December 2014: Best of Atlanta



12Dec14coverBest of Atlanta
Drumroll, please! 195 reasons we love Atlanta right now
By Cameron Albert-Deitch, Jamie Allen, Mary Logan Bikoff, Rebecca Burns, Mary Jo DiLonardo, Rich Eldredge, Osayi Endolyn, Steve Fennessy, Scott Henry, Jessica Keaton-Young, Kristin Kellogg, Caroline C. Kilgore, Christiane Lauterbach, Evan Mah, Tess Malone, Michele Cohen Marill, Tom Oder, Tony Rehagen, Betsy Riley, Feifei Sun, Christine Van Dusen, Matt Walljasper, and Myrydd Wells

State of Independents
A local nonprofit inspires foster and homeless teens
By Betsy Riley

Editor’s Note A makeover for a magazine

Is our bubble bursting? More and more, college grads are going elsewhere
Viewfinder What will happen to Fort McPherson?
Rat-lanta On the front lines of the city’s rodent invasion
Do-gooding A charity wants your forgotten gift cards
Visual Year in review from #weloveatl
Three questions for . . . Jane Goodall
Selma The MLK biopic finally debuts
College football What does a playoff system mean for us?

Editor’s pick
New lamps from a local ceramicist
Scout about town
This month’s style tip sheet
My style
Kim Jackson
The Love List
All Jess Graves wants for Christmas . . .
Room envy
A guest bedroom made bright and geometric
Old Salem, N.C.
Getaway guide
This month’s travel tip sheet

Cheap eats
Tasty pastries from Korea
On the table
Foodie stuff to eat, drink, see, and do
How to shuck an oyster
Christiane Chronicles
Rants and raves from our dining authority
Fresh on the scene
First looks at Shake Shack and more
Our new critic, Corby Kummer, visits The Pig & the Pearl

One Square Mile Mid-Georgia Livestock Market, Jackson, GA