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Valerie Boyd and Alice Walker: On the kinship and legacy of a literary union

Gathering Blossoms, Boyd’s second book, consists of half a century of Walker’s journal entries from more than 65 notebooks. Sifting through thousands of pages must have been a daunting task for Boyd and Walker. But the Georgia natives were kindred spirits whose partnership seemed fated—they both share a love for another Black woman author, Zora Neale Hurston.

A father and daughter consider the past—and the future—on a road trip through the Mississippi Delta

Drive north on Money Road out of Greenwood, Mississippi, and the town gives way in a hurry to cotton and corn, an occasional house set back from the road. Another few miles and the Little Zion M.B. Church appears, white clapboard, gravestones scattered beneath the trees, many of the stones so old the lettering is worn away.
With “Night of Ideas,” French diplomacy delivers an evening of pure Atlanta innovation

With “Night of Ideas,” French diplomacy delivers an evening of pure Atlanta innovation

The evening’s wide-ranging conversations illustrated both the city’s storied history, and its anxious, contemporary self-analysis. Perhaps no city in America is more eager to establish where it goes from here.
Jen Price CraftBeerCon

How Jen Price is changing craft beer’s narrative—in Atlanta and beyond

In 2020, Price founded Crafted for Action, an organization focused on building an inclusive beer community. Its signature event, CraftBeerCon, attracts a diverse group of attendees and panelists and offers a platform for everyone in the beer community—not just brewers and brewery owners, but enthusiasts, influencers, journalists, and brands—to lend their voices to the conversation.

Chef Spotlight: Vivian Howard of Lenoir in Charleston, South Carolina

Vivian Howard grew up in Lenoir County, North Carolina. She has authored two award-winning cookbooks, created and starred in TV shows Somewhere South and A Chef’s Life, and owns four restaurants—including her latest, Lenoir, in Charleston.
Birrieria Landeros

The verdict on 6 new Atlanta restaurants: Birrieria Landeros, MikChan’s, The Usual, Pala, Bastone, and El Valle

Birria to bleat about! Plus: Sichuan hot dogs in EAV, Roman-style pizza in Buckhead, a mozzarella bar on the Westside, and more.
Tio Lucho

A Peruvian pop-up turns brick-and-mortar when Tio Lucho’s opens in Poncey-Highland

For the past year, chef Arnaldo Castillo (previously of Minero) has been sharing his Peruvian roots through a pop-up dubbed La Chingana. Now, he’s giving his cuisine a permanent home with the opening of Tio Lucho's, a coastal Peruvian restaurant, in the former CO space in Poncey-Highland.

Share the water with 18 toothy predators at Georgia Aquarium’s shark exhibit

I am in a cage with my 12-year-old daughter, lowering, ever so slowly, into a tank full of sharks at the Georgia Aquarium. Ice-cold water meets my ankles and begins streaming inside my wetsuit boots.
Christian Siriano SCADFASH

Fashion designer Christian Siriano’s lavish celebrity looks land at SCADFASH

An exhibition of nearly 70 showstopping looks by fashion designer Christian Siriano opened to much fanfare at SCAD’s glossy Midtown museum, SCADFASH, featuring a color-coded rainbow of gowns, gender-bending suits, and waterfalls of tulle and billowing velvet.

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