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  • Charles Bethea

    Editorial Contributor

    Charles Bethea is, as his paternal grandmother boasts, a fifth-generation Atlantan. Raised in Ansley Park, he now lives in Buckhead, though he's always talking about moving somewhere cool, like Cabbagetown. He likes writing about lots of things, but especially sports, adventure, and death. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Wired, and Outside magazine, about subjects ranging from Barack Obama's e-mail address to whether or not humans can outrun pronghorn antelope. In 2011, he won the City and Regional Magazine Association award for reporting for his piece on Final Exit Network and was nominated for a James Beard Award.

 

11-13. Play tourist

Fifth-generation Atlantan Charles Bethea checks out three classic spots.

“It’s like an adult Disney ride,” says Audrey. I’ve taken my girlfriend here, 723 feet above Peachtree, to show her Atlanta looks pretty from up high. Read More

49. Dive into the Chattahoochee

Or bet one of your friends to do it

There’s a big hunk of granite along the Chattahoochee River, about twenty-five feet off the water, just downstream from Charlie’s Island where tubers and kayakers beach themselves for lunch. Read More