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8 developments that sprung up in Atlanta during the past year

When office workers return after the pandemic, they might not recognize Atlanta. While they were away, the city’s development engine didn’t just hum, it roared.
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YouTuber Rick Beato explains why your favorite rock song sounds so good

From his music studio in Stone Mountain, the 58-year-old posts new videos a few times a week for 2 million YouTube subscribers and counting, including series like "What Makes This Song Great?", countdowns of the best guitar solos, music theory, history lessons, and more.
Richard Barron board votes to fire

Fulton elections board votes to fire Director Rick Barron; fate remains in limbo

Despite support from staff and recent voting improvements, the board of registration and elections blames Director Rick Barron for past election struggles

John Maxwell: Covid-19 has been a proving ground to reveal true leaders in business

"Crisis brings out the best and worst in people," says leadership expert John Maxwell, and the world-changing effects of Covid-19 have presented a proving...
Highland Inn

Developers buy Atlanta’s historic Highland Inn, plan its revival

The Highland Inn has new owners who promise they won’t raze the historic structure, but big changes are on the way.
Scott Valdez VIDA select

Frustrated with online dating, Scott Valdez decided to leave flirting to an expert. Now, it’s his business.

The owner of Atlanta-based VIDA Select explains why single people need an online dating coach
Girl Diver

The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Girl Diver, Ok Yaki, and the Chastain

Richard Tang’s latest mixes Asian cuisines, Ok Yaki seems straight from Japan, and the Chastain opens in a legendary space
Gabriel Sterling

Gabriel Sterling on death threats, the Dark Side, and America’s redemptive potential

You don’t expect someone with a title like “voting system implementation manager” to end up on 60 Minutes. But Gabriel Sterling was jolted into the national spotlight after disputing the deluge of misinformation regarding election integrity.
Can Atlanta survive another snowpocalypse?

Can Atlanta survive another snowpocalypse?

In late January 2014, just under three inches of snow—and, more specifically, the ice that followed—crippled metro Atlanta, shutting down the region’s economy and forcing people to sleep in stranded cars, stores, and community centers. What if history repeats itself?

Will the pandemic ruin MARTA’s plans for its biggest expansion in decades?

Has Covid killed Atlanta’s transit dream?
The Covid-19 pandemic has been catastrophic for public-transit agencies across the nation. Even when the pandemic does end, it’s possible that our work and travel patterns will be disrupted permanently. Then, there’s the economic impact of the pandemic and its corresponding effect on tax revenue, a major source of funding for many transit agencies, including MARTA.

Inside the battle for Fulton County’s votes

Fulton County Elections 2020 Election
Reporter Johnny Kauffman spent four months embedded in the Fulton County elections department as its staff fought to protect democracy and their own lives—all while the eyes of the world were on Georgia.

Behind Georgia’s Covid-19 dashboard disaster

Behind Georgia’s Covid-19 dashboard disaster
The Georgia Department of Public Health saw its reputation scorched as a result of the state’s ridiculed Covid-19 dashboard. But as it turns out, the health department had little control over the troubled site.
David Cummings Groundbreakers 2018

David Cummings

Groundbreakers 2018

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