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Georgia’s elections system desperately needs an update—but how?

How tight is Georgia’s elections system security? The question is polarizing. The answer is complicated and, in some ways, up for interpretation—and litigation. And how exactly to reform a system that Congresspeople and activist groups have deemed problematic is subject to a tangled debate.

Flashback: The implosion of Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium

Roughly one week after imploding the Omni to make way for Philips Arena, demolition crews laced the 32-year-old Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium with 1,250 pounds of dynamite. The site would become a parking lot for the new Turner Field.

Can manual lymphatic drainage make you look more toned? We tried it.

At Buckhead's Redefine by Nina, the manual lymphatic drainage treatment is meant to reduce swelling and make some muscles appear more toned. Does it work? We tested it.
Room Envy

Room Envy: A tranquil outdoor yoga studio in Serenbe

While planning her family’s new house in Serenbe, yoga instructor Jeny Mathis dreamed up an in-ground labyrinth and yoga studio as the heart of the backyard design, for aesthetics and spiritual and physical wellness. She uses the space for personal respite as well as a setting for her business, Zoetic, which offers yoga, meditation classes, and retreats.
Christiane Chronicles

The Christiane Chronicles: Homemade butter, begone!

Why are chefs milling their own flour, fermenting yogurt, and churning butter as if they lived in a little house on the prairie? Butter is easy to make—but hard to make well. Chefs shouldn’t waste their energy playing dairymaid.
Philips Arena new restaurants

B’s Cracklin’, J.R. Crickets, Old Lady Gang: The new Philips Arena will offer Atlanta dining favorites

Philips Arena announced that many local favorites including Old Lady Gang, J.R. Crickets, B's Cracklin' Barbecue, Rita's Italian Ice, and Gio's Little Italia will be joining the arena's list of local eats.
Wax-washed cocktail atlanta

Why add beeswax to your bourbon? Introducing: the wax-washed cocktail.

While ingredients such as bitters and shrubs affect a drink’s flavor, cocktail makers also experiment with altering a drink’s mouthfeel—like steeping a spirit in beeswax. A collaboration between 18.21 Bitters, ASW Distillery, and Southern Art & Bourbon Bar is bringing this unique method to Atlanta, but only for a little bit.
MADabolic

MADabolic at Studioplex aims to torch fat for an athletic physique

MADabolic, a Charlotte-based athletic fitness studio, opened its first Atlanta location at Studioplex in July. Classes are based on the MAD formula, which stands for three different types of intervals—momentum-based, anaerobic speed, and durability drills.

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Punch Bowl Social

5 Atlanta restaurants where you can have the most fun

As if eating out isn’t entertaining enough, you can now pair an inspiring meal in Atlanta with skeeball or bocce, ping-pong or bowling, carnival games or mini golf—even a ride in a $190,000 Porsche.
Bird electric scooters

Bird Invasion: Atlanta’s electric scooters are fun, dangerous, exciting, annoying, and unstoppable

In early May, without much of a heads up to Atlanta City Hall, Bird, founded by a former Lyft and Uber executive, dropped off 200 of its electric scooters in the city. The electric vehicles—which include Lime, Spin, Ofo, Muving, and Relay—have since become fun, dangerous, exciting, annoying, revolutionary, and polarizing. What can Atlanta do?
Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors High Museum of Art Atlanta

How to get tickets to Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibition at Atlanta’s High Museum

The last stop on a nationwide tour, Yayoi Kusama's incredibly popular Infinity Mirrors exhibition coming to Atlanta's High Museum of Art, and it's going to be a hot ticket. Here's how to purchase yours.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Stranger Things, Superintelligence, The Mule, plus our Comic-Con roundup

Stranger Things officially introduces Starcourt Mall, Melissa McCarthy returns to Atlanta for comedy Superintelligence, and Tyra Banks is finally filming Life Size 2, 18 years after the original film premiered.
Pinewood Forest

Across from the massive movie studio, Pinewood Forest was designed with creatives in mind

In Fayetteville, 15 miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and just across the street from Pinewood Atlanta Studios, Pinewood Forest is designed as the kind of mixed-use community where “positive collisions” happen among neighbors—and where picturesque streets might serve as the backdrop of a Hollywood blockbuster.

