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Atlanta Hawks at 50: The team’s history through the lens of Scott Cunningham

This month, the Hawks begin their 50th season in Atlanta. Yes, we’re still waiting on an NBA championship, but the franchise’s record over that half-century is nothing to scoff at: 33 playoff seasons; four NBA Coaches of the Year; and a cadre of Hall of Fame legends. We celebrate with a photo essay featuring the work of Scott Cunningham, the team's official photographer of 41 years.
Chef's kitchen Asha Gomez

3 acclaimed Atlanta chefs dish on the details of their home kitchens

We spoke to famous Atlanta chefs—Asha Gomez, formerly of Cardamom Hill and Spice to Table, Justin Anthony of True Story Brands, and Ford Fry of the Optimist, Superica, St. Cecilia, and more—about their favorite room in the house: the kitchen.
School of Rock

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: October 17-23

Taste of Atlanta returns for a 17th year, Broadway's School of Rock is coming to Fox Theatre, and get your art fix at Brookhaven Arts Festival. Shameless plug: Don't miss our own Best Burger Battle at Lenox Square on Saturday.
Art of S.W.A.T.S. House Elevate Southwest Atlanta

Elevate S.W.A.T.S. celebrates Southwest Atlanta, and a new mural at Westgate shows off its most famous faces

On Tuesday, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs hosted an event to unveil the "The Art of the S.W.A.T.S House," a mural located in the Westgate Shopping Center. Painted by Atlanta artist Austin Blue, it depicts famous artists from and who have influenced Southwest Atlanta, including the Dungeon Family collective, Xscape, 2 Chainz, Pearl Cleage, Doris Derby, Ludacris, Kris Kross, and more.
Georgia Jellyfish

The case for eating Georgia “jellyballs”

Cannonball jellyfish—a smaller cousin of the feared shore demon but harmless to humans—is Georgia’s third largest fishery by volume. They're popular in Asia; less so here in Atlanta. This fall, a collaboration launches between Golden Island International, the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service, and southern chefs with the intent to increase domestic sales of jellyfish beyond Asian markets and sushi restaurants.
Atlanta election voting

There are 53,000 pending voters in Georgia. They can still vote. Here’s what you need to know.

The news that 53,000 Georgians had been placed on a "pending" voter registration list has sparked outrage and confusion nationwide. Here's what you need to know about the situation and how you can still go to the polls and cast a ballot on Election Day even if you are on the pending list.
Sleepy Hollow Serenbe Things to Do Halloween Atlanta

26 things to do for Halloween in metro Atlanta

Looking for family-friendly Halloween events, bar crawls, parties, haunted houses, ghost tours, and more in Atlanta? Look no further—we've got your guide to this month's haunted happenings.
Ashley Longshore

Ashley Longshore’s colorful world is coming Atlanta

"Just go do it, girl. Do you and don’t apologize." New Orleans-based artist Ashley Longshore comes to Atlanta this week for a show at Jeffrey Atlanta at Phipps Plaza. We chatted with her about success, being confident, and learning from mistakes.

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What’s inside 2 Chainz’s Haunted Pink Trap House?

2 Chainz's Pink Trap House is back from the dead as a haunted house in Newnan, where the owners want to how scary the trap life can be—with lighthearted twists.
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Big Boi performs Outkast hits for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts

For NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts, Atlanta rap legend Big Boi, Organized Noize's Sleepy Brown, and their backing band performed two Outkast classics—"So Fresh, So Clean" and "The Way You Move"—and "All Night" from Big Boi's latest solo album, Boomiverse.

