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Rebuilding Bankhead

Rebuilding Bankhead: How an effort to revive Grove Park aims to not leave residents behind

Long neglected by developers and city planners, Grove Park’s turn in the gentrification spotlight is attributable to its proximity not just to downtown but also to some of the most ambitious green-space initiatives in Atlanta’s history. But an effort is underway to ensure Grove Park’s transformation doesn't come at the cost of its longtime residents.

50 Who Made Atlanta: Martin Luther King Jr.

The greatest orator of the twentieth century inspired seismic changes at home that reverberated around the world.
Atlanta city spending

We billed this city: $1,825 for pizza and other curious findings from Atlanta’s new spending transparency database

In light of the FBI's investigation of City of Atlanta officials after concerns of bribery schemes, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms created Open Checkbook, which allows the public to monitor the city's spending. We looked through the resource and here's what we discovered:

Forbes: Atlanta’s more miserable than Poughkeepsie, less than Detroit

So, according to the numbers-crunchers at Forbes, metro Atlanta is the sixteenth most miserable city in the country. Civic boosters should probably be thankful that the magazine dropped two of its misfortune indicators—pro sports and political corruption.

The Dance Movement

Atlanta dance is having a moment. Performers are suddenly undulating through parks, cemeteries, churches, and art museums—even stopping traffic at Midtown intersections. Funded by a hodgepodge of grants, commissions, donations, and income, Atlanta’s dance scene is as intertwined as a game of Twister, with players moving back and forth between companies—not to mention thriving programs at Emory, Kennesaw State, and Spelman. Here’s how some connect. 

Author David Sedaris set for Symphony Hall Oct. 27

Author/Humorist/Drive-Your-Car-Into-A-Guardrail-Funny National Public Radio commentator David Sedaris returns to Atlanta October 27 for "An Evening With David Sedaris" at the Woodruff Arts Center's Symphony Hall. Technically, tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
Pullman Yard

Pratt-Pullman Yard, one of Atlanta’s largest and most historic sites, now belongs to Hollywood

Located between two MARTA stations, Pratt-Pullman Yard includes 11 buildings, totaling 153,000 square feet, and is flanked by a small forest, stream, and grassy field. Plenty of big-thinking developers have craved turning it into an adaptive reuse success story, including one nonprofit that envisioned soccer fields and urban farms. It's also been used in movie and television productions including Baby Driver and the Fast and the Furious and Hunger Games series. But its potential has never been tapped.
Donald Trump

Commentary: Why I dread raising my daughters in the age of Trump

My daughters are three and six years old, and today I had to face them.

Into the Wild

In 2007, not long after getting divorced, Pat Morrin received his first deer mount. It was a gift from a neighbor. Five years later, it sits above the fireplace in the living room of his three-bedroom home in a Duluth subdivision, surrounded by some 300 other mounts, skulls, and hides arranged in alarmingly convincing poses.

Who was most excited about Grady’s Walking Dead debut? The staff.

Atlanta fans of The Walking Dead got a treat during the first half of season five when a kidnapped Beth found herself trapped in a familiar place: Grady hospital. The return to the ATL brought lots of local eye candy (APD squad cars! The Equitable Building!), but perhaps no one was more excited than Grady employees themselves.

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