BeltLine rules of engagement
Despite our lousier-than-usual weather, the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail drew daily winter patronage of 2,500 walkers, joggers, cyclists, and skateboarders. Plus that lady on the giant exercise scooter. As spring blooms and trail use booms, consider these rules.
Atlanta Ballet begins a new act under artistic director Gennadi Nedvigin
As the Atlanta Ballet’s first new artistic director in two decades, Nedvigin enters at a pivotal point in the organization’s 87-year history. Infrastructure is strong. Dancers show remarkable versatility. The company culture, based on individual creativity and collaboration, gives its performers a unique radiance onstage. Now it’s Nedvigin’s task to take the company to new heights.
The surprising opera about the life of Steve Jobs comes to Atlanta
This Saturday, Atlanta Opera kicks off a four-show run of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, which chronicles the life of the late Steve Jobs, the tech visionary, futurist guru, and founder and CEO of Apple Computers
To Dance with the White Dog, 25 years later
For no reason other than Terry Kay is a writer of novels, I sometimes imagine there is a small corner of heaven reserved for my dearest friend of 60 years. To banish him to everlasting hell would represent a clear case of literary redundancy. How else would I describe his state of mind in 1989 when he typed the words, “He understood what they were thinking and saying: Old man that he is, what’s to become of him?”
Atlantic Station is about to undergo a major expansion
With its own zip code and 2.5 million square feet of offices, homes, restaurants, and behemoth retail anchors, Atlantic Station might seem massive now, but it’s less than half built, with several huge holes remaining. Projects scheduled to break ground in 2018 are planned to add thousands of workers, hundreds of new residences and hotel rooms, and fundamental changes to how certain facets feel.
Flashback: How World War II helped turn Cobb County into an economic powerhouse
With war on the horizon in the early 1940s, the country needed B-29 Superfortress bombers to fight Nazi Germany, and it needed them fast. A group of boosters from Cobb County pitched the perfect site: a cotton farm and field of trees in Marietta. The investment turned Cobb, until then a sleepy suburb, into an economic powerhouse.
MODA celebrates Atlanta’s best iconography of the last 25 years
Good design is something we often take for granted. Do you remember just how cool it was when they announced plans for Centennial Olympic Park—and the Fountain of Rings? Or the first time you saw the 1996 logo, with its flame of stars?
Master’s champ or no, five reasons to love Bubba Watson
Sure Bubba Watson didn’t defend his 2012 Master’s title. Indeed, he didn’t even place in the top ten. But win or lose, the UGA grad remains the most likable personality in golf. Five reasons why:
A Kingdom Divided: The King Center vs. the MLK Jr. National Historic Site
One million tourists visit the King historic district every year—it’s one of Atlanta’s top draws. The busiest month is January, loaded with events celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Visitors are often baffled to find that two entities operate here.
50 Best Things to Do in Atlanta
Not sure where to take the visiting in-laws or what to do with the kids on a break? We've updated our list of the 50 Best Things to Do in Atlanta with brand new places to eat, shop, and explore. How many have you checked off your list?