The Tara Theatre is back and better than ever
At first, when I pulled into the parking lot of the newly reopened Tara Theatre for a Sunday screening, the 55-year-old theater seemingly hadn’t changed at all. The 1960s facade’s glittering lights still illuminated an otherwise generic Cheshire Bridge strip mall, finally lit after a seven-month closure. The Plaza Theatre’s owner, Chris Escobar, revived the Tara just in time for Memorial Day weekend, and I was excited to return to the place where I’d seen dozens of movies over the past decade, from obscure A24 indies to Oscar-winning dramas. But there was something off I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
Well Served Shorts: Chef spotlight on Eric Rivera in Montgomery, Alabama
Plus destination dining at the Hermitage Hotel, a roadside food hall, and our recommendations for Kentucky bourbon getaways.
Meet three Atlantans who are making women’s fitness apparel more accessible
“There’s a direct correlation between what you wear and how confident you feel,” says Jacqueline Dow of J. Dow Fitness. “Ensuring a woman feels beautiful and that her clothes are made for a body type like hers—I hope that inspires a journey to explore what a healthy lifestyle looks like.”
House Envy: Modern architecture and backyard amenities elevate this Blue Ridge home
Dubbed “The Peaks House,” this newly constructed home offers a refined approach to mountain living, says Lucy Small, the builder, designer, and listing agent through Engel & Volkers Atlanta and North Georgia Mountains. High ceilings and an abundance of windows are a large part of the appeal, as well as unexpected materials.
Let’s Get ‘Phygital’!
Maliki Gilbert wows the SCAD Fashion runway.
Memories mean more than walls and doors
I used to envy people who can travel to a particular building or structure that stands as a monument of what they once knew as home—some place familiar and filled with cheery memories. Perhaps the house they grew up in, or the school they attended. A place they can return to and touch and feel. Unfortunately, that is not the case for me.
The Caribbean origins of the waving inflatable tube man
In 1996, a legendary Carnival designer brought Caribbean flair to the Atlanta Olympics—and accidentally transformed car dealerships forever.
Spend a perfect day in Little Rock
Award-winning architectural photographer Timothy Hursley has focused his lens on everything from Andy Warhol’s last Factory in New York to Rural Studio buildings throughout Alabama—publishing books on both. Here, he shares the spots he frequents (and sometimes photographs) in his hometown of Little Rock.
The Salty opens serving strawberry shortcake doughnuts and maple brown sugar cold brew
The Salty features eight to 10 doughnut flavors at each location at a time, in addition to other baked goods. Flavors vary by location and rotate every few weeks. Expect a brioche-based glazed, vanilla cake-based brown butter sea salt, cookie butter cake doughnuts, white chocolate chai, and strawberry shortcake doughnuts.
8 great Atlanta outdoor festivals to attend in June
School’s out, summer fun is in! Here are some of metro Atlanta’s fun June outdoor festivals to help you make the most of the beautiful weather.