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Best act of political theater

Female Democrats wrapped themselves in yellow caution tape

Democratic women had heard and seen enough. After sitting through days and days of discussions under the Gold Dome about making abortions more difficult and »more

Best affordable housing news

Imperial Hotel

Atlanta Beltline Inc. purchased and converted a Reynoldstown loft into affordable housing. And a developer plans to renovate a Section 8 tower located at Ponce »more

Best bizarro news story

A drunken day gone wrong at the Piedmont Driving Club's East Point golf course

In a year that included stories about a man allegedly beating his girlfriend with her dead dog, Bishop Eddie Long being crowned a king by »more

Best campaign paraphernalia

Congressman John Lewis

Candidates will usually roll out an oversized font and a simple message for election signs and materials. And if mug shots are ever involved, it's »more

Best conservative columnist

Charlie Harper

A healthy media diet should consist of hearty servings of views with which you disagree. And sometimes you'll be surprised to find yourself saying the »more

Best effort to boost a community

Year of Boulevard

For decades, the four-lane stretch of Boulevard between Ponce de Leon Avenue and Freedom Parkway has been synonymous with poverty and crime. Home to the »more

Best gateway to somewhere better

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's new $1.4 billion international terminal

Driving up the roadway lined with flags and corporate overlord Delta Air Lines, you oddly feel like you're not in Atlanta, but in a parallel »more

Best job exposing Major League Baseball's lack of sense of humor

"Barves."

Earlier this year, Ormewood Park resident Everett Steele noticed people on Twitter misspelling one of the country's most well-known baseball teams. Instead of the Atlanta »more

Best leisurely stroll

Olmsted Linear Park

If you're looking to escape cell phone reception, there are plenty of options. But consider a soothing walk along a street you normally experience at »more

Best muckrakers

Dale Russell of Fox 5 and Richard Belcher of WSB-TV

We like to give TV news reporters a hard time. But in the barrage of apartment fires, murders, and "tough questions" (ugh) are two seasoned »more

Best neighborhood builders

Residents of southwest Atlanta

Housing experts say now, when the belly of the housing market is dragging across the floor, is the best to buy homes in up-and-coming neighborhoods. »more

Best new shiny pretty thing

Eastside Trail

Atlanta Beltline officials will tell you the coolest shortcut between Piedmont Park and Inman Park isn't officially open yet, but even they know the Eastside »more

Best odd couple

The Sierra Club's Georgia Director Colleen Kiernan and Debbie Dooley of the Atlanta Tea Party

No one was surprised when Tea Partiers opposed the regional transportation tax. More than a few people were taken aback when the Sierra Club's Georgia »more

Best political move

Building Marta

Yeah, yeah, we can hear the complaints. It doesn't go anywhere. It's dirty. It doesn't work. But before you bemoan life with MARTA, first imagine »more

Best reaction to vandalism

Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping-Pong Emporium

Early in the morning on June 9, a band of ne'er-do-wells broke into Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium and »more

Best recap by a local blogger of a 1990s educational series

Pecanne Log

Count yourself blessed if you're able to get your hands on a copy of "The Making of Modern Atlanta," a 1990s public TV mini-series that »more

Best show of radical dedication

Occupy Atlanta

It's been a year since rabble-rousers across the country settled in parks and vacant lots to protest greedy banks, income inequality, and other social ills »more

Best sign Atlanta's intown revival still has a pulse

A crane or two

Scan the Midtown skyline and you'll see a crane or two. And if developers actually follow through on what they've pitched to neighborhood groups and »more

Best street character

Larkin Taylor-Parker

Every street character has something that sets him or her apart from the motley crew of men and women who walk Atlanta's streets. Baton Bob »more

Best street party

Atlanta Streets Alive

The only thing Atlantans love more than street festivals, apparently, are festivals celebrating the street. Witness Atlanta Streets Alive. Inspired by Bogotá, Colombia's ciclovías, this »more

Best Tumblr

Atlanta History Center

Corporate and nonprofit forays into social media are often awkward and clumsy - really, why does a fertilizer need a Twitter account? But the Atlanta »more

Best TV anchor send-off

Monica Pearson

For nearly 40 years, Monica Pearson (formerly Kaufman) of WSB-TV has been considered the evening news anchor in Atlanta. There were others, yes, but none »more

Best way to pimp out your nonprofit's office

Lifecycle Building Center

Days before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention swung a wrecking ball into old buildings that were probably health hazards themselves, volunteers visited the »more

