From the Magazine
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
High-tech mapping revealed 86 unmarked graves just a few feet from the fifth green of the North Fulton Golf Course
Ray Mock can remember the “poorhouses” next to the North Fulton Golf Course where he played as a teenage duffer. “Most of the people who lived there were elderly or ‘tetched,’ as we called it—or, as the census at the time cruelly termed them, ‘lunatics,’” he says.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
The farm, located in a town just outside of Athens, houses 45 of the shaggy-hoofed giants
Classic City Clydesdales is bucking history by bringing draft horses to Georgia. “The South was settled by mule,” says farm owner Shannon Martin. Clydesdales, the shaggy-hoofed giants most familiar to the majority of us for starring in sappy Budweiser ads, were rare in this region.Read more
Pop culture historians will never be hungry again
Land, Katie Scarlett O’Hara, isn’t the only thing that lasts. This year, Colorado-based Taylor Trade Publishing celebrates the movie’s seventy-fifth anniversary with a trio of books about the phenomenon that ensures pop culture historians will never be hungry again.Read more
We rounded up some of the Internet’s most interesting merch
Just in time for the season five premiere of The Walking Dead (October 12, AMC), we rounded up walker merchandise from vendors ranging from the official TWD online store to one-of-a-kind artisans.Read more
Comparing the two Senate candidates
One of the country’s most closely watched Senate races pits Democrat Michelle Nunn against Republican David Perdue. Both bill themselves as Washington outsiders. How else are they alike—or different?Read more
Expect 8 miles of temporary installations, permanent additions, and performances
Hardy souls who attended early Art on the Atlanta BeltLine events clambered over abandoned rail lines and industrial right-of-ways. Back then, the idea of a twenty-two-mile transit loop through town seemed as fanciful as the kinetic sculptures on display.Read more
Will the international premiere be a home run?
Can the Alliance Theatre hit a home run with the international premiere of a musical set in the world of minor league baseball? If all goes as planned, Bull Durham—adapted by writer-director Ron Shelton from his 1988 film starring Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, and Susan Sarandon—will play Broadway next spring.Read more
A trio of funny man, foreign man, and news man present their books in Atlanta
The literary agent turned humorist is famous for fabrication, but here’s what we can truthfully tell you: The Daily Show “resident expert” and PC in those Apple ads has written three satirical books—The Areas of My Expertise, More Information Than You Require, and That Is All.Read more