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  • Betsy Riley

    Executive Editor

    The editor of Atlanta’s former shelter magazine, Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, she specializes in lifestyle topics such as home and garden, education, healthcare, real estate, travel, and shopping. She also writes occasional narrative features. On the broadcast front, she is a regular contributor to local NPR affiliate WABE’s “Weekend Preview” segments. Before joining the editorial staff ten years ago, Riley was a freelance editor for the magazine for another ten years. During that time, she wrote many features and edited the magazine’s monthly “Atlanta Life” section. She has also written for other regional and national magazines, including O (Oprah’s magazine), Ladies Home Journal, Town & Country, Parenting, and Southern Living. With former Atlanta magazine art director Elaine Hightower, Riley is the author of the award-winning Our Family Meeting Book. She began her career as a medical journalist, eventually becoming publisher of national award-winning newsletters produced by a division of Medical Economics. A graduate of Wake Forest University, she and her husband Mark have lived in Atlanta since 1980. They have two college-age sons.

 

Why you should be eating beets

Health benefits are just one reason this vegetable is getting popular

This taproot’s popularity peaked around 1982—about the time Wolfgang Puck first paired it with goat cheese. That puts beets somewhere between avocados and sun-dried tomatoes on Bon Appetit’s list of the trendiest vegetables of the last fifty years. Read More

Amp it up with Atlanta's smaller outdoor theaters

Enjoy a show under the stars

I’ve only walked out of one outdoor concert. The city’s amphitheaters are one of the things I love best about my adopted hometown, and I have long maintained that you can enjoy practically any concert under the stars. Read More

The 'Hooch How-To

Your complete guide to fishing, boating, eating, and playing along the Chattahoochee River

Some of us only associate Chattahoochee with a corny country song, so it’s easy to forget one of the country’s oldest and most stable rivers runs right through our city. Read More

Preview: Center for Civil and Human Rights

The facility’s goal is to connect historic struggles with ongoing injustices

Nearly a decade ago, Evelyn Lowery, Juanita Abernathy, and Andrew Young met with then mayor Shirley Franklin to officially launch a project that civic leaders had been dreaming about for far longer. That vision comes to life this month as the Center for Civil and Human Rights opens its doors. Read More

Q&A: Rich Kenah celebrates 50 years of Atlanta Track Club

Get to know the organization's new executive director, a former Olympian

Last winter former Olympian Rich Kenah, forty-three, moved here from the Jersey Shore to head up the Atlanta Track Club, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year. Read More