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Atlantans hit the streets in protest after Roe v. Wade reversal

As the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade shook the nation, hundreds of Atlantans took to the streets Friday evening, braving the sweltering heat and humidity to demand reproductive rights.
Roe v. Wade Overturned: What's next for Georgia's "heartbeat bill" and legal abortion in the state

Roe v. Wade Overturned: What’s next for Georgia’s “heartbeat bill” and legal abortion access in the state

For now, abortion is still legal up to 20 weeks in the state, but the state's six-week abortion ban, currently tangled up in the courts, will likely go into effect soon. Here’s what to know about the future of reproductive care in Georgia.

James Beard-nominated airport restaurant One Flew South opens on the BeltLine

Led by Todd Richards, this location of One Flew South takes hospitality notes from the original, while changing the menu to reflect more local purveyors and seasonal fare.
Anita Bryant Protest at National Teenager Pageant, August 19, 1977

6 Atlanta queer history facts you might not know

Way before there was a rainbow crosswalk in Midtown, Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ scene was flourishing. Queer history tends to focus on large cities like New York and San Francisco, but Atlanta’s actually been a haven for queer and trans Southerners since the early 20th century.

Here’s what’s new for Atlanta Food & Wine Festival 2022

The 11th-annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival will be held September 15-18 in the Old Fourth Ward, Westside, and restaurants around the city. This year’s theme is “A Love Letter to the South.” Chefs, pitmasters, sommeliers, brewers, and mixologists from all 13 southern states will converge in our city to conduct demonstrations and share samples of their crafts.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 23-26

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 23-26

Southern Fried Queer Pride, beers under the sea, classic movies, and more: Here's what to do in metro Atlanta the weekend of June 23-26, 2022.
Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize

Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize 2022: 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 2022 winner and finalists.
8Arm

8Arm will close on October 8 after its Ponce building was sold

Until that time, 8Arm will do what 8Arm does best: Evolve. 8Arm as we know it, with a Japanese izakaya menu, stop service July 2. The following Thursday, Le and Engelbrecht will open the kitchen to local chefs (both familiar and new) for dinner pop-ups ranging from a week to a month (Thursday through Saturday only).

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New Westside rooftop pool and bar, L.O.A., offers a “Leave of Absence” without leaving the city

The 38,000-square-foot space at the Interlock will open daily with three unique areas: the Pool, the Restaurant, and the Grove outdoor space. Each has its own bar and distinct food options.
What’s holding back Atlanta’s food trucks—and what’s being done about it

What’s holding back Atlanta’s food trucks—and what’s being done about it

Costs and red tape—plus strict municipal regulations about where food trucks can do their business—have conspired to stifle the growth of the industry in the Atlanta area, keeping trucks at the fringes of the dining scene. Some relief, though, is on the horizon.
8Arm

8Arm will close on October 8 after its Ponce building was sold

Until that time, 8Arm will do what 8Arm does best: Evolve. 8Arm as we know it, with a Japanese izakaya menu, stop service July 2. The following Thursday, Le and Engelbrecht will open the kitchen to local chefs (both familiar and new) for dinner pop-ups ranging from a week to a month (Thursday through Saturday only).
Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize

Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize 2022: 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 2022 winner and finalists.
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Roswell resident Jonathan Sams debuts a bag collection, Aubrey Jai, in honor of his daughter

Most designers and inventors spend years obsessing before launching a product line. But Roswell resident Jonathan Sams jumped quickly on one good idea.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 23-26

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 23-26

Southern Fried Queer Pride, beers under the sea, classic movies, and more: Here's what to do in metro Atlanta the weekend of June 23-26, 2022.
Glossier Atlanta pop-up

Glossier to open first permanent Atlanta store

Cult-favorite beauty retailer Glossier is returning to Ponce City Market later this summer—this time for good.

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6 Atlanta queer history facts you might not know

Way before there was a rainbow crosswalk in Midtown, Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ scene was flourishing. Queer history tends to focus on large cities like New York and San Francisco, but Atlanta’s actually been a haven for queer and trans Southerners since the early 20th century.

Georgia Poet Laureate’s Prize 2022: 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 2022 winner and finalists.

Food & Drink

8Arm will close on October 8 after its Ponce building was sold

Until that time, 8Arm will do what 8Arm does best: Evolve. 8Arm as we know it, with a Japanese izakaya menu, stop service July 2. The following Thursday, Le and Engelbrecht will open the kitchen to local chefs (both familiar and new) for dinner pop-ups ranging from a week to a month (Thursday through Saturday only).

What’s holding back Atlanta’s food trucks—and what’s being done about it

Costs and red tape—plus strict municipal regulations about where food trucks can do their business—have conspired to stifle the growth of the industry in the Atlanta area, keeping trucks at the fringes of the dining scene. Some relief, though, is on the horizon.

Redbird now serves lunch from a walk-up window

In October 2020, Zeb Stevenson added weekend biscuit sandwiches served from a walk-up window at Redbird and dubbed it Birdy Biscuits. Recently, with the popularity of Birdy Biscuits and the increase in foot traffic in Westside Provisions District, Stevenson decided the area—and his team—was ready for lunch service.

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Flowers help Atlanta photographer Allen Cooley find beauty in uncertainty

Ever since Allen Cooley picked up his father’s camera in 2003, he’s had his lens on flowers. His father used the camera to document family vacations, but Cooley used it to practice the craft, and flowers were one of his first subjects.

Room Envy: A “showstopping” blue backsplash brings a bold accent to this kitchen

Lynn and Jimmy Lowe wanted a modern treehouse vibe for their home, which sits on a creek in the woodsy Emory area. The pros at Terracotta Design Build knocked down a wall between the family room and kitchen, then vaulted the ceiling and added new windows and doors as step one.

Atlantans debut furniture lines for TOV’s all-Black-designed Voice Collection

New York-based TOV Furniture debuted the Voice Collection—which features designs by prominent Black designers, including Atlantans Erika Ward and Justin Q. Williams—at High Point’s spring market in April.

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