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  • Charles Bethea

    Editorial Contributor

    Writer-at-large Charles Bethea is a fifth-generation Atlantan, but his southern accent is faint. Raised in Ansley Park, he now lives in Cabbagetown. His writing has appeared in Outside, GQ, the New Republic, the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. His Atlanta magazine story "Final Exit" won the 2011 City and Regional Magazine Award for reporting.

 

Mushroom Foraging

Hunting for prized chanterelles

Five of us were foraging at Candler Park this summer, after weeks of biblical rain had made for plentiful mushrooms. Our eyes were trained on the mossy ground under oaks and conifers, where golden chanterelles had risen in clusters—known as a “flush”—with their fleshy orange and yellow caps shaped like blousy tulips. Read more...