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What's ahead for Atlanta's malls?

Ghosts of Christmas Past­: What’s ahead for Greenbriar and other Atlanta malls?

Without its largest tenants, Greenbriar now feels like a ghost of Christmas past­—reflecting a nationwide trend. Some 40 percent of U.S. department stores have shuttered since 2016, according to Green Street Advisors, which also predicts about half of the remaining mall locations will close in the next few years.
Adelaide Tai

Studio Visit: Adelaide Tai liberates herself and others through art

For Adelaide Tai, her work always begins with a color palette. Color helps her get to the root of her emotions. When she pours the paint, she has no idea where it will go as it scurries across the canvas filled with whatever she’s releasing at the moment.
My Style: Madolyn Ropell, Director of Accounts at Ampersand

My Style: Madolyn Ropell, Director of Accounts at Ampersand

"You get to wear literal art!" is how Madolyn Ropell describes her love for fashion—admitting that her respect for the creativity, thoughtfulness, and love that go into creating garments sometimes makes her (unapologetically) the most overdressed person in a room.

A perfect day in Charleston

From culinary offerings and outdoor recreation to culture and (of course) architecture, Chris Bonner shares his picks for building a perfect day in the Holy City. 
What’s the future of legal abortion in Georgia?

What’s the future of legal abortion in Georgia?

A Mississippi ban on most abortions past the 15th week of pregnancy awaits a ruling with big implications from the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court. And Texas’s so-called “bounty hunter” law, enacted in 2021, has abortion opponents in Georgia contemplating a similar model here at home.
Hidden Georgia: 58 amazing places we'll bet you've never been

Hidden Georgia: 58 amazing places we’ll bet you’ve never been

Our essential guide to 58 fascinating museums, historic sites, thrilling rides, lovable animals, inspiring artisans, tasty restaurants, quirky inns, roadside curiosities, and illegal hooch

Pielands opens December 6 in Virginia-Highland with subs, slices, and soft serve

Pielands, a New York-style pizzeria and sub shop, opens in the former Goin’ Coastal space December 6. The counter-service spot from Nina & Rafi restaurateur Billy Streck is inspired by the pizzeria his father and grandfather owned when he was growing up.

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Is Andre Dickens the progressive in Atlanta’s mayoral runoff election?

Andre Dickens is happy to claim the progressive mantle, while Felicia Moore considers herself more moderate. But how much daylight is there really between the two?

Back to the future in Richmond, Virginia

History is always close at hand in a colonial city—especially one that’s home to a Thomas Jefferson–designed state capitol and the graves of two other presidents (James Monroe and John Tyler). Still, Richmond works hard to not only showcase its legacy, but also prove it is home to innovative offerings that appeal to modern visitors.
What to get at Buc-ee's in Georgia

10 Things You Shouldn’t Miss at Buc-ee’s

No matter if you drive north or south on I-75 from Atlanta, you'll run into Buc-ee's, a mammoth Texas-based gas station. Here are the snacks you need to pick up, the merch you should buy, and why its worth it to visit the restroom.
11 Questions for Atlanta mayoral candidates Andre Dickens and Felicia Moore

11 Questions for Atlanta mayoral candidates Andre Dickens and Felicia Moore

In October, we asked the same 11 questions to Atlanta mayoral candidates Andre Dickens and Felicia Moore. Here's where they stand on crime, affordability, gentrification, transit, the pandemic, and more.

Atlanta’s Best New Restaurants 2021

The last time we published a best-restaurants issue was approximately three millennia ago, in June 2019. So we’re highlighting the best places that have opened recently, but we also wanted to spotlight some places that aren’t necessarily new but are worth honoring: places that take up a little room in our hearts, for some reason, for any reason at all.

