Why use metal plates to cover up potholes? Can you report those steel slabs? Does Atlanta actually enforce violations? Allow us to explain.
On Valentine’s Day weekend, Oakland Cemetery shares 26 stories of love among the cemetery’s “residents,” from devoted spouses to a former volunteer and his beloved dog. Here's three of our favorites.
Welcome to the SoaR house, the improbable headquarters of one of the largest eSports organizations in the world. Its seven residents earn their livings by playing multiplayer video games like Call of Duty and Fortnite for millions of YouTube and Twitch followers from around the world. The video-game industry has blossomed in metro Atlanta thanks to a sizable talent pool, entertainment tax credits, and Fortune 500 corporations eager to connect with young consumers.
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.
Songwriter, producer, and four-time Grammy Award–winner Bryan-Michael Cox—aka B. Cox—is the man behind some of R&B’s biggest hits, including number ones for Usher (“Burn”), Mariah Carey (“Don’t Forget About Us”), and Mary J. Blige (“Be Without You”). The single thirty-one-year-old is based in Atlanta, but you’re just as likely to find him in L.A., Houston, or New York, writing for artists such as Toni Braxton, Ron I
The members of the Black Student Union at Decatur High School are barely old enough to vote, but they have already had an impact on local politics—helping a city with a progressive reputation confront its own racial history.
Mere miles from Downtown, the Goat Farm Arts Center, a Westside art colony, is a twelve-acre city within a city. The former nineteenth-century cotton gin factory is now the site of film screenings, theatrical performances, food truck festivals, and gallery shows and has its own coffee shop, organic farm, and resident dance troupe GloATL—and it all runs on the energy of 315 creatives working in close proximity. Here are a few of the dynamos.
Nearly a decade ago, Evelyn Lowery, Juanita Abernathy, and Andrew Young met with then mayor Shirley Franklin to officially launch a project that civic leaders had been dreaming about for far longer. That vision comes to life this month as the Center for Civil and Human Rights opens its doors.