With war on the horizon in the early 1940s, the country needed B-29 Superfortress bombers to fight Nazi Germany, and it needed them fast. A group of boosters from Cobb County pitched the perfect site: a cotton farm and field of trees in Marietta. The investment turned Cobb, until then a sleepy suburb, into an economic powerhouse.
23-year-old Atlanta native Shameik Moore earned praise for his roles in Dope and The Get Down. Now he's starring as Miles Morales, Marvel's first Afro-Latino Spider-Man in the new animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. We chatted with the actor about his latest milestone and why sharing his work with Atlanta is so important to him.
“I want our animated specials to be loved and last as long as the Grinch and Charlie Brown have been for me,” says Elf on the Shelf co-creator Chanda Bell. “The North Pole is the Greek mythology of our time. We want to tell all of Santa’s stories."
Pie is perfect for easily transporting to holiday parties and make a great gift. So what should you serve to impress your friends? Try one of these seasonal picks—think cranberry apple crumble, gingerbread chess, and eggnog custard—from metro Atlanta bakeries.
Every morning, Jason Flatt wakes up compelled by that simple mission: He has to save a dog—especially ones that everyone else has given up as lost. As owner of Friends to the Forlorn, his animal rescue operation that specializes in pit bulls, he has saved more than 600 dogs since 2009.
Jermaine Dupri and the Super Bowl LIII Host Committee are clear about the fact that they want the upcoming Super Bowl LIVE concert series—six days of free shows that will take place in Centennial Olympic Park ahead of the Super Bowl—to incorporate and appeal to Atlanta’s residents, not just the thousands of visitors who are expected to flood the city for the big game in 2019.
Jake Karmin, former general manager and bartender of the now-closed Hand in Hand bar in Virginia-Highland, is opening a conspiracy-themed basement drink parlor in Summerhill. Together with Judy Ho, also formerly of Hand in Hand, Karmin will open the aptly named Conspiracy in late 2019 or early 2020.
Atlanta will be the first city in the world to experience a glow-in-the-dark ramen restaurant before it heads out on a global tour. Nakamura.ke, an immersive pop-up dining experience from an international team of artists (including Atlanta’s own Zoo as Zoo and Dashboard), debuts on January 30 and runs on select dates through February 16.
What’s filming in Atlanta now? Limited Partners, Watchmen, Stranger Things, plus unpacking the #BoycottGeorgia movement
Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek, and Tiffany Haddish are in town for a new comedy, Limited Partners; Amblin Television and Once Upon a Time co-creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis are remaking the 1980s anthology series Amazing Stories; and Stranger Things finally wraps up filming.
Opening November 28 from the Victory Sandwich Bar and S.O.S. Tiki Bar team, the new "anti-bar" in Inman Park will serve old-school meat-and-two plates, including meatloaf with all-you-can-eat mashed potatoes. "We’re a younger, tighter version of the Colonnade," owner Ian Jones says of the menu.
Reminiscent of the Museum of Ice Cream and Color Factory concepts in New York and Miami that have flooded many social media feeds, Santa’s Fantastical is divided into themed rooms with interactive components. It opens in Sandy Springs on November 16.
When he was suspected of starting the fire that collapsed a portion of I-85 in Atlanta, Basil Eleby—a homeless man who grew up without a family and struggled with addiction—was facing felony charges that would put him in jail until he was in his sixties. But one year after the fire, Eleby is on the path to recovery, thanks to the help of the Atlanta community.
Know ahead of time if photos matter to you or not, don't expect a selfie in the pumpkin room, and read the fun facts on absolutely every red polka dot sign. These are a few things we learned while at Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Many Atlantans are familiar with Sir Elton John’s local ties: his world-famous art collection that helped spark Atlanta’s obsession with photography, his hangouts at the Buckhead Diner, and his affinity for Georgia musicians. However, John’s fans may not appreciate that his most lasting gift to our city may be helping reverse the spread and stigma of AIDS.