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Meet the Atlanta Police officer whose job is to end animal cruelty

by Joe Reisigl @ Atlanta Magazine

After a 6-year-old boy was killed and a 5-year-old girl mauled by loose dogs earlier this year, the Atlanta Police Department decided to create a new sworn position, Animal Cruelty Liaison Officer, to tackle animal cruelty cases and educate the community about the relationship between animal cruelty and crime. Meet Amy Soeldner, the first person to hold the position.

Reese Witherspoon opens Draper James in Atlanta—and explains how the city inspired the brand

by Mary Logan Bikoff @ Atlanta Magazine

Hollywood A-lister Reese Witherspoon makes no secret about her roots: She’s from the South. And last night the actress/producer made an appearance in Atlanta, where she was celebrating the opening of her fourth store for her Southern-inspired clothing and lifestyle brand, Draper James.

Goodbye to the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead and the celebrity gossip I used to uncover there

by Richard L. Eldredge @ Atlanta Magazine

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Buckhead was ground zero for gossip, celebrity sightings, and the city’s social scene. And when you were responsible for banging out 30 inches of Atlanta’s bold-faced names for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s popular "Peach Buzz" column, you scoured for scoop 24/7.

10 Best Tours in Ho Chi Minh City - Ho Chi Minh City Most Popular Tours

10 Best Tours in Ho Chi Minh City - Ho Chi Minh City Most Popular Tours


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This selection of the best Ho Chi Minh City tours caters to those looking to spice up their holiday with interesting activities and excursions to the city’s most prominent sites. Formerly Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City houses classic French architecture, and sleek skyscrapers as well as ornate temples

What 9 stylish Atlantans have on their holiday wish list

by Joe Reisigl @ Atlanta Magazine

Need a little holiday shopping inspiration? We asked 9 stylish Atlantans for the one item they’re hoping to get this season, from fancy crystal-infused water bottles to pup portraits.

9 Atlanta coffee shops and cafes where you can get work done

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

"Where are good coffee shops and cafes in Atlanta where I can set up my laptop and get things done?" Where to reward your good work habits with pastries, sip strong caffeine, and finally finish that assignment.

Hallelujah: FX’s Atlanta season 2 finally has a premiere date

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

Fans of Atlanta, Donald Glover's television ode to the city, have been waiting for more than a year for second season of the Emmy-award winning show. But today, FX finally announced a spring premiere date for season 2.

29. Nam Phuong

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

Both the Chamblee and Norcross locations of Nam Phuong are worthwhile starting points for discovering the joys of Vietnamese cuisine beyond pho and banh mi.

NA Regional Finals: Red Bull Battle Grounds 2017: Live Stream and Event Information

by CAPCOM Administrator @ Capcom Pro Tour

Boston, MA, USA | November 18th - November 19th | Top players attending, stream schedule, embedded live stream and more!

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Editor’s Note: City of the Future

by Betsy Riley @ Atlanta Magazine

In 2011, as part of Atlanta magazine’s 50th anniversary celebration, we invited all the living mayors to the Atlanta History Center for a conversation with Pulitzer Prize–winning author Doug Blackmon. At the time, Kasim Reed, who was just 22 months into his tenure, said, “I view my job as a job of finishing things that […]

How one Atlantan turned her homelessness into hope for others

by Joe Reisigl @ Atlanta Magazine

When not working part-time at Pizza Hut, she would while away hours downtown at the library or the Five Points MARTA station, writing poetry or listening to a CD if she had batteries. It planted the seed for ChopArt, a nonprofit that Whitley, now 28, founded to help homeless children and teens find dignity, community, and opportunity through art.

13. Kimball House

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

In four years, Kimball House has become a staging ground for a new kind of Southern cool.

Alisa Barry reopens Bella Cucina at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta

by Jennifer Zyman @ Atlanta Magazine

Bella Cucina's previous brick-and-mortar location shuttered in 2013, but just in time for the holidays, the Atlanta-based brand of Italian spreads and sauces is back at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta.

Even with a recount, Atlanta’s next mayor is almost certainly Keisha Lance Bottoms

by Thomas Wheatley @ Atlanta Magazine

Even though Mary Norwood is requesting a recount after an extremely close runoff, Keisha Lance Bottoms is almost certainly Atlanta's next mayor. We take a look back at a race plagued by low energy and too many candidates—and look to what's next.

49. Rising Son

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

When Hudson Rouse, formerly of Home Grown, and his wife, Kathryn Fitzgerald Rouse, opened this earnest meat-and-three for breakfast and lunch almost two years ago, crowds flocked.

