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Charles McNair The Epicureans

Author Charles McNair talks about his latest novel, The Epicureans

In his decades of writing and editing in Atlanta, Charles McNair developed a reputation for both Southern gentility and a riotous, sometimes scathing imagination. Now living in Bogota, Colombia, he has just published his third novel, The Epicureans, a darkly original feat of the imagination.
Tum Pok Pok

Review: Tum Pok Pok is one of Atlanta’s newest Thai restaurants—and its best

With the opening earlier this year of Tum Pok Pok, Buford Highway finally gets what it deserves: a superior Thai place that doesn’t pander to Western palates.
What's going on with Cop City

Next stop, Cop City? What’s happening with the controversial plan for a new police and fire training center in DeKalb

On September 8, Atlanta City Council voted 10 to 4 in favor of a proposal to build a training center for police and firefighters on 85 acres of land in south DeKalb County. The vote came amid fierce controversy and followed 17 hours of public comment. Here's why many groups are opposed to the plan, and what could happen next.
Covid-19 in Atlanta schools

The delta variant changed everything for schoolchildren

Like a perfect storm, the onslaught of the more transmissible delta variant coincided with the start of school, and now, rates of new Covid infections are rising faster among school-aged children than among adults.
The surprising rewards of downsizing

The surprising rewards of downsizing

Whether you call it downsizing, rightsizing, aging-in-place, or  just retiring, more Baby Boomers are creating homes that will make life easier in future years. “What we’re seeing is people making a conscious decision before it’s too late to get their stuff in order,” says designer Beverly Baribault. “It’s the difference between having to do it and choosing to do it.”
Can the Atlanta Falcons’ new regime sack its old ways?

Can the Atlanta Falcons’ new regime sack its old ways?

Arthur Smith and Terry Fontenot certainly hear the whispers around the league. The Falcons front office knows there’s work to be done to get this team back to the playoffs for the first time in five seasons. But they appear ready for the challenge.
Nellie Mae Rowe High Museum of Art

Works by folk artist Nellie Mae Rowe contemplate faith, feminism, and freedom

Atlanta's High Museum was the first major museum to start collecting Nellie Mae Rowe work and is now reintroducing her to the world in a new exhibition, Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe, in the Wieland Pavilion through January 2022.

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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.
Candytopia Atlanta

8 things to know before you visit Candytopia in Atlanta

Candytopia, a colorful, Instagramable wonderland filled with large candy sculptures and paintings, is back in Atlanta at the Disco Kroger shopping center in Buckhead. Before you go, here's what you need to know. (Hint: Bring socks, a fully charged phone, and prepare for confetti.)

David Chang’s Fuku fried chicken launches in Atlanta

Get spicy chicken sandos, chicken fingers, and waffle fries delivered to your door from Momofuku's David Chang.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is now open at the Pullman Yard

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is now open at Pullman Yard. Here’s what to know before you go.

Part museum, part immersive 360-degree digital spectacle, and part hands-on activity, the show takes guests on a journey through the Dutch post-impressionist artist's life. Here's what you need to know when visiting Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience in Atlanta.
Breakfast at Barney's Brunch Atlanta

4 Great New Brunch Spots in Metro Atlanta

Gold-dusted pancakes, fish and grits, Veuve Clicquot on ice: Local restaurateurs have opened a spate of buzzy brunch spots over the past year.
5 things to know before you visit to the Friends Experience in Atlanta

5 things to know before you visit to the Friends Experience in Atlanta

Friends fans can visit Central Perk, Monica and Rachel's kitchen, and Joey and Chandler's living room at the Friends Experience in Sandy Springs. Here's what to know before you go to the pop-up event.
Must-see Atlanta arts events 2021

This fall’s must-see Atlanta arts events

We asked our friends at ArtsATL to help us create a roundup of the theater performances, art exhibitions, concerts, and other art events you won't want to miss this fall.

News & Culture

Can the Atlanta Falcons’ new regime sack its old ways?

Arthur Smith and Terry Fontenot certainly hear the whispers around the league. The Falcons front office knows there’s work to be done to get this team back to the playoffs for the first time in five seasons. But they appear ready for the challenge.

Works by folk artist Nellie Mae Rowe contemplate faith, feminism, and freedom

Atlanta's High Museum was the first major museum to start collecting Nellie Mae Rowe work and is now reintroducing her to the world in a new exhibition, Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe, in the Wieland Pavilion through January 2022.

Food & Drink

For forager Robby Astrove, Atlanta isn’t just a city in a forest. It’s a city in an orchard.

On a stroll through Oakland Cemetery, Robby Astrove rubs a bush and notes that it’s sage. Around the corner, he notices lemon thyme growing among the plots; we stop for a taste with the city as a backdrop. There’s food everywhere, he says.

Chef Justin Dixon departs Wonderkid to focus on his Humble Mumble pop-up

Wonderkid’s opening chef Justin Dixon is leaving the restaurant to focus on his Humble Mumble pop-up. He’ll start serving his sandwiches for lunch and “Atlanta cuisine” for dinner at a variety of locations around the city next month.

ATLANTA MAGAZINE'S HOME

We used our backyard wood-fired brick oven to feed friends and help our community

When my wife, Jo, a pastry chef and professional baker, said she wanted to build a wood-fired brick oven in our backyard to start baking bread and pizzas, I couldn’t see the appeal. There’d be ditch-digging involved, expenses of cement and brick, not to mention all the logs needed for fuel. I went along with the plan anyway.

One-of-a-kind furniture and interesting textures spice up this neutral living room

“A formal living room is typically an underused space in a home, but this one gets used by the family daily,” says interior designer Lindsay Tarquinio, who enhanced the room’s architecture with one-of-a-kind furniture.

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