The Second Burning of Atlanta
The story of the Great Fire of 1917
Pilgrimage to Plains
The faithful come from around the world to hear Jimmy Carter preach
Serial Black Face
A new play revisits the trauma of the Atlanta Child Murders.
Why the Leo Frank Lynching Resonates a Century Later
An interview with Steve Oney, author of the definitive book on the Frank case.
What has Atlanta Public Schools learned from the cheating scandal?
A Greener Future for Atlanta’s Parks
After generations of neglect, the city’s park system is finally getting the attention (and resources) it needs.
The rise and fall of Atlanta’s most infamous street party.
co-authored with Errin Haines Whack
Held to Account
How Utopian Academy, an upstart charter school in Clayton County, is challenging the status quo.
Jason Carter: The Inevitable Candidate
Can the man who’s been building the resume for this election since he was a teenager save the Democrats in Georgia?
Atlanta’s Civil War Battle Scars
The city was burned to the ground 150 years ago. Could it be the best thing that ever happened to us?
Stranded in Atlanta’s Food Deserts
In a region known for celebrity chefs and a farm-to-table movement, 500,000 people are without access to a basic grocery store.
HOPE Scholarship: The Pros
The program has surpassed its goals. So why are people complaining?
Interview with Bernice King
Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest child is taking over the family business. She discusses responsibility, legacy, and growing up under a shadow of tragedy.
The Other 284 Days
The Braves will host eighty-one regular season home games in 2013. This is what the neighborhood is like the rest of the year.
Following last year’s ‘Year of Boulevard’ initiative, what’s next?
How Southern Are We?
Birthplace of both Margaret Mitchell and Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta embodies the collision of Old and New South myths.
A Living Laboratory
Can Kwanza Hall’s ‘Year of Boulevard’ experiment transform intown Atlanta’s most notorious street?
The Atlanta Student Movement
Fifty years ago this month, students at the Atlanta University Center published a civil rights manifesto and changed the country.
The Atlantic’s CityLab
Can Atlanta Go All In On the BeltLine?
The project’s been a huge success, but transit has been lagging and there already are affordability concerns.
Time Marches On
A varied collection housed at Emory offers new insight into decades of work by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, including the years following the death of its iconic leader, Martin Luther King Jr.
Why plans for a new golf course have caused uproar in New Orleans
The rebuilding of New Orleans’s massive City Park is one of the great post-Katrina success stories. But the creation of a new golf course has sparked protests among those who say a nature reserve would be better, and safer, for the city.
Blizzard alert! How do US cities compare in dealing with major snowstorms?
Whether two inches or two feet, snowfall can wreak havoc on a city – as residents of Atlanta and Buffalo know all too well – or it can be a relative non-event. So how should a mayor best respond to a serious forecast of snow?
Now the UN is intervening in Detroit’s water conflict. Could thirsty cities riot?
Angry protests over water provision have shaken cities around the world, and may determine whether access to clean drinking water is a taxable municipal service – or a basic human right
Multistorey car park in the US transformed into micro apartments for students
Many of the 105 million parking spaces in American cities are under-used: could they be re-purposed into affordable housing?
Georgia State University Magazine
The Planet Hunters
From the heart of Atlanta, Georgia State astronomers explore the universe.
Expanding—Locally and Globally
The past 25 years have seen the transformation of student life and campus.
New York Magazine
The Fightin’ Carters
September 23, 2012
When Bernie Met Killer Mike
How Sanders is setting out to prove himself to a new generation of civil rights activists.
John Lewis, Superhero
The civil rights icon and venerable congressman embraces his newest designation: comic book convention hero.
Sprawled Out in Atlanta
What happens when poverty spreads to a place that wasn’t built for poor people?
How Atlanta Survived Icepocalypse II
We’re not a national joke anymore. But our city’s still a sprawling mess.
February 14, 2014
The Day We Lost Atlanta
How 2 lousy inches of snow paralyzed a metro region of 6 million.
January 29, 2014