At Atlanta’s the Local Pizzaiolo, a World Pizza Champ aims to make Neapolitan pies more affordable

by Carly Cooper @ Atlanta Magazine

“In Naples, you speak of pizza and you think of a food you can eat every day because it’s healthy and affordable,” Giulio Adriani says. “In the U.S., people are going completely crazy with prices from $18-$22. Pizza should be affordable for everybody.”

Shop Small Business Saturday in Mills 50!

by joanne.grant @ Mills 50

Mills 50 businesses are celebrating Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 25 by offering special deals and discounts!  Participating businesses include Black Rooster Taqueria, Central Florida YMCA, District Market at Mills 50, Eclips Salon & Spa, Educe Salon, Florida Fitness Concepts, Go Big Tees, gotkarma, Jazzercise Orlando Mills 50 Fitness Center, Quantum Leap Winery, Remix […]

Photo Journal: Annapurna Circuit Loop Trek in Nepal

by Alli Ruttger @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

To trek in Nepal is to be lifted, literally, away from it all. No matter how long you decide to trek for – 5 days, 12 days, 18 – you’re making the choice to remove...

Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for January

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

The Lion King at the Fox, College Football National Championship, and Morehouse College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture & Conversation Series, and more.

In a new podcast, the Up and Vanished creators and HowStuffWorks tackle the Atlanta Child Murders

by Thomas Wheatley @ Atlanta Magazine

Local filmmaker Payne Lindsey and producer Donald Albright, the duo behind breakout podcast Up and Vanished, have teamed up with Atlanta-based podcast company HowStuffWorks to present Atlanta Monster, a 10-episode podcast series about the Atlanta Child Murders.

Meet Nicki Collen, the new head coach of the Atlanta Dream

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

“You feel a little bit like a one man show,” Nicki Collen says, contemplating her first few days on the job as the new head coach of the Atlanta Dream. “One woman show, I guess.”

Veterans recall pain, hardships of Vietnam War

Veterans recall pain, hardships of Vietnam War


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On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, veterans in Florida reflect on the hardships they endured during the Vietnam War.

28. Chai Pani

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

Kudos to Meherwan Irani, who sticks to his spicy central and south Indian roots at Chai Pani restaurant in Decatur.

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InterContinental Saigon


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5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: December 6-12

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

The Falcons take on the Saints; Katy Perry comes to town, and tons of holiday-themed fun.

South City Kitchen’s new Avalon location will serve daily breakfast

by Carly Cooper @ Atlanta Magazine

Part of the Alpharetta's Hotel at Avalon, the fourth location of South City Kitchen will have something none of the other outposts do: a daily breakfast offering.

Sophie's Art Tour in HCMC - Feet on Foreign Lands

Sophie's Art Tour in HCMC - Feet on Foreign Lands


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Viewing and engaging with the art of any destination adds an extra dimension and texture to your experience of that place. And Sophie's Art Tour in HCMC is the perfect way to come to terms with Vietnamese art.

A Year of Giving in Greater Gainesville

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

In Gainesville, people take helping others seriously, but they have a good time while doing so! A year in Gainesville is full of events, from performances at Santa Fe College to farmers market festivals. The events that hold a special place in our hearts, however, are charity events. Throughout the year, people from the Gainesville […]

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A fire threw Atlanta transportation into chaos—again

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

A fire at a Georgia Power substation caused a blackout Sunday afternoon at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, cancelling all flights and leaving thousands stranded—the second time this year that flames caused a massive transportation disaster. Here's what happened, and how the internet reacted to it.

Go beyond Champagne this New Year’s with these sparkling wines

by Joe Reisigl @ Atlanta Magazine

The celebratory yet stressful nature of the holiday season calls for one quencher: bubbly. The good thing is that there are options; these days, you can find world-class sparkling wines from all across the globe. The bad news: Finding the right bottle can be pretty intimidating. I’m here to help.

The beard is real: 10 things you didn’t know about being a professional Santa

by Tess Malone @ Atlanta Magazine

How much does the suit cost? Is the beard real? We spoke to three of Atlanta's professional Santas to find out what it takes.

Love Fest returns!

by joanne.grant @ Mills 50

It’s a festival all about love! Celebrate the love of the environment, the arts, music and food! Live music by Texas Outlaw Jerry J, The States, and Beemo! DJ Cliff T and DJ Jeff from Remix will be spinning your favorite tunes! Enjoy cocktails from The Guesthouse,  beer from Ten 10 Brewing Company and wine from Quantum Leap Winery! Arts and crafts by Pottery […]

27. Kaiser’s Chophouse

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

After more than 30 years in some of Atlanta’s finest kitchens, Liechtenstein-born chef Peter Kaiser finally gets to see his name above the door of a restaurant.

