Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Commentary: The joy of self-destruction as a UMass fan at Sanford Stadium

"There’s something deranged about watching the University of Georgia playing the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in football." An Atlantan UMass alum heads to Athens to watch the Minutemen get completely destroyed by the Bulldogs.

11 questions for Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull

As the frontman for Manchester Orchestra, an indie rock band based in Atlanta, this is the first time Andy Hull be performing as the lead act at the Fox Theatre. On November 21, Manchester Orchestra will be performing their ninth-annual the Stuffing, a concert held just before the Thanksgiving that this year kicks off their month-long tour with The Front Bottoms.
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The Walking Dead Awards: Dog days

Daryl got a dog! Oh, and Daryl and Carol have some bonding time, Michonne breaks a valuable piece of history, and Aaron and Jesus have a friendly spar. But mostly, there's a dog!
What to expect at Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors High Museum of Art Atlanta

7 things to know before you go to Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors in Atlanta

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.
The Farm Battery Atlanta

At the Farm, Comcast’s startup accelerator at the Battery, entrepreneurs are working to break into the Atlanta’s tech scene

Inside an office at the Comcast Regional Headquarters at the Battery at SunTrust Park is a group of local entrepreneurs who are hoping to position themselves at the forefront of Atlanta’s innovative tech scene.
For Keeps Bookstore Atlanta Auburn Avenue

For Keeps, a shop for rare and classic black books, opens on Auburn Avenue

Rosa Duffy's bookstore, For Keeps, is more than a place for visitors to purchase rare and classic black books. Duffy designed it to also be a reading room where people can stop in and interact with history that is often overlooked or placed in the bottom of the dollar bins at other bookstores.

Atlanta’s Lace Larrabee is training a new generation of women comics

In the male-dominated stand-up comedy world, Lace Larrabee is making sure women are a force to be reckoned with by launching Laugh Lab, the only stand-up comedy class in Atlanta that’s exclusively for women. She also role in the new Catherine Zeta-Jones comedy Queen America, which debuts this month on Facebook Watch.

Warm up your workout with gear recommended by Atlanta trainers

As the temperatures drop, so can your motivation for working out. Three top Atlanta trainers share winter-workout essentials that keep them warm, stylish, and eager to hit the gym.

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Santa's Fantastical Atlanta

In Sandy Springs, Santa’s Fantastical is an Instagrammer’s Christmas dream

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 Dunwoody on November 16.
Basil Eleby, I-85 fire

The I-85 fire could have destroyed Basil Eleby’s life. Instead, it may have saved it.

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.

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.
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.
Ecco Buckhead

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.
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?
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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11 questions for Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull

As the frontman for Manchester Orchestra, an indie rock band based in Atlanta, this is the first time Andy Hull be performing as the lead act at the Fox Theatre. On November 21, Manchester Orchestra will be performing their ninth-annual the Stuffing, a concert held just before the Thanksgiving that this year kicks off their month-long tour with The Front Bottoms.

The Walking Dead Awards: Dog days

Daryl got a dog! Oh, and Daryl and Carol have some bonding time, Michonne breaks a valuable piece of history, and Aaron and Jesus have a friendly spar. But mostly, there's a dog!

7 things to know before you go to Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors in Atlanta

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.

Food & Drink

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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