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This museum inside a shipping container will change how you think about homelessness

The Dignity Museum, an exhibition that focuses on the challenges and bias of homelessness, officially opened this past Saturday in a bright red shipping container at the College Park headquarters of nonprofit LoveBeyondWalls.
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Buddy Pittard believed every death row inmate deserved his fate. Then he met Keith Tharpe.

To Buddy Pittard, every death row inmate at Georgia's Jackson state prison deserved fate. How pity or empathy squared with the Gospel of Jesus Christ did not concern him. Then he met Keith “Bo” Tharpe, an inmate who taught him that some people might deserve a second chance.
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House Envy: This sleek, contemporary home stands out in Morningside

In a neighborhood where even newer builds lean traditional, the circa-2007 home makes a statement with its sleek design and wide-open living space.

The Christiane Chronicles: I am a spoon freak. Don’t give me the wrong size.

I’ve always had a thing for spoons—their shape, their size, their depth, the roundness of their bowls. But far too often, I am given the wrong kind of spoon—if I get one at all. Plus, praise for Mary Ingersoll-Weeks and Alon’s Bakery's cheese counter.
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Lucy Buffett’s Summer Seafood Gumbo

A featured specialty at Lucy Buffett's restaurants.
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Match Day at Morehouse School of Medicine: Future doctors thank friends, family, and faculty as they enter the next chapter of their careers

“Match Day is the realization of a dream birthed in your childhood, nurtured over the years through your hard work and perseverance and sacrifice,” said MSM President and Dean Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice.
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Danielle Rollins opens the doors to her Buckhead dream home’s swoonworthy dressing room

When interior decorator and clothing designer Danielle Rollins transformed a 1970s Georgian in Buckhead into her dream home with the help of architect Bill Ingram, the master closet was anything but an afterthought. The custom space is uberluxurious while also practical.
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The Walking Dead Awards: Winter is coming

The Fair is here, and as members from all four communities gather in the Kingdom to watch movies, trade, and share knowledge, Alpha plots another deadly threat.

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The rise of Southwest Atlanta’s food scene

Darius Williams's Greens & Gravy, D Cafe, Pink Cole's Slutty Vegan, Monday Night Brewing's Garage, and much more. Southwest Atlanta's food scene has become a resurgence of black-owned businesses built to cater to the community.
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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.)
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Three Atlanta grocery stores where you can have a sit-down meal

If you’re looking for an exceptional—and cheap and fast—sit-down meal, you might do better to skip a restaurant and hit up a grocery store. From Manila Mart to Supermercado Chicago to Your DeKalb Farmers Market, here are three more of our favorite spots for simultaneously filling your cart and your belly.
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How Pinky Cole used Instagram to make Slutty Vegan’s burgers a viral hit IRL

In just nine short months, Pinky Cole, a former television producer, took Westview's Slutty Vegan from a commercial kitchen to a food truck to a line-forming, celebrity-championed phenomenon. How Instagram played a major role.
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The curious history of one of Peachtree’s last surviving Victorian mansions

Most older Atlantans likely best remember the Rufus M. Rose House—which for years has sat vacant on Peachtree Street—as the longtime home of the so-called Atlanta Museum. Yet the house has a better claim to fame, albeit one that’s in serious dispute.
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An ode to Southern slaw dogs

It took a while for me to appreciate the joy of a boiled hot dog in a warmed bun, topped with biting yellow mustard that’s the perfect foil to sweet, tangy, creamy coleslaw. Slaw dogs first popped up in West Virginia in the early 1920s and became popular in that region during the Great Depression, when hot dogs and cabbage were affordable for most struggling families.
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Anne Quatrano walks us through the menu for Pancake Social

Pancake Social cofounder Anne Quatrano takes us on a tour of the menu for Ponce City Market's new all-day breakfast spot, where you can order dishes such as puffy Dutch baby pancakes and buckwheat pancakes with chocolate chips and cocoa nibs.

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Sweet Auburn Blues filmmaker: “I want to see this neighborhood come back to its former glory”

In their documentary, Atlanta filmmakers Shonda Harper and Alahna Lark trace the history of Auburn Avenue as a nexus of black culture and commerce, a springboard of the civil rights movement, and a community irreparably cleaved in two by the construction of the Downtown Connector.

Flashback: How Trappist monks built Conyers’s Monastery of the Holy Spirit

Between chants and prayer, the monks mixed and wheeled concrete to build their immense Abbey Church in Rockdale County. Today, the monastery is a must-see attraction and generates revenue by making stained glass, selling bonsai trees, and offering silent retreats for laypeople. Plus, they bake a mean biscotti.

How Mundo Hispánico, Georgia’s largest Spanish-language newspaper, survived a near-death experience

Saved from shuttering by new owners after Cox Media Group sold the publication, Georgia's largest Spanish-language newspaper, Mundo Hispánico, covers stories on detainee rights, crime in Hispanic communities, and ICE raids that most other local publications don’t.

Food & Drink

An ode to Southern slaw dogs

It took a while for me to appreciate the joy of a boiled hot dog in a warmed bun, topped with biting yellow mustard that’s the perfect foil to sweet, tangy, creamy coleslaw. Slaw dogs first popped up in West Virginia in the early 1920s and became popular in that region during the Great Depression, when hot dogs and cabbage were affordable for most struggling families.

Anne Quatrano walks us through the menu for Pancake Social

Pancake Social cofounder Anne Quatrano takes us on a tour of the menu for Ponce City Market's new all-day breakfast spot, where you can order dishes such as puffy Dutch baby pancakes and buckwheat pancakes with chocolate chips and cocoa nibs.

The rise of Southwest Atlanta’s food scene

Darius Williams's Greens & Gravy, D Cafe, Pink Cole's Slutty Vegan, Monday Night Brewing's Garage, and much more. Southwest Atlanta's food scene has become a resurgence of black-owned businesses built to cater to the community.

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5 tips to tidy your closet from local pro Vicki Kirbo

Personal stylist and fashion blogger Vicki Kirbo shows how to keep your closet decluttered, compartmentalized, and maintained with these tips you might have never thought of.

Paper artist Laura Bell calls attention to vulnerable species

Laura Bell is fascinated by the fraught interactions between humans and other species. A cross-country road trip three years ago ignited Bell’s penchant for drawing and painting vulnerable species. Now she creates detailed, black-and-white drawings of animals, with a pop of paint to define their natural habitats.

Room Envy: Transforming this Poncey-Highland attic space into a master bath awash in light

Making the most of a 1920s Poncey-Highland house, architect Roger DeWeese tapped into unused attic space to create a spacious master bath. “Since the upstairs windows look directly into a tree canopy, we made it a modern ‘treehouse’ experience.”

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