Why are so many people getting rare cancers in this small Georgia town?
After multiple rare cancers have been diagnosed in Waycross, Georgia, the city grapples with a profound question: What if the industries that gave us life are killing us?
The Atlanta authors you need to be reading this summer
You don’t have to look far to find the perfect page-turner for your beach read this year. Seven female authors with Atlanta ties have new novels —and one thing their books share in common is a strong, complicated female protagonist. Here’s what the authors have to say about their new books and the writing life.
The Way We Work: How Atlantans are Ditching the 9-to-5
Atlanta businesses, both large and small, are deconstructing the traditional workplace. Here’s a look at new ways to get the job done.
With the MiniMe Factory, anyone—even your dog—can become a pint-sized figurine
As a child, Reza Nourali daydreamed of being like the Superman and Spider-Man action figures he collected. So, the 45-year-old created the MiniMe Factory, an Alpharetta-based company that creates pint-sized versions of people—or even their pets—with 3-D printing technology.
How Georgia’s criminal justice reform law almost left former inmate Aron Tuff behind
In June 1995, Aron Tuff was charged for his third felony conviction and put behind bars for with mandatory life without parole. Twenty one years later, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s criminal justice reform almost forgot Tuff—but the Southern Center for Human Rights didn’t.
The Atlanta Nap Ministry preaches the liberating power of rest
Tricia Hersey, founder of the Nap Ministry: “How can we resist these toxic systems that want us to be disconnected, that want us to work 80 hours a week, that want us to feel like we’re not worthy unless we’re producing something? This isn’t just about naps.”
Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for May
Former first lady Michelle Obama comes to State Farm Arena to promote her memoir, Becoming, Tyler Perry bids adieu to his iconic character with Madea’s Farewell Tour, and Tiny House Atlanta comes to Atlantic Station.
ASO’s Talent Development Program brings diversity to the orchestra and the audience
“Talent Development Program is where I started . . . to know that I had something to offer as a musician of color.” Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Azira Hill and Mary Gramling are helping minority musicians and are helping increase diversity both in the orchestra and in the audience.
Israeli restaurants, however they’re defined, arrive in Atlanta
Though there are abundant “Middle Eastern” restaurants in Atlanta, ones designated as “Israeli” are rare; Tal Baum and a few other chefs are trying to change that. Three new restaurateurs are bringing Israeli-style food to Atlanta.
A quick primer on Chinese hot pot restaurants in Atlanta
Chinese hot pot restaurants aren’t new to Atlanta, but we’ve never had as many as we do now. And these days, you can experience the hot pot ritual—in which you simmer a variety of ingredients in bubbling broth—in more finely appointed settings, with menus devoted to authentic regional styles.
Chanel’s first Atlanta-area boutique, a beauty concept, will open outside the Perimeter
When Chanel unveils its latest marquee this month, it won’t be in Buckhead—or even in Atlanta. The new 1,000-square-foot jewel box is the fifth of the brand’s Fragrance and Beauté boutiques in the U.S. Expect a full line of cosmetics (hello, Pirate red lipstick), skincare, fragrances, and even eyewear, plus makeup consultations.
Atlanta’s Sweet Grass Weddings specializes in a growing trend: tiny weddings
Their own elopement on an overlook off Blue Ridge Parkway inspired Anna and Justin Holladay to launch Sweet Grass Weddings, an event-planning service that specializes in tiny weddings (usually fewer than 30 guests). Plus: Eulyn Hufkie and Ivy & Aster help get any bride dressed up in modern style.
My Style: Gina Tollese, Atlanta DJ
Gina Tollese became a DJ because she couldn’t find anyone playing the music she wanted to hear in her hometown of Birmingham. Her talent eventually brought her to larger crowds in Atlanta, where she mixes everything from Jamiroquai to 21 Savage at venues like Space 2 and Revery VR Bar.
This Peachtree City home office went from cringy to spiffy
The superheroes in this spiffy redo are paint and fabric, two relatively inexpensive investments with a lot of power. The Peachtree City home office once languished with cherry cabinets and gold wall paint until local design firm Steiner Pope came to the rescue.
3 Atlanta-developed apps for a healthier summer
These locally developed apps can help you plan meals, find online workouts, and connect with exercise buddies.
Flashback: That one time Ted Turner coached the Braves
On May 10, 1977, Ted Turner—the budding media mogul and owner of the sad-sack Atlanta Braves—told manager Dave Bristol to take 10 days off after losing 16 games straight. Too bad Turner had no clue what he was doing.