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Can CEO Keith Parker make MARTA cool?

This is a historic chapter in MARTA’s history: the first major expansion in four decades. Much of the credit goes to the transit authority’s general manager and CEO Keith Parker, who joined MARTA in December 2012 when the agency was beleaguered with a fiscal crisis and plummeting ridership.
Andi Dorfman

Atlanta’s Bachelorette Andi Dorfman tells all

Atlanta native Andi Dorfman, of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, has a new book on how her relationship with Josh Murray went horribly wrong. We spoke with her about the intimate details revealed in the book, her time on the shows, and what she misses most about Atlanta.

Jason Carter: The Inevitable Candidate

Jason Carter has smarts, charisma, and an incomparable pedigree. He also has just four years in elected office, and he’s running for governor in a state that has little tolerance for his political party. Can a man who’s been building the resume for this campaign since he was a teenager save the Democrats in Georgia?

A legal roadblock for ARC-helmed regional transit governance?

One possible solution to Atlanta's lack of regional transit governance may have become less viable after a legal review found that the Atlanta Regional Commission may not own transportation capital assets.
Hamilton in Atlanta

Hamilton is coming to Atlanta. Here’s what you need to know.

Trust us, you've got to be in the room where it happens. How to buy tickets, find a good seat, and brush up on your Hamilfacts.
Atlanta snow 2017

Snow coming to Atlanta? Everyone to the Kroger, quickly!

Because the entire city needs milk and bread. Right now.
Man Made T Cooper documentary

Atlanta hosts the world’s only transgender bodybuilding competition. A new documentary shines a light on it.

When writer T Cooper moved to Atlanta in 2014, he was surprised to learn about TransFitCon. "Wait, the only transgender bodybuilding competition in the world takes place in Atlanta?" he laughs. "It was just so random." He spent the next three years crafting the feature-length documentary, Man Made, which closes out the Atlanta Film Festival this Sunday.

Johnny Mercer’s Southern sound

Historians have tried to define the South, but few will leave you humming the Great American Songbook quite like Glenn T. Eskew does in Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World.

Vets help vets stay out of jail through a unique Fulton County court

Outside the Fulton County Accountability Court headquarters, a cold wind ripped through the Bankhead neighborhood west of downtown. Standing inside before two dozen veterans of conflicts from Vietnam to Afghanistan, John L. Walsh, a real estate broker and a Vietnam War veteran, gave his pitch with all the fervor of a seasoned recruiting sergeant.

Riding to work with MARTA’s CEO

Standing on the platform of the Dunwoody station one late January morning, Keith Parker looks every bit the high-ranking executive—camel overcoat, dapper gray suit, trim goatee—except for one small detail: a broken-in leather briefcase that appears to have seen the floors of a few train cars.

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