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12 Halloween events happening in Atlanta

Whether you like to celebrate the bewitching season with all things spooky or like to keep it cute and playful, there’s no shortage of Halloween activities in Atlanta. From kid-friendly gatherings to adults-only parties, here are 12 Atlanta Halloween events to save the date for.

Buckhead’s Big Opening: Kimpton Sylvan Hotel

Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood has plenty of luxury hotels, but the newly opened Kimpton Sylvan Hotel stands out. For one thing, it’s a stylish example of adaptive reuse in a landscape crowded with new construction.
The troubled triangle of Scottish heritage, Southern racial politics, and Stone Mountain

The troubled triangle of Scottish heritage, Southern racial politics, and Stone Mountain

"While history can provide an anchor to one’s soul, myths can become a kind of prison." Retired AJC columnist Jim Galloway looks at how myths of Scottish history influenced the South's Lost Cause myth.

My South: Actor Leslie Jordan on Savannah

"I rarely take vacations because I work so much, but I learned a long time ago that a lovely way to travel is on somebody else’s dime—even if you have to act for the camera a little."
11 Questions for Atlanta’s 2021 mayoral candidates

11 Questions for Atlanta’s 2021 mayoral candidates

We asked the same 11 questions to Atlanta mayoral candidates Antonio Brown, Andre Dickens, Sharon Gay, Felicia Moore, Kasim Reed, Nolan English, Mark Hammad, Kenny Hill, Rebecca King, Walter Reeves, Roosevelt Searles, Richard Wright, and Glenn S. Wrightson. Here's where they stand on crime, affordability, transit, and more.
Atlanta Press Club Mayoral Debate 2021 Andre Dickens Kasim Reed

Tuesday’s Atlanta Press Club mayoral debate brought out the claws

In an almost refreshing pivot from the typical discourse of Atlanta's mayoral race, conversations on crime fell by the wayside during Tuesday night's candidate debate. That subject, however, made way for the jagged barbs exchanged among some of the contest's top contenders.

Celebrate Good Times: Southern destinations perfect for marking life’s milestones and special occasions

After a year of cancelled plans, missed holidays, and Zoom toasts, it’s time to dream big again (well, almost). If congratulations are in order, these Southern destinations offer the perfect setting to celebrate (or do over!) life’s milestones and special occasions.
Vicki Powell

DJ Vicki Powell on queer nightlife, a changing Atlanta, and the art of throwing a party

"I got into DJing because I was an introvert—really shy. But I loved nightlife, and I loved going to Backstreet. I just couldn’t quite find my groove. But once I figured out that I could throw a party with a DJ booth around me, I was like, 'Oh, it’s on now.'"

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Elizabeth Ingram and Alton Brown lake house

Inside Elizabeth Ingram and Alton Brown’s Alabama lake house

An intentionally minimalist lake house allows this high-profile couple to hang out in one big room—with a gorgeous view all around.
What to get at Buc-ee's in Georgia

10 Things You Shouldn’t Miss at Buc-ee’s

No matter if you drive north or south on I-75 from Atlanta, you'll run into Buc-ee's, a mammoth Texas-based gas station. Here are the snacks you need to pick up, the merch you should buy, and why its worth it to visit the restroom.
Rodney Scott's Whole Hog BBQ

The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ, Antiguo Lobo, and Lamb Shack

New ’cue from a legendary pitmaster, and this month’s pop-up highlight: a sweet turn from two professional dancers
Tum Pok Pok

Review: Tum Pok Pok is one of Atlanta’s newest Thai restaurants—and its best

With the opening earlier this year of Tum Pok Pok, Buford Highway finally gets what it deserves: a superior Thai place that doesn’t pander to Western palates.
Who are Atlanta's 2021 mayoral candidates?

Here’s who’s running for mayor in Atlanta—and who are the likely front-runners

Who will be the next mayor of Atlanta? It's too early to guess. But local political experts say they have a good idea who will be the front-runners among the list of 14 candidates.
Where did The Falcon and the Winter Soldier film in Atlanta?

Where Loki, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and WandaVision filmed near Atlanta

All three Marvel streaming hits filmed at least partially in metro Atlanta. The filming locations included some easily-recognizable landmarks, such as the downtown Marriott Marquis, Krog Street Tunnel, and Peachtree Center.
Candytopia Atlanta

8 things to know before you visit Candytopia in Atlanta

Candytopia, a colorful, Instagramable wonderland filled with large candy sculptures and paintings, is back in Atlanta at the Disco Kroger shopping center in Buckhead. Before you go, here's what you need to know. (Hint: Bring socks, a fully charged phone, and prepare for confetti.)

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11 Questions for Atlanta’s 2021 mayoral candidates

We asked the same 11 questions to Atlanta mayoral candidates Antonio Brown, Andre Dickens, Sharon Gay, Felicia Moore, Kasim Reed, Nolan English, Mark Hammad, Kenny Hill, Rebecca King, Walter Reeves, Roosevelt Searles, Richard Wright, and Glenn S. Wrightson. Here's where they stand on crime, affordability, transit, and more.

Tuesday’s Atlanta Press Club mayoral debate brought out the claws

In an almost refreshing pivot from the typical discourse of Atlanta's mayoral race, conversations on crime fell by the wayside during Tuesday night's candidate debate. That subject, however, made way for the jagged barbs exchanged among some of the contest's top contenders.

DJ Vicki Powell on queer nightlife, a changing Atlanta, and the art of throwing a party

"I got into DJing because I was an introvert—really shy. But I loved nightlife, and I loved going to Backstreet. I just couldn’t quite find my groove. But once I figured out that I could throw a party with a DJ booth around me, I was like, 'Oh, it’s on now.'"

Food & Drink

In stressful times, people find comfort in snacks. During the pandemic, restaurants did too.

Seeking reliable revenue streams, Atlanta restaurants began packaging and selling treats, drinks, and sundry grocery items—a delicious innovation that looks like it’s here to stay.

10 delicious snacks you can pick up from Atlanta restaurants

The rise in restaurant takeout has led to a tasty new trend: fancy takeaway snacks made in restaurant kitchens. Here are the sweetest local options—some savory, spicy, and boozy ones, too.

East Atlanta Village’s Southern Feed Store food hall announces its first tenants

The former Graveyard Tavern space in East Atlanta Village is undergoing a transformation. In a couple of months, the 6,000-square-foot building will become a mini food hall with six stalls, a stage, and live music.

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Room Envy: A classy crafting space in Brookhaven

Brookhaven homeowner Michelle Clery enjoys ladies nights spent making crafts like jewelry, soaps, and candles—so much so that she dedicated an upstairs hallway area to combining hobbies and socializing with friends.

Muralist Ashley Dopson unites communities one wall at a time

An autographed poster by painter Varnette Honeywood from the 1990 National Black Arts Festival hangs in muralist Ashley Dopson’s living room. Family visits to the festival inspired her own interest in art. “That era was a time when people were very aware of the legacy of Black art,” Dopson, 37, says. “For a little girl like me, I felt like I could do this and make a living at it.”

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