Buddy Pittard believed every death row inmate deserved his fate. Then he met Keith Tharpe.
To Buddy Pittard, every death row inmate at Georgia’s Jackson state prison deserved their fate. How pity or empathy squared with the Gospel of Jesus Christ did not concern him. Then he met Keith “Bo” Tharpe, an inmate who taught him that some people might deserve a second chance.
Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for March
After performing at halftime during the Super Bowl, Travis Scott is performing at State Farm Arena; motorbikes jump, loop, and delight adrenaline junkies at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for Monster Energy Supercross; the High Museum of Art showcases self-taught artists, sculptors, and photographers for Way Out There: The Art of Southern Backroads.
We billed this city: $1,825 for pizza and other curious findings from Atlanta’s new spending transparency database
In light of the FBI’s investigation of City of Atlanta officials after concerns of bribery schemes, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms created Open Checkbook, which allows the public to monitor the city’s spending. We looked through the resource and here’s what we discovered:
No child will be denied school lunch again if a crusading Gwinnett mom has her way
Alessandra Ferrara-Miller, a Suwanee resident and mother of two, founded her one-woman nonprofit, All For Lunch, in 2017 with the intent to abolish all of the outstanding school lunch debt in metro Atlanta. Long-term, she hopes All For Lunch can act as an emergency fund for all school lunch debt in the metro area.
Pearl Cleage’s new play is a comical ode to female artists—and activists—young or old
Giving women the opportunity to tell their own stories is what connects two generations of artists in Pearl Cleage’s new play, Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous, running March 20 to April 14 at Alliance Theatre.
How Mundo Hispánico, Georgia’s largest Spanish-language newspaper, survived a near-death experience
Saved from shuttering by new owners after Cox Media Group sold the publication, Georgia’s largest Spanish-language newspaper, Mundo Hispánico, covers stories on detainee rights, crime in Hispanic communities, and ICE raids that most other local publications don’t.
The verdict on 3 newcomers to Atlanta’s dining scene: Bully Boy, Ink, and LLoyd’s
Get the early word on Bully Boy, a BeltLine-adjacent restaurant; Ink, a bar inside of Ponce’s 8Arm; and LLoyd’s, Inman Park’s instant classic that feels like a Midwestern tavern circa 1983.
Review: Adalina transforms a former tavern into an Italian beauty
Energetic and experienced restaurateur Dennis Lange has created a welcoming and stylish restaurant in a sprawling condo complex near Vinings, with chef Joshua Hopkins at the helm.
Review: D92 brings excellent Korean barbecue to Decatur
There hasn’t been much quality Korean barbecue inside the Perimeter since Mirror of Korea on Ponce de Leon Avenue closed forever ago. D92 Korean BBQ set out to change that when it opened in Decatur last August.
Three Atlanta grocery stores where you can have a sit-down meal
If you’re looking for an exceptional—and cheap and fast—sit-down meal, you might do better to skip a restaurant and hit up a grocery store. From Manila Mart to Supermercado Chicago to Your DeKalb Farmers Market, here are three more of our favorite spots for simultaneously filling your cart and your belly.
An ode to Southern slaw dogs
It took a while for me to appreciate the joy of a boiled hot dog in a warmed bun, topped with biting yellow mustard that’s the perfect foil to sweet, tangy, creamy coleslaw. Slaw dogs first popped up in West Virginia in the early 1920s and became popular in that region during the Great Depression, when hot dogs and cabbage were affordable for most struggling families.
The Christiane Chronicles: I am a spoon freak. Don’t give me the wrong size.
I’ve always had a thing for spoons—their shape, their size, their depth, the roundness of their bowls. But far too often, I am given the wrong kind of spoon—if I get one at all. Plus, praise for Mary Ingersoll-Weeks and Alon’s Bakery’s cheese counter.
Where to shop in Atlanta now: CBD Products, What Not to Do Apparel, L.A. Stein’s jewelry
CBD Products is focusing on the newest beauty trend to hit Atlanta: CBD oil-infused products. Plus, Atlanta-based fashion designer Hassan “Blu Boy” Secka is targeting the creative class with his brand WNTD Apparel, a line of classic streetwear with Asian-inspired elements and hand-painted graphics.
Karla Davis and her daughters love to wear matching retro styles
As a writer, director, filmmaker, and mom to two rambunctious girls—Olive and Ora Abercrombie— Karla Davis is busy 24/7. She got her start at Turner Studios and has elevated her Instagram account @mintkarla into a picturesque moodboard featuring her two stylish daughters.
Flashback: How Trappist monks built Conyers’s Monastery of the Holy Spirit
Between chants and prayer, the monks mixed and wheeled concrete to build their immense Abbey Church in Rockdale County. Today, the monastery is a must-see attraction and generates revenue by making stained glass, selling bonsai trees, and offering silent retreats for laypeople. Plus, they bake a mean biscotti.