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At a Virginia-Highland dive bar, Metalsome karaoke turns everyone into a headbanger

You don't need to be a professional singer to grab the microphone for hard-rock, live-band karaoke with Metalsome at the 10 High, the small club tucked beneath Dark Horse Tavern. A lot of the 20- and 30-somethings who join in are defiantly tone-deaf and rhythmically deficient (perhaps thanks to a PBR or three).

Published on 24 May 2018 | 6:09 pm


13 ways to spend Memorial Day weekend in metro Atlanta

Enjoy the long weekend with the Atlanta Jazz Festival, MomoCon, Six Flags's new ride, the Decatur Arts Festival, the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest, the Georgia Renaissance Festival, and more.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 5:47 pm


What’s inspiring designer Shayelyn Woodbery right now

Shayelyn Woodbery takes an intuitive, holistic approach to life—and design. The Atlanta native established Shayelyn Woodbery Interiors in 2008 and is known for a layered, elegant look. Her inspiration, reinvigorated by a recent trip to Bali, looks to positive energy and balance.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 3:44 pm


After a landslide victory, Stacey Abrams becomes the first female nominee for Georgia governor

By the time all the votes were tallied late Tuesday night, Stacey Abrams had claimed more than 75 percent of the 550,000-plus votes cast for the Democratic candidates.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 9:54 pm


The trick to finding your favorite wine: Know your importer

Find an importer you trust, and then search for their other wines by looking not at the front label—but near the barcode on the back. Empire State South and Five & Ten wine director guides you through his favorites: Kermit Lynch, Becky Wasserman & Co., Rosenthal, Louis/Dressner Selections, and Uva Imports.

Published on 23 May 2018 | 5:15 pm


5 Tips to Up Your Instagram Game

2018 has been a tough year for business on social media, but here are five tips from Your Social Team to stay relevant and grow your Instagram following in the current landscape.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 6:28 pm


Flashback: Laying the groundwork for the Atlanta Jazz Festival, 1966

The list of acts read like a jazz aficionado’s fantasy dinner party: Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Buddy Rich, and more. It laid the groundwork for mayor Maynard Jackson to later launch the city’s own—and free—Atlanta Jazz Festival, which has been held annually since 1978 and starts this year on May 26.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 5:21 pm


The verdict on 6 newcomers to Atlanta’s dining scene

Mini-reviews of the Local Pizzaiolo, the White Bull, Noona, Achie's, Genuine Pizza, and Dixie Q

Published on 22 May 2018 | 3:10 pm


A peek at the renovated Hotel Clermont’s hip rooms and vintage furnishings

The newly renovated rooms at the Hotel Clermont occupy the sweet spot for those who want a playfully retro atmosphere but not at the expense of creature comforts. Now the real question: When will it open?

Published on 21 May 2018 | 9:04 pm


My Style: Gazal Tabrizipour, designer and owner of Gazal Eyewear

Unique, simple, and edgy, Tabrizipour’s personal style reflects that of her eponymous eyeglasses brand. Standing out from other optical labels, Gazal Eyewear, sold at Atlanta Vision Optical, features high-end, durable elements like titanium framework, plus collections designed around Atlanta celebs and personalities.

Published on 21 May 2018 | 6:28 pm


Commentary: Connecting MARTA’s proposed light rail to the current Atlanta Streetcar is a mistake

Back in November, voters overwhelmingly approved a sales tax increase to fund transit expansion in the City of Atlanta. MARTA just released its ideal expansion plans, which include bus rapid transit crisscrossing the city, late night and weekend bus service, and 21 miles of light rail. But there is a fatal flaw: the light rail infrastructure goes through one of the most congested part of town, the downtown path of the Atlanta Streetcar.

Published on 18 May 2018 | 8:15 pm


Guns, illegal immigration steal the show at Georgia Republican gubernatorial debate

In a political contest that has contained explosions and chainsaws, candidate impersonators, and a “Deportation Bus,” among other peculiarities, the Republican gubernatorial candidates aiming to claim Governor Nathan Deal’s post convened at Georgia Public Broadcasting on Thursday to tout their conservative platforms and to call foul on each other’s indiscretions.

Published on 18 May 2018 | 6:23 pm


In Atlanta, Joe Biden thanks and praises hospice nurses: “Simply put, you do God’s work.”

Former vice president Joe Biden gave a heartfelt speech to a crowd gathered for the 70th anniversary of the Visiting Nurse Health System, which provides in-home medical and palliative care throughout metro Atlanta. He attended the Hospice Atlanta benefit luncheon at the urging of his friend, Senator Johnny Isakson.

Published on 18 May 2018 | 5:53 pm


Watch live: 2018 SCAD Savannah Runway Show

We're broadcasting the SCAD Savannah Runway Show live at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 18.

Published on 18 May 2018 | 5:42 pm


Hidden in Historic Marietta, Sessions Stand serves up coffee and charm

Tucked away among the homes just north of Marietta Square, walk-up coffee shop Sessions Stand offers espresso, danishes, whole wheat croissants, even bouquets of flowers.

Published on 17 May 2018 | 9:11 pm


Adventurous and affordable: Plan a family getaway to Greensboro

Take the family on a fun trip to Greensboro, North Carolina, where you’ll find budget-friendly activities and accommodations—without the unbearable traffic.

Published on 17 May 2018 | 8:36 pm


Room Envy: Yes, blue cabinetry is a thing, especially in this remodeled Decatur kitchen

Blue cabinetry’s a “thing?” We’re seeing the sultry hue in kitchens everywhere, from the palest turquoise to deep indigo. In Kathryn and Matt Purselle’s remodeled Decatur kitchen, Terracotta Design Build’s Nicole Jui picked classic elements like Shaker-style cabinetry and marble countertops to fit the 1930s house—but added a jolt of blue for fun.

Published on 17 May 2018 | 7:44 pm


U2 in Atlanta: An oral history of the band and the city’s shared journey

U2’s intersections with Atlanta over the years have gone beyond the city as a requisite tour stop. For a band from Europe intent on deconstructing the myth of America, Atlanta—its imperfect icons, its musicians, its leaders—has been a specific, if rarely noticed, part of U2’s journey, not only for the city’s social justice movements of the past but for the present, too. In anticipation of U2’s first Atlanta concert in nine years, two generations of Georgians talk about the band.

