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Redeeming the Cyclorama: Why the century-old attraction is anything but a monument to the Confederacy

Conceived in Chicago, created in Milwaukee, and premiered in Minneapolis, the Cyclorama was meant to celebrate the Union’s great triumph in capturing Atlanta and hastening the end of the Civil War. But when the painting moved South, new audiences flipped its meaning, bastardizing the spectacle into a testament to white Southern pride. For decades, it was a masterpiece of misinterpretation. Now, it has a new life at the Atlanta History Center.
Springs Cinema and Taphouse Sandy Springs

Springs Cinema & Taphouse opens following a $2.5 million renovation

In November 2017, Brandt Gully purchased the Sandy Springs neighborhood landmark and kicked off a $2.5 million investment in the space. The theater now includes a full kitchen and bar, along with heated reclining seats.
Candytopia Atlanta

8 things to know before you visit Candytopia in Atlanta

Candytopia, a colorful, Instagramable wonderland filled with large candy sculptures and paintings, opened in Buckhead at Lenox Marketplace in February. Before you go, here's what you need to know. (Hint: Bring socks, a fully charged phone, and prepare for confetti.)
Christiane Chronicles

The Christiane Chronicles: For the love of wine varietals

Less aggressive than a Muscadet, livelier and more aromatic than a Pinot Grigio, falanghina is a little-known white varietal that has, of late, become more visible among wine geeks—and it deserves to be all the rage. Also: the fall of the meat-and-three in Atlanta.
Goodnight Tyler play

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 13-19

Watch an award-winning play, Goodnight, Tyler, at Alliance Theatre, celebrate Fat Tuesday early with a Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure, and enjoy Galentine's Day at Center for Puppetry Arts.

Hotto Hotto ramen and teppanyaki coming to Grant Park this spring

Local caterer and restaurateur Alice Wong is working on a ramen and teppanyaki grill restaurant called Hotto Hotto, scheduled to open at the Beacon development in Grant Park in May.
D92 Korean BBQ

Review: D92 brings excellent Korean barbecue to Decatur

There hasn’t been much quality Korean barbecue inside the Perimeter since Mirror of Korea on Ponce de Leon Avenue closed forever ago. D92 Korean BBQ set out to change that when it opened in Decatur last August.

Review: Adalina transforms a former tavern into an Italian beauty

Energetic and experienced restaurateur Dennis Lange has created a welcoming and stylish restaurant in a sprawling condo complex near Vinings, with chef Joshua Hopkins at the helm.

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Killer Mike on Trigger Warning, teaching with porn, Crip-A-Cola, and why he’s not running for office

With his Netflix documentary series Trigger Warning, Killer Mike uses his pointed wit and wild imagination to shed new light on bizarre, hard truths about being an American. We chatted with him about what he wanted to say with the show.
Bully Boy Old Fourth Ward

The verdict on 3 newcomers to Atlanta’s dining scene: Bully Boy, Ink, and LLoyd’s

Get the early word on Bully Boy, a BeltLine-adjacent restaurant; Ink, a bar inside of Ponce's 8Arm; and LLoyd’s, Inman Park's instant classic that feels like a Midwestern tavern circa 1983.
Stacey Abrams State of the Union response

How Atlanta politicos responded to Stacey Abrams’s State of the Union response

After delivering the State of the Union response, Stacey Abrams's name is once again splashed across national headlines. Here's what Atlanta's reporters, pundits, and politicos had to say about the address.
Super Bowl LIII Atlanta

Commentary: Atlanta deserved a better football game for Super Bowl LIII

As the final shards of Lombardi Trophy-shaped confetti twinkled around Tom Brady on Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s field, many Atlantans realized what fans of the Los Angeles Rams certainly had already internalized—Super Bowl LIII just wasn’t that good.

Fighting to kneel: A Kennesaw State University cheerleader sues for the right to protest on the playing field

Similar to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, five cheerleaders for Kennesaw State University decided to kneel during the national anthem at a football game to protest unjustified killings by police officers. When the school decided to move them off the field if they were going to kneel, Tommia Dean, one of the cheerleaders, filed a lawsuit against the school's higher ups for restricting her freedom of speech.
District M Sushi Sandy Springs

District M sushi restaurant set to open soon in Sandy Springs

Chef Jackie Chang, formerly of Umi and O-Ku, is launching a fine dining sushi restaurant called District M. Located in the new Modera development in Sandy Springs, it will have a 20-seat sushi bar, a Japanese charcoal grill, and will have fish flown in from Japan each day.

Where to make your sweetheart swoon on Valentine’s Day in Atlanta

Looking for where to eat on Valentine's Day in Atlanta? Here are 25 restaurants offering specials.

News & Culture

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: February 13-19

Watch an award-winning play, Goodnight, Tyler, at Alliance Theatre, celebrate Fat Tuesday early with a Mardi Gras Streetcar Adventure, and enjoy Galentine's Day at Center for Puppetry Arts.

With “The Home Team,” a journalist-turned-filmmaker explores Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s impact on Vine City and English Avenue

At some point every journalist comes across a story that deserves more space and attention than the assignment permits. For Camille Pendley, that story was the plight of the residents of Vine City and English Avenue, two of the city’s poorest neighborhoods—which sit across the street from the country’s newest and grandest cathedral to sports, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Walking Dead Awards: Whispers on the outside

Negan explores the outside world while Daryl, Michonne, and Tara question a captured Whisperer.

Food & Drink

Review: D92 brings excellent Korean barbecue to Decatur

There hasn’t been much quality Korean barbecue inside the Perimeter since Mirror of Korea on Ponce de Leon Avenue closed forever ago. D92 Korean BBQ set out to change that when it opened in Decatur last August.

Review: Adalina transforms a former tavern into an Italian beauty

Energetic and experienced restaurateur Dennis Lange has created a welcoming and stylish restaurant in a sprawling condo complex near Vinings, with chef Joshua Hopkins at the helm.

Chef Ron Hsu’s ambitious journey from Manhattan’s Le Bernardin to Candler Park’s Lazy Betty

Chef Ron Hsu, who held a top creative position at New York’s super-high-end Le Bernardin and gained global exposure when he recently competed on Netflix’s The Final Table, spent a year perfecting his modern cooking at the $100-a-head pop-up, Lazy Betty. That was just a warmup for his next act. No one can quibble with Hsu’s credentials, his competitive nature, or his will to succeed.

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Forget Los Angeles—Alexandra Breckenridge and Casey Hooper made Georgia their home and never looked back

If any couple needs a place to nest, it’s Alexandra Breckenridge and her husband, Casey Hooper. In the current family scenario, the foursome is happily ensconced in a quiet community just outside Atlanta in a two-story house they’ve made their own.

These are the neighborhoods celebrities stay in while filming in Atlanta

As Hollywood continues to choose Atlanta as a prime filming destination—Georgia productions generated more than $9.5 billion in impact last year—actors, crews, and other talent are infiltrating Atlanta neighborhoods and sometimes even setting down roots. From Buckhead to Midtown to Pinewood Forest, here’s where they hang their hats.

Elements of Style: Combine warm and cool metals to give your home a savvy balance

With chairs, decorations, accessories, and rugs, combine warm and cool metals to give your home a savvy balance.

Big names, big giving

One of Atlanta’s most famous sons, Martin Luther King Jr., once said, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” Decades later, thousands of Atlantans volunteer, raise funds, and donate to causes. You don’t have to look far to find local celebrities—from rock star chefs and business moguls—who leverage their fame for good.

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