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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.
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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.

Chef Kevin Gillespie will open pop-up restaurant Ole Reliable in the Georgia-Pacific building

The Gunshow chef tackles a new challenge—corporate office food—when he opens Ole Reliable in the Georgia-Pacific Center in June.
Sukoshi Colony Square Atlanta

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.
Oak Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast

Where to Stay: Spotlight on Oak Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast

Driving along the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Natchez, I pass a small, weathered-wood casino. With its signs for slot machines and table games, the Magnolia Bluffs Casino hints at the fact that chance plays at least a small part in shaping some of the fortunes of this town.

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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.
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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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5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 15-21

Horizon Theatre Company brings NBC’s This is Us Bekah Brunstetter’s new play center stage, a mini puppetry festival at the Center for Puppetry Arts, and the Atlanta Braves annual Star Wars game.

Sine Die 1964: Ending the legislative session? One representative said “not on my watch.”

On Sine Die in 1964, heated debates raged over plans to give metro Atlanta two of Georgia’s 10 congressional seats. Democratic representative Denmark Groover tried to halt the formal end of the 40-day legislative session by ripping a clock from a wall, causing it to fall to the ground below.

Commentary: Two years after a detainee’s suicide, conditions in Georgia’s immigrant detention centers haven’t improved

"It is vital to the well-being and the rights of all individuals currently detained at immigration centers across the United States that the U.S. government be held accountable for these abhorrent conditions." Project South legal and advocacy director Azadeh Shahshahani and University of Pennsylvania law students Alicia Harte and Olivia Daniels penned this commentary on the state of conditions at two of Georgia's immigration detention centers.

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.

ATLANTA MAGAZINE'S HOME

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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