Published on 17 May 2018 | 4:14 pm


9 reasons Atlanta businesses love WeWork

What if every detail of your workplace catered to your comfort and productivity? What if you regularly bumped into entrepreneurs and thought leaders while filling your glass of passion fruit-infused water? More Atlantans are about to experience office utopia thanks to WeWork, the New York coworking company that’s poised for local expansion.

Published on 17 May 2018 | 3:20 pm


Documentary on Atlanta’s famous, eccentric late gardener Ryan Gainey premieres at Plaza Theatre

Any Atlanta garden enthusiast worth their weight in soil knows about Ryan Gainey. Gainey died in a house fire on his farm in Lexington in 2016, not long after filmmakers Steve Bransford and Cooper Sanchez completed shooting a documentary about his life. The film, The Well-Placed Weed: The Bountiful Life of Ryan Gainey, premieres May 17 at the Plaza Theatre.

Published on 17 May 2018 | 3:03 pm


How to keep exercising outdoors in Atlanta when allergies attack

Allergies are a chief complaint in Atlanta, and with good reason: they’re getting worse. So how can you combat them without sacrificing your run in the park? Here are a few tips.

Published on 16 May 2018 | 9:35 pm


Democrats Abrams and Evans spar in televised debate on HOPE scholarship, political endorsements

Democratic candidates Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans made their case for why they should be Georgia's next governor during the Atlanta Press Club debate, discussing guns, healthcare, economics, and education.

Published on 16 May 2018 | 6:32 pm


Want to relax? Put down your phone and grab the second volume of Color ATL

Color ATL’s second edition (the first was a hit in 2016) features works by 42 local artists, including Jeremy Brown, Catlanta, HENSE, and Tiny Doors ATL.

Published on 15 May 2018 | 8:49 pm


39. Food Terminal

Food Terminal is the quintessential expression of Buford Highway’s tradition-bending resurgence.

Published on 15 May 2018 | 7:32 pm


The Big Disconnect: What happened to Google Fiber in Atlanta?

It’s been more than three years since Google Fiber frenzy took hold of the Atlanta area. Google promised to change everything for folks fed up with unreliable internet connections, abysmal customer service, and expensive monthly bills. But a different reality took hold: Google ran wires, but didn't start service; Google tried to work with local governments, but couldn't work out deals; and ultimately Google couldn't find value in rolling out its service. One thing is indisputable: most Google Fiber hopefuls are now fed up.

Published on 15 May 2018 | 6:32 pm


Review: Chai Yo brings suave Thai food to Buckhead

Opulent Thai restaurants are rare in the Western Hemisphere, but Atlanta now has two. Chai Yo, the new Buckhead hotspot from DeeDee Niyomkul, is next-­generation Thai, more intimate and less conventional than Nan Thai Fine Dining, the Midtown palace owned by her mother.

Published on 15 May 2018 | 4:58 pm


The oddest cucumber-slicing device ever is back in Atlanta this week

Hendrick's Gin brings its bizarre cucumber-slicing contraption—which involves a man riding a penny-farthing bike on top of a massive food truck tossing cucumbers into a French horn—back to Atlanta on Wednesday.

Published on 14 May 2018 | 10:10 pm


How Atlanta artist Greg Mike came up with his most iconic character

If you've spent any time in Atlanta, you've probably seen a bright turquoise, often square creature with an ever-shifting amount of eyes and a massive set of pearly white teeth staring at you from murals and billboards across town. The character, known as Larry Loudmouf, is the brainchild of street artist Greg Mike, a Connecticut native who has been living in Atlanta for the past 14 years.

Published on 14 May 2018 | 8:48 pm


Spring cleaning? Try these 5 realistic tips for tackling clutter.

These organizing tips can make this year's spring cleaning your most productive yet. Learn from Atlanta interior designers and professional organizers from Order by Kate, Erika Ward Interiors, Stefan Alexander Interiors, Balance Design, and Ivy and Vine.

Published on 14 May 2018 | 5:56 pm


Welcome to Ratlanta: What to know about the rodents next door

Have you met your neighbors? Their names are Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus, and metro Atlanta is teeming with them.

Published on 11 May 2018 | 5:08 pm


Can a staunchly Trump Republican become the next Georgia governor?

“I was the first one that came out publicly and endorsed Donald Trump” among state elected officials, Williams says—a fact that’s also proclaimed in bold font on his campaign homepage. Is it a strategy for success or failure?

Published on 10 May 2018 | 11:32 pm


The Fox Theatre’s new Marquee Club is gorgeous

The Marquee Club, the new premium lounge at the Fox Theatre, is an Instagram lover's dream. The 10,000-square-foot space features five bars, plush, locally made furniture, and a rooftop patio that gives patrons a nice view of the iconic Fox marquee.

Published on 10 May 2018 | 8:45 pm


Your guide to booking cheap flights from Atlanta

One of the perks of living here is easy access a major international airport, Hartsfield-Jackson. So how do you score those incredible air fare deals your friends keep getting? It's not as hard as you think.

Published on 10 May 2018 | 4:45 pm


Meow, Marietta is getting a Java Cats Cafe

The second location of Hadyn Hilton's cat cafe will have a lounge four times bigger than the original. We talked to her about her experience founding Java Cats and what she has planned for the future.

Published on 9 May 2018 | 9:01 pm


5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 9-15

Watch a musical version of Candide, explore Sweet Auburn during the annual Springfest, and light up the sky at the Decatur Lantern Parade.

Published on 9 May 2018 | 7:11 pm


The Fall Line: Two podcasting sleuths revisit the cases of abducted Grady newborns

The Fall Line is investigating the cases of seven Grady newborns who went missing decades ago—two of whom were never found. Inspired other true-crime dramas like Serial, Laurah Norton, a writer and Georgia State University senior lecturer, and Brooke Gently-Hargrove, a grief counselor, launched the true-crime serial podcast last year, which has since racked up 2.3 million listens.

