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For me, listening to someone talk about something they are passionate about is enthralling, but getting a chance to watch them do it step by step is inspiring. In the 2015 Food Issue we found a few people in Atlanta who were really good at what they do. It was an opportunity to go "behind the scenes" on things as commonplace as plating a chicken leg or making a latte or creating a flaming cocktail. In addition to still photos, we were able to try something a little more fun in the way of a time-lapse video. These videos show the process. 
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 Often lumped in with Downtown or completely forgotten, members of the historic westside neighborhoods West End, Castleberry Hill, Vine City, and Washington Park have played a huge role in making Atlanta what it is today. But before the city and Atlanta Falcons decided to build a new stadium and pledged tens of millions of dollars to invest in the area, these communities have been largely overlooked. 
   
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 I wonder what those students at Bethune Elementary and Booker T. Washington High, two underperforming schools that are eligible for state takeover and located nearby, are getting from this stadium deal. How will they profit from this behemoth of a project in a way that will improve their lives and their community? 
 
 Mayor Kasim Reed and team leaders have promised an economic boost to the community. But how will that help the youth, many of whom will likely be active members of this community for decades? After all, the city has still not made payments to APS related to the Atlanta Beltline. Will this project and the years following it truly revitalize the community? Or simply add $30 million worth of glaze to the neighborhood? And will its residents be forgotten yet again?
  
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 Often lumped in with Downtown or completely forgotten, members of the historic westside neighborhoods West End, Castleberry Hill, Vine City, and Washington Park have played a huge role in making Atlanta what it is today. But before the city and Atlanta Falcons decided to build a new stadium and pledged tens of millions of dollars to invest in the area, these communities have been largely overlooked. 
   
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? On Saturday, Aug. 22, local activists filled two large balloons with helium and lifted a banner high into the air, partially obscuring the controversial carving of three Confederate generals carved into the world's largest exposed granite monolith. According to a petition launched by organizers, the activists were protesting Coca-Cola's sponsorship of Stone Mountain Park, which features several Confederate-era themed attractions.
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? The carefully organized event was organized in secrecy to not draw any unwanted attention before the launch. Part of the strategy, they told me, was to counter a pro-Confederate flag rally that was planned to start a little later in the afternoon. The two free-speech demonstrations never crossed paths. 
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? With all of the controversy surrounding this particular monument, I expected there to be some sort of opposition by the Stone Mountain Police. Or for a Confederate supporter, wearing the flag draped around their necks like a Southern super hero, to confront the activists. There was neither. 
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Thursday August 27, 2015 10:03 am EDT

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? On Saturday, Aug. 22, local activists filled two large balloons with helium and lifted a banner high into the air, partially obscuring the controversial carving of three Confederate generals carved into the world's largest exposed granite monolith. According to a petition launched by organizers, the activists were protesting Coca-Cola's sponsorship of Stone Mountain Park, which...

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