General Muir chef Todd Ginsberg opens a red-sauce, Italian-American restaurant: Dirty Rascal

Inspired the food of Todd Ginsberg’s childhood, Dirty Rascal is an Italian-American, red-sauce restaurant with a modern atmosphere. Set in new Thompson Buckhead hotel in Buckhead Village, Dirty Rascal will serve pasta, meat, and poultry dishes that convey comfort and warmth.
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The Atlanta City Council runoff election—explained in 10 minutes

With no more than seven incumbents returning, the Atlanta City Council will look much different in 2022. The extent of that change is still to be determined, however, as two council members, with more than 30 years combined experience, face stiff challenges in the November 30 runoff. If they lose, Atlanta's legislative arm will feature more newcomers than returning members—a dramatic makeover for a city that has long favored staying the course. Here's a look at the races yet to be decided, as well as who won their elections outright earlier this month.

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Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize 2021: Meet the winner and finalists

Launched in 2014 by Judson Mitcham in collaboration with the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Georgia Poet Laureate's Prize is an annual program designed to encourage works by teen writers. Read the works of the 2021 winner and finalists.

A long eviction fight in Peoplestown reverberates in Atlanta mayor’s race

An eminent domain fight in Peoplestown that began under former Mayor Kasim Reed's term might have played a role in that candidate's defeat. Both runoff candidates attended at a November 10 neighborhood rally, calling on the city to halt eviction proceedings and leave the matter for the incoming administration.

Ahmaud Arbery and Eurie Martin met similar fates, so why did a mistrial over the central Georgia man’s death go largely unnoticed?

As was the case with Ahmaud Arbery, Eurie Martin was unarmed and on foot, passing through a neighborhood not his own. One jogged, the other walked. Martin was 58; Arbery was 25. But their final minutes alive were eerily consistent, fraught with confusion and fear. Each had been chased by a heavily armed trio of middle-aged white men, although it seems likely neither Arbery or Martin would've known why. They were outnumbered and on their own.

Food & Drink

LA-based vegan bodega, LaRayia’s, comes to Ponce City Market

An organic, vegan grab-and-go spot is opening in Ponce City Market’s Central Food Hall on December 3. LaRayia’s Bodega—a philanthropy-forward, Caribbean-inspired shop—first opened in Los Angeles in 2019.

The White Bull team is opening an oyster bar near Piedmont Park and a mozzarella bar on the Westside

Pat Pascarella announced plans bring an Italian oyster bar with risottos to the former F.R.O.G.S. Cantina and Ah-Ma’s Taiwanese Kitchen spaces near Piedmont Park. He's also opening a mozzarella bar in the former Bocado space early next year.

General Muir chef Todd Ginsberg opens a red-sauce, Italian-American restaurant: Dirty Rascal

Inspired the food of Todd Ginsberg’s childhood, Dirty Rascal is an Italian-American, red-sauce restaurant with a modern atmosphere. Set in new Thompson Buckhead hotel in Buckhead Village, Dirty Rascal will serve pasta, meat, and poultry dishes that convey comfort and warmth.

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This city house makes the most of its idyllic Silver Lake setting

Some homes are worth playing the long game. “We had told a realtor friend that our dream was to find a house to renovate on Silver Lake, and nothing had really come available for over 10 years,” says Michelle Clery, who is a longtime Atlanta resident, along with her husband, Bob Roddewig. “He called us a year later about a home going up for sale the next day, so we jumped in the car to take a look right away.”

E. Lamb Studio creates moody and magical wallpapers, linens, and prints

Drawing inspiration from books, animals, art museums, and vintage book covers, Lamb’s whimsical designs reflect recurring themes of what she calls “magical realism”: moody landscapes in faded blues, animal menageries in warm terracottas, and playful rabbits in hues of melon and sage.

An Atlanta-based architect and furniture designer team up to create a floating glass mountaintop retreat

The key rule in creating this ridgetop guest house at Tennessee’s Blackberry Farm residences: Don’t impede the view. Architect Keith Summerour collaborated with furniture designer Skylar Morgan to create the wood, metal, and glass abode.

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