Published on 9 May 2018 | 3:57 pm


“A poke at the underbelly of Atlanta’s gentrification.” An artist fights to preserve Blandtown’s forgotten history.

Gregor Turk paid $85,000 for his northwest Atlanta studio. That was in 2003—ancient history in the fast-evolving landscape of intown gentrification. Turk’s studio is now surrounded by 35 new single-family homes, with prices starting at $550,000, and the area has been rechristened “West Town.” Not so fast, says Turk, who in 2016 erected a billboard in his yard that reads, “Welcome to the Heart of Blandtown.” The sign is not a passive-aggressive middle finger at developers, Turk says. Instead, it’s a history lesson.

Published on 8 May 2018 | 5:10 pm


Scenes from Shaky Knees Music Festival 2018

This year's Shaky Knees Music Festival brought out some major headliners—David Byrne, The National, Jack White, and Queens of the Stone Age, just to name a few. Check out photos from the three-day event.

Published on 7 May 2018 | 9:15 pm


Waffle House

If you’ve ever had the midnight munchies, you’re probably a fan of this Southern mainstay.

Published on 7 May 2018 | 6:24 pm


Atlanta is a growing eSports hub, so your neighbor might make $1,000 a day playing video games

Welcome to the SoaR house, the improbable headquarters of one of the largest eSports organizations in the world. Its seven residents earn their livings by playing multiplayer video games like Call of Duty and Fortnite for millions of YouTube and Twitch followers from around the world. The video-game industry has blossomed in metro Atlanta thanks to a sizable talent pool, entertainment tax credits, and Fortune 500 corporations eager to connect with young consumers.

Published on 7 May 2018 | 5:43 pm


The #HAM4HAM Hamilton ticket lottery is coming to Atlanta. Here’s how it works.

Want to see the 10-dollar founding father for only $10? Here's how to enter the Hamilton ticket lottery for the performances at Atlanta's Fox Theatre in late May and early June.

Published on 7 May 2018 | 4:18 pm


King of Pops releases a Rick and Morty “Pickle Rick” pop for festival season

In collaboration with Adult Swim, King of Pops has released a Rick and Morty "Pickle Rick" pop just in time for music festival season. But it's not pickle-flavored.

Published on 6 May 2018 | 6:34 pm


Light rail, transit to Emory, buses galore: This is MARTA and the city’s ideal scenario for expansion in Atlanta

The largest investment in Atlanta transit since MARTA was built would add light rail, express buses to some of the city’s most congested corridors, and at least two “transit centers,” according to a presentation delivered during a MARTA Board of Directors work session on Thursday.

Published on 4 May 2018 | 8:38 pm


Atlanta-based Glad & Young’s leather bags are all about spontaneity

The small-batch leather and canvas accessories by Glad & Young Studio are as fun-loving as they are functional. Offering bags and purses with playful accents, the Cabbagetown brand makes good on its namesake, an E. E. Cummings poem embracing joyful spontaneity.

Published on 4 May 2018 | 6:24 pm


You could spend days trying all the tacos at Buford Highway’s Plaza Fiesta. Here’s a cheat sheet.

When it opened in 2000, Buford Highway’s Plaza Fiesta was among the first shopping malls in the U.S. marketed specifically to Latinos. Today, the 350,000-square-foot compound attracts more than four million visitors each year. You could spend several days sampling all of the tacos here—or you could study this taco cheat sheet to narrow your choices.

Published on 4 May 2018 | 4:27 pm


Road Trip: Coastal South Carolina

Beginning in the early eighteenth century, exports of rice—dubbed Carolina Gold—made South Carolina rich, and the grain remained one of the Deep South’s most important crops until the Civil War.

Published on 4 May 2018 | 3:20 pm


What’s new and what you can’t miss at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival 2018

Along with three days of tasting tents, the festival features a wide variety of dinners, parties, and learning sessions and hands-on workshops, with notable chefs, restaurateurs, and mixologists such as Justin Anthony (Yebo Beach Haus), Meherwan Irani (Chai Pani), John Castellucci (Castellucci Hospitality Group), Eddie Hernandez (Taqueria del Sol), and Paul Calvert and Greg Best (Ticonderoga Club) presenting.

Published on 3 May 2018 | 8:31 pm


Nature Awaits in Dillard, Georgia

The next time you long for a mountain getaway, set your sights on Dillard, Georgia, in Rabun County.

Published on 3 May 2018 | 4:04 pm


The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Atlanta

The debate over which spots to include on our list of Atlanta's best Mexican restaurants was as hot as habaneros. See if you agree with our picks.

Published on 3 May 2018 | 3:29 pm


Commentary: Before we knock holes into Central Library, we should be certain that’s what Atlantans really want

The problem isn’t that residents have chosen not to participate in the process of renovation downtown Atlanta's Central Library; it’s that they weren’t given the opportunity to truly engage in the process.

Published on 2 May 2018 | 9:03 pm


5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 2-8

The "world's biggest bounce house" is coming to Dacula, plus Shaky Knees takes over Old Fourth Ward, and Hector Santiago's El Burro Pollo is back for one day only.

Published on 2 May 2018 | 8:22 pm


A “Bento Box” of stylish professional wear delivered to your door? Yes, please.

Not a food item but certainly craveable, the Bento Box from workwear fashion disrupter MM.LaFleur is like a chef’s tasting menu for professional women, served with four to six stylist-selected items (accessories, knits, separates, and dresses up to size 22W) and a nonsubscription, four-day free trial—a no-pressure sales pitch.

Published on 2 May 2018 | 5:10 pm


Spotlight: Urban Cowboy

Everything about this bed and breakfast screams cool—from its location, East Nashville, to the complimentary Belle Meade bourbon it offers at check-in.

Published on 2 May 2018 | 4:35 pm


Georgia forests and Japanese gardens inspire Brendan Butler’s elaborate modern landscapes

Atlanta’s gardens are typically associated with traditional Southern foliage like hydrangeas and magnolias, making the modern creations by landscape designer Brendan Butler all the more remarkable.

