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Walter's Clothing Atlanta

The legacy of Walter’s Clothing

Walter Strauss, the "Godfather of sneaker culture" in Atlanta, died in July at age 94. But his shop, Walter's Clothing, remains an institution for Atlantans, Georgia State students, and out-of-town visitors looking for exclusive sneakers.

How far will Atlanta City Hall’s corruption probe go? Only BJay Pak knows.

BJay Pak, U.S. attorney in the northern district of Georgia, is the supercop tackling the region's most important crimes. The most prominent open investigation Pak is handling is the longstanding corruption pay-to-play probe at City Hall under the Kasim Reed administration.

With mass resignations and peek into City Hall’s checkbook, Keisha Lance Bottoms aims to start defining her time as mayor

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms unintentionally launched a media firestorm when she asked more than 25 of her cabinet members to submit their resignations. But regardless of tactics, her message was clear: This won't be a third term of Kasim Reed.
Maynard Jackson

A new documentary on Maynard Jackson delves deep into the struggles and scrutiny of Atlanta’s first black mayor

It’s now been 15 years since Maynard Jackson’s death, but the issues explored in the new documentary film about his life—the city’s fraught racial history, the expectations placed on a black mayor, the scrutiny on minority contracts for city business—feel very relevant today.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

“There’s still an enormous amount of racial distrust in Atlanta.”

Just few weeks into her term, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks out about the election, her efforts to raise $1 billion for affordable housing, whether she’ll endorse in the governor’s race, and the sexism she encounters as a woman who, besides being a mother of four, is the mayor of Georgia’s largest city.
Betsy Riley

Editor’s Note: City of the Future

In 2011, as part of Atlanta magazine’s 50th anniversary celebration, we invited all the living mayors to the Atlanta History Center for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Doug Blackmon. At the time, Kasim...
The most atlanta things 2017 what happened in atlanta 2017

The 10 most Atlanta things that happened in 2017

Here are ten moments from 2017, both the good and the bad, that could have only happened in (or to) this city we call home, from the MARTA bus that wouldn't move to the fire-induced transit disasters to Falcons heartbreak.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Powering Down: Mayor Kasim Reed says goodbye to the only job he’s wanted since he was 13

In the Coretta Scott King suite on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency, Kasim Reed, the 59th mayor of Atlanta, was doing something he’s never enjoyed nor been particularly good at. He was waiting.
Keisha Lance Bottoms Atlanta Mayor

Even with a recount, Atlanta’s next mayor is almost certainly Keisha Lance Bottoms

Even though Mary Norwood is requesting a recount after an extremely close runoff, Keisha Lance Bottoms is almost certainly Atlanta's next mayor. We take a look back at a race plagued by low energy and too many candidates—and look to what's next.
Cathy Woolard endorses Mary Norwood

Cathy Woolard endorses Mary Norwood after “unsurprising” mayoral candidate discussion

Cathy Woolard, who took third place in the November 7 general election, knows her endorsement for Atlanta mayor could pack a punch. She took it upon herself to hash out the policies and platforms of the runoff candidates, because she, like many of her supporters in attendance, didn’t know whether Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms or Councilwoman Mary Norwood should succeed Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

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