How far will Atlanta City Hall’s corruption probe go? Only BJay Pak knows.

BJay Pak, U.S. attorney in the northern district of Georgia, is the supercop tackling the region's most important crimes. The most prominent open investigation Pak is handling is the longstanding corruption pay-to-play probe at City Hall under the Kasim Reed administration.
Stacey Abrams The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Stacey Abrams, Big Boi guest on The Daily Show this week

This week's guest lineup on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah was more Atlanta-centric than usual: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams stopped by for Monday's episode and Outkast rapper Big Boi appeared on Wednesday's show.

News & Culture

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 15-21

Show off your dog's coolest costume at Doggy Con, dance along to Trombone Shorty at Chastain Park, and celebrate a dinosaur birthday party.

Doris Ulmann’s photography aimed to preserve disappearing cultures in the Southeast

Despite her groundbreaking documentary photography, photographer Doris Ulmann never gained the reputation of her contemporaries. Now the Georgia Museum of Art is hosting the first complete retrospective of her work, Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann.

How to get tickets to Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibition at Atlanta’s High Museum

The last stop on a nationwide tour, Yayoi Kusama's incredibly popular Infinity Mirrors exhibition coming to Atlanta's High Museum of Art, and it's going to be a hot ticket. Here's how to purchase yours.

Food & Drink

Why add beeswax to your bourbon? Introducing: the wax-washed cocktail.

While ingredients such as bitters and shrubs affect a drink’s flavor, cocktail makers also experiment with altering a drink’s mouthfeel—like steeping a spirit in beeswax. A collaboration between 18.21 Bitters, ASW Distillery, and Southern Art & Bourbon Bar is bringing this unique method to Atlanta, but only for a little bit.

Chamblee’s Tip Top Kosher Market has a hidden Israeli restaurant in the back

Near I-285 in Chamblee, Tip Top sells hard-to-find treats such as crunchy Bamba, a peanut-flavored bagged snack, and fun items like kosher Doritos. The real treasure is in the back of the store, where there's a kosher restaurant you might mistake for a stockroom if you didn't know was there.

Where to find the best tamales in metro Atlanta, according to Zocalo’s Marco Martinez

In his quest to perfect the art of tamale-making, Marco Martinez has tasted everything from store-bought frozen versions to handmade ones in restaurants across the city. Here’s where he picks up his favorites (aside from his own kitchen)—all within a half mile of each other on Buford Highway.

ATLANTA MAGAZINE'S HOME

An interior decorator balanced this Buckhead cottage with a wide array of modern and sentimental favorites

The circa-1932 cottage Whitney Durham and her husband, Nathan, found in Buckhead had the sort of character she appreciates: stone on the front facade, with a Gothic-shaped front door painted a cheery blue.

House Envy: Live in a charming restored bungalow by the BeltLine in West End

When Rick Baggenstoss spied the Craftsman-style bungalow on Holderness Street in Atlanta’s historic West End, he claims it was love at first sight. Although the abode, built in 1911, was long vacant and in disrepair, the real estate developer immediately saw its potential. “The house had great bones, lots of charm, and an ideal location within walking distance of area shops, restaurants, and the BeltLine,” he said.

Recipes: How to throw an Italian aperitivo party with spritzy cocktails

Quintessential aperitivo cocktails, like the pleasingly dry and bitter negroni and the Aperol spritz, are meant to stimulate the appetite. Here are two cocktail recipes and six dish recipes to throw a summer party to remember.

Modern Style

Atlanta Magazine's HOME introduces a pair of contemporary showhouses alongside the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park.

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