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Plaza Drive-In ends

Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre ends drive-in screenings, but fond memories of the pandemic pivot remain

As we slowly win back some of the hallmarks of normalcy we were forced for so long to do without, we must also bid goodbye to the quirky innovations that took their place. The Plaza Theatre's drive-in service is one of those.
Georgia was slow to spend rent assistance money. The federal government might want some of it back.

Georgia was slow to spend rent assistance money. The federal government might want some of it back.

By September 30, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs had disbursed just 9 percent of the $552 million in Emergency Rental Assistance money allocated by the U.S. Treasury Department, well below the 30 percent threshold federal officials had established to decide which ERA grantees get to keep all their money.
In stressful times, people find comfort in snacks. During the pandemic, restaurants did too.

In stressful times, people find comfort in snacks. During the pandemic, restaurants did too.

Seeking reliable revenue streams, Atlanta restaurants began packaging and selling treats, drinks, and sundry grocery items—a delicious innovation that looks like it’s here to stay.
Covid-19 in Atlanta schools

The delta variant changed everything for schoolchildren

Like a perfect storm, the onslaught of the more transmissible delta variant coincided with the start of school, and now, rates of new Covid infections are rising faster among school-aged children than among adults.
What we saw at Dragon Con 2021

What we saw at Dragon Con 2021: Smaller crowds and so many Loki variants

Dragon Con 2021 was smaller and masked-up, but still the same celebration of all things geek that we know and love. Here are the trends, events, and new additions we noticed while attending this year's convention.
Atlanta Opera

Atlanta Opera’s Tomer Zvulun proves he literally thinks outside the box

The Atlanta Opera gained national attention when it purchased a circus tent and became the only major opera company in North America to stage live productions during the pandemic shutdown of 2020. Now, a look at the "transition year" ahead.
Alliance Theatre

The curtain rises on an anxious, yet hopeful arts season in Atlanta

Will artsgoers—who have been through an awful lot since March 2020—venture out again? Leaders of Atlanta’s creative community hope so, but no one sounds sure.

Canceling Atlanta Pride festival is “ultimately a public health decision,” says executive director

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Pride Committee took to social media to announce, due to surging Covid-19 case rates, it would cancel its large, in-person events scheduled for October 9 and 10, including the festival in Piedmont Park and its popular parade, for the second year in a row.
Pandemic pet adoptions

Pandemic pets and the humans who love them

Sheltering in place can get lonely. Atlantans fostered pets in record numbers last year, and we adopted dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, and all sorts of creatures to keep us company. It was the start of many beautiful relationships.
Why do cats love Zoom?

Why do cats adore Zoom?

A dog lover struggles to understand felines’ attachment to teleconferencing.

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