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5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: November 14-20

Drake and Migos take over State Farm Arena for three nights; the High's Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors exhibition takes over your Instagram feed for the foreseeable future; and DreamHack brings eSports players to Atlanta.

For the Love of Ponce

Perhaps more than any stretch of pavement in the city, the expanse of Ponce de Leon Avenue between Mary Mac’s Tea Room and the Majestic Diner possesses the historic charm, the culinary creativity, and the total weirdness that makes Atlanta, well, Atlanta. Our ode to Ponce.
Where to eat on Thanksgiving in Atlanta what's open

Where to eat on Thanksgiving 2018 in Atlanta (or get turkey and fixings to-go)

Let these Atlanta restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day and offering Thanksgiving to-go meals help you feed your family so all that’s left on your to-do list is to be thankful.
Johnny Knapp dies at 89

Remembering jazz legend Johnny Knapp and his 70-year career

“Johnny had a million stories, and he knew a million songs—an endless flow of songs.” Johnny Knapp accompanied artists from Billie Holiday to Tony Bennett to Barbara Streisand. His friendship with Col. Bruce Hampton introduced him to a new audience of Atlanta music lovers. He died in Lawrenceville on November 9 at age 89.
Atlanta’s housing authority stopped building rental units for nearly a decade. Can it make up for lost time?

Atlanta’s housing authority stopped building rental units for nearly a decade. Can it make up for lost time?

Atlanta used to be considered a national pioneer when it came to public housing. But for the past decade, affordable housing has become an afterthought as gentrification has crept into the city. How can the Atlanta Housing Authority make up for lost time?
Knead Alliance Theatre

In Knead, Atlanta actress Mary Lynn Owen tells her story through baking bread—literally

One-woman show Knead, premiering on the Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage on November 13, follows a woman on the eve of a significant birthday as she contends with loss and makes bread in the middle of the night from her mother’s recipe—literally on stage.

You need chef Zeb Stevenson’s papaya squash pie on your Thanksgiving table

Chef Zeb Stevenson, formerly of Watershed, relies on Green Ola Acres’s papaya squash as the foundation of a savory pie that’s perfect for Thanksgiving. Although you can use different varieties for this recipe, papaya squash has the right amount of sweetness, complexity, and water content, and its distinct nuttiness makes it perfect for a pie.

Room Envy: A retro dining room gets a midcentury remodel

Loving all things midcentury, Laird Memory and her husband, Matt Bunting, updated their circa-1951 ranch off Collier Road while keeping the era’s cool vibe. The remodeled dining room (which was once a porch) features 11-foot-tall ceilings, oversized windows, and some sassy decor.

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[Updated] Who won? Runoff? What’s going on with the Georgia governor’s race.

Neither Brian Kemp nor Stacey Abrams have officially won the Georgia gubernatorial election, so what happens now? Are we going into a runoff? What are the campaigns saying? Here's a breakdown of the situation.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Doctor Sleep, The Banker, Stranger Things, Avengers, Watchmen, and more

The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep ramps up production in Atlanta, new Samuel L. Jackson flick The Banker begins filming, and Stranger Things once again returns to Gwinnett Place Mall. Plus, how TV and film celebrities are reacting to Georgia's nationally watched upcoming election.
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Outside President Trump’s Georgia rally: Thousands of Kemp supporters, a jumbotron, and a bloody kiss

Inside the Middle Georgia Regional Airport hangar in Macon on Sunday, Donald Trump endorsed Brian Kemp and encouraged Republican supporters to vote. Outside in the overflow lot, there was a bit of excitement from counterprotesters and poor PA system.
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The complicated business of running for governor when you’re the state’s elections chief

Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for Georgia governor, says he’s still been carrying out all his responsibilities as secretary of state from the campaign trail, but a recent complaint filed with the state elections board about elections system security has called into question what roles Kemp is allowed to carry out.
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Former President Obama’s message to Georgia was simple: “Vote!”

