Medical marijuana is legal now in Georgia. So how do we get it here?
HB1 is perhaps most notable for what it doesn’t do: permit the cultivation of cannabis in Georgia. This creates a dilemma for the very people it was designed to help: You can now possess cannabis oil for your medical condition, but because you’ll have to purchase it out-of-state, you’ll be breaking federal law by crossing state lines to bring it home.
The First Campaign: An excerpt from Jimmy Carter’s new memoir, A Full Life
I decided to run for office in 1962, after the Supreme Court ruled in Baker v. Carr that all votes had to be weighted as equally as possible. This resulted in the termination of Georgia’s “county unit” system, where some rural votes equaled 100 votes in urban areas.
The paradox of UGA football coach Mark Richt
I still remember the day Mark Richt lost control of the Bulldogs. It happened eight years ago, during one of his best games as a coach, in an incident we like to call the Gator Stomp.
Bill Pickett Invitational celebrates the black cowboy
In 1977 Colorado music producer Lu Vason attended a Wyoming rodeo and noticed something was missing: black cowboys. To honor their legacy, Vason, started the traveling Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo in 1984.
A drone’s eye view of Sunrise Yoga at Avalon, Alpharetta
The center of a mixed-use development is not the first place one thinks of seeking enlightenment. But downward dog usurps shopping sprees during Sunrise Yoga classes on the grassy plaza of Avalon in Alpharetta.
Coca-Cola debuts eco-friendly PlantBottle
So distinctive it can be recognized by touch, the Coca-Cola bottle was originally crafted from glass dyed “Georgia Green.” It just got greener: At the World Expo in Milan this June, Coke debuted its first 100 percent plant-based PET plastic bottle.
What has Atlanta Public Schools learned from the cheating scandal?
A decade ago, stellar turnarounds earned APS national praise. But now—in the wake of a cheating scandal that resulted in a trial, convictions, and TV footage of former educators handcuffed and headed for jail—gains at APS seem to come with an asterisk: Are they too good to be true?
Sizing up the roller coasters at Six Flags Over Georgia
Just in time for National Roller Coaster Day, get the rundown on each of Six Flags Over Georgia’s 12 coasters.
Waffle House real estate could be yours, for a price
The company maintains a real estate sideline, connecting buyers and sellers of Waffle House properties. With their open kitchens and airy interiors, WaHos might seem ripe for conversion to lofts, but if you want to live in one, prepare for rezoning.
The accidental success of Yacht Rock Revue
On August 22, Yacht Rock Revue returns to Piedmont Park for the fifth annual Yacht Rock Revival, where thousands of so-called Nation of Smooth faithful sing along to hits from Hall & Oates, Steely Dan, and other soft rock icons—some of whom show up to play alongside the ban
Roy Barnes on the Confederate flag and where the South needs to go from here
Barnes, a throwback to Georgia’s once mighty but now dismantled Democratic machine, was eager to talk about the South’s contradictions. And, as the governor who oversaw the revamp of Georgia’s state flag back in 2001—which removed the battle emblem and arguably cost him reelection in 2002—few are more uniquely qualified.
Fresh on the Scene: MF Sushi, Little Bacch, Novo Cucina, and Hi-Five Diner
A look at four of Atlanta’s newest restaurants, inlcuding MF Sushi, LIttle Bacch, Novo Cucina,and Hi-Five Diner
Technique: Little Alley Steak’s Tony Manns Jr. on grilling ribeyes
“I like a steak with personality,” says Tony Manns Jr. To him, no slab of meat fits that profile better than a ribeye, characterized by a generous marbling of fat that adds rich, robust flavor and juiciness.
Watershed on Peachtree
I have baggage at Watershed. Left luggage, you might call it. The one local restaurant I really knew before moving here last year was the Decatur Watershed of Scott Peacock, whose quietly vibrant food defined what I thought could be Southern.
Find sweet pastries and rustic sourdough at Proof Bakeshop
Across the street from the Inman Park MARTA station, bakers David Garcia and Abigail Quinn churn out magnificent rustic sourdough loaves, stubby baguettes, and a wide assortment of sweet pastries.
The Christiane Chronicles: Restaurant parking nightmares, and Sobban’s impressive garden
The absolute worst part about my otherwise enviable job? Parking. Depending on where I go, I’m left to navigate wonky meters, spiral-of-death garages (Empire State South), ridiculously steep terrain (Bell Street Burritos in south Buckhead), and dark, suspicious lots (basically everywhere in Little Five Points and East Atlanta).
Atlanta-based Zuit makes modern, stylish women’s suits
This month, Zuit relaunches, featuring more fun linings and fabrics like Italian wools and cotton floral patterns. Shoppers can have their measurements taken with the help of a 3-D scanner in Rhinehart’s Midtown studio, or a local tailor will make house calls.
Five bargain beauty destinations on Buford Highway
Treat yourself without breaking the bank at Hair Capital, Nailmall, Treat Your Feet, and more
Room Envy: At HGTV star Brian Patrick Flynn’s home, guests have their own stylish deck
The best way to keep houseguests self-sufficient is to give them their own enticing space, says Brian Patrick Flynn. The quippy designer for HGTV’s Urban Oasis 2015 lives in Atlanta but regularly escapes to a wooded home in Ellijay that he shares with partner Hollis Smith, who has his own challenging schedule as part of the costume department for The Walking Dead.
Destination: New Orleans
An idiosyncratic mélange of Native American, African, French, and Spanish cultures, New Orleans venerates voodoo queens, jazz musicians, and enterprising chefs. The defining civic characteristic: resilience.
August 2015: Our mutual bargain
If you’re a fan of Louis C.K., you may have heard his bit about dogs, and how bringing home a puppy to a family obscures the inevitable truth: “Look what I brought home! I brought home us crying in a few years. Here you go—countdown to sorrow!”
One Square Mile: Jungle Paradise
This is her favorite time of day, her favorite time of year, when the new flowers blossom for the first time. No one has seen daylilies like these before, not even their caretaker, Suzanne Franklin, who walks through the garden with the pride of a mother and the wonder of a child.