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Stephen Kearse In the Heat of the Light

Author Stephen Kearse on why his new Atlanta novel “burns it all down”

In the Heat of the Light follows an Atlanta graffiti crew that, in the wake of a friend's death by police violence, defaces Stone Mountain. But as two FBI agents start investigating the crime, the crew’s relationships start to fray, culminating in an explosive climax.
Margaret Mitchell House

Learn the backstory of Atlanta’s most famous novel

Shortly after Margaret Mitchell left her job as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal in the mid-1920s, she sat down at a desk at her ground-floor apartment on Peachtree Street—she and her husband, John Marsh, affectionately referred to the unit as “the dump”—and began writing the bulk of a Southern soap opera that became just as much a part of Atlanta’s DNA as Coca-Cola.

This Gone With the Wind/Walking Dead-inspired book might be the most Atlanta mashup ever

Making its debut at the Romantic Times book convention is an e-book that mingles two of Georgia's biggest pop culture exports: Scarlett O'Hara and zombies.

6 things you’ll find at the Atlanta in 50 Objects exhibition

If you were to choose a single object or idea to represent the city of Atlanta, what would it be? Two years ago, the Atlanta History Center posed this question to visitors, school groups, and the general public, inviting the community to help curate its exhibition Atlanta in 50 Objects.
Scarlett O'Hara

5 Southern novels that aren’t Gone with the Wind

When Gone with the Wind was published in 1936, Margaret Mitchell became the most famous writer in Georgia. At the same time, though, other lesser-known authors were writing significant novels that didn’t include plantations and hoop-skirted Southern belles.
Coretta Scott King rose

How the roses at the Greater Atlanta Rose Show get their names

Visitors to the Greater Atlanta Rose Show, hosted by the Greater Atlanta Rose Society on Mother's Day weekend, might notice that the floral competitors can have rather unusual monikers

Quiz: How well do you know Gone with the Wind?

For better or worse, Atlanta is stuck with Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell's blockbuster novel and the even bigger movie, which debuted here on December 15, 1939. It's unavoidable to live in Atlanta without being aware of GWTW, but how much do you actually know about the book, movie, and famous Atlanta author?

To celebrate the 75th anniversary, 3 books for Gone with the Wind fans

Land, Katie Scarlett O’Hara, isn’t the only thing that lasts. This year, Colorado-based Taylor Trade Publishing celebrates the movie’s seventy-fifth anniversary with a trio of books about the phenomenon that ensures pop culture historians will never be hungry again.

Battle of Atlanta sesquicentennial events calendar

Featuring events at the Atlanta History Center, Cyclorama, Nash Farm, the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, and more.

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