U.S. Capitol innsurrection 1906 Atlanta Race Riots

To understand the mob violence at the U.S. Capitol, remember the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot

Rage is uncontrolled lashing out at a perceived injustice. The mob in Atlanta acted out of grievances fueled by false claims from politicians and media. So did the mob in Washington D.C.

To Dance with the White Dog, 25 years later

For no reason other than Terry Kay is a writer of novels, I sometimes imagine there is a small corner of heaven reserved for my dearest friend of 60 years. To banish him to everlasting hell would represent a clear case of literary redundancy. How else would I describe his state of mind in 1989 when he typed the words, “He understood what they were thinking and saying: Old man that he is, what’s to become of him?”
Atlanta BeltLine

It’s the best time to be an Atlantan. It might also be the worst.

In the city's constant compulsion to reinvent itself, it lost an important part of itself instead.
Atlanta must lead the way in advancing racial equity

Atlanta must lead the way in advancing racial equity

This time of unrest offers the chance to take a different path forward and lead the Atlanta region, the South, and the nation toward a more equitable future. We must take the lessons (both good and bad) from our courageous past to realize a New Atlanta Way.
Going on walks in Atlanta

Taking walks forced me to slow down—and better appreciate Atlanta

In Atlanta, we can be spread out without forfeiting the existential balm of seeing a variety of other people. But nothing makes the details shine like just walking around.
New Zealand COVID-19 response

Commentary: An ex-pat Atlantan and former CDC staffer on what we could learn from nearly coronavirus-free New Zealand

My children are back at school. We eat out at restaurants. No one wears masks, and no one is concerned. This isn’t a wild dream; this is New Zealand.  

A Modest Proposal

We created this helpful guide for Georgia businesses with illustrator Tommy Siegel.
Atlanta Falcons

Commentary: I’m not much of a sports fan, but I hope the Atlanta Falcons win it all

For the life of me, I can't understand my family's unwavering support and love for the hometown football team. But I admire it.
Governor Brian Kemp

Governor Kemp has made his choice clear. What about yours?

Do you promote the individual health of the constituents of our world, or do you promote somebody’s idea of the “economy"?
John Lewis

Commentary: The fact we need to defend Atlanta and John Lewis is sad indeed.

A week from being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States and days before the federal holiday commemorating Martin Luther King Jr., Donald J. Trump took umbrage with criticism levied by Georgia congressman John Lewis, who questioned the legitimacy of Trump’s election, what with the steady drip of reports about Russian hacking and all.

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