Tune in to these 3 great Atlanta-based podcasts

Perk up your commute with three Atlanta-based podcasts: Switchyards, 1 Beer 1 Song, and Comcastro.
Tiny Doors ATL

The miniature charm of Tiny Doors ATL

Tiny Doors ATL is an installation art project throughout the city that consists of an ever-changing series of, well, tiny doors, flanked by miniature picket fences, bulletin boards, and other accessories.
Daniela Rodriguez Helen Kim Ho immigrants growing influence Atlanta

60 Voices: Helen Kim Ho and Daniela Rodriguez on immigrants’ growing influence in Atlanta

Daniela Rodriguez organized the Savannah Undocumented Youth Alliance has twice been named one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia. Helen Kim Ho founded the Southeast’s first Asian American civil rights nonprofit, now known as Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta.

11 Years Ago This Month: Willie B.’s Memorial

It might have seemed like an awful lot of fuss to make over the death of an ape: thousands of mourners, a live TV broadcast, corporate sponsors vying for the right to transport his remains back to Africa, and a eulogy by an icon of the civil rights movement. But in February 2000, when Willie B. died of complications from cardiomyopathy at a

Into the Wild

In 2007, not long after getting divorced, Pat Morrin received his first deer mount. It was a gift from a neighbor. Five years later, it sits above the fireplace in the living room of his three-bedroom home in a Duluth subdivision, surrounded by some 300 other mounts, skulls, and hides arranged in alarmingly convincing poses.
Gucci Mane

What we learned from Gucci Mane’s new autobiography

In The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, published this month, the 37-year-old Atlanta trap rap crossover act revisits his rise to rap stardom; his struggle with a codeine cocktail called “lean;” and becoming a mentor to Future and Migos.
The Atlanta Center for Photography takes flight

The Atlanta Center for Photography takes flight

Atlanta Celebrates Photography has recently reinvented itself, moving away from its focus on the signature festival. Rebranding as the Atlanta Center for Photography, the reimagined organization will feature a more year-round approach.

How the journeys of four much-hyped Atlanta startups stack up

For those feeling inspired by stories in this package and drafting their resignation letters, a cruel dose of reality from the Harvard Business Review: “If you’re launching a business, the odds are against you: Two-thirds of startups never show a positive return.” Striking startup gold is incredibly rare, but it does happen. Here are a few much-hyped startups and their (sometimes short) journeys, alongside onetime Atlanta darling Mailchimp.

A step away from Sugarland

With That Girl, Jennifer Nettles, best known as half of the Grammy-winning country duo Sugarland, releases her first solo record in years and gears up for a small-venue tour that includes a February 22 show at the Fox.

Pearl Cleage tells all (and then some) in her new memoir

Playwright and novelist Pearl Cleage titled her memoir Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs, but one suspects her child, now in her forties, is happy it took awhile for Mom’s breezily candid book, crafted from 1970s and 1980s diary entries, to be published.

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