Little Town, Big Idea: Rome’s Cancer Navigators

Rome’s Cancer Navigators do more than support patients through a medical crisis. They steer clients through the emotional, financial, physical, and logistical challenges of coping with the deadly disease.
Defining Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Keisha’s no Kasim: Inside Bottoms’s very different City Hall

Her critics worried she would be an extension of Kasim Reed. But after more than a year in office, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms wants you to know she’s leading the city on her own terms.
Troubador Kristian Bush

The making of Troubadour, Janece Shaffer and Kristian Bush’s 1950s country musical

As Shaffer began to flesh out her characters, she moved Nashville star Billy and son Joe’s estrangement center stage, along with Joe and songwriter Inez’s love story. There was just one problem: If you’re writing a play about country music, you’re going to need, well, country music. And Shaffer’s facility with words did not extend to scoring. Then a friend mentioned that she’d once sat next to Kristian Bush on a flight and came away with his email address

Mind’s Eye

Nine-month-old Ansley Brane is strapped into a car seat in a silent booth. Except for a green screen on the wall behind her, the booth is all black, fitted with a handful of video cameras. Ansley, who is wearing a headband with a white bow, has nothing to look at but a blinking monitor two feet in front of her.

Looks Like We Made It

Forty years ago, Barry Manilow had a dream. Not of selling 80 million records or writing some of the most ubiquitous pop melodies of the late twentieth century, though he did that in due time. No, he wanted to write for Broadway.
The anatomy of a police shooting: Anthony Hill

Did Anthony Hill have to die?

When DeKalb County officer Robert Olsen shot and killed an unarmed man, Anthony Hill, in March 2015, it brought up many questions about how police handle people with mental illness. This is the anatomy of a police shooting.

Her Own Flesh and Blood

A few weeks after Joshua Paul’s death, there was a message on the answering machine for her to call the doctor. And the doctor relayed the news over the phone, as if the message was too difficult to utter in person: Joshua Paul tested positive for HIV, and your whole family needs to be tested.
Joe Gransden Cafe 290

Joe Gransden’s big band magic at Cafe 290

Twice a month, in a cramped bar in Sandy Springs, Joe Grandsen and his crew of more than a dozen musicians make big band magic.

3-D printing is powering the next industrial revolution. Meet 5 of Atlanta’s innovators.

If you want to see Atlanta’s industrial future up close, come to an office park near Atlantic Station and examine a titanium plate, the size of a thumbnail, that was recently designed to correct foot deformities.
Levi Lowrey

Going Country Without Nashville

Here in Georgia, a few country musicians are taking a pass on Music City, choosing not just to live here but to write, record, and perform here. The decision comes at a cost.

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