The 10 most Atlanta things that happened in 2017

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

Here are ten moments from 2017, both the good and the bad, that could have only happened in (or to) this city we call home, from the MARTA bus that wouldn't move to the fire-induced transit disasters to Falcons heartbreak.

Damn. Kendrick Lamar is playing a free show in Atlanta for the College Football Playoff

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

ESPN announced this morning that rapper Kendrick Lamar, whose Damn. album is likely on every single "best of 2017" list you will read this year, will be the halftime performer during the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 8.

Next to an East Cobb gas station, Marietta Donuts serves up fresh yeast doughnuts and apple fritters

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

There’s almost no signage for the cozy East Cobb doughnut shop—blink and you might miss it. But every day at 5:00 a.m., Sokcheat Heng and Sophal Chhim hit the kitchen to begin making their from-scratch doughnuts in classic varieties like sour cream and crumb cake, along with seasonal flavors like pumpkin.

35. Octopus Bar

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

When Nhan Le and the late Angus Brown opened Octopus Bar in 2011, they shook up Atlanta's dining scene, offering small plates rife with primo ingredients like oysters and uni but served in a loud, dark room.

Cheap Flights from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City from $120 - KAYAK

Cheap Flights from Hong Kong to Ho Chi Minh City from $120 - KAYAK


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The Booming Issue: Geriatrics

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

Florida is known for its influx of snowbirds during the winter, but its aging population consists of much more than transient retiree vacationers. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 26.7 percent of Floridians will be age 60 or older by year 2020. According to Christy Carter, the program director of the University of Florida’s new […]

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This Buckhead church building was converted into a bright family home

by Joe Reisigl @ Atlanta Magazine

The site was once owned by Joseph Mitchell, the last living heir to Gone With the Wind scribe Margaret Mitchell. Upon his death, he donated it to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. The church spent two years scrapping the existing house and building a residential-style events space for its prelate archbishop. However, a front-page story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about plans for the $2.2 million residence helped touch off sharp criticism from parishioners.

HowStuffWorks want you to explain the answers to life’s biggest questions

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

Set up on the second floor of Ponce City Market, the Question Booth is a small recording studio that asks passersby to explain some of life's biggest questions. Why are we here? What happens after we die? Do we have free will?

Celebrate the First Day of Fall at our Pub Crawl!

by joanne.grant @ Mills 50

Friday, September 22 is the Annual First Day of Fall Pub Crawl, starting at 6pm.  Purchase a wristband for $5 at either Wally’s or Ten 10 Brewing Company and receive drink specials at: BART, Lil Indies, St. Matthew’s Tavern, Ten 10 Brewing Company, The Brass Tap – Mills Park, The Guesthouse, Wally’s & Will’s Dirty Laundry.

He Ro had never seen an oyster. Now the refugee is Kimball House’s most talented shucker.

by Julia Bainbridge @ Atlanta Magazine

He Ro arrived in Clarkston as a shy 15-year-old who had spent much of his life in a Karen refugee camp in Thailand after fleeing Burma as a child. Now a 24-year-old oyster shucker at Kimball House, the people at the restaurant have all become his friends. “They all love me."

Exploring Orlando’s Little Vietnam

Exploring Orlando’s Little Vietnam


TravelPulse

The Mills/50 district brings the flavors of the far east to O-Town.

A Passion for Service Becomes a Heartfelt Legacy

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

“My father’s passion was always to act like a dealership in vehicle expertise, but superior to a dealer in service.”   —Heidi Jones A car can define you, complete you and make you proud – it can be an embodiment of your self-expression. Walter Bodendorf understood that nuance and co-founded Continental Imports, a unique European […]

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You need to try the hot, fresh cake doughnuts at Duck Donuts

by Jennifer Zyman @ Atlanta Magazine

Don't be deterred by the fact that this Atlanta newcomer is a national franchise. The hot, made-to-order cake doughnuts are delightful.

Mills 50 Historic Homes Tour is Saturday, November 11!

by joanne.grant @ Mills 50

The Mills 50 Historic Home tour includes six homes located in the Mills 50 neighborhoods. You will tour classic bungalows and other traditional style homes built between the 1920’s & 1950’s. A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets are $35 in advance ($40 day of the tour) at www.orlandoweeklytickets.com/events/48707468/mills-50-historic-homes-tour and include the tour and an after […]

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Maika Tours


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Atlanta: Here’s how to celebrate UGA in the College Football Championship if you can’t go to the game

by Joe Reisigl @ Atlanta Magazine

Thousands for tickets? Yeah, let's not. Cheer for your Georgia Bulldogs and still get the full Atlanta experience at local bars, tailgates, watch parties, and official events as the Dawgs take a shot at the national title for the first time in 38 years against Alabama Crimson Tide.

