Atlanta’s Guardians Football Club brings together players from around the world

If it seems like the Guardians club is the soccer pitch version of the United Nations, that’s by design. The club was started in 2014 by Jason Brooks, a 33-year-old player, coach, and die-hard fan who was bothered that—even in heterogeneous Atlanta—soccer tended to break down along racial or socioeconomic lines.
Jonas Ho's electric skateboards

Meet Jonas Ho, Atlanta’s LED-lit evangelist of electric skateboards.

About five years ago, Jonas Ho was watching YouTube videos when he discovered a novel way to spend the $500 burning a hole in his pocket: a battery-powered MotoTec skateboard. Since then, Ho, the owner of Noble House Tattoo in Stockbridge, has become a mad scientist of electric skateboards, turning his board into a 51-pound street cruiser lined with lights and capable of traveling up to 32 miles per hour on city streets.
Candace Hill

Candace Hill is the fastest girl alive

For Candace Hill, life is now divided into two eras: before the 10.98 and after the 10.98. Last June the Rockdale County high school junior ran a 100-meter sprint in Seattle in 10.98 seconds and became—officially—the fastest girl in the world.
August blueprint

4 things to know about the 19-story AMLI tower coming to Buckhead

AMLI is building 640 luxury apartments in a 19-story tower and adjacent five-story building, expected to be completed in 2017. Annie Evans, AMLI’s vice president of development, says the site’s walkability to a MARTA station, Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza, and a Publix is crucial.

ASO’s Talent Development Program brings diversity to the orchestra and the audience

“Talent Development Program is where I started . . . to know that I had something to offer as a musician of color.” Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Azira Hill and Mary Gramling are helping minority musicians and are helping increase diversity both in the orchestra and in the audience.
Videodrome

Viva Videodrome, the Atlanta video rental store that refuses to die

Videodrome, the roughly 2,000-square-foot shop at the corner of North Highland and North avenues, is the last video store standing in Atlanta that is not of the XXX variety. It is an oasis for film buffs (and the occasional visiting celebrity) who are suckers for special features, director’s cuts, or not letting Netflix’s algorithms ration out their media diets.

Patty Loveless

At fifty-four, country songstress Patty Loveless can still belt out tunes in a rich, Kentucky-bred lilt and shimmy blithely around a stage, her strawberry-blond shag swinging. But the Paulding County resident and Georgia Music Hall of Famer doesn’t take for granted that she can breathe well enough to do so. Her older sister, Dottie—a spunky singer herself, whose gumption first inspired a young, shy Loveless to perform—died at forty-eight because she couldn’t b
Deirdre Shoemaker and Laura Cadonati

These Georgia Tech physicists helped prove Einstein right

Deirdre Shoemaker has known from the time she was a 12-year-old science fiction fan that she wanted to spend her life studying black holes. But when she came to Georgia Tech in 2008 as a founding faculty member of the university’s Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, she found few other female postgraduates.

On draft: Get to know Bishop’s Classic City Clydesdales

Classic City Clydesdales is bucking history by bringing draft horses to Georgia. “The South was settled by mule,” says farm owner Shannon Martin. Clydesdales, the shaggy-hoofed giants most familiar to the majority of us for starring in sappy Budweiser ads, were rare in this region.
Soccer Manchester United football Atlanta

Meet Atlanta’s other football fans

Neither Rain, nor sleet, nor early morning kickoff can keep Atlanta’s rabid soccer fans from cheering on their favorite teams. Here, fans of Manchester United—at Fadó Irish Pub in Midtown—talk about why they show up.

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