Midtown Atlanta traffic

You know when you’re an Atlantan when . . .

We posed this question to our readers. Here's what they told us.

Who lives in Atlanta? Who will be here in the future? A look at the data

Race has always been the throughline in every significant discussion about Atlanta, but as the metro area grows ever more diverse, the story is much more than black and white
General Assembly Georgia Gold Dome

The 40-day headache: Your guide to the 2020 Georgia General Assembly

On January 13, lawmakers from across Georgia will converge under the Gold Dome downtown for the annual session of the General Assembly. Here are the major issues they'll be discussing in 2020.

A disability advocate explains the joys—and challenges—of navigating Atlanta

"When I was nine, I was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness. I’ve probably uploaded a few hundred pictures of inaccessible sidewalks to Atlanta’s 311 app. The city is typically good about responding. Still, we need to be more proactive than reactive."
Charles Weltner standing at a John F. Kennedy Library podium

Flashback: The Georgia Representative who gave up Congress to oppose segregation

Former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young called Charles Weltner a moderate “who woke up the conscience of the South” and put him in the same league as Ralph McGill and Martin Luther King Jr.

Why Atlanta’s roads have so many damn metal plates

Why use metal plates to cover up potholes? Can you report those steel slabs? Does Atlanta actually enforce violations? Allow us to explain.

Dope Girls’ cofounder shows us her perfect New Year’s Eve party

Sevananda for party favors, Kookie House for custom-made cookies, and wine from Hop City—Beca Grimm, a Dope Girls zine cofounder, shops local to ring in 2020 with a Babysitter’s Club–themed bash at home.

Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for December

Nick Offerman at the Tabernacle and Christmas events at Stone Mountain and the Alliance Theatre.
Sapelo Island’s marshes

How a tissue box–sized UGA satellite might help a submerging Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island—its residents and wildlife—could be in danger as ocean waters continue to rise. The University of Georgia's Small Satellite Research Lab will launch a satellite roughly 250 miles above Earth that will paint a clear picture of the coming threat.

For 17 years, Demetress Williams fostered children. Then she met four siblings she wanted to adopt.

"I’ve fostered maybe 10 kids. Most of the time, the main objective is reunification, so you don’t want to get too attached. But that wasn’t the case with these [four] siblings."

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