Atlanta Must Reads for the Week: Atlanta’s auto addiction, a septuagenarian blues guitarist, and Kendrick Johnson’s divisive death
Plus, the house that built Cam Newton and L.A. Reid’s early days in Atlanta
The best stories each week about Atlanta, from Atlanta-based writers, and beyond.
Every other month in this tiny town in middle Georgia, Grammy-winning musicians play alongside local eighth graders, schoolteachers, and farmers
Karl Hilliard dreamed up the Medicine Show nine years ago, and its fusion of small-town idiosyncrasy with star musical talent has made the spectacle an unlikely success. A supremely charming, rough-hewn cross between A Prairie Home Companion and the Grand Ole Opry, the Medicine Show is hosted six times a year by the hospitable citizens of Eastman.
Marietta attorney Lance Cooper was looking for answers behind a single crash. What he found led to a recall of 30 million vehicles.
Lance Cooper was looking for answers behind a single car crash. What the attorney found led to a recall of 30 million vehicles. Inside General Motors’ deadly ignition switch scandal—and the price one Kennesaw family paid.
Knapp has gigged with Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan in his seven decade career.
Johnny Knapp is 87, and he feels it. He moves with a walker, his withered legs powered by wiry forearms and large hands that have flown over piano keyboards for 70 years. It’s Tuesday, and his ride is waiting.
The man who saved MARTA believes it can save us all. Will we get on board?
MARTA CEO Keith Parker's biggest project yet is the construction of three new rail lines expected to cost upwards of $8 billion. In MARTA’s history, the ambition of Parker’s expansion plan is rivaled only by the ambition behind the agency’s creation five decades ago.
Richt is a profoundly virtuous and god-fearing man. Is that why he can’t win a national championship? A lifelong Dawgs fan contemplates.
I still remember the day Mark Richt lost control of the Bulldogs. It happened eight years ago, during one of his best games as a coach, in an incident we like to call the Gator Stomp.
Instate cultivation is still illegal, and that poses a big dilemma for patients
HB1 is perhaps most notable for what it doesn’t do: permit the cultivation of cannabis in Georgia. This creates a dilemma for the very people it was designed to help: You can now possess cannabis oil for your medical condition, but because you’ll have to purchase it out-of-state, you’ll be breaking federal law by crossing state lines to bring it home.
The Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge’s longevity is nearly as astounding as the story of its builder, Horace King
The Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge’s longevity is nearly as astounding as the story of its builder, Horace King, part black, part white, part Catawba Indian—a man so far ahead of his time that he wore a soul patch 60 years before anyone heard of jazz.
It began almost as a joke, but within just a few years the race became a cultural phenomenon, attracting tens of thousands of fun seekers to the shores of the Chattahoochee for a massive floating party
Every third Saturday of May during the 1970s, Atlanta hosted a raft race on the Chattahoochee River. Sounds simple, and it sort of was, until the race took on dimensions that even its founder, Larry Patrick, never imagined.