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.
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
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?
Decatur High School students ensure their city’s monuments are on the right side of history

Decatur High School students ensure their city’s monuments are on the right side of history

The members of the Black Student Union at Decatur High School are barely old enough to vote, but they have already had an impact on local politics—helping a city with a progressive reputation confront its own racial history.
Lake Charlotte Nature Preserve

One of Atlanta’s largest remaining forests has been saved. Now what?

The forgotten forest long known as Lake Charlotte Nature Preserve stands to become one of Atlanta’s largest public parks, an archaeological treasure trove, and a model for urban forestland preservation.
Blaire Erskine

Blaire Erskine is not a politician’s daughter. Or the Costco guy’s wife.

Atlanta comedian Blaire Erskine discusses becoming internet famous for her deadpan spoofs of 2020 tropes
Gather picnic

This Atlanta company can help you throw a picture-perfect picnic

When married couple Emily and Drew Hecht dreamed up their entertaining company late last year, they had no idea that small outdoor gatherings would be all but the rule for seeing friends in 2020.
Beltline Cat Guy Atlanta

Jeremy Smith—aka BeltLine Cat Guy—explains life with a feline sitting shotgun

"People see the cat and they see me on the bike, and they get happy. It makes me feel like I have some influence in my life with other people to make them feel happy and maybe even feel a little bit of peace, rather than just negativity."
Eyedrum returns

Eyedrum endures: The grandmother of Atlanta’s DIY scene reboots, but the mission remains

Just when it looked like it might be gone for good, Eyedrum announced a new headquarters on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, set to open in spring 2021.
Lisa Herring APS

Q&A with APS Superintendent Lisa Herring: “The work that is in front of me is vividly clear.”

Atlanta Public Schools’ new superintendent Lisa Herring on starting a new job during a pandemic, the challenges of online learning, and using APS as a force for good.

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