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The troubled triangle of Scottish heritage, Southern racial politics, and Stone Mountain

The troubled triangle of Scottish heritage, Southern racial politics, and Stone Mountain

"While history can provide an anchor to one’s soul, myths can become a kind of prison." Retired AJC columnist Jim Galloway looks at how myths of Scottish history influenced the South's Lost Cause myth.
11 Questions for Atlanta’s 2021 mayoral candidates

11 Questions for Atlanta’s 2021 mayoral candidates

We asked the same 11 questions to Atlanta mayoral candidates Antonio Brown, Andre Dickens, Sharon Gay, Felicia Moore, Kasim Reed, Nolan English, Mark Hammad, Kenny Hill, Rebecca King, Walter Reeves, Roosevelt Searles, Richard Wright, and Glenn S. Wrightson. Here's where they stand on crime, affordability, transit, and more.
Atlanta Press Club Mayoral Debate 2021 Andre Dickens Kasim Reed

Tuesday’s Atlanta Press Club mayoral debate brought out the claws

In an almost refreshing pivot from the typical discourse of Atlanta's mayoral race, conversations on crime fell by the wayside during Tuesday night's candidate debate. That subject, however, made way for the jagged barbs exchanged among some of the contest's top contenders.
Vicki Powell

DJ Vicki Powell on queer nightlife, a changing Atlanta, and the art of throwing a party

"I got into DJing because I was an introvert—really shy. But I loved nightlife, and I loved going to Backstreet. I just couldn’t quite find my groove. But once I figured out that I could throw a party with a DJ booth around me, I was like, 'Oh, it’s on now.'"
Old Atlanta Prison Farm Cop City

The land slated to become the controversial “Cop City” training center has already lived many lives

The Old Atlanta Prison Farm was the subject of an ACLU lawsuit in the 1980s. It also contains the graves of several zoo animals.
11 Questions for Atlanta’s 2021 mayoral candidates

What’s at stake in the Atlanta mayor’s race?

Crime’s the biggest issue on the ballot, but it's not the only issue. Atlanta’s transit, bike lanes, sidewalks, and roads will need an advocate and big-picture thinker who makes sure the city gets the maximum benefit from the $1 trillion in federal infrastructure cash expected to flow to states and cities.
Netherworld 25th anniversary

25 seasons later, Netherworld remains the best nightmare in town

When their job with a national haunted house chain ended, Billy Messina and Ben Armstrong pooled their money and built a haunted mansion with an original story line—an innovative concept in the late 1990s—in a 4,000-square-foot space in Kennesaw. Netherworld was born.
It’s time to stop criminalizing HIV

It’s time to stop criminalizing HIV

Georgia law hasn’t caught up to science. For people living here with HIV, consensual sex can still lead to felony charges. An Atlanta writer shares his concerns and why it's time for change.
Can we still afford Atlanta?

It is really, really hard to buy your first house in Atlanta right now

In the current Atlanta real estate market, the idea of paying list price, taking two weeks for a due diligence period, or even having a night or two to sleep on one of the biggest financial decisions of your life now seems quaint. It's even harder for first-time buyers.
Bandaloop

A vertical dance troupe will go off the wall in Old Fourth Ward this weekend

From October 1st through 3rd, Flux Projects will premiere FIELD, the second installment of LOOM, a national four-part series by Bandaloop.

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