Published on 1 May 2018 | 8:48 pm


Flight Fashion: As Delta’s new (purple!) uniforms take off, a look back at each decade’s outfits

It’s been nearly a decade since Delta’s uniforms have gotten a lift. Now, the airline is switching out its tired togs for a runway-worthy collection of uniforms designed by iconic American fashion designer Zac Posen, which will be rolling out on the fleet this month. We look back at eight decades of in-flight fashions.

Published on 1 May 2018 | 8:16 pm


Off-Air Escapes

Local TV news personalities share their favorite destinations for under-the-radar fun.

Published on 1 May 2018 | 5:53 pm


CEO Jeffrey Parker talks about MARTA expansion and “The ATL”

One month into his tenure, Parker dished on his optimism for widespread transit expansion, MARTA’s venturing into mixed-use development, and the prospects of a region-wide system being called “The ATL.”

Published on 30 April 2018 | 10:17 pm


Happy Camper

If your interests fall a bit outside the mainstream, these one-of-a-kind camps and classes will let you try quirky activities or live out your wildest dreams.

Published on 30 April 2018 | 6:27 pm


Flashback: The civil rights activist and agitator, Hosea Williams

Hosea Williams was standing below the Memphis motel balcony when he saw his friend and mentor, Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated. Williams, a pugnacious lieutenant in the civil rights movement, the bad cop to Andrew Young’s good cop, wondered “whether America lost its last chance.”

Published on 30 April 2018 | 6:27 pm


New Little Alley Steak in Buckhead is triple the size of the Roswell original

At 9,000 square feet, the new Little Alley Steak on Lenox Road in Buckhead is three times the size of the original in Roswell. And for the first time, the restaurant will offer lunch service.

Published on 30 April 2018 | 6:10 pm


So You Wanna: Write a Song

There I stood on stage, palms sweating, sheet music in front of me. I'd spent a long weekend studying songwriting, and the days of practicing and planning had come down to this.

Published on 30 April 2018 | 5:35 pm


Food and drink discoveries in Athens

It will take more than one Athens getaway to sample all of the delectable food and drink options, but there’s no better time to get started.

Published on 30 April 2018 | 4:40 pm


So You Wanna: Race a Car

I'm behind the wheel of a bright-white Porsche 911 Carrera S worth roughly $150,000. It's a beautiful Saturday in Atlanta, and I'm ready to tear up the track.

Published on 30 April 2018 | 4:22 pm


Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 Atlanta event picks for May

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton is finally coming to the Fox; participate in a weeklong celebration of two-wheelers at Atlanta Cycling Festival; and treat yourself to ”all-you-can-indulge” tasting sessions at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.

Published on 30 April 2018 | 3:52 pm


Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize 2018: Meet the winner and finalists

Launched in 2014 by Judson Mitcham, the state's poet laureate, in collaboration with the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Georgia Poet Laureate's Prize is an annual program designed to encourage works by teen writers. Read the works of the 2018 winner and finalists.

Published on 30 April 2018 | 3:46 pm


So You Wanna: Learn to Cook

Have you ever tried to make a roux? It sounds easy. Just combine equal parts lard and flour over heat. But it is not easy. I've been stirring twenty minutes, and it's still not the rich, reddish-brown color it's supposed to be.

Published on 30 April 2018 | 3:16 pm


What’s filming in Atlanta now? Stranger Things, Boss Level, Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets; plus SNL gets an Atlanta host

Stranger Things starts production on its third season, and a new YA book-to-movie adaptation, Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets, features a teen getting therapy from an imaginary pigeon.

Published on 27 April 2018 | 10:23 pm


As two Atlanta animal shelters launch expansions, here’s how you can give back

Both LifeLine Animal Project and PAWS Atlanta are launching expansion projects to continue providing low-cost pet welfare services to the community. So how can you give back to them? (Hint: Some of them involve beer.)

Published on 27 April 2018 | 9:43 pm


The Christiane Chronicles: Some people watch ballet. I admire the Dance of the Short-Order Cook.

Some people have season tickets to the ballet; others follow sports. The spectacle I’m addicted to, every bit as physical in its own way but more quotidian, is the artistry of the short-order cook.

Published on 27 April 2018 | 4:34 pm


Robert F. Kennedy Jr. swings by Atlanta to talk about the Chattahoochee and the importance of enforcing environmental laws

Known for his outspoken (and at times controversial) views on the environment, politics, and vaccines, Kennedy, the president of the Waterkeeper Alliance, stopped by Atlanta last weekend to urge greater environmental advocacy at SweetWater 420 Fest.

Published on 26 April 2018 | 9:55 pm


The Clermont Hotel sign is for sale on eBay? Maybe?

Someone claiming to have the original "Clermont Hotel" sign that once sat perched atop the more iconic, neon "Motor Hotel" sign is selling it on eBay to the highest bidder.

Published on 26 April 2018 | 8:50 pm


Spotlight: Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa

If you visited Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa during its first twenty-nine years in business, you likely went for the golf. Before the sixty-five-acre resort turned thirty last year, it served as a sprawling love letter to the sport.

Published on 26 April 2018 | 6:30 pm


How The Handmaid’s Tale costume designer Ane Crabtree dresses the dystopian world

Ane Crabtree, the acclaimed costume designer for The Handmaid's Tale, chats about her creative process, her experiments on set, and how her own politics bled over into the memorable visuals she helped bring to life.

Published on 26 April 2018 | 3:59 pm


The Paces & Vine team wants the Select in Sandy Springs to be a neighborhood go-to

With a planned Labor Day opening, the Select in Sandy Springs promises “an eclectic menu" with seafood and a "lighter interpretation" of comfort food.

Published on 25 April 2018 | 10:20 pm


Rinnovo Studio makes the most vibrant trout scarves you’ve ever seen

A soft silk scarf with quail and magnolias—that’s the piece that launched Rinnovo. It was one of several designs that Thomasville native Mallory Jones created in collaboration with emerging artists as part of a textile experiment while getting her MBA at Clemson University. A year after mailing her only scarf sample to Orvis, the company ordered her wares.

Published on 25 April 2018 | 7:04 pm


Touches of drama and hits of black: This Buckhead abode has a high-contrast edge

Ten years ago, no one would have expected a fusion of modern and industrial looks to thrive in a traditional house in Buckhead—particularly with the color black as a dominant theme. But the house that Anna Wooten Loggins (formerly with Amy Morris Interiors) designed for the Harrison family does just that.

