Category: history - Daily Agenda - Atlanta Magazine

The Center for Civil and Human Rights connects Atlanta legacy and current conflicts

Notes from a preview visit to the national center, which opens to the public June 23

As its name suggests, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, which opens to the public on Monday, is about two struggles—the American one that was fought primarily in the South in the latter half of the twentieth century, and the worldwide one that involves oppressed peoples in distant (and not-so-distant) lands. While there’s an obvious thematic linkage between the American Civil Rights Movement and the broader human rights one, the line between them must have been a challenge for the Center’s designers to straddle. One has a built-in narrative, with a beginning and middle (if not yet an ending), and the other requires navigating the vast space beneath the human rights umbrella, whether it’s oppressed women in Africa, child laborers in Pakistan, or tortured activists in Burma. Read more...

Delta debuts a museum expansion

The airline celebrated its 85th anniversary by showing off a little history

Take off in Dallas, land in Jackson, Mississippi: a five-hour flight with a pit-stop for food in Monroe, Louisiana. Compared to today’s standard one-hour flight or six-hour drive, five hours in the air seems excessive (or just completely ridiculous) and only worth it to avoid traffic headaches. Read more...

Taking a spin at the Polaris

After a decade out of circulation, the iconic revolving restaurant re-opens next week.

The reimagined Polaris opens to the public June 10. The iconic revolving restaurant that first opened in 1967 now houses two living room spaces, a bar, and a small restaurant. There's a definite emphasis on cocktails and socializing over dining. Read more...

Report: Atlanta ranks No. 42 for city parks

On the plus side, green space and walkability are inching up, thanks in large part to the Atlanta BeltLine.

Atlanta sometimes is called “the city in the trees,” and certainly as you fly into Hartsfield-Jackson this time of year, a green canopy appears to cover the city. But deplane and explore at ground level and you’ll soon realize things aren’t quite so verdant. For the third year in a row we have earned a low score on a national assessment of city parks. But—in large part due to the Atlanta BeltLine—Atlanta’s gaining green space and serving more residents. Read more...

The Plaza, Fox Theatre catfight over The Women

In an unintentional homage to Joan Crawford, the 1939 classic has inspired a new war of words

The claws have come out between the Plaza Theatre and the Fox Theatre over who gets to show the 1939 classic The Women this summer—and the fingernail polish is decidedly Jungle Red. Read more...