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Words of wisdom from 2019’s Atlanta University Center graduation speakers

Morehouse College commencement speaker Robert F. Smith made the biggest headlines when he announced he would pay the student debt of the entire graduating class, but this year's group of Atlanta University Center commencement speakers also included a Hawks basketball legend and the mayor of Atlanta. Here are some of the best pieces of wisdom and advice from the speeches.

From the baseball field to the broadcast booth, Jeff Francoeur is still knocking it out of the park

Homegrown phenom and former Atlanta Brave Jeff Francoeur starts his first season as the Braves’ lead analyst, offering commentary alongside veteran play-by-play announcer Chip Caray. A look into why he was more nervous for this job than being an MLB pro.
OTP Atlanta amphitheaters

Six OTP amphitheaters worth the trip this summer

As the heat turns up, so does the volume at outdoor concerts just a short drive from Atlanta.
Vollis Simpson

5 fantastic folk art destinations in the South

Despite having only a sixth-grade education, Howard Finster became a preacher at age sixteen and dedicated his life to spreading the gospel. In 1976, more than four decades after his ordination, he said he received a vision from God to create 5,000 sacred works of art; by his death in 2001, he’d completed nearly 47,000.
Game of Thrones where to watch the finale in Atlanta

Where to watch the Game of Thrones finale in Atlanta

If you're looking for a place to watch the final episode of Game of Thrones in Atlanta on Sunday, here are a few spots hosting screenings so you can shout, cry, laugh, and commiserate with your fellow Atlantans.
Little Rey Atlanta Ford Fry

Check out the menu for Ford Fry’s newest restaurant Little Rey, opening on Memorial Day

Located in Piedmont Heights in the old Anchor Bar & Tattoo space, Little Rey will offer tacos (including breakfast tacos), salads, and chicken al carbon, ordered at the counter or picked up at a take-out window.

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Georgia Senator Jen Jordan

Georgia Senator Jen Jordan on her HB 481 speech: “The least that women should be given is the ability to control our bodies.”

For weeks before her viral speech on the Georgia Senate floor, Jen Jordan had been listening to the debate around HB 481 (a.k.a. the "heartbeat bill") but said she hadn’t heard any talk—honest talk—about how the bill would impact women in real, messy terms.
Goat Farm Atlanta redevelopment

The Goat Farm Arts Center will soon be five times bigger. Can it hold on to its magic?

Later this year, the roughly 500 artists who build, create, and essentially live at the Goat Farm will relocate to spaces in Castleberry Hill, Old Fourth Ward, downtown Atlanta, and other areas as the property begins a $250 million redevelopment. The transformation, which will add live-work units and a hotel, will allow the Goat Farm to expand its mission, the owner says.
Pancake Social Atlanta menu

The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Boxcar, Lazy Betty, and Pancake Social

Drink hundreds of different beers and wines at West End's Boxcar, get an incredible taste of a high-end menu at Ron Hsu's Lazy Betty in Candler Park, and stuff yourself with Anne Quatrano's brunch options at Pancake Social in Ponce City Market.
Waycross, Georgia cancer cluster

Why are so many people getting rare cancers in this small Georgia town?

After multiple rare cancers have been diagnosed in Waycross, Georgia, the city grapples with a profound question: What if the industries that gave us life are killing us?
Atlanta authors new books this summer

The Atlanta authors you need to be reading this summer

You don't have to look far to find the perfect page-turner for your beach read this year. Seven female authors with Atlanta ties have new novels —and one thing their books share in common is a strong, complicated female protagonist. Here’s what the authors have to say about their new books and the writing life.

Kevin Gillespie’s Cold Beer, a “sister to Gunshow,” will open July 4 along the BeltLine

Kevin Gillespie's latest bar and restaurant, Cold Beer, will open July 4 along the Eastside Trail. We chatted with the Gunshow chef about what kind of small plates to expect, why it's "very unlike a bar," and why it will feature a giant painting of a polar bear.
What's filming in Atlanta now?

What’s filming in Atlanta now? Irresistible, HBO’s Watchmen, The Outsider, Stargirl, Fear Street, and more

Irresistible, a new movie directed by Jon Stewart, began filming in Atlanta this month. HBO’s Watchmen continued shooting, as did The Outsider, DC series Stargirl, and more.

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From the baseball field to the broadcast booth, Jeff Francoeur is still knocking it out of the park

Homegrown phenom and former Atlanta Brave Jeff Francoeur starts his first season as the Braves’ lead analyst, offering commentary alongside veteran play-by-play announcer Chip Caray. A look into why he was more nervous for this job than being an MLB pro.

Six OTP amphitheaters worth the trip this summer

As the heat turns up, so does the volume at outdoor concerts just a short drive from Atlanta.

Where to watch the Game of Thrones finale in Atlanta

If you're looking for a place to watch the final episode of Game of Thrones in Atlanta on Sunday, here are a few spots hosting screenings so you can shout, cry, laugh, and commiserate with your fellow Atlantans.

Food & Drink

At Colony Square, Sukoshi will offer sushi to-go and a 30-minute “omakase”

New to Colony Square, Sukoshi, from the team behind O-Ku, will offer sit-down and to-go sushi, poke bowls, salads, and Japanese bites.

A quick primer on Chinese hot pot restaurants in Atlanta

Chinese hot pot restaurants aren’t new to Atlanta, but we’ve never had as many as we do now. And these days, you can experience the hot pot ritual—in which you simmer a variety of ingredients in bubbling broth—in more finely appointed settings, with menus devoted to authentic regional styles.

Kevin Gillespie’s Cold Beer, a “sister to Gunshow,” will open July 4 along the BeltLine

Kevin Gillespie's latest bar and restaurant, Cold Beer, will open July 4 along the Eastside Trail. We chatted with the Gunshow chef about what kind of small plates to expect, why it's "very unlike a bar," and why it will feature a giant painting of a polar bear.

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This Peachtree City home office went from cringy to spiffy

The superheroes in this spiffy redo are paint and fabric, two relatively inexpensive investments with a lot of power. The Peachtree City home office once languished with cherry cabinets and gold wall paint until local design firm Steiner Pope came to the rescue.

Inside the Athens cottage that inspired R.E.M.’s “Life and How to Live It”

This house in historic Cobbham inspired the R.E.M. song “Life and How to Live It,” based on a man who had outfitted the one-time duplex to suit his split personalities. Renovated by Athens interior designer Tami Ramsay, she says this is her most colorful project ever.

What’s inspiring Colordrunk Designs founder Jenna Buck Gross right now

As the founder of Colordrunk Designs, it’s no surprise she reaches for all things bright, bubbly, and fun. Here’s what’s inspiring her now.

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