The Atlanta Objective with George Chidi

The Next Atlanta LLC
Atlanta as cyberpunk dystopia. A true story.
Created 06 Jan 2021
  • Setting Some Open Records Records
    22 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 5 1
    The Atlanta Objective with George Chidi is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. I’m showing you all this, because an i...
  • A Clarion Call to Brunswick
    19 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    Pastors assemble on the steps of the Glynn County courthouse Thursday, defying comments made about “Black pastors” in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers. Subscribe now BRUNSWICK, Ga. — If you wonder...
  • The Mayoral Race I Wanted to See
    15 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    You may have noticed that I didn’t offer a list of endorsements this cycle for candidates. I usually write something detailed about elections, picking apart local races for the state house and county ...
  • Watching the Watchmen's Watchmen
    11 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 5 1
    A few months ago, I had a run in with a DeKalb County SWAT sergeant having a bad day. One of his men was sitting on the side of the road, banged up after a crash. A couple of DeKalb residents were on ...
  • I've Had A Weird Week, People.
    08 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 9 0
    Chester Doles, left, and Dent Myers, at the Wildman’s Shop in Kennesaw, Ga. When I walked into Dent Myers’ inexorably racist shop downtown in Kennesaw for the third and likely last time two days ago, ...
  • Downtown Dis-Harmony
    01 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Subscribe now You may have noticed that my reporting has been a little light over the last couple of weeks. This story is why. The Intercept published a 7,700-word piece about Georgia and homelessness...
  • The Morehouse Crackhouse
    28 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 5 2
    Linda Brooks, a resident of Drummond Street, in front of a boarded-up house owned by Morehouse College. As I chatted with some folks sitting near a boarded up house in the West End last week, a guy po...
  • A Few More Thoughts About Murder in South Georgia
    22 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    I spent a few days in Brunswick, Ga. covering jury selection in the trial of Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Boddie in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. So, why the hell have I driven four ...
  • Jury Selection At The Arbery Murder Trial
    18 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 4 1
    Subscribe now I’m in Brunswick, Ga., watching the sun rise from a Waffle House on the coast. It’s busy. They’re playing Love Shack on the jukebox. The press have begun to gaggle like geese in front of...
  • A Few Notes From The Edge
    15 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 6 0
    Subscribe now I’m not going to lie to you. Everything has gotten away from me this week. I’m pounding on a dozen different stories, but none of them are fully baked yet. So I’m going to spatter you wi...
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