AJC-Decatur Book Festival crowd. Courtesy of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival


Hancock County Courthouse

Hancock County Courthouse – ‘Her Majesty’ – is reborn

First in a two-part series. Next week: Sparta’s story a lesson for Atlanta’s Gaines Hall.

SPARTA, Ga. – Take note, Atlanta. The people in Sparta have found a way to cherish their city’s landmarks – showing what can be done when a community believes in preserving its past for future generations.

No building in Sparta tells the story better than the Hancock County Courthouse.

Centennial Cauldron rendering

Save Atlanta’s Olympic Cauldron, move it to Centennial Olympic Park

By Guest Columnist NICK STEPHENS, a writer and Atlanta native, interested in historic and environmental preservation

Over the last few weeks, as the 20th anniversary of Atlanta’s Olympic games came and went, much of the discussion of this city’s Olympic legacy naturally focused on the successful continuing use of so many of the games’ facilities, a rare feat for any city. But in an Aug. 8 interview on WXIA-TV, Olympic organizer and former Atlanta Mayor Andy Young admitted that one crucial component of the Olympic infrastructure was never as great as it could have been – and remains an under appreciated and mostly ignored relic.

AJC-Decatur Book Festival crowd. Courtesy of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival

AJC-Decatur Book Festival celebrates journalists, novelists, visionaries, and hip hop artists—reflecting a changing Atlanta

This week, DAREN WANG, founder and executive director of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival, discusses Atlanta’s changing literary scene.

The 11th annual AJC-Decatur Book Festival is happening this weekend, September 2-4. A few of the Atlanta writers we’ll be celebrating are Thomas Mullen, Jericho Brown, Joshilyn Jackson, Hank Klibanoff, Natasha Trethewey, Jessica Handler, Melissa Fay Greene, Tom Lux, and Kevin Young. Poets. Journalists. Novelists. Memoirists. Visionaries. Hip hop artists. These are the writers Atlanta should be celebrating.


Not everyone in Atlanta was pleased

Atlanta’s connection to the newspaper business is long and colorful. And over the years, there have been a large number of publications that tried to make a go of it in our town. Most did not stand the test of time. The Atlanta Journal and the Atlanta Constitution are two of the obvious exceptions, as […]


‘Equity’ shines a light on ‘Lean In’ aspect of Wall Street culture

The new movie “Equity” evokes its cutthroat Wall Street world with admirable efficiency.

“18 Macallan, no ice” is how one orders a drink. The special at the expensive restaurant where everyone lunches is Tasmanian Sea Trout. And elliptical Big Brother Speak along the lines of, “The perception is that you rubbed people the wrong way,” is code for “You’re fired.”

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  • Commentary: Georgia’s a central city for global health

    Commentary: Georgia’s a central city for global health

    The Task Force for Global Health – the largest nonprofit based in Georgia – received a significant endorsement this month. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awarded the Task Force with its 2016 Humanitarian Prize – which comes with a $2 million grant.

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