SAIGON KICK: New Orlando Concert Footage Posted Online

SAIGON KICK: New Orlando Concert Footage Posted Online


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Fan-filmed video footage of the reunited acclaimed 1990s rock band SAIGON KICK performing last night (Friday, August 9) at The Social in Orlando, Florida can be seen below.SAIGON KICK parted ways...

The Gainesville Country Club Redesign

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

Before:  After: The Gainesville Country Club is more than a golf course. It’s a dining option, a wedding venue, a tennis club and a social destination. The Gainesville Country Club caters to a lot of needs, but all of them require aesthetics and atmosphere. That’s why the country club underwent a complete renovation in 2017. […]

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These are a few of Cynthia Rowley’s favorite things

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

With the holidays just around the corner and a new boutique open at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta, Rowley shared her holiday must-haves, upcoming trends, and fitness motivators—all of which are available at her new store.

12. Sushi House Hayakawa

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

Atsushi “Art” Hayakawa is not out to dazzle you with decor. This restaurant is a temple to fish, and the chef is nothing if not a purist.

Room Envy: This Milton master bedroom is fashionably fuchsia

by Lisa Mowry @ Atlanta Magazine

Factors contributing to this Milton master bedroom: the wife loves purple, the husband didn’t want the bedroom to be too feminine, the designer likes modern, and the house had ’90s-era high ceilings.

Capcom Cup 2017 Last Chance Qualifier Is Open, Register Now

by CAPCOM Administrator @ Capcom Pro Tour

First details on the Capcom Cup 2017 Last Chance Qualifier and how to register!

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Latin America Regional Finals 2017: Live Stream and Event Information

by CAPCOM Administrator @ Capcom Pro Tour

Sao Paulo, Brazil | November 02 - November 04 | Top players attending, stream schedule, embedded live stream and more!

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ROBERT PLANT On Possibility Of Recording With JIMMY PAGE Again: 'It's Not Even Within My Countenance To Imagine It'

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In a brand new interview with the Louisville, Kentucky radio station 91.9 WFPK, LED ZEPPELIN legend Robert Plant was asked if he could ever see himself recording with Jimmy Page again. "I have no idea," he said (hear audio below). "It's not even within my countenance to imagine it, really." After DJ Kyle Meredith pointed out that LED ZEPPELIN is still "near and dear to the hearts" of the band's fans, Plant replied: "Me too — nobody more than me. But I don't wanna do it a disservice either." LED ZEPPELIN hasn't performed together in almost a decade, having last played London's O2 Arena in December 2007. The concert was part of the Ahmet Ertegun tribute event, which was chronicled on the band's 2012 "Celebration Day" CD and DVD. The set, which featured Jason Bonham subbing for his late father John Bonham on drums, marked Plant, Page and Paul Jones's first full-scale concert together since John Bonham's 1980 death. Last October, Robert shot down the possibility of a LED ZEPPELIN reunion, telling the Daily Telegraph that "you can't ever really go back." He added: "It's tough enough repeating yourself with something that's a year old, never mind forty-nine years old. I've got to keep moving." Plant has arguably been the lone holdout for another LED ZEPPELIN reunion. Despite promoter-led attempts to get the band to reform for a series of concerts, Plant remains committed to his new musical direction in the roots and blues-based "Americana" field. Robert's eleventh solo album, "Carry Fire", was released in October via Nonesuch/Warner.

Street Fighter Tournaments Schedule | Capcom Pro Tour

Street Fighter Tournaments Schedule | Capcom Pro Tour


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Find out when to watch or participate in Street Fighter tournaments by using the Capcom Pro Tour schedule. Sort tournaments by year, region and event type.

Coyote howls have you cowering? Don’t fear, says this Atlanta advocacy group

by Candice Dyer @ Atlanta Magazine

Coyotes have been documented in every county in Georgia. Last year, concerns prompted state officials to launch the Georgia Coyote Challenge, a program to trap or kill more of the animals. But the Atlanta Coyote Project believes the program is inhumane and counterproductive.

CPT North American Regional Finals Heads to Red Bull Battle Grounds in Boston

by CAPCOM Administrator @ Capcom Pro Tour

First Details for CPT North American Regional Finals at Red Bull Battle Grounds!

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Closet cleanse: Tips from a professional organizer on keeping your clothes arranged

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

If getting dressed each morning feels like a chore, it might be time to clean out your closet, says Shannon Loe, founder of the professional organizing company Live with Less. Here, she shares three tips for getting to a clear and clutter-free space.

