Author Renee Ahdieh on the murderous, romantic world of “The Wrath & The Dawn”

  |  Topic: Books, Entertainment

“The Wrath and the Dawn” is an exciting fantasy thriller (inspired by Arabian Nights stories) tells the story of the eighteen-year-old boy Caliph of Khorasan who marries a new bride each night only for her to be found dead by sunrise. Sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid hoping to avenge her best friend, one of […]

Wrecking Ball Mania: Masquerade Brings in 25 with a Ball

  |  Topic: Culture, Entertainment, Music
The Masquerade’s billboard hung over the heads of concert goers who watched bands perform on the Purgatory stage.

You only turn 25 once. And to kick off its 25th anniversary weekend, The Masquerade held it’s first annual festival Wrecking Ball. This two day event featured 60 bands, 4 stages, and genres that ranged from punk rock to post-hardcore. While at the Wrecking Ball,  I was able to see a lot of underground bands and be […]

Demon of Darkness

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Identity, Poetry
Dylan showcases poetic skills in "Demon of Darkness."

Demon of Darkness My demon of darkness no longer rules over my world But yet shares the power with her angel of light. Together they guide me through life’s toughest challenges My angle comes to me when I’m living in the darkest of nights. And my demon changes me into a monster within myself. But […]

ONE Music Festival Attracts Music Lovers, Fun Vibes

  |  Topic: Culture, Entertainment, I heart ATL, Music
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The smell of barbeque and noodles spread over the food truck plaza, as dozens of people waited in the food truck lines while jamming out to whichever artist was playing on the nearby Hercules stage at ONE Music Festival. The sea of multicolored blankets on the massive green lawn swallowing the seemingly dwarf Zeus stage […]

One Wish

  |  Topic: Art, Atlanta Teen Voices, Love, Poetry

One Wish If I could have one wish, what would it be? Would it be for super powers? Could it be for respect? Should it be for ever lasting life? No, my only wish would be for your love. I wish to be wrapped up in your arms. I wish to be happy with you […]

Ontario Based-Band Hello Amora Put Post-Hardcore Music First

  |  Topic: Culture, Entertainment, Music
Photo courteous of Tiffany Hillaby. Members of Hello Amora include: Troy Thurston (Vocals); Joe Arsenault (Vocals); Matt Sooley (Guitar); Jackery Benjamin (Guitar); Tyler Brown (Bass); Chris Costa (Drums); Ricardo Martinez (Keys)

When guitarist Jackery Benjamin and his bandmates decided to start Hello Amora, they did not waste a second of time focusing on all of the adulation they would receive after gathering a large fanbase. If you have only heard Hello Amora, it might take some deep internet digging before you understand the members of HA! […]

Atlanta’s Fourth Ward Skatepark Offers Playground, Athletic Field

  |  Topic: Art, Culture, Entertainment, I heart ATL, Photos
A group of teenagers navigated through the course of the park.

The Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark is the first of its kind and one of Atlanta’s many hidden treasures. Tucked alongside the Atlanta BeltLine, the park is not only home to a skatepark, but also a multi-use athletic field and a playground. This park holds so much meaning to its daily visitors and Tony Hawk (who […]