Author Tayari Jones on moving home to Atlanta and getting a phone call from Oprah

Tayari Jones, a Spelman College graduate, is the author of four novels—her latest, An American Marriage, was handpicked for Oprah’s Book Club earlier this year. Amid months of book tour stops and after years immersed in New York’s publishing world, the prolific author is moving back to her hometown. Our Q&A with her.
Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits

Review: The Kimball House crew goes coastal at Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits

Kimball House is a tough act to follow, but its owners have created something similarly remarkable with Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits. Daniel Chance's seafood is quality, Miles Macquarrie’s cocktails are badass, and the restaurant has abundant style.
Vinings European House

This Vinings cottage is the perfect portrayal of Southern-European design

When Cathy Groome was asked to describe the style of house she wanted, “Southern-European” was the best she could come up with. But architects Craig Dixon and Todd Pritchett got it right away. The house is tucked into a wooded enclave of cottage-style homes in Vinings that Chip developed on a 2.5-acre piece of property, all with a European sensibility.
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Your guide to 16 great Georgia state parks

When you feel the pull of the outdoors, don’t overlook the obvious choice: Georgia’s 63 state parks and historic sites cover incredibly diverse terrain, from North America’s largest blackwater swamp to one of the world’s great mountain ranges. Here are a few of our favorite places to explore, especially when the leaves start to turn.
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What’s filming in Atlanta now? Sextuplets, Doom Patrol, Avengers 4 (again), and more

Marlon Wayans plays sextuplets in a new Netflix film; the Avengers 4 team is back again for reshoots; and DC's Doom Patrol brings Alan Tudyk, Brendan Fraser, and Timothy Dalton to Atlanta.

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Election 2018: Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams answers our candidate questionnaire.

11 Questions for Georgia’s Candidates for Governor

Election 2018: Georgia's candidates for Governor answer our candidate questionnaire.

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: October 17-23

Taste of Atlanta returns for a 17th year, Broadway's School of Rock is coming to Fox Theatre, and get your art fix at Brookhaven Arts Festival. Shameless plug: Don't miss our own Best Burger Battle at Lenox Square on Saturday.

Food & Drink

Southern Baked Pie Company’s Amanda Wilbanks explains why “pie is timeless.”

It’s hard for Amanda Wilbanks to remember a time when baking didn’t symbolize love and family. The 31-year-old Gainesville-based Southern Baked Pie Company founder and newly minted cookbook author’s earliest memories are filled with time spent in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother.

Home for Dinner: Jasmine Stewart, MasterChef Junior winner, cooks like a seasoned pro

Jasmine Stewart, who at 12 years old won Fox’s MasterChef Junior, somehow finds time to make dinner at home on occasion—when she’s not cooking at a charity event, filming her Jasmine’s Delightful Desserts video series, or juggling school, cheerleading, and Model U.N.

Review: The Kimball House crew goes coastal at Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits

Kimball House is a tough act to follow, but its owners have created something similarly remarkable with Watchman’s Seafood and Spirits. Daniel Chance's seafood is quality, Miles Macquarrie’s cocktails are badass, and the restaurant has abundant style.

ATLANTA MAGAZINE'S HOME

This Vinings cottage is the perfect portrayal of Southern-European design

When Cathy Groome was asked to describe the style of house she wanted, “Southern-European” was the best she could come up with. But architects Craig Dixon and Todd Pritchett got it right away. The house is tucked into a wooded enclave of cottage-style homes in Vinings that Chip developed on a 2.5-acre piece of property, all with a European sensibility.

House Envy: This one-of-a-kind home in Lake Claire is surrounded by nature

Cherie Restler says one of her favorite comments that she’s heard about her unique Lake Claire house was from a delivery man who said he felt like he was in Game of Thrones. After all, it’s not every day you approach a house via iron-spike-lined footbridge and knock on a windowless steel door.

5 influential design books: Interior designer Suzanne Kasler on what to read now

In September, celebrated Atlanta interior designer Suzanne Kasler is releasing Sophisticated Simplicity, a tome replete with a litany of previously unseen, lavish interiors in her signature classic style. Here, she shares a handful of design books that have influenced her, plus a new title she is looking forward to.

Modern Style

Atlanta Magazine's HOME introduces a pair of contemporary showhouses alongside the Atlanta BeltLine's Eastside Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park.

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