Asylum: Inside Central State Hospital, once the world’s largest mental institution

In 1837, Georgia lawmakers authorized a “Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum.” Five years later, the facility opened as the Georgia Lunatic Asylum on the outskirts of the cotton-rich town that served as the antebellum state capital.
Atlantucky Brewing

The new Black brews: 5 Black-owned bars and cafes you need to try

A number of lively Black-owned beverage shops have opened in town in the last couple years, running the gamut from tea to coffee to beer. Here are a few of our faves.

Small Homes are the Next Big Thing

We decided to explore what life is like for three Georgia couples who own small houses.
Thai ice cream

8 Fahrenheit brings Thai “rolled” ice cream to Atlanta

Buford Highway’s 8 Fahrenheit is reshaping how we eat ice cream—literally. Forget scoops and cones; think Instagram-perfect frozen curls.

The Powerpuff Girls epitomized 90s girl power

Sugar, spice, and everything nice. These were the ingredients for Cartoon Network’s stealth hit.
Chick-fil-A mac and cheese

Chick-fil-A has mac and cheese now. It’s fine.

On August 12, Chick-fil-A introduced mac and cheese as a new permanent side dish, something the Atlanta-based fast-food giant had been testing in various markets since 2017.
Swimming holes

4 Georgia swimming holes where you can cool off this summer

You don't have to drive very far from metro Atlanta to find great waterfalls and natural pools.
1996 Atlanta Olympics Izzy

What is it? An oral history of Izzy, the mascot marketing snafu of Olympic proportions

John Ryan settled on a character that was neither human nor animal. It resembled a blue tear, with hands sprouting three fingers and a thumb, lightning eyebrows, and a big, sheepish grin.
Fishmonger Review

Review: Fishmonger is one of the city’s most exciting recent openings

If there were such a measure as PPM—that is, pleasure per minute—surely Nhan Le and Skip Engelbrecht’s new Poncey-Highland restaurant would outrank many of its highly rated peers.

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