Published on 25 April 2018 | 2:59 pm


In nearly every way, the Tex McIver verdict is confounding

Acquitting Tex McIver of malice murder meant the state had not proven that he had planned to kill his wife Diane. But convicting him of aggravated assault meant he had intended to shoot her.

Published on 24 April 2018 | 9:21 pm


Midcentury-modern houses are in demand in Atlanta—and at a higher premium

It’s no secret that midcentury-modern furniture is back in vogue. But now, the era’s ranch-style and split-level homes are selling better than ever, according to Vanessa Reilly of Atlanta boutique real estate firm DOMO Realty. Although midcentury modern homes can be found throughout Atlanta, she notes that the majority are close to I-285, with the highest concentrations in the neighborhoods of Amberwood, Collier Heights, Northcrest, and Northwoods.

Published on 24 April 2018 | 5:45 pm


Life in a Lustron: My futuristic steel prefab in Decatur is not for sale

Investors must view our property as the perfect tear-down. After all, it’s a strange, dated home on a large, attractive lot near Decatur Square. But this is a historical Lustron, a modular kit designed completely in steel—from interior walls to roof shingles—during the housing shortages following World War II, in an era when metal was reserved for commercial buildings and instruments of war.

Published on 24 April 2018 | 3:59 pm


Scenes from SweetWater 420 Fest 2018

SweetWater 420 Fest, the annual eco-friendly music and beer festival, took place at Centennial Olympic Park this past weekend. Check out some photos from Friday's concerts.

Published on 23 April 2018 | 9:28 pm


Quality time: Atlanta-based Crown & Caliber is changing the game for preowned luxury watches

Until recently, there hasn’t been a reliable marketplace for preowned luxury watches, but Atlanta-based consignor Crown & Caliber is trying to fill that gap. It recently opened an appointment-only showroom at its new headquarters in Sandy Springs, giving local customers a social experience rivaling that of a posh design house.

Published on 23 April 2018 | 5:26 pm


Anna Russ left a career in oncology research to start a holistic tea company: Teaney

Part-time Atlantan Anna Russ left a corporate job in oncology research to focus on Ayurvedic medicine, including a line of holistic teas: Teaney. The easy-to-make teas (they require no steeping, just mixing in milk or water) have already amassed a fan base in Atlanta.

Published on 23 April 2018 | 4:59 pm


Weekend Getaway: Jackson, Mississippi

When people speak of Jackson, Mississippi, the conversation often turns to the past—the complicated civil rights history that has both shamed and shaped the city. But increasingly, they also talk about momentum.

Published on 23 April 2018 | 2:15 pm


Listen: #WakandaForeverEver mashes the Black Panther soundtrack with Outkast

Wakanda meets Stankonia in a new mixtape from hip-hop producer J. Period, who layered Outkast's vocals over the score and soundtrack of Black Panther to create #WakandaForeverEver.

Published on 20 April 2018 | 6:31 pm


Giovanni di Palma hopes to open Antico Pizza in Sandy Springs and debut Vespa-style food carts

The Antico Pizza founder is planning a Sandy Springs outpost and working on adding Vespa-inspired food carts to his Little Italia development on the Westside.

Published on 20 April 2018 | 6:24 pm


Take a tour of true Korean food in metro Atlanta

Everyday Korean author Seung Hee Lee takes us on a tour of four Atlanta restaurants where you should eat Korean food now—no KBBQ included.

Published on 19 April 2018 | 8:43 pm


4 life lessons gleaned in the new Sam Massell biography

In Play It Again, Sam: Atlanta’s First Minority Mayor, a new biography by Charles McNair about former mayor Sam Massell, we learn life lessons from City Hall’s first and only Jewish leader.

Published on 19 April 2018 | 3:48 pm


Atlanta leaders want to power the city with 100 percent clean energy by 2035. Can it be done?

Can a growing urban center of Atlanta’s size really part ways with fossil fuels in the next 17 years? Yes, experts say. But it won’t be easy. It'll take a combined effort with local businesses and energy providers such as Georgia Power, the state’s largest utility and the sole electricity provider for metro Atlanta.

Published on 19 April 2018 | 2:32 pm


Atlanta hosts the world’s only transgender bodybuilding competition. A new documentary shines a light on it.

When writer T Cooper moved to Atlanta in 2014, he was surprised to learn about TransFitCon. "Wait, the only transgender bodybuilding competition in the world takes place in Atlanta?" he laughs. "It was just so random." He spent the next three years crafting the feature-length documentary, Man Made, which closes out the Atlanta Film Festival this Sunday.

Published on 18 April 2018 | 11:11 pm


Review: The Brick Store team goes OTP with Good Word Brewing & Public House

What’s the next logical step for the beer experts behind Brick Store Pub in Decatur? How about a revolutionary brewpub engineered for conversation and focused on community in what’s perhaps the region’s next big destination for hip eating and drinking: Duluth.

Published on 18 April 2018 | 4:18 pm


Take Five: Roadside Giants

Pump the brakes for these larger-than-life Southern landmarks.

Published on 18 April 2018 | 3:00 pm


Heirloom Market BBQ reopens after a fire destroyed its smokehouse

A fire destroyed Heirloom Market BBQ's smokers on Friday the 13th, but that's not stopping the popular barbecue joint from serving a limited menu, which includes their spicy Korean pork and extra orders of their Korean fried chicken.

Published on 18 April 2018 | 2:33 pm


Big Daddy’s Taco serves up fun Indian-Mexican fusion tacos in Chamblee

Chicken tikka masala on a taco? A new, fun taqueria in Chamblee serves up tacos with toppings like lamb and yogurt and chana masala.

Published on 17 April 2018 | 9:01 pm


What’s cooking at Philips Arena? The dining options planned for the new clubs and suites

When Philips Arena finishes up its renovations this fall, the clubs and suites will feature a brand new menu from executive chef Joe Schafer. He chats about what to expect, from venison brisket sandwiches to fresh, beer-battered onion rings.

