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Has Covid killed Atlanta’s transit dream?

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

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.
Brash Coffee

Brash Coffee was my office and my muse

I’ve somehow adjusted to working strictly from home—but that doesn’t mean I don’t miss the community of my coffee shop
How chronic underfunding fueled Georgia’s Covid-19 vaccine woes

How chronic underfunding fueled Georgia’s Covid-19 vaccine woes

Compared with other states, Georgia has spent relatively little on public health in the past 10 years—and Governor Kemp’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year includes a $7 million cut to state public health funding compared to pre-pandemic levels, leaving county health departments to rely deeply on federal funds for their Covid-19 response.
How menus changed in the pandemic

How Atlanta restaurants are redesigning menus to weather the pandemic

The loss of a signature dish is just one example of how chefs have had to rethink their menus during the pandemic.
Novavax covid-19 vaccine trials atlanta

Want a faster track to a Covid-19 vaccine? Another trial is about to begin in Atlanta.

Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine are expected to begin enrolling participants in a Phase 3 trial of a vaccine produced by Maryland-based Novavax.
Blaire Erskine

Blaire Erskine is not a politician’s daughter. Or the Costco guy’s wife.

Atlanta comedian Blaire Erskine discusses becoming internet famous for her deadpan spoofs of 2020 tropes
Exploring Georgia one of the few good things about the 2020 pandemic

A look on the bright side of god-awful 2020, right before it ends  

Making the most of constant proximity to family, cheap outdoor adventuring around Georgia, and the gift of oppressive boredom.
Atlanta covid-safer holiday activities drive-in

Five ways the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in Christmas Carol uplifts the spirit

A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play runs through December 24 in a lot next to Georgia State University's Center Parc Credit Union Stadium (formerly Turner Field). Here are a few ways the Alliance Theatre has gone the extra mile to make the experience special.
Atlanta covid-safer holiday activities drive-in

Nine Atlanta events to (safely) get into the holiday spirit 

We've curated a short list of drive-in and walk-through spaces—plus one streamable classic—for you and your family to enjoy the holiday season safely.
Don Quixote Atlanta closed

An ode to the Atlanta restaurants and bars we lost during the pandemic

This is a year when too many beloved spots had to shut down for reasons that transcend the standard ones (and for reasons that, at this time last year, would have been unimaginable), and I fear many more will follow.

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