"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.
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.
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.
"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.'"
The Old Atlanta Prison Farm was the subject of an ACLU lawsuit in the 1980s. It also contains the graves of several zoo animals.
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.
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.
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.
From October 1st through 3rd, Flux Projects will premiere FIELD, the second installment of LOOM, a national four-part series by Bandaloop.