January 2014: Fried Chicken

Battered Up!
Our top ten plates of fried chicken, a flock of globally inspired dishes, plucky ratings of Southern-based chains—and a new appreciation for Publix.
HOPE Scholarship at 20

When the first HOPE scholars were freshmen twenty years ago, Georgia’s scholarship program looked very different from today. This month we take a hard look at the state of HOPE.
By Rebecca Burns and Betsy Riley

On the case with Georgia’s top cop, Georgia Bureau of Investigation director Vernon Keenan.
By Charles Bethea

Character Study Urban cowboy Brannu Fulton and his trusty steeds
Music & Movies Amy Ray’s trip down the country road
Hollywood of the South A Georgia State alum documents Bettie Page’s life
> PLUS Interview with filmmaker Mark Mori
What’s Inside Millennium Gate
Realty Check Intown apartment complexes are on the rise
InnovATL The safety of e-cigarettes
Research Emory predicts heat wave deaths … 43 years from now
Calendar Worth your while this month

Read all these stories and more in our News & Opinion section

Review Slurp cocktails and oysters at Decatur’s Kimball House
Culinary Character At long last, Atlanta chefs get creative with pasta
Spicing up (or spiking) your sipping chocolate
Geering Local Compostwheels’ pickup and delivery service
Home Plates Asha Gomez’s Kerala-meets-Brunswick stew

Three blow-dry bars go head-to-head 
Test Drive Buff Her exfoliants offer a feast for the face
My Style John Rich, owner of men’s online boutique Oakleaf & Acorn
Home Seven antiques destinations
GetawayOahu, Hawaii
Neighborhood Cartersville

Hollis Gillespie The headaches of contingency planning