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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.

We’re No. 1! According to us!

Yet to those who root for pro sports (and, I hope, those who play them) the night felt unmistakably like a consolation prize. We were told repeatedly how lucky we are to be here in this world-class sports town. We were reminded that the New York media was against us. We were so showered with love and self-serving praise that you almost expected, say, a Boston sports fan to leave behind his seven titles in the last twelve years so he could come down and buy season tickets to half-empty Turner Field.
Solar Eclipse

Solar eclipse 101: What to know about watching in Georgia

On August 21, for the first time in nearly a century, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States, sweeping southeast from Oregon to South Carolina. Here, your eclipse watching 101.

Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for August

21 Savage comes to Coca-Cola Roxy, Atlanta History Center celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, embrace all things health and wellness at Dirty South Yoga Fest, and more.
Giovanni Di Palma, antico pizza

Antico Pizza owner and the Dept. of Labor reach an agreement

At 6:38 p.m. on Monday evening I got an email from Tucker Berta, president of Liz Lapidus PR, which runs publicity (and occasionally interference) for Giovanni Di Palma, the owner of the insanely popular Antico Pizza and a man whose high regard for himself is the stuff of legend.
Paradise Garden Howard Finster

A drone’s eye view of Paradise Garden

Starting in the mid-’70s on a quiet street on the outskirts of Summerville, the late Howard Finster—a former Baptist minister and self-proclaimed “man of visions”—created 46,991 individually numbered outsider artworks dedicated to God on a four-acre compound dubbed Paradise Garden.

Maynard Jackson documentary in the works

With his 1973 election as Atlanta mayor, Jackson became the first black person to hold that role, and the first black mayor of any major Southern city.

Mayor Reed is hosting a World Cup viewing party and you are invited

The other day I was in Manuel’s Tavern, the iconic Atlanta bar best known for hosting election night watch parties. The staff discussed last week’s U.S. versus Germany game, and the unexpected throngs who showed up to watch. “None of us really know soccer,” said owner Brian Maloof. “But obviously people loved it.”
BIG3

Ice Cube’s BIG3 brings retired NBA players back to “old-school” basketball—and it’s coming to Atlanta

As a way to bring retired NBA veterans back onto a competitive stage in front of fans, rapper Ice Cube founded the BIG3, a professional 3-on-3 league. Now in its second season, BIG3 is coming to Atlanta for the first time on Friday at Infinite Energy Center.
St. Patrick's Day Parade

Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 Atlanta event picks for March

Midtown's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, the American Craft Show, and Graham Nash at City Winery.

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