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Atlanta United unveils “Star and Stripes” kit with a blast of fireworks

The defending MLS Cup Champions unveiled their new home jersey with literal fireworks during an event at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 15.

The rise of the “zero-proof” cocktail in Atlanta

As the craft cocktail movement has taken off, so-called “zero-proof” cocktails have evolved from slapped-together afterthoughts to well-considered compositions. While most modern-day cocktail barkeeps have the tools, know-how, and creativity to prepare an interesting, nonalcoholic drink on the fly, more establishments are choosing to invest time in developing zero-proof recipes and are dedicating sections of their menu to them.

New Oushak rugs offer a contemporary spin on an ancient style

With dreamy colors and traditional patterns, antique Oushak rugs have long been a staple of plush living rooms. But the Oushak style is popular anew—now with a modern refresh, according to Jason Moattar of ADAC’s Moattar Ltd. Here’s a 101 for buying your own.

For woodworker Skylar Morgan, every small detail matters

This fall, more than 15 years after launching his eponymous residential and commercial millwork and woodworking company, furniture maker Skylar Morgan moved his business, Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design, into a 44,000-square-foot warehouse in West Midtown, doubling his space.
What happened to 21 Savage?

Here’s everything that has happened since rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE

The news that 21 Savage had been detained by ICE on February 3 in many ways overshadowed the Super Bowl that was taking place just miles away from where the rapper was arrested. Here's an overview of everything that's happened in the case since then.
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The Walking Dead Awards: Messed-up memories

Henry finds common ground with Lydia as she recalls her first days in the apocalypse. Meanwhile, Magna, Yumiko, Kelly, and Connie try to find Luke.
Cyclorama

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.

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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.)
Underground Dining Scene: Kamayan ATL pop-ups

How to explore Atlanta’s underground dining scene

Edited by Mara Shalhoup Photograph by Wedig + Laxton; Lettering by James Victore; Food by Kamayan ATL 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Cyclorama

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.
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.

How pop-up restaurants are making Atlanta’s food scene so much better

As obvious as the physical transformation of Atlanta’s restaurant scene has been, an underground dining revolution is also underway. The latter—waged by chefs hosting pop-up “restaurants” and dinner series, as well as entrepreneurs offering incubating spaces—isn’t as easy to observe as the former. But it’s similarly impressive. In many ways, it’s more impressive.
Killer Mike

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.
Taylor house

This Cumming house is chic, sophisticated, and family-friendly

Design plans can be stalled by indecision, but that wasn’t an issue for Jessica and Trip Taylor. Because their Cumming house was new construction and almost everything in it was custom, this project involved more selections than most. But Interior designer Stephanie Williamson had no issue finalizing ideas with the Taylors.

News & Culture

The Walking Dead Awards: Messed-up memories

Henry finds common ground with Lydia as she recalls her first days in the apocalypse. Meanwhile, Magna, Yumiko, Kelly, and Connie try to find Luke.

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.

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.)

Food & Drink

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.

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.

ATLANTA MAGAZINE'S HOME

This Cumming house is chic, sophisticated, and family-friendly

Design plans can be stalled by indecision, but that wasn’t an issue for Jessica and Trip Taylor. Because their Cumming house was new construction and almost everything in it was custom, this project involved more selections than most. But Interior designer Stephanie Williamson had no issue finalizing ideas with the Taylors.

How a pair of designers added drama to this Southern suburban home

For Georgia-based Buffy Ferguson and New York–based David Frazier, two designers were better than one when it came to freshening up David’s family home. His parents, Patsy and Mike Frazier, purchased the house in 2005 but began to grow tired of the ’90s-era, cookie-cutter decorating.

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.

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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