Athletes, musicians, local leaders, and metro Atlanta residents share their memories of the games—taking home the gold, chauffeuring Muhammad Ali, collecting pins, riding MARTA, performing for Bill and Hillary Clinton, and more.
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.
The good thing about the rotationplasty is that even though you still have a prosthetic shin and foot, your ankle joint becomes your knee joint, which makes it much easier to use a prosthetic. You can put weight on it. You can jump.
On June 9, 2015, I was on the operating table at around 6:30 a.m. By lunchtime my kidney was on a Delta jet headed to Los Angeles. They kept it on the flight deck with the crew.
Those snakes, they’ll lie underneath blueberry bushes and catch birds as they come in to pick berries. He was probably just lying there asleep, digesting birds, and I walked up and scared him.
The one thing I prayed the hardest for was to hear her cry. I just thought, If I hear her make some sort of sound, it means she’ll be okay. When Paisley came out, I heard a noise.
I didn’t find out until I was over 50 that I had CVID, common variable immunodeficiency. What it basically means is that if I get a little cold, I get really sick.
I definitely stood out among the cancer patients on my floor. But I’d also see patients who had six months left to live. Talking with them while I sat there pregnant, it totally changed the way I think about life and how precious it is.
During a kickoff in the third quarter, I was in to block. I picked out my guy, the kicker, lowered my head, and hit his shoulder. Then everything froze. I was on the ground.
While the anesthesia was wearing off after the first surgery, I checked my phone and saw an email from the University of Alabama saying I’d been accepted. I just didn’t know whether I’d make it to graduation.
In early December, one of my eyes began hurting. I started to lose my sight. My ophthalmologist used a needle to draw some fluid from my eye and discovered that the virus was still active inside.
“You’re not going to believe this. I just got hit by lightning.” She thought it was a joke. I said, “Let me send you a video,” and I filmed my smoking boot.
Every year, we present a roster of the best metro Atlanta doctors, as chosen by their peers. Here you’ll find 623 of the area’s most trusted physicians—our biggest list ever.
“I do not believe that I have made any sacrifices.”
On a pristine spring afternoon, a half dozen teenagers practice their groundstrokes at the Sandy Springs Tennis Center. Home to two dozen outdoor courts, it’s the largest public complex of its kind in metro Atlanta.
Hard Rock officials unveiled plans last year for a reimagined hotel on Centennial Olympic Park Drive. The glitzy property will include a heated outdoor pool, rooftop “oasis,” several live music venues, and oodles of memorabilia.
Uber and Lyft arrived in Atlanta in 2012 and 2013, respectively, and have, in essence, provided Kasim Reed with the taxi fleet he was imagining. The cars are clean, and the drivers are courteous, show up when they’re supposed to, and (usually) don’t get lost. There’s only one problem: the city’s actual taxis are still around.
A goat chomping on nacho chips makes a highly distinctive sound. That’s why Tunewelders, a boutique music creation and audio production company, recorded an actual goat—stage name Moose, of Decatur—chowing down on chips when putting together an entry in a competition to create a Doritos commercial that would air during the 2013 Super Bowl.
Reasonable proposals have emerged—more bike lanes, the Atlanta BeltLine—to help relieve congestion. But local politicians also have come up with some wacky ideas for easing gridlock’s grip on the region.
The new permanent exhibition, Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta, aims to expand the way we traditionally think about the city’s history by spotlighting not only mostly forgotten events but also new perspectives on the ones we think we know.
Architectural models of Olympic venues. A lacquered flower bouquet like those presented to gold medalists. Licensed Olympic merchandise, from dolls and key chains to motor oil and wine. Oh, and pins—lots and lots of pins.
Bust a move when this throwback tour hits Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 16.
Set 80 years in the future, Tuskegee Heirs depicts a rogue group of African American teenaged pilots who must battle “self-aware war machines” to save humanity. The project was inspired by a conversation Williams had with an older man who was frustrated by how aviation had gone from awe-inspiring to mundane in just a few decades.
Cocktail-fueled crowds are standard when dining with Ford Fry, whose interiors are never anything less than stunning. But at some point, you will need to eat—calories to balance the booze. This is where BeetleCat starts to sink.
Fresh, plump sea scallops take well to all kinds of cooking methods: poaching, grilling, baking. But the most common approach is searing, a lightning-fast technique that’s easy to pull off if you know what you’re doing—and easy to screw up if you don’t.
Nothing says summer more than a sweating glass of pink wine. This seasonal “it” drink rarely costs more than $20 per bottle and goes down as easy as water.
What wine pairs with Aaron Neville’s buttery tenor? Find out at City Winery, Ponce City Market’s newest attraction. During shows, guests can order wine from a 400-bottle list and small bites like salads and flatbread pizza.
Buford Highway’s 8 Fahrenheit is reshaping how we eat ice cream—literally. Forget scoops and cones; think Instagram-perfect frozen curls.
Atlanta’s largest collective of farmers markets has launched a new series of seasonal cookbooks. In May, Community Farmers Markets released the first edition, Spring.
Where to find excellent Tamil cuisine in metro Atlanta, plus, can we please be done with Styrofoam, the little coffins made of waxed cardboard, and even the ecoconscious alternatives, which seem to be made of porous materials that suck the life and moisture out of the food?
A simple oil painting provided unlikely inspiration for this kitchen redo in Roswell. “It was an old piece of art that I just had to have in the room,” says homeowner and interior designer Anisa Darnell.
With all the haircare products out there, how do you know which ones are best for you? Thanks to Candace Mitchell and Chanel Martin, who studied at Georgia Tech, there’s an app for that.
Sketches of starbursts, stripes, and even cacti cover Brandy Schuman’s hand-cast ceramic plates, jewelry dishes, and spoons. Her colorful line, A Sensible Habit, began with quirky stationery and printed textiles, but Schuman recently expanded to tableware and jewelry.
Wendy Salle of Salle Opticians doesn’t carry basic eyewear. Ray-Ban, Prada, Persol? Those are all mass-manufactured by corporate giant Luxottica.
Wekulom may run the most beautiful social media presence in town, if her 66,000 Instagram followers are any indication. The 24-year-old studied nursing at Georgia State but recently has been assisting emerging brands with their creative direction.
“What’s unique about this city,” says Mayor Melanie Hammet, who is also a songwriter and recording artist, “is its care for the environment, its passion for the arts, and its sense of humor.”
The way taxis work—or, more specifically, don’t work—in this town is dumbfounding. Imagine a company that promises to perform a service, then simply chooses not to. And doesn’t even bother letting the customer know.
Jeremiah Buziba is five years old. He stands at the end of a line of 11 kids he met less than a month ago, in front of a classroom full of adults he doesn’t know. He doesn’t appear to be overly familiar with the song he’s supposed to be singing, “God Is with You Always.” And yet he’s stealing the show.