Thursday, November 15, 2018
Atlanta’s housing authority stopped building rental units for nearly a decade. Can it make up for lost time?

Atlanta’s housing authority stopped building rental units for nearly a decade. Can it make up for lost time?

Atlanta used to be considered a national pioneer when it came to public housing. But for the past decade, affordable housing has become an afterthought as gentrification has crept into the city. How can the Atlanta Housing Authority make up for lost time?
Fulton County polling place

Flashback: The fight for women’s right to vote in Georgia

Georgia earned the dubious honor of being the first in the country to reject the 19th amendment, refusing to officially ratify it until 1970. Today, women are the backbone of the Georgia electorate, nearly 3.4 million strong—53.8 percent, to be exact—more than enough to decide the fate of Peach State politics.

For decades, this haunted East Atlanta porch has kept trick-or-treaters coming back for more

What started 22 years ago as a few friends coming over to hand out candy has turned into one of Atlanta’s must-stop trick-or-treat attractions. Barry Wisebram, who owns a bungalow on Flat Shoals Avenue, aims to scare, so the spectacle is not for the faint of heart. Here’s how he creates his spooky spot.
Atlanta Hawks 50th anniversary

Atlanta Hawks at 50: The team’s history through the lens of Scott Cunningham

This month, the Hawks begin their 50th season in Atlanta. Yes, we’re still waiting on an NBA championship, but the franchise’s record over that half-century is nothing to scoff at: 33 playoff seasons; four NBA Coaches of the Year; and a cadre of Hall of Fame legends. We celebrate with a photo essay featuring the work of Scott Cunningham, the team's official photographer of 41 years.

Author Tayari Jones on moving home to Atlanta and getting a phone call from Oprah

Tayari Jones, a Spelman College graduate, is the author of four novels—her latest, An American Marriage, was handpicked for Oprah’s Book Club earlier this year. Amid months of book tour stops and after years immersed in New York’s publishing world, the prolific author is moving back to her hometown. Our Q&A with her.

Flashback: Karl Wallenda’s high-wire walk across Tallulah Gorge, 1970

Tallulah Falls city leaders wanted to increase the town’s profile, so they did the obvious: They invited Karl Wallenda—a German-born daredevil who had captivated audiences around the world with nail-biting, high-wire walks—to cross Tallulah Gorge in what some considered his riskiest stunt yet.

Georgia is moving in Democrats’ direction. For Stacey Abrams, will it be fast enough?

Someday a Democrat will win a statewide office in Georgia. It’s a statistical inevitability as the state continues to diversify. That time could be as soon as November 6, as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams seems to be riding a national blue wave that could lift her above Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp.
Don't miss list Atlanta Pride Festival

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

Piedmont Park is becoming the grounds for the largest pride festival in the Southeast with Atlanta Pride Festival, Taste of Atlanta is back with more than 90 restaurants, and get ready for Halloween with Atlanta Horror Film Festival.

The ASO’s latest album will mark bassist Michael Kurth’s national debut as a symphonic composer

Since the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed his fanfare “May Cause Dizziness” in 2011, the group has commissioned and premiered five more of Kurth's melodic, polyphonic, and intensely rhythmic works. “Robert Spano has opened doors and trusted me and championed me,” Kurth said.

In the twilight of his career, AJC political columnist Jim Galloway worries about what he won’t write

Political columnist Jim Galloway has been a part of the Atlanta Journal Constitution for almost 40 years—covering seemingly everything in Georgia politics and gaining trust from politicians and readers because of his vast institutional knowledge.

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