Meet the Other Mayors: Kathie deNobriga, Pine Lake

In 2012, arts consultant Kathie deNobriga succeeded a CDC scientist as mayor of Pine Lake, a sylvan city of 800 residents and DeKalb County’s smallest. Tucked away near Stone Mountain, Pine Lake is just a quarter square mile and has a police force of three.

Georgia Tech as Google? And other Atlanta locales repurposed by Hollywood

Atlanta’s fondness for bulldozing and rebuilding has left us with nondescript architecture and a generally bland cityscape. But Hollywood eyes our blahness and sees dreams and dollar signs, with our state’s tax credits making an ATL location a no-brainer substitute for cinematic scenery from the Bay Area to Brazil.
MARTA artist Ana Guzman

Artist Ana Guzman’s subjects are her fellow MARTA passengers

Following the tradition of cityscape artists like Edward Hopper, Ana Guzman often has a sketchbook in hand, ready to capture urban life in front of her. Passengers usually keep to themselves on MARTA, earbuds in place and eyes locked on their phones. But when Guzman pulls out her paint pens and starts drawing, fellow riders begin to interact.

The Devil went down to Cobb: Atlanta Opera revives Faust

There are myriad tales of people making deals with the devil, but they all share similar endings (spoiler alert: bad things happen). Although the outcomes are predictable, we’re still drawn to these cautionary fables, the most famous of which is the chronicle of a certain Dr. Faust and his misguided barter—an eternal soul for fleeting youth.

Atlanta’s German Influx

Five years ago, Doreen Eitel left Germany and ended up in Columbus, Ohio, where she worked as an au pair. She married and moved to Tampa. Two years ago, the couple moved to Atlanta, and Eitel was pleasantly surprised.

The Shelf: Misfortunate Son and Sorrow Wood

Misfortunate Son The brilliantly subversive
Jannquell Peters

Meet the Other Mayors: Jannquell Peters, East Point

When she’s not representing her 35,500 constituents, New Orleans native Jannquell Peters is a family law attorney and businesswoman who opened metro Atlanta’s first standalone indoor cycling studio.
Belle Boyd

Meet the female Civil War spies of Karen Abbott’s new book

On September 17, author Karen Abbott reads from her latest, Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, the little-known story of four female Civil War spies. A quick primer on the ladies.

Launching Forward Atlanta (again)

Why mess, as they say, with success? That’s the apparent philosophy of civic boosters, who will reincarnate the Forward Atlanta marketing campaign the Chamber of Commerce first debuted in the 1920s.

Denzel Washington heads back to Broadway with Atlanta director Kenny Leon

After Kenny Leon directed Denzel Washington in the 2010 revival of August Wilson’s Fences, they made a pact: The Atlanta director and the Hollywood titan would continue to work as a theatrical team. So not long ago, Leon told Washington it was time to make good on that handshake.

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