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Last Friday

May 31 — Former President Donald Trump was found guilty on all 34 felony counts in his hush money trial in New York City. Sentencing is scheduled for July 11, just days before the Republican National Convention. 

🌞 Sunny and 85° today. The weekend will be a mix of clouds and rain with highs in the mid-80s. 

🙏🏽 Civil rights activist and affordable housing advocate Hattie B. Dorsey has died at age 84. 

🚨 A Sandy Springs man was arrested on traffic violations and drug charges on May 28 after a police chase.

☮️ The annual Peace Walk will be held today at 1 p.m. from Liberty Plaza at the capitol to Four Corners Park in southwest Atlanta.

🧇 Neighborhood market and lunch counter Pure Quill Superette will open tomorrow in Edgewood.

💰 Sammie spoke with financial experts Jacqueline Schadeck and Chris Corinthian, the hosts of WABE’s new show “My Money Mentors,” premiering June 17.

💃🏻 Atlanta Firefighter Anaré Holmes will trade in his protective gear and heavy boots for a slinky dress, makeup, and high heels when he appears tonight on “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.”


🦠 The CDC has confirmed a third case of bird flu associated with the growing outbreak in dairy cows. A second dairy worker in Michigan developed the disease after exposure to infected cows. 

🕖 Here’s what’s in today’s newsletter:

• New Little Five Points mural
• Film Review: ‘Babes’
• The Sports Section
• Top Stories of the Week 

Have a good weekend,
Collin & Sammie 

👽 Embark on an out-of-this-world evening at the Museum After-Hours event on Fri., June 14, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Computer Museum of America. Dress as your favorite sci-fi character and explore artifacts that once seemed like fiction through a scavenger hunt. Tickets include full museum access, light bites, and live music.


Photo courtesy of Little Five Points Alliance

1. New mural honors the past, makes room for future

🎨 In Little Five Points, the wall at the end of a strip of storefronts facing Seminole Avenue has new life with a vibrant, new mural.

Completed by Mr. Totem, a world-renowned graffiti artist who has been a regular fixture in the community since the 80s, this piece ties in the history of the community and its legacy as a home for the art of graffiti, while confronting modern issues.

It all started with an idea: a new mural on an old wall. 

🖌️ Read more from Isadora Pennington here.

Sip, savor, and celebrate! 


🫒 Join us on Thurs., June 6 for Food That Rocks, a tasting event celebrating Sandy Springs’ diverse restaurant scene. This one-of-a-kind food festival brings incredible energy to City Springs where you’ll sip, savor, and celebrate the community’s vibrant culinary scene.

Get unlimited tastes from some of the area’s best restaurants and bakeries – and more than a dozen wine, beer, and cocktail tastings. The evening also includes live music from Oxford Soul and an array of interactive experiences.

🎉 Food That Rocks is a “Party with a Purpose” in partnership with the Community Assistance Center and Second Helpings Atlanta.

🎟️ Get your tickets today!

Photo courtesy of NEON

2. Navigating the unknown in ‘Babes’


👶 How do we not talk about this all the time?!

In “Babes,” this is said by Eden (Ilana Glazer) in reference to the miracle of childbirth. She’s a little dumbfounded at this moment, having just given birth herself. She stares down at her baby, breathless at what the human body is capable of – she grew a person, for crying out loud! Then, a doctor tells her to start pushing again. 

This is the part of the movie where we might usually find out our protagonist is having twins, a fact somehow missed in the dozens of check-ups that she underwent to get to this moment in the first place. But not in “Babes.” No, the reason Eden needs to start pushing again is because she needs to push out the placenta. Her best friend Dawn (Michelle Buteau) leans over and says to her – and us – “They don’t tell you about this part.” 

That’s kind of the ethos of “Babes” in a nutshell. There aren’t too many movies about pregnancy, and, in particular, not too many raunchy comedies about the real nitty gritty of the experience. “Babes,” directed by Pamela Adlon in her feature debut, and written by Glazer and Josh Rabinowitz, not only dives into pregnancy and all the messiness it entails, but the particulars of female friendship at a certain stage in life that are often left undiscussed.

🤰 Click here to read Sammie’s review.

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3. Dallas v. Boston in NBA Finals; Atlanta Pride Run is Sunday


🏀 Dallas beat Minnesota last night to advance to the NBA Finals, where they will face Boston in a best-of-seven series starting Thurs., June 6. 

⚾ The College Baseball Championship kicks off today with two local teams playing in Athens. Georgia plays Army at 1 p.m. and Georgia Tech faces UNC Wilmington at 7 p.m. (TV: ESPN+) 

⚾ The Braves lost to the Washington Nationals last night. After a tough week where it lost Ronald Acuña Jr. to an ACL tear, Atlanta hosts the Oakland A’s tonight at 7:20 p.m. (TV: BSS)

🏀 The Atlanta Dream are now third in the East after a win over the struggling Mystics on Wednesday. The team hosts the reigning champion Las Vegas Aces tonight at 7:30 p.m. (TV: Fubo)

⚽ After beating Inter Miami 3-1 Wednesday, Atlanta United hosts rival Charlotte FC on Sunday at 4:45 p.m. (TV: Apple TV+, Radio: 92.9 FM) Tickets are here.

⚽ Decatur FC travels to face FC Nashville Wolves on Sat., June 1 at 5 p.m. Stream it here.

🏒  Minnesota defeated Boston on Thursday to claim the Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) inaugural Walter Cup.

🎾 Atlanta native Ben Shelton advanced to the third round of the French Open. Christopher Eubanks lost in the first round of men’s singles (TV: NBC)

🎽 The Morehouse College track is the site of today’s Edwin Moses Legends Meet, honoring the iconic Olympic hurdler after whom the track is named. Tickets are available here.

🏳️‍🌈 The Atlanta Pride Run is on Sunday. Held annually since 1991, the race’s theme this year is “Right Where You Belong.”

🏃🏾‍♂️The 55th running of the Peachtree Road Race on July 4 is expected to exceed 50,000 participants. 

🏫 The Galloway School announced Galloway Forward, a project to revitalize its campus with a new Upper Learning building, safer campus, renovated existing buildings, and preserved legacy, enhancing the learning environment and ensuring the school’s future excellence. Learn more.


4. Top Stories of the Week

A look back at this week’s most-read stories from our website.

① Jury awards $180k in damages in former Dunwoody officer’s civil trial

② Chef Shaun Doty closes The Best Sandwich Shop

③ Atlanta’s longtime cultural affairs director Camille Russell Love to retire (pictured)

④ Mid-Year Report: Intown home sales stay strong, but condos falter

⑤ Todd Ginsberg opens a food truck – with burgers – at Wild Heaven Beer.

💭 Test your knowledge of the week’s news in tomorrow’s News Quiz. Keep an eye out for our email at 8 a.m. or bookmark this page! 

📧 Today’s newsletter was edited by Julie E. Bloemeke.

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