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5 indie bookstores to support during Women’s History Month (and all year long)

Georgia’s literary history is rich with remarkable women writers like Anne Rivers Siddons, Pearl Cleage, Flannery O’Connor, Tayari Jones, and Alice Walker. It’s no surprise that legacy carries into the metro’s brick-and-mortar bookshops.
Atlanta pandemic development

8 developments that sprung up in Atlanta during the past year

When office workers return after the pandemic, they might not recognize Atlanta. While they were away, the city’s development engine didn’t just hum, it roared.
Has Covid killed Atlanta’s transit dream?

Will the pandemic ruin MARTA’s plans for its biggest expansion in decades?

The Covid-19 pandemic has been catastrophic for public-transit agencies across the nation. Even when the pandemic does end, it’s possible that our work and travel patterns will be disrupted permanently. Then, there’s the economic impact of the pandemic and its corresponding effect on tax revenue, a major source of funding for many transit agencies, including MARTA.
Rick Beato Youtube

YouTuber Rick Beato explains why your favorite rock song sounds so good

From his music studio in Stone Mountain, the 58-year-old posts new videos a few times a week for 2 million YouTube subscribers and counting, including series like "What Makes This Song Great?", countdowns of the best guitar solos, music theory, history lessons, and more.
Richard Barron board votes to fire

Fulton elections board votes to fire Director Rick Barron; fate remains in limbo

Despite support from staff and recent voting improvements, the board of registration and elections blames Director Rick Barron for past election struggles
Highland Inn

Developers buy Atlanta’s historic Highland Inn, plan its revival

The Highland Inn has new owners who promise they won’t raze the historic structure, but big changes are on the way.
Scott Valdez VIDA select

Frustrated with online dating, Scott Valdez decided to leave flirting to an expert. Now, it’s his business.

The owner of Atlanta-based VIDA Select explains why single people need an online dating coach
Gabriel Sterling

Gabriel Sterling on death threats, the Dark Side, and America’s redemptive potential

You don’t expect someone with a title like “voting system implementation manager” to end up on 60 Minutes. But Gabriel Sterling was jolted into the national spotlight after disputing the deluge of misinformation regarding election integrity.
Fulton County Elections 2020 Election

Inside the battle for Fulton County’s votes

Reporter Johnny Kauffman spent four months embedded in the Fulton County elections department as its staff fought to protect democracy and their own lives—all while the eyes of the world were on Georgia.
Can Atlanta survive another snowpocalypse?

Can Atlanta survive another snowpocalypse?

In late January 2014, just under three inches of snow—and, more specifically, the ice that followed—crippled metro Atlanta, shutting down the region’s economy and forcing people to sleep in stranded cars, stores, and community centers. What if history repeats itself?

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