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Study: Georgia is the most expensive place to own a car

We all love to hate Atlanta traffic. We like to whine (okay, kind of boast) about how it’s the worst in the country. Well, practice your whining some more: our list of auto-related woes still just got a lot longer.

11 questions for Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull

As the frontman for Manchester Orchestra, an indie rock band based in Atlanta, this is the first time Andy Hull be performing as the lead act at the Fox Theatre. On November 21, Manchester Orchestra will be performing their ninth-annual the Stuffing, a concert held just before the Thanksgiving that this year kicks off their month-long tour with The Front Bottoms.
Bipartisan

Downtown Atlanta show Bipartisan focuses on how art is made

In mid-February Amanda Platner and Hasani Sahlehe walked into a white room with some prepped meals and 15 buckets of paint. Over the next five days for 16 hours a day, the duo worked in silence, painting the south downtown space (and themselves).
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.

What’s next for GSU football?

When they went 6–5 in their inaugural season four years ago, Georgia State University’s Panthers had reason for optimism. Now it seems the young Panthers grew up too quickly for their own good.
Power Erick Erickson

The uncompromising conservatism of Erick Erickson

In a lengthy discussion with Atlanta magazine, Erickson reflects on the now-infamous RedState Gathering, the international origins of his fascination with American politics, his own experience as an elected official, and his long-term aspirations.
Living Walls

Can a public art festival change the way residents and developers see Buford Highway?

In 2016 Monica Campana, the cofounder and executive director of Atlanta street art festival Living Walls, and Marian Liou, the founder of We Love BuHi, a social media love letter to Buford Highway, met while applying for fellowships at downtown’s Center for Civic Innovation. Soon after, they decided to partner and bring Living Walls to Buford Highway.

Stopping crime by making it illegal

I was drawn to this 11 Alive online story by the appalling headline "Transvestite prostitutes becoming more violent in Midtown." For Pete's and Patricia's sake, the headline isn't just offensive because it uses a term many consider an epithet. It's also constructed in a way that a) implies transgendered prostitutes are an organized unit perpetrating violence b) assumes the people allegedly involved in a particular alleged attack were, in fact, prostitutes and c) conjures a delicious mental image of a planning meeting where a group of men dressed as women plan a raid on Mary Mac's.

R.E.M. to Fox News: Cease and desist!

While the members of R.E.M.have parted ways professionally, the Athens-birthed rockers are banding together to keep their music off of Fox News.

Pero Antić, the Big Man from Macedonia

When Pero Antić steps onto the court on October 30 for the Hawks’ season opener, he’ll become the first Macedonian to play in the NBA. It’s an overdue feat, both for Antić and hoops-mad Macedonia, but sooner or later a big man from this tiny Balkan country was destined to make the leap. Macedonian, after all, comes from the ancient Greek word Makedones—“the tall ones.”

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