The love story of Cassandra King Conroy and her husband, the late Pat Conroy
Tell Me a Story: My Life with Pat Conroy is Cassandra King Conroy’s new memoir about finding love in middle age with Pat Conroy, a literary giant of the South and an Atlanta native who, until then, had led a tumultuous life. Cassandra spoke with us from her home in Beaufort about the 21 years she spent getting to know and love Pat Conroy.
Best of Atlanta 2019: Beauty & Fitness
The best of Atlanta’s beauty and fitness trends in 2019, including best fun way to get fit, best new nail salon, best hot yoga, best new hair salon, and more.
Best of Atlanta 2019: Style & Design
The best of Atlanta’s style and design in 2019, including best new label, best holiday dresses, best place to buy big cacti, best ecofriendly undergarments, and more.
Best of Atlanta 2019: Arts & Culture
The best of Atlanta’s arts and culture in 2019, including best new album, best surprise superstar, best up-and-coming director, best Instagrammable exhibition, and more.
Best of Atlanta 2019: Work & Play
The best of Atlanta for work and play in 2019, including best broadcast duo, best new gaming destination, best new pro sports franchise, best way to spend a rainy afternoon, and more.
This couple’s donation of Impressionist art is one of the most significant in High Museum history
When Doris and Shouky Shaheen donated 24 rare paintings to the High Museum of Art, they effectively tripled the institution’s collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings, which already included works by Monet, Pissarro, and others. It is now named the Doris and Shouky Shaheen Gallery.
For 17 years, Demetress Williams fostered children. Then she met four siblings she wanted to adopt.
“I’ve fostered maybe 10 kids. Most of the time, the main objective is reunification, so you don’t want to get too attached. But that wasn’t the case with these [four] siblings.”
Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for December
Nick Offerman at the Tabernacle and Christmas events at Stone Mountain and the Alliance Theatre.
Dope Girls’ cofounder shows us her perfect New Year’s Eve party
Sevananda for party favors, Kookie House for custom-made cookies, and wine from Hop City—Beca Grimm, a Dope Girls zine cofounder, shops local to ring in 2020 with a Babysitter’s Club–themed bash at home.
Why Atlanta’s roads have so many damn metal plates
Why use metal plates to cover up potholes? Can you report those steel slabs? Does Atlanta actually enforce violations? Allow us to explain.
Review: Kevin Gillespie’s Cold Beer is the BeltLine’s most experimental restaurant
Cold Beer, Kevin Gillespie’s new BeltLine-adjacent restaurant in the shadow of the Edgewood Avenue bridge, makes a powerful statement about the BeltLine and its maturation. It is a restaurant that deserves your support—as long as you’re willing to be patient while it pursues its aspirations.
The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Salaryman, Redbird, Junior’s pizza
Salaryman mixes Tokyo, Seoul, and Southern comfort in East Lake; Chef Zeb Stevenson brings vegetable-forward cooking to Redbird in Westside Provisions District; Junior’s gives Summerhill a quintessential neighborhood pizza place with a retro vibe.
The arrival (and revival) of Indian street food in Atlanta
The Indian restaurant that ended the era of boring was Zyka on Scott Boulevard. Now there are several new-school restaurants to try, including Curry Up Now, Chai Pani, and Botiwalla.
College Park is the newest hotspot for thriving, black-owned restaurants
Welcome to College Park’s reborn restaurant row, where a trio of black-owned businesses has converted a once-quiet strip of Main Street into an Instagram-ready destination.
You could spend three days roasting a duck. Or you could go to Atlanta Chinatown mall.
Sure, you can spend three days of your life properly roasting a Peking duck. Or you could just head to Hong Kong BBQ in Chamblee.
My Style: Coy Wire, CNN sports anchor and correspondent
Former Atlanta Falcon Coy Wire still enjoys teamwork—only now he works with writers, producers, and editors for CNN, CNNI, and HLN.
This season, it’s time to let your wardrobe shine
Forget about reserving your sequined party pants for an evening cocktail soiree. Invoke that joie de vivre and bring metallics out to play during the day.
A designer’s cozy green dining room is perfect for holiday entertaining
A velvet Ikat fabric that Kristin Kong discovered at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul became the catalyst for her Atlanta dining room. “I’ve always loved green and knew I would build a room around it,” says the interior designer. “It’s now my favorite room of the house.”
Rethink that late-night wine: 3 tips to get good sleep during the holidays
Want to make the holidays less stressful? Get more sleep. During the season of house guests, travel, and after-hours snacking and drinking, sleep can suffer, says Anne D. Bartolucci, a sleep-disorder specialist at Atlanta Insomnia and Behavioral Health Services.
Flashback: The Georgia Representative who gave up Congress to oppose segregation
Former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young called Charles Weltner a moderate “who woke up the conscience of the South” and put him in the same league as Ralph McGill and Martin Luther King Jr.