Capital punishment syringes

Why did Georgia execute more prisoners in 2016 than any other state?

Last year, at a time when the use of death penalty had dropped to historic lows nationwide, Georgia executed nine people convicted of murder, more than any other state. Don’t expect that pace to continue.

Is Cobb on Board?

Unlike Gwinnett, which has voted on MARTA a couple of times, Cobb County has never had a referendum on the Atlanta transit system since the authority was founded nearly forty years ago. Will we ever get rail up here? Tough time to ask that question: MARTA is staring down the wrong end of a $120 million operations deficit. E
Wyatt Roscoe Inner Space Ships

Renaissance van: An Atlanta company transforms ordinary vans into a stylish way to see the country

Based in a former neon warehouse along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail, Wyatt Roscoe and his four-person staff at Inner Space Ships have converted nearly 30 vans into efficient and stylish ways to explore the country and save on Airbnb bills.
Krog Street Tunnel

How the Krog Street Tunnel became a launching pad for a generation of artists

For a graffiti writer, the tunnel—a mishmash of graffiti art, tags, murals, and festival flyers—was the perfect canvas because the bridge provided cover and its concrete pillars framed the artwork. It served as a platform for young artists to prove themselves.

It takes a forest: How intown development puts Atlanta’s tree canopy at risk

Despite stringent ordinances aimed at protecting those trees, our canopy faces a paradoxical new threat: renewed interest in urban living. Population growth within the city and a surge in denser development may represent eco-friendly shifts from Atlanta’s sprawl, but those trends are paired with infill development that puts trees at risk and reduces space to plant replacements.
High Museum of Art

High Museum’s new director seeks to bridge the gap between old Atlanta money and new Atlanta art

In July, the museum announced it had hired Rand Suffolk—the 47-year-old president of the Philbrook Museum of Art, a Tulsa institution housed inside a stunning 1920s villa and surrounded by 23 acres of gardens.

Green Power

Almost 80 percent of female business owners, 70 percent of female legislators, and all female astronauts used to be Girl Scouts. That’s fairly compelling evidence that scouting teaches young women to dream big. Want more? Consider Morgan Coffey, a junior at Oglethorpe University.
Atlanta Fire Stations

Atlanta’s 9 most interesting firehouse mottos

Atlanta fire stations might officially be known by their government-given numbers, but for decades the men and women who sleep, eat, and wait for emergency calls inside those buildings have been adopting mottos inspired by their crews’ attitudes, personalities, and specialties. Here’s a look at some of the city’s most interesting firehouse mottos.

How to tell Sherlock and Star Trek fans apart

Conventions aren’t only fun for conventioneers. When fanfests are in town, spotting costumed revelers is a spectator sport. This month, two legendary fictional universes collide as 221B Con (April 4–6) and TrekTrax Atlanta (April 25–27) bring Sherlock Holmes junior gumshoes and Star Trek Trekkers to our streets.
Swinging Richards closes

One last night at Swinging Richards

Atlanta’s only all-nude male dance club and a longtime pillar of the LGBTQ community says goodbye after 26 years.

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