Best act of political theater

Female Democrats wrapped themselves in yellow caution tape

Democratic women had heard and seen enough. After sitting through days and days of discussions under the Gold Dome about making abortions more difficult and »more

Best affordable housing news

Imperial Hotel

Atlanta Beltline Inc. purchased and converted a Reynoldstown loft into affordable housing. And a developer plans to renovate a Section 8 tower located at Ponce »more

Best bizarro news story

A drunken day gone wrong at the Piedmont Driving Club's East Point golf course

In a year that included stories about a man allegedly beating his girlfriend with her dead dog, Bishop Eddie Long being crowned a king by »more

Best campaign paraphernalia

Congressman John Lewis

Candidates will usually roll out an oversized font and a simple message for election signs and materials. And if mug shots are ever involved, it's »more

Best conservative columnist

Charlie Harper

A healthy media diet should consist of hearty servings of views with which you disagree. And sometimes you'll be surprised to find yourself saying the »more

Best effort to boost a community

Year of Boulevard

For decades, the four-lane stretch of Boulevard between Ponce de Leon Avenue and Freedom Parkway has been synonymous with poverty and crime. Home to the »more

Best gateway to somewhere better

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's new $1.4 billion international terminal

Driving up the roadway lined with flags and corporate overlord Delta Air Lines, you oddly feel like you're not in Atlanta, but in a parallel »more

Best job exposing Major League Baseball's lack of sense of humor

"Barves."

Earlier this year, Ormewood Park resident Everett Steele noticed people on Twitter misspelling one of the country's most well-known baseball teams. Instead of the Atlanta »more

Best leisurely stroll

Olmsted Linear Park

If you're looking to escape cell phone reception, there are plenty of options. But consider a soothing walk along a street you normally experience at »more

Best muckrakers

Dale Russell of Fox 5 and Richard Belcher of WSB-TV

We like to give TV news reporters a hard time. But in the barrage of apartment fires, murders, and "tough questions" (ugh) are two seasoned »more

Best neighborhood builders

Residents of southwest Atlanta

Housing experts say now, when the belly of the housing market is dragging across the floor, is the best to buy homes in up-and-coming neighborhoods. »more

Best new shiny pretty thing

Eastside Trail

Atlanta Beltline officials will tell you the coolest shortcut between Piedmont Park and Inman Park isn't officially open yet, but even they know the Eastside »more

Best odd couple

The Sierra Club's Georgia Director Colleen Kiernan and Debbie Dooley of the Atlanta Tea Party

No one was surprised when Tea Partiers opposed the regional transportation tax. More than a few people were taken aback when the Sierra Club's Georgia »more

Best political move

Building Marta

Yeah, yeah, we can hear the complaints. It doesn't go anywhere. It's dirty. It doesn't work. But before you bemoan life with MARTA, first imagine »more

Best reaction to vandalism

Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping-Pong Emporium

Early in the morning on June 9, a band of ne'er-do-wells broke into Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium and »more

Best recap by a local blogger of a 1990s educational series

Pecanne Log

Count yourself blessed if you're able to get your hands on a copy of "The Making of Modern Atlanta," a 1990s public TV mini-series that »more

Best show of radical dedication

Occupy Atlanta

It's been a year since rabble-rousers across the country settled in parks and vacant lots to protest greedy banks, income inequality, and other social ills »more

Best sign Atlanta's intown revival still has a pulse

A crane or two

Scan the Midtown skyline and you'll see a crane or two. And if developers actually follow through on what they've pitched to neighborhood groups and »more

Best street character

Larkin Taylor-Parker

Every street character has something that sets him or her apart from the motley crew of men and women who walk Atlanta's streets. Baton Bob »more

Best street party

Atlanta Streets Alive

The only thing Atlantans love more than street festivals, apparently, are festivals celebrating the street. Witness Atlanta Streets Alive. Inspired by Bogotá, Colombia's ciclovías, this »more

Best Tumblr

Atlanta History Center

Corporate and nonprofit forays into social media are often awkward and clumsy - really, why does a fertilizer need a Twitter account? But the Atlanta »more

Best TV anchor send-off

Monica Pearson

For nearly 40 years, Monica Pearson (formerly Kaufman) of WSB-TV has been considered the evening news anchor in Atlanta. There were others, yes, but none »more

Best way to pimp out your nonprofit's office

Lifecycle Building Center

Days before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention swung a wrecking ball into old buildings that were probably health hazards themselves, volunteers visited the »more

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