During a rally for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Friday, former President Barack Obama played all of his fans' favorite hits. When someone in the crowd shouted "Obama, I love you," he replied, "I love you back." He said, "Don't boo, vote," his oft-repeated phrase from 2016, multiple times during his hour-long speech at Morehouse College.
House Envy: 2086 North Ponce De Leon Avenue

House Envy: This Mediterranean-style house in Druid Hills was designed by one of Georgia’s first female architects

The Historic Druid Hills house is one of several Atlanta homes designed by one of Georgia’s first female architects, Leila Ross Wilburn. During Deana Kingsbury's ownership, the house was extensively renovated to suit a 21st-century family, but its history wasn’t forgotten in the process.
Memphis, TN

Walking in Memphis: Experience the nearly 200-year-old city like a local

Memphis is best known for its musical pedigree, cholesterol-be-damned gastronomical specialties, and party-hearty kitsch—spangly Elvis jumpsuits, sloshing buckets of iridescent-blue booze, and Graceland’s lurid “Jungle Room.” But Memphis is much more than barbecue and Beale Street.

News & Culture

Atlanta’s housing authority stopped building rental units for nearly a decade. Can it make up for lost time?

Atlanta used to be considered a national pioneer when it came to public housing. But for the past decade, affordable housing has become an afterthought as gentrification has crept into the city. How can the Atlanta Housing Authority make up for lost time?

In Knead, Atlanta actress Mary Lynn Owen tells her story through baking bread—literally

One-woman show Knead, premiering on the Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage on November 13, follows a woman on the eve of a significant birthday as she contends with loss and makes bread in the middle of the night from her mother’s recipe—literally on stage.

The Walking Dead Awards: Welcome to the post-Rick Grimes world

Fast-forward six years into the future, where Judith brings home a new group of strangers, Carol has new hair but the same attitude, and something terrible clearly happened that no one wants to explain.

Food & Drink

You need chef Zeb Stevenson’s papaya squash pie on your Thanksgiving table

Chef Zeb Stevenson, formerly of Watershed, relies on Green Ola Acres’s papaya squash as the foundation of a savory pie that’s perfect for Thanksgiving. Although you can use different varieties for this recipe, papaya squash has the right amount of sweetness, complexity, and water content, and its distinct nuttiness makes it perfect for a pie.

First Look: How the new Ecco Buckhead is different from the Midtown original

After several months of construction, Ecco Buckhead will open its doors on Tuesday, November 13. The third outpost of this Fifth Group restaurant is a departure in design and menu offerings from the original location in Midtown.

First look: Bully Boy brings global coastal fare to Old Fourth Ward

Bully Boy, the newest venture from Concentrics Restaurants (Two Urban Licks, Parish, Molly B's) will be a celebration of coastal fare with global influences beyond just seafood. The restaurant is set to open in the former Nexto space in November with Two Urban Licks chef Michael Bertozzi at the helm. Here's a first look at what you'll find on the menu and at the decor.

ATLANTA MAGAZINE'S HOME

Where to buy chic tile in Atlanta, according to designer Beth Kooby

Beth Kooby gets excited just talking about tile. With style that ranges from bold and geometric to soft and organic, Kooby is an expert at mixing and matching the colors, textures, and patterns that tile injects into a room. She gave us a tour of her favorite showrooms for chic surfaces in Atlanta.

How the co-owners of the General Muir renovated their stunning Virginia-Highland home

It took 18 years for Jennifer Johnson and her husband, Ben, to determine exactly how they should update their historic Virginia-Highland house. They both started their careers as attorneys, and, according to Jennifer, the decision to open restaurants (which include the General Muir, West Egg Cafe, the Canteen, Fred’s Meat & Bread, and Yalla) was just as carefully considered.

Elements of Style: Jewel tones and faceted shapes bring a dose of rich glam this fall

From gem side tables to emerald lamps to "What a Gem" fabrics, jewel tones and faceted shapes are bringing rich glam to Atlanta this fall.

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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