For better or worse, arts organizations are particularly susceptible in today’s call-out culture. How the ouster of WonderRoot’s founder exposed the power and pitfalls of justice in the digital age.
You could argue that no leaders are as critical as the ones working to save our planet. For this year’s Groundbreakers, celebrate a few of these innovators who have found novel ways to champion our environment.
Not long ago we asked readers to send us questions they’ve always had about this vexing place we call home. Some were impossible to answer, some we weren’t equipped to answer, some were self-evident. Here are 34 we could answer.
In early September, Sterigenics stopped production in its facility near Smyrna after it was accused of emitting ethylene oxide (a carcinogenic chemical compound used during the sterilization process) near residential neighborhoods. Near Covington, a Becton Dickinson facility that uses ethylene oxide, followed suit. Here’s where things stand.
“Atlanta is such a broad city; the population is exploding, and with that growth, I know problems occur. The other side of that is, when you have all this mixture, all this diversity, that’s when culture comes out. I just hope this project makes Atlanta a little happier, funkier place to live.”
Elton John comes to Atlanta for the last time with his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, eat endless chili at Chomp and Stomp, and more to do this November.
Frankie Broyles and Philip Frobos of local indie band Omni delivers with a fidelity to the post-punk bands of the late ’70s and ’80s they loved, making them one of the city’s most successful bands.
Portraying Mister Rogers, a jaunty Tom Hanks tosses a loafer in the air. That’s the image featured in ads for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. But the movie isn’t about Mister Rogers. It’s about Lloyd Vogel, a fictionalized character based on Atlanta writer Tom Junod.
Sapelo Island—its residents and wildlife—could be in danger as ocean waters continue to rise. The University of Georgia’s Small Satellite Research Lab will launch a satellite roughly 250 miles above Earth that will paint a clear picture of the coming threat.
When Todd Ginsberg of General Muir, one of the best chefs in Atlanta, turns his attention to barbecue and opens a restaurant in Summerhill, sparks will fly. With Wood’s Chapel BBQ, he takes an old-fashioned concept and makes it stunning and modern in a way that respects its integrity.
Kevin Gillespie has yet another impressive restaurant at the BeltLine-adjacent Cold Beer, new modern-Israeli comes to Westside Provisions District at Aziza, and Avondale Estates has an ambitious Vietnamese joint, Vietvana.
As a kid, I was comfortable not just with a diversity of flavors but a diversity of people. As a journalist, I’ve spent a lot of time traveling and reporting stories around the world—but I owe my appreciation of diverse cultures to my own hometown of Lilburn.
What is authentic Chinese food? Regardless of how you define it, just know you can find excellent Chinese in Atlanta from Gu’s Kitchen in Chamblee to Golden Buddha in Buckhead.
Oliver Farm’s okra-seed oil is used by chefs such as Steven Satterfield of Miller Union, Ryan Smith of Staplehouse, and Maricela Vega of 8Arm. “It blows my mind,” says Smith.
These days, “the suits” doesn’t refer to stodgy C-suite attire. Be bold and experiment with statement-making prints, including extreme pinstripes, bold checks, and oversized plaids.
Melanie Woodroffe is a content and user-experience designer for global brands, but she’s also run her lifestyle blog, Capitol de Beauté, for more than 13 years. This fall, she launched her own clean beauty line, Cheers to Good Skin.
Various types of sound therapy have been shown to reduce pain, alleviate anxiety, and improve sleep. SoundEmbrace, Sacred Chill West, and Intown Salt Room in Atlanta specialize in these treatments.
A trip to Palm Springs, California, inspired interior designer Susie Prince and her husband, Victor, to reinterpret midcentury-modern for their 1960s kitchen in Chamblee. White appliances with wood? Right on.
The Wanderer, manned by Savannah aristocrat Charles Lamar, was one of the last-documented slave ships to land in America. Caught by Savannah natives (slave importation was illegal), it was eventually used as a gunner ship by the Union during the Civil War.