May 2014: Crime in the City



Crime in the City
Crime rates in Atlanta are at historic lows, we’re told. Then why do so many of us feel unsafe? Because numbers mean nothing if you or someone you love is a victim. This month we examine crime in the city, and the human toll it takes.

Guarding the Nest
Loggerheads have been laying eggs on Georgia’s barrier islands for hundreds of years. Then the bulldozers and boats came, threatening the species. Now local residents are working to ensure the turtles’ survival.
By Nikhil Swaminathan

The Polaris Comes Full Circle
The Hyatt’s Polaris spins again, twenty-two floors above Downtown.
By Richard L. Eldredge

Wes Gordon: Driven by Design
Twenty-seven-year-old Wes Gordon has been building his eponymous fashion house since his childhood in Atlanta. His clothes are stocked from Beverly Hills to Beirut—and maybe one day he’ll be a household name in his hometown.
By Mary Logan Bikoff

Editor’s Note For many, perception is reality when it comes to crime

Dream Machines The High Museum rolls out fantastical cars
Capital Idea Crowd lending
Modern Manners Lauretta Hannon’s new-school take on the old-school advice column
New Talent Artist Jessica Caldas 
Who Knew? Bedbug-sniffing beagles 
Georgia Books and Authors Pearl Cleage tells all (and then some) 
Calendar Worth your while this month

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

Review Holeman and Finch Public House
Drink Up The Coravin is changing the way we order wine
Geering Local Sweet onions are a rare treat
Delicious Encounters The Pop-up Prince: Jarrett Stieber
Home Plates Joseph Ward’s Modernist applesauce cake

Commencement SCAD alums go from classroom to catwalk
Beauty The latest products from new cosmetic and skincare shops
Hot Shop Jackson Charles Homes
Inside Look Interior Designer Helen Davis’s Buckhead loft
Neighborhood Kirkwood
Getaway Costa Rica

Hollis Gillespie For the Lady