Albert Schweitzer Memorial

Albert Schweitzer Organ vs. Mighty Mo: How does the new size up with the old?

The mere sound of air shrilling through metal organ pipes summons images of cavernous churches and movie houses and long-dead virtuosos. In that context, Spivey Hall’s 25-year-old Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ is just a babe. So how does this newcomer size up against metro Atlanta’s ranking piper, the Fox Theatre’s “Mighty Mo?”

Can CEO Keith Parker make MARTA cool?

This is a historic chapter in MARTA’s history: the first major expansion in four decades. Much of the credit goes to the transit authority’s general manager and CEO Keith Parker, who joined MARTA in December 2012 when the agency was beleaguered with a fiscal crisis and plummeting ridership.

General Assembly vs. The General Assembly

This month, a school for entrepreneurs called General Assembly opens in Ponce City Market—days after Georgia lawmakers of the same collective name convene under the Gold Dome. One General Assembly offers tech-focused courses, such as digital marketing and web development. The other is likely to propose many things that’ll never happen.

Predictive policing crime prevention software successful for APD

Atlanta Police Lieutenant LeAnne Browning recalls her days as a patrol officer. “Our lieutenants would say, ‘Okay, I want you to look at the beat books so you can know what’s out there on your beat.’ Well, the beat books are like this thick with reports,” she says, holding her hands a couple of feet apart. “And you’d sit there and thumb through it all, and there was no time because they were then kicking you out of the precinct to handle calls.” She pauses before pointing to her computer screen. “That’s the old way of doing things. This­—it’s right here.”

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

21 Savage comes to Coca-Cola Roxy, Atlanta History Center celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, embrace all things health and wellness at Dirty South Yoga Fest, and more.
Reality TV in Atlanta

Here’s why reality TV shows keep flocking to Atlanta

Chalk it up to primo locations, local crews, Southern hospitality, and high ratings.

Vouched Books

In today’s digitized, attention-deficit world, guerilla booksellers must bring intrepid commitment to their work, infiltrating events where bespectacled conspirators are likely to congregate.

The Shelf: Pat Conroy and The Confederate General Rides North

Pat Conroy Fourteen years after the unwieldy B
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.
Atlanta city spending

We billed this city: $1,825 for pizza and other curious findings from Atlanta’s new spending transparency database

In light of the FBI's investigation of City of Atlanta officials after concerns of bribery schemes, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms created Open Checkbook, which allows the public to monitor the city's spending. We looked through the resource and here's what we discovered:

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