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."

This couple’s donation of Impressionist art is one of the most significant in High Museum history

When Doris and Shouky Shaheen donated 24 rare paintings to the High Museum of Art, they effectively tripled the institution’s collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, which already included works by Monet, Pissarro, and others. It is now named the Doris and Shouky Shaheen Gallery.

How Mister Rogers changed the life of Atlanta writer Tom Junod

Portraying Mister Rogers, a jaunty Tom Hanks tosses a loafer in the air. That’s the image featured in ads for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. But the movie isn't about Mister Rogers. It’s about Lloyd Vogel, a fictionalized character based on Atlanta writer Tom Junod.
Band members stand in an alleyway in a neighborhood

Omni’s third album criticizes social media-obsessed culture

Frankie Broyles and Philip Frobos of local indie band Omni delivers with a fidelity to the post-punk bands of the late ’70s and ’80s they loved, making them one of the city’s most successful bands.
An illustration of two people in a boat in a marsh

The love story of Cassandra King Conroy and her husband, the late Pat Conroy

Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy is Cassandra King Conroy's new memoir about finding love in middle age with Pat Conroy, a literary giant of the South and an Atlanta native who, until then, had led a tumultuous life. Cassandra spoke with us from her home in Beaufort about the 21 years she spent getting to know and love Pat Conroy.
Black and white painting of the USS Wanderer on the sea

How one of America’s last-documented slave ships was used during the Civil War

The Wanderer, manned by Savannah aristocrat Charles Lamar, was one of the last-documented slave ships to land in America. Caught by Savannah natives (slave importation was illegal), it was eventually used as a gunner ship by the Union during the Civil War.

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

Elton John comes to Atlanta for the last time with his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, eat endless chili at Chomp and Stomp, and more to do this November.
Protesters march in downtown Atlanta holding a "March for gay rights" sign

How one march for gay rights launched nearly 50 years of Atlanta Pride

On the first anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, roughly 100 Atlantans, frustrated by discriminatory treatment against LGBTQ people on local and national levels, began marching on Peachtree Street.
Gus Kaufman

Gus Kaufman used to wish he wasn’t gay. Now he talks about the liberation of being your true self.

"I always wished, 'God, make me not a homosexual,' since I could imagine no life as that. And I told [my LGBTQ] workshop participants, once you accept and cherish who you are, you shine like [a] star."
A3C concert

A3C, Atlanta’s longest-running hip-hop festival, aims to become the next SXSW

When Brian Knott launched the A3C hip-hop festival 15 years ago, he envisioned a few days of concerts featuring independent artists. Today, the five-day event is one of the largest hip-hop festivals in the country, a summit where politics and social justice intersect with hip-hop.

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