Published on 17 April 2018 | 8:22 pm


House Envy: Former residence of legendary Georgia Tech football coach Bobby Dodd is up for sale

Built in 1904, the 3,763-square foot house, once owned by famed Georgia Tech football coach Bobby Dodd, not only has an abundance of curb appeal, but also features well-proportioned rooms, architectural details, and lush landscaping. Moreover, it boasts a prime location within steps of Piedmont Park, the Atlanta BeltLine, and the Ansley Golf Club.

Published on 17 April 2018 | 7:38 pm


How the Townsend Prize for Fiction, which honors Georgia writers, came to be

James L. Townsend, Atlanta magazine's founding editor, passed away in 1981 after a battle with cancer. At his funeral, several former close associates—including Pat Conroy, Anne Rivers Siddons, and Terry Kay—decided to launch a literary award in his honor. Recent winners inspire us to follow Townsend’s frequent admonition: “Brilliant, dear heart. Write it down. Write it all down.”

Published on 17 April 2018 | 4:45 pm


The new Watershed will offer a $350 French fry plate

Watershed on Peachtree's new chef and owner Matt Marcus is taking the restaurant in a different direction, with dishes like Georgia jellyfish, fried chicken and Cajun caviar, and a $350 plate of French fries served with a bottle of Krug Brut Rosé.

Published on 16 April 2018 | 11:31 pm


My Style: Michelle Norris, Tropico Photo’s art director and photographer

As half of the creative photography studio Tropico Photo (with fiancé Forrest Aguar), Michelle Norris spends her days dreaming up bold and bright imagery for fashion layouts and advertising campaigns. Tropico’s portfolio includes work for Red Bull, Samsung, the New York Times, SanDisk, and King of Pops, but Norris says her favorite shoot was for the summer 2017 edition of Georgia-based Secret Catalog.

Published on 16 April 2018 | 7:04 pm


The Walking Dead Awards: Mercy prevails (again)

Negan and Rick have their final battle, a foe becomes a friend, and Maggie's story takes a hard turn.

Published on 16 April 2018 | 5:56 pm


With mass resignations and peek into City Hall’s checkbook, Keisha Lance Bottoms aims to start defining her time as mayor

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms unintentionally launched a media firestorm when she asked more than 25 of her cabinet members to submit their resignations. But regardless of tactics, her message was clear: This won't be a third term of Kasim Reed.

Published on 16 April 2018 | 4:35 pm


Ask the Expert: Take a Hike

Expert trail designer Morgan Sommerville weighs in on the best spots to hike in the Southern Appalachians.

Published on 16 April 2018 | 2:35 pm


7 ways to unwind in Martin County, Florida

Escape the crush of the city and soothe your mind, body, and soul by trekking south to one of the Sunshine State's hidden gems for wellness.

Published on 15 April 2018 | 5:11 am


Staplehouse’s tasting menu is back—and it’s a bigger deal than you think

Staplehouse might have been ahead of its time when it introduced its tasting-menu format in 2015. But his time around, Atlanta is more ready for it than ever.

Published on 13 April 2018 | 9:16 pm


Full Commission, a coffee shop-meets-Southern gastropub, opens soon in Grant Park

Opening in Larkin on Memorial in Grant Park, Full Commission promises to be a lot of things to a lot of people: A coffee shop, a breakfast spot, a Southern gastropub, a late-night spot, and a weekend brunch destination, “fusing cocktail, coffee, and food cultures together,” says owner David Traxler.

Published on 13 April 2018 | 8:39 pm


Atlanta-based app Looklive lets you dress like you’re stepping off the red carpet

Google “David Beckham style” and one of the first results is Atlanta-based app Looklive. The startup digital platform, launched in 2016 by cofounders Scooter Taylor and Chidiebere Kalu, lets users shop celebrity fashion and cheaper, similar items.

Published on 13 April 2018 | 7:30 pm


Asheville Through the Ages

Thomas Wolfe was born in 1900 and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. When he was twenty-nine, he published Look Homeward, Angel, his debut novel set in a fictional version of his hometown.

Published on 13 April 2018 | 3:41 pm


Fugees Family founder Luma Mufleh on breaking barriers, discrimination, and what’s next for her refugee nonprofit

Fugees Family founder Luma Mufleh recently earned a DVF Award, a program created by designer Diane von Furstenberg to celebrate "extraordinary women." She chats with us about the award, discrimination against refugees, and what's next for her nonprofit.

Published on 12 April 2018 | 9:48 pm


Wedding season is almost here. Anne Barge reveals the most in-demand bridal trends.

Anne Barge has been a top name in bridal for nearly 20 years. Her eponymous Atlanta-based company, now with Shawne Jacobs at the helm, just opened an appointment-only atelier. Known for her feminine, classic style, Barge reveals this season’s most in-demand bridal trends.

Published on 12 April 2018 | 8:34 pm


Jonathan Adler’s new Shade Store collection is retro-chic

Jonathan Adler’s sphere of influence doesn’t stop at his international empire of boutiques. Adler’s big-name collaborations range from Lacoste to Kohler, Tumi to TOMS, Formica to Fisher-Price. Now, his debut collection of roller shades for the Shade Store embraces his signature retro motifs.

Published on 12 April 2018 | 3:19 pm


Cultured South brings kombucha on tap to the Westside Trail

The taproom, founded by Golda Kombucha's Melanie Wade, will offer six varieties of kombucha on tap, which you'll be able to purchase in pints, flights, tastes, growlers, and even gelato floats.

Published on 11 April 2018 | 9:09 pm


5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 11-17

Shop the art at the annual Dogwood Festival, sing along to Jimmy Buffett at Verizon Amphitheater, and enjoy the best of cinema at Atlanta Film Festival.

Published on 11 April 2018 | 8:36 pm


For chef Zeb Stevenson, a new vegetable-forward restaurant is taking shape

With Watershed sold to chef Matt Marcus last week, chef Zeb Stevenson and former Watershed owner Ross Jones are working on a brand new, vegetable-driven restaurant that Stevenson describes as “a little irreverent” and “free-spirited."

