Get ready, 2017. Football and soccer are arriving on schedule
On the same day that Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference announcing that the new owners of the Atlanta Hawks will either renovate Philips Arena or relocate the team elsewhere, officials with the Falcons, the one team that’s absolutely committed to downtown Atlanta, led a tour of the $1.4 billion new stadium, now eleven months into construction.Read more
The first WaHo window failed because of the location. Could this one lead to a breakfast revolution?
The Norcross-based chain is testing the concept for the second time; the first WaHo window opened in August 2008 and closed after a year.Read more
How the shindigs stack up
The Saint Patrick’s Day procession on Peachtree claims bragging rights as Atlanta’s oldest parade, but it’s second fiddle in its own state. Savannah’s parade, recognized nationwide, has drawn more than a million people. How the shindigs stack up.Read more
Stephen “Cap” Larkworthy reveals his 4 steps to constructing Spider-Man
If you’ve taken in the spectacle of a sci-fi convention like Dragon Con, you might presume that all cosplay requires spandex, corsetry, and/or complicated wiring. But things are decidedly more low-tech at CardboardCon, which is “dedicated to the art of cardboard costuming.”Read more
Aries Viera surpassed 9 others for the title of master builder at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta
Everything is awesome for Aries Viera, the 23-year-old master model builder at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta. The native Atlantan beat out nine other contenders in a building battle for the attraction’s top title.Read more
The product is created from a sugercane-processing byproduct
Michael Nilan has never been one to overlook a great idea. In 2010, while on a business trip to China, the entrepreneur stumbled across a plant that produced paper without using a single tree. Inspired, Nilan shuttered his old business, which outsourced jobs for American companies like Tropicana and Westinghouse, and cofounded Atlanta-based TreeZero, which produces and distributes tree-free paper to both consumers and organizations.Read more
A few of the latest studies from UGA, Emory, and Georgia State
They say you can’t understand motherly love until you have a child yourself. Turns out, they might be right. Emory University primate experts found that molecules preparing the body for giving birth also activate neural pathways motivating parents to care for their newborns.Read more
PredPol allows officers to focus on the most likely locations for specific crimes at certain times of the day
Atlanta Police Lieutenant LeAnne Browning recalls her days as a patrol officer. “Our lieutenants would say, ‘Okay, I want you to look at the beat books so you can know what’s out there on your beat.’ Well, the beat books are like this thick with reports,” she says, holding her hands a couple of feet apart. “And you’d sit there and thumb through it all, and there was no time because they were then kicking you out of the precinct to handle calls.” She pauses before pointing to her computer screen. “That’s the old way of doing things. This—it’s right here.”Read more
The actor dishes on filming, being vegan in Atlanta, his rare height, and his time on True Detective.
Charles Halford, fresh off his high-visibility role as serial killer Reggie Ledoux in True Detective, is back as Chas Chandler in NBC’s new drama Constantine, based on DC Comics’ Hellblazer series. The show is filmed in Atlanta, and late this summer, we chatted with the co-star about life in “The Hollywood of the South.”Read more
Evidently, NBC hopes that demons are the new zombies.
Evidently NBC hopes demons are the new zombies. Its new show, Constantine, filmed entirely in Atlanta, is based on a comics series about a demon hunter.Read more