Medical Mystery: The case of the black eye in the morning
Caroline Kalchthaler woke up one morning with a black eye, as if she had been punched or fallen out of bed and hit her face. But no such thing had happened. She tenderly covered it with makeup, and the bruising subsided. But then the black eye occurred again, and again.
Medical Mystery: The case of the moon face
When Marietta middle school teacher Jackie Roché’s face started to grow rounder although she hadn’t gained any weight, she knew something was wrong. “It’s so scary to not know what’s wrong with you,” says Roché. After multiple doctors were unable to help, she went to Emory Clinic’s Special Diagnostic Services, which gave her the right diagnosis within minutes.
Doctor Detective: How Atlanta’s Dr. Clyde Partin unravels puzzling medical mysteries
Emory Clinic’s Special Diagnostic Services is a place for doctors to refer adult patients with perplexing symptoms—some who have gone years with undiagnosed diseases. Meet Dr. W. Clyde Partin Jr., the director of Emory Clinic’s Special Diagnostic Services, who seems like a kinder, gentler version of television’s Dr. Gregory House.
Medical Mystery: The case of the painful purple spots
When a little purple spot first appeared on Shelly Matheson’s ankle, it seemed like something curious that she would mention to her internist. Then, it got bigger and painful. After years of no diagnosis, she went to Emory Clinic’s Special Diagnostic Services, which gave her the right diagnosis.
These triplets just graduated from Emory’s School of Medicine—joining their family’s long line of doctors
In May, Emory University graduated some 140 students from its School of Medicine. Eight of them matched into orthopaedic surgery. Three of them are triplets. Another generation in a long line of family doctors, meet Lauren, Stephanie, and Allison Boden—the daughers of Dr. Mary Caufield and Dr. Scott Boden.
Confessions of a Cover Band: Yacht Rock Revue croons the hits you love to hate
Yacht Rock Revue is hard to define—they’re part fandom, part joke, part self-promotion, and each element is infused with irony. But when they take the stage at Old Fourth Ward’s Venkman’s, the band is fully in character, complete with gaudy shirts and sunglasses, playing music people hate. And everyone loves it.
Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 Atlanta event picks for July
The Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the Fox Theatre honors the undead with a 50th-anniversary screening of Night of the Living Dead and jack-of-all-cuisines Ford Fry’s Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival challenges local and visiting chefs, mixologists, and farmers to concoct tomato-based treats at the Westside Provisions District.
Get thee to the suburbs: Atlanta’s OTP theater scene is booming
The success of companies such as Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company and the Aurora Theatre debunk the myth that the suburbs are void of culture, and other artists are taking note. Here are a few new companies that are bringing theater to the suburbs.
Stream with the Fishes: The beautiful weirdness of Adult Swim’s FishCenter Live
The oddly addictive hit internet streaming show is an example of the absurdist and avant-garde programming the network creates to attract 18- to 34-year-olds, its core demographic, where that group is increasingly spending its time—logged on to watch news videos, professional videogamers streaming Fortnite battles, and Instagram stories.
Georgia Tech’s Robotarium is “a shining beacon of robotic awesomeness”
The Robotarium is an open-access lab with swarm robots, or robots in large quantities. Palm-sized robots roll—and plate-sized ones fly in the middle of the room where anyone in the world can remotely run experiments on the lab’s robots, simply by uploading code to the Robotarium’s website.
At Georgia’s Arrendale State Prison, women inmates forge a bond by keeping bees
Master beekeeper Julia Mahood’s is the first female class in a statewide inmate beekeeping program that began in 2012. Now entering its third year, the facility’s beekeeping program is 25 women strong and provides students both a sense of community on the inside and the skills to start a career upon release.
Flashback: How rolling acres of land became Lake Lanier, metro Atlanta’s largest source of drinking water
When crews broke ground on Buford Dam, the almost 39,000-acre area that would become Lake Lanier was home to approximately 700 families. During severe droughts, the water level drops, occasionally revealing remnants of the area’s former life.
The Christiane Chronicles: Atlanta is awash with too many ridiculous cocktails
I can probably name 15 Atlanta bartenders who can create and pour artisanal cocktails worth drinking. But no more. Plus: The restaurant you should recommend to your out-of-town friends seeking Southern fare is Kevin Gillespie’s Revival.
Where to eat local seafood on Georgia’s coast
Seafood described as fresh and local at restaurants on the Georgia coast isn’t always so, despite close proximity to fishing grounds along the state’s 100-mile coastline. But here are a selection of standout restaurants that do serve Georgia seafood, including Sunbury Crab Company, Doo Dads, Desposito’s, and more.
Home for Dinner: Fahamu Pecou and Jamila Crawford Pecou
You should be so lucky to get an invitation to dinner at the Pecous’. Jamila Crawford Pecou—a vegan for 25 years—has cooked for Dave Chappelle, Erykah Badu, and André 3000. Fahamu Pecou, who received his Ph.D. from Emory University’s Institute for the Liberal Arts in May, explores black male identity through the prism of fine art.
3 new Georgia-grown beauty brands
When a new beauty brand pops up in the Peach State, it’s worth taking note. Here are a few that deserve more than a passing glance.
Feet Forward: For this 29-year-old Georgia shoemaker, sustainability comes first
Fast fashion is notoriously wasteful. But for Sara Irvani, the 29-year-old CEO of Third Oak, a new brand from local footwear company Okabashi Brands, sustainability is key.
An Atlanta-based app uses blockchain to make it easier for patients to access their health information
Atlanta-based app Patientory is trying to improve the global, multibillion-dollar health records system. Here’s how it works.
Spallelujah! Where to get the latest in nail, skin, and massage therapy in Atlanta
Rejuvenate your nails at some new spas (including Nouvelle Nail Spa and Woodhouse Day Spa), pamper yourself with massage therapy at Delta Asanda Spa Lounge, and try out new skincare treatments at iwi Fresh, Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, and all over the city this summer.
My Style: Luisa Hammett, registered dietitian and founder of Peaches to Pearls
Luisa Hammett began her lifestyle blog Peaches to Pearls while getting her master’s degree in nutrition at Georgia State University. Four years later, she’s a clinical nutritionist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and still runs her site and Instagram account, where she has more than 30,000 followers.
Summer Trend: These activated charcoal products promise to detoxify your skin
Activated charcoal has been used for centuries to pull impurities from the body. Now, this ashy carbon residue has reached beauty-fad status with products that fight oil, treat acne, and detoxify the skin.