Cities and Culture: What Defines Atlanta's Culture?

Mar 29, 2016

Most major cities around the country cultivate a certain cultural tone over time. Portland is known as a hub of nostalgia and alternative lifestyles; Miami boasts a blend of Latin culture mixed in with a constant party vibe. But how is Atlanta defined culturally and how has that definition changed over the years?

 

 


We talk to Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributor and radio host Jon Waterhouse about five retro Atlanta locations that he says had a strong influence on the city’s culture. History buff Howard Pousner of the Atlanta History Center also joins the discussion. 

 

 

Check out Jon's list of Atlanta's cultural hotspots: 5 places that defined Atlanta's culture as you know it