Test your knowledge of the book, movie, and the 1939 premiere in Atlanta
For better or worse, Atlanta is stuck with Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell’s blockbuster novel and the even bigger movie, which debuted here on December 15, 1939. It’s unavoidable to live in Atlanta without being aware of GWTW, but how much do you actually know about the book, movie, and famous Atlanta author?Read more
The first female mayor of this Fayette County community on the state of the city, its citizens, and where she takes visitors
Elected in a December 2013 runoff, Fleisch, a former CNN producer, became the first female mayor of this Fayette County planned community of 35,000, best known for its network of golf cart paths.Read more
Seven spots worth checking out along the way—plus what to order at each one
Explore the BeltLine Eastside Trail by way of its bars—seven spots worth a stop, plus what to order at each one.Read more
Although the city has one of the biggest cohorts of college-educated 25-to-34-year-olds, it hasn’t drawn young grads at the same rate as other major cities
If you were to stroll along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail on a Friday evening, stop for dinner at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, or take in a concert on the lawn at the Fourth Ward Skate Park, you’d be convinced that Atlanta is teeming with young creative and professional types. And if you walked a little farther and saw the apartment buildings mushrooming along the trail, you’d probably conclude that even more youthful residents are on their way.Read more
The book traces the history (and mythology) of the Atlanta-based beverage
In this month’s Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism (W.W. Norton), Elmore, an Atlanta native who “grew up drinking Coke every day,” traces the history (and mythology) of Coke through its supply chain. The research took him from 350 boxes in Emory University’s archives to India (water) and Peru (coca leaves).Read more
The city is right behind San Francisco, thanks likely to tax incentivies, cheap electricity, and solo HOV lane access
Atlanta and San Francisco rarely share top billing in any kind of ranking, but when it comes to electric car sales, the ATL is second only to the City by the Bay. San Franciscans may adopt the energy-saving cars thanks to do-gooding environmentalism (and California’s high gas prices), but Atlantans choose the vehicles for decidedly more pragmatic reasons: hefty tax incentives, cheap electricity, and—most alluring to many—permission to drive solo in the HOV lane.Read more
She writes candidly about both her parents’ troubled marriage and her husband Darren Lumar
In the memoir Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me (Chicago Review Press), Yamma Brown writes about growing up in the shadow of celebrity and domestic violence. She is equally candid about her parents’ troubled marriage (“the beatings always began the same way, with the same terrible sounds”) and the dichotomy of her life after their divorce.Read more
College Football Hall of Fame vs. the Hyatt: What the GOP and Dem “victory” venues say about this year’s election in Georgia
The face of Georgia is changing, which only one party seems to realize.
You can argue about campaign strategists and outside money and the candidates’ resumes and who used social media better. And each candidate has made mistakes. But here’s the reason these races are so tight: the GOP candidates simply don’t reflect Georgia.Read more
A Georgia State University scientist is exploring ways to thwart fungal diseases that threaten bats and bees. Meanwhile, disease has been spotted in the serpent population.
A decline in bats—a population depletion of 6 million since 2006—leaves quite a large dent in natural insect extermination and presents an interesting research opportunity for scientists like Georgia State’s Christopher Cornelison.Read more
While some art is available to all, we need to consider those who live with it 365 days a year.
Atlanta’s emerging public art scene is exciting—murals and installations enliven our city and make it more engaging, and yes, they draw outsiders to parts of town that might otherwise be overlooked. But the controversy over the Krog Tunnel underscores the need to balance arts promotion and the concerns of communities that serve as the backdrops for street art.Read more