/22/2022 3:44 PM
John Burciaga was CL's first Managing Editor - 1974-1975. Interview by Bridget Booher and Ben Eason. 

50 YEARS: An interview with Debby Eason

07/08/2022 11:35 AM
Debby shares some of her stories from the founding of CL. This is the first video in a series of CL stories about people who shaped Atlanta’s culture ...

FROM: Our founder

07/08/2022 11:59 PM
TO: All 'The Loafers' past and present

50 YEARS: An interview with Scott Walsey

07/12/2022 5:36 PM
Scott Walsey was the business mastermind behind CL. He joined CL as Debby Eason's partner in 1980. 

50 YEARS: An interview with LiveNation's Peter Conlon

07/12/2022 5:53 PM
Peter Conlon has been an integral part of Atlanta's music scene since the days of CL's founding.