How are we the No. 1 city for both nerds and rednecks?

Our matrix charts Atlanta’s surprising nexus of gun racks and pocket protectors

Photograph by Josh Meister

We were both amused and bemused when real estate site ranked Atlanta number one for nerds, then a month later declared us the “most redneck city in America.” Sure, the methodology is suspect: Our sizable sci-fi/fantasy-convention biz put us over the top for nerdiness, and we clinched redneck honors thanks to a preponderance of taxidermists, gun stores, and high school dropouts. Nonetheless, one wonders how these worlds intersect.

This article originally appeared in our July 2013 issue.