For housing Atlanta’s most vulnerable with dignity
On a Monday in June, 25 years ago, activists broke into the vacant Imperial Hotel, made their way to the highest floor, and lowered a massive sign emblazoned with the directive: “House the Homeless Here.” Soon the encampment inside the historic hotel numbered 100 protesters.
For thinking big about living small
Can you live—and live well—in a home the size of a parking space? That question was posed to faculty, staff, and students at the Savannah College of Art and Design, not as an intellectual thought experiment but as a living laboratory known as SCADpad.
You’d have to rezone in order to live in a WaHo, but the company maintains a real estate sideline for buyers and sellers
The company maintains a real estate sideline, connecting buyers and sellers of Waffle House properties. With their open kitchens and airy interiors, WaHos might seem ripe for conversion to lofts, but if you want to live in one, prepare for rezoning.
The resilient city is just a train ride away from Atlanta
An idiosyncratic mélange of Native American, African, French, and Spanish cultures, New Orleans venerates voodoo queens, jazz musicians, and enterprising chefs. The defining civic characteristic: resilience.
Superintendent Maria Carstarphen and APS staff face two challenges: implementing real improvements in an underperforming system and finding ways to help students harmed by systematic cheating of years past
A decade ago, stellar turnarounds earned APS national praise. But now—in the wake of a cheating scandal that resulted in a trial, convictions, and TV footage of former educators handcuffed and headed for jail—gains at APS seem to come with an asterisk: Are they too good to be true?
Outdoor yoga classes are a hot trend all across metro Atlanta
The center of a mixed-use development is not the first place one thinks of seeking enlightenment. But downward dog usurps shopping sprees during Sunrise Yoga classes on the grassy plaza of Avalon in Alpharetta.
A conversation with Steve Oney, author of the definitive account of the secretive hanging in Marietta that was never prosecuted and amounted to an attack on Georgia’s justice system
Steve Oney is the author of And The Dead Shall Rise: The Murder of Mary Phagan and the Lynching of Leo Frank, the definitive account of the Frank case. We chatted with him about the lingering resonance of the Frank case and parallels between the social and political climate of Georgia in 1915 compared to today.
How did running a nationally scrutinized state Senate race prepare her for the new job?
After a shellacking by David Perdue in the 2014 Georgia U.S. Senate race, Michelle Nunn wanted to take her time deciding what to do next. Her son, Vinson, was less patient.
The river is one of the oldest in the country and provides drinking water for 70 percent of Atlantans
Because the Chattahoochee snakes to the west—rather than through the heart of the city—the river is not linked to Atlanta in popular imagination the way that, say, Boston is paired with the Charles, St. Louis with the Mississippi, or Chattanooga with the Tennessee.
How late you can set them off and how much it will cost you to sell them
Just in time to make your neighborhood Independence Day gathering really take off, fireworks sales are now legal in Georgia. Here's what you need to know about buying, selling, and what you still can't ignite.