Published on 10 April 2018 | 9:18 pm


Paint the Town

"Five years ago, none of this was here,” artist Derek Donnelly says as we wander through the brick-paved alleyway that runs behind the 600 block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg. He’s not referring to the buildings, some of which date to the early 1900s, but to the arresting murals splashed across their backsides.

Published on 10 April 2018 | 7:45 pm


Elements of Style: 18 pieces of decor to bring the jungle to your home

This season's best design inspirations brings the wilderness inside.

Published on 10 April 2018 | 5:00 pm


A new documentary on Maynard Jackson delves deep into the struggles and scrutiny of Atlanta’s first black mayor

It’s now been 15 years since Maynard Jackson’s death, but the issues explored in the new documentary film about his life—the city’s fraught racial history, the expectations placed on a black mayor, the scrutiny on minority contracts for city business—feel very relevant today.

Published on 9 April 2018 | 9:00 pm


With his new cookbook, Atlanta chef Todd Richards wants to change the way we view soul food

Todd Richards found that one of the biggest obstacles for black chefs is the lack of economic resources for opening their own restaurants. That's why he sees his new cookbook, Soul, as a transformative text to make soul food higher in economic value.

Published on 9 April 2018 | 7:29 pm


Star Turn: Game Changer

Into the pitcher’s arms he jumped, all 225 sweaty pounds of him. Against the odds, Brian McCann had helped the Houston Astros defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the final game of the 2017 World Series.

Published on 9 April 2018 | 4:33 pm


The Walking Dead Awards: The traitor episode

Of course an episode focused on three traitors—Simon, Dwight, and Eugene—has more double- and triple-crossing than we've ever seen.

Published on 9 April 2018 | 3:50 pm


What to know about Awethu House, Atlanta’s first “co-living for changemakers”

Billed as “Co-living for Changemakers” and an antidote to housing shortages and displacement, Awethu House’s suites are available via memberships to a property management and incubator group called the Guild, which has operated a fellowship program for entrepreneurs in East Lake for two years.

Published on 6 April 2018 | 8:29 pm


Which April Atlanta festival is right for you?

Jam at Sweetwater 420 Festival, devour a giant turkey leg at the Atlanta Renaissance Festival, watch the best international films at Atlanta Film Festival, or, if you just like cheese, go to Grilled Cheese Fest. Atlanta has a festival for everyone.

Published on 6 April 2018 | 7:20 pm


At the nation’s largest opioid conference, Georgians call for new ways to battle the epidemic

This week people from Atlanta to Alaska traveled to the Hyatt Regency for the 2018 National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, the country’s largest conference devoted to the opioid crisis.

Published on 5 April 2018 | 9:36 pm


Lake Lore

South Carolina’s Mount Carmel Baptist Church cemetery made its silver-screen debut in 1972’s Deliverance. A year later, it was at the bottom of newly created Lake Jocassee.

Published on 5 April 2018 | 8:51 pm


Natural Wonder: Step inside a creekside, glass-walled abode in Buckhead’s Tuxedo Park

New homeowners of the heavily wooded 2.5 acres in Buckhead’s tony Tuxedo Park razed the 1971 residence to its original foundation. Harrison Design Modern Studio Director Robert Tretsch conceptualized a new house on the same footprint, which gently meanders toward the creek. An anomaly for the 21st century, this rambling layout has the effect of making the residence appear much more humble than its nearly 14,000 square feet—at least when viewed from the street.

Published on 5 April 2018 | 3:06 pm


Room Envy: In Tucker, an inviting space for reading (or binge-watching)

Tall ceilings and a modern sensibility don’t always add up to comfort, but this media room creates an inviting nook for reading—or binge-watching. “The rest of the house is bright white,” says Cara Cummins, an architect with TaC Studios, which designed the custom house in Tucker. “But the homeowners wanted this room to feel cozy.”

Published on 4 April 2018 | 7:21 pm


5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: April 4-10

Partake in a pillow fight in Grant Park, run a 5k followed by DJ-led yoga at Piedmont Park, and bike or walk during the year's first Atlanta Streets Alive.

Published on 4 April 2018 | 6:11 pm


“There’s still an enormous amount of racial distrust in Atlanta.”

Just few weeks into her term, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks out about the election, her efforts to raise $1 billion for affordable housing, whether she’ll endorse in the governor’s race, and the sexism she encounters as a woman who, besides being a mother of four, is the mayor of Georgia’s largest city.

Published on 3 April 2018 | 9:17 pm


Regional transit, adoption, brunch: Where the biggest bills of the 2018 Georgia legislative session ended up

What happened to the Georgia adoption bill? The brunch bill? The "distracted driving" bill? Here's a brief look at some important bills that passed, some that didn’t, and whether lawmakers will make a rare summertime return to the Gold Dome to woo Amazon.

Published on 3 April 2018 | 8:42 pm


Spotlight: The Willcox Hotel

While most lobbies serve as a place for visitors to catch their breath after a day on the town, the one at the Willcox is a spot where the town wanders in to unwind.

Published on 3 April 2018 | 8:00 pm


The New South: Three cookbooks challenge Southern stereotypes

Taqueria del Sol owner Eddie Hernandez, legendary Southern chef Virginia Willis, and Richards' Southern Fried owner Todd Richards all have new cookbooks debuting this spring that feature some excellent Southern mash-ups such as collard green ramen.

Published on 3 April 2018 | 2:55 pm


Artist Ana Guzman’s subjects are her fellow MARTA passengers

Following the tradition of cityscape artists like Edward Hopper, Ana Guzman often has a sketchbook in hand, ready to capture urban life in front of her. Passengers usually keep to themselves on MARTA, earbuds in place and eyes locked on their phones. But when Guzman pulls out her paint pens and starts drawing, fellow riders begin to interact.

Published on 2 April 2018 | 7:24 pm


The Walking Dead Awards: The parents aren’t alright

Rick continues to ignore Carl's last plea, Jadis and Negan have a standoff, and Morgan and Carol search the woods for Henry.

Published on 2 April 2018 | 3:49 pm


Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 Atlanta event picks for April

Looking for things to do in Atlanta during April? Laugh your butt off with Kevin Hart at Philips Arena, watch the Atlanta Braves take on the Washington Nationals, and join in the 50th year of the Druid Hills Home Tour.

Published on 2 April 2018 | 2:59 pm


Five reasons to visit Gulf County, Florida

The Panhandle county is off the beaten path, but that's what makes this no-worry, no-hurry piece of paradise worth the drive.

Published on 1 April 2018 | 5:41 am


What’s filming in Atlanta now? Instant Family, The Bobby Brown Story, Goosebumps 2, plus how to get Pinewood Studios to fund your movie

Mark Wahlberg film Instant Family, BET's The Bobby Brown Story, and Goosebumps: Slappy Halloween are just a few of the projects filming in town. Plus—how Pinewood Studios Atlanta could help finance your film via a new partnership with Kickstarter.

Published on 30 March 2018 | 9:20 pm


This is not a drill: Atlanta Hamilton tickets are going on sale. Here’s how to get them.

Tickets to Hamilton at Atlanta's Fox Theatre are finally going on sale, but getting them won't be easy. Make sure you know the rules and what you need to do before you try to buy.

Published on 30 March 2018 | 6:05 pm


Goodbye, Houston’s on Lenox Road: Atlantans explain why the chain is such a big deal

The second location to ever open, the Houston's on Lenox Road has been an Atlanta institution for 40 years. And while some might think of it as an overpriced chain, many Atlantans are completely devoted to the restaurant—and its spinach and artichoke dip.

Published on 29 March 2018 | 9:01 pm


Recipe: peach and balsamic honey sorbet

This refreshing spring treat, perfect for warm Georgia days, is balanced with the addition of pure, raw, unfiltered Georgia honey.

Published on 29 March 2018 | 7:00 pm


Meet Karla Aberdavis and her family’s vintage ’50s and ’60s lifestyle

Karla Aberdavis and her family pine for the ’50s and ’60s, when they believe good design was at its peak. Their style, a retro mashup that’s part practicality and part kitschy glam, touches every aspect of their lives, from furniture and clothes to music and kitchenware in their 1964 Stone Mountain ranch. For more of their throwback lifestyle, visit Karla’s Instagram, @mintkarla, where she has more than 200,000 followers.

Published on 29 March 2018 | 4:32 pm


What’s going on with transit on the Atlanta BeltLine?

With tax dollars rolling in, city and MARTA officials are having to prioritize their transit wish list. And to the dismay of the BeltLine’s creator, Ryan Gravel, it’s looking like light rail along the loop may be sacrificed on the altar of expediency and cost. We broke down what's happening right now with transit along the BeltLine.

Published on 29 March 2018 | 12:09 am


Street Smart: Homewood, Alabama’s 18th Street South

Savvy Birmingham shoppers in search of the perfect gift head “over the mountain” to the cozy suburb of Homewood. Their destination? Eighteenth Street South, a wide, old-fashioned boulevard with an abundance of locally owned boutiques and restaurants.

Published on 28 March 2018 | 8:36 pm


5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: March 28-April 3

Sample 40+ breweries from all over the country at Day of the Juice, listen to Casey Abrams at Eddie's Attic, and truly experience April Fools' with a comedy night at Three Taverns.

Published on 28 March 2018 | 7:57 pm


Donald Glover is not happy about his animated Deadpool series getting cancelled

In a 15-page script tweeted early Wednesday morning, Donald Glover uses Deadpool and Sudan, the last living male white rhino, to express his frustration about the cancellation of the animated Deadpool series he was producing with his brother, Stephen.

Published on 28 March 2018 | 7:28 pm


These street tacos are a healthy weeknight meal the whole family will love

Chef, author, and mom Jennifer Hill Booker shares her recipe that will please adults and kids.

Published on 28 March 2018 | 4:31 pm


The Patch Works museum aims to keep Cabbagetown’s mill town history alive

Cabbagetown is a huge part of Jake Elsas family history—his great-great-grandfather founded the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill. Today, Elsas runs the Patch Works museum with his wife in attempt to teach new residents about the neighborhood's mill town roots.

Published on 28 March 2018 | 4:31 pm


Great Lakes

Find your perfect lake, whether you prefer action-packed pursuits or lakeside leisure.

Published on 27 March 2018 | 5:14 pm


A fashion industry couple gave their midcentury Decatur cottage a glamorous touch

As quick as the click of a Canon’s shutter, fashion photographer Liz Von Hoene decided to buy her 1952 house in Decatur’s Parkwood neighborhood. Liz and her partner, Rebecca Weinberg, are no strangers to style. Liz shoots for high-end clients like Neiman Marcus, and Rebecca is an Emmy-winning wardrobe stylist best known for outfitting Carrie and company on the HBO series Sex and the City.

Published on 27 March 2018 | 4:36 pm


With 14 empty school desks, Atlanta artist Joseph Guay gave March for Our Lives protesters another way to speak out

As hundreds of thousands protested across the country during March for Our Lives, Atlanta artist Joseph Guay set up 14 school desks coated in blackboard paint near the Georgia capitol—one for each student killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.

Published on 26 March 2018 | 10:43 pm


The Walking Dead Awards: The Saviors get the last word

The Hilltoppers and the Saviors battle each other, with Maggie and Simon at the respective helms, but Negan's biological warfare plan proves deadly.

Published on 26 March 2018 | 5:11 pm


Banshee, coming to East Atlanta Village this spring, will offer a “hyper-seasonal” menu and bold cocktails

Former Ford Fry employees Nolan Wynn, Faielle Stocco, and Peter Chvala, along with former Wrecking Bar Brewpub manager Katie McDonald, have teamed up to open a restaurant named Banshee on Glenwood Avenue in East Atlanta Village.

Published on 26 March 2018 | 4:08 pm


How an Atlanta yoga studio is helping people cope with traumatic brain injuries

In Atlanta, Evolation yoga studio offers a special course for those with traumatic brain injuries, developed by nonprofit Love Your Brain. It teaches modified poses in a calm, open environment and encourages participants to talk about what they are going through—something I greatly appreciated when I took the course to see if it would help me with the TBI I sustained five years ago.

Published on 23 March 2018 | 9:41 pm








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