20. Yet Tuh

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

For those of us without Korean grandmothers, Yet Tuh’s chefs are the city’s closest substitutes.

Opioids – An Epidemic in the Making

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

In May 2017, Gov. Rick Scott officially declared a health emergency in the state of Florida. While the declaration initiated statewide action to address the opioid epidemic, opioids and their risks have a long history in medicine. The opium poppy has been cultivated since 3400 B.C., when it was called the “joy plant” in lower […]

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Saigon Kick


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Hand make your Christmas gifts at these 3 Atlanta workshops

by Joe Reisigl @ Atlanta Magazine

Tired of shopping? Check out these workshops to study a new craft, and leave with a little something handmade to slide under the tree.

Wrap battle: 3 expert tips for wrapping gifts

by Joe Reisigl @ Atlanta Magazine

As the owner of local gift and paper shops the Merchant and Archer Paper Goods, Daniel Collier knows a thing or two about fine presents—and presentation.

Making a smart home? The best upgrades are simple and won’t break the bank.

by Joe Reisigl @ Atlanta Magazine

Where do you start in a world with everything from illuminated, vibrating toilets to Bluetooth-enabled showers? The best investments are simple and don’t break the bank. These first three steps total less than $600 and can bring returns in more than one way.

How redrawing districts has kept Georgia incumbents in power

by Thomas Wheatley @ Atlanta Magazine

Georgia lawmakers have been accused of moving the goal posts so their party can stay in power. Could an independent set of mapmakers put an end to the process? Or must the courts decide?

The Walking Dead Awards: Plot armor is officially off the table

by Matt Walljasper @ Atlanta Magazine

Negan and the Saviors escape the Sanctuary and seek revenge on Alexandria, the Kingdom, and the Hilltop. Carl works to save the Alexandriates, Maggie makes a cold-blooded decision, and the show takes a very ambitious (and unexpected) turn.

Flights to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) | Emirates United States

Flights to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) | Emirates United States


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Travelling with the Canon Mark IV

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

After meeting talented photographers from @DiscoveryEarth Instagram account, we asked them what would be their ultimate photography gear. They came back to us with the Canon 5D Mark IV accompanied by these 2 lenses: 24-70mm...

S.O.S. Tiki Bar’s cocktails go “full-on tacky Christmas”

by Jennifer Zyman @ Atlanta Magazine

With the wild success of the Miracle on Monroe pop-up holiday bar, it's no surprise other Atlanta cocktail bars are getting into the Christmas game. Through New Year's Eve, Decatur's S.O.S Tiki Bar is serving up festive and elaborate drinks in a zany holiday atmosphere.

Ruchi serves up solid Bangladeshi and Indian favorites in Chamblee

by Jennifer Zyman @ Atlanta Magazine

Never tried Bangladeshi food before? This Chamblee newcomer is a great place to start. Indian favorites such as rich, creamy spinach and paneer cheese share the menu with garlic chili morich, a spicy, stewed Bangladeshi dish made with finely chopped green chilies, chopped tomato, garlic, and spices.

The Christiane Chronicles: Who serves toast in a bowl?

by Christiane Lauterbach @ Atlanta Magazine

Bowls have their place when serving food, but please, don't put toast in a bowl ever again. Plus, nut milk from Virginia-Highland's Press & Grind has made me a convert.

Preview: 7th annual Holiday Hootenanny concert will be dedicated to Col. Bruce Hampton

by Jerry Grillo @ Atlanta Magazine

The seventh-annual benefit concert on December 20 at Terminal West will feature several longtime Hampton collaborators. Artists include two-time Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale, flat-picking guitar virtuoso Larry Keel, banjoist/singer Jeff Mosier, Johnny Knapp, Donna Hopkins, and Ralph Roddenberry.

Editor’s Note: Life lessons

by Betsy Riley @ Atlanta Magazine

Our public high school had students from more than 65 different countries. A decade after graduation, my older son still has friends who are Indian, Brazilian, Korean, and American of all colors. Ramadan became as familiar a part of the academic calendar to him as Thanksgiving and Passover.

Saigon & Sushi: A Tour of Asian Dining in Gainesville - HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

Saigon & Sushi: A Tour of Asian Dining in Gainesville - HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville


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Looking for a meal your whole family can enjoy? Luckily for you, we’ve collected a list of 10 mouthwatering Asian food restaurants in the Gainesville area. Whether you’re a sushi lover, a pad thai enthusiast or anywhere in between, with these local restaurants, you won’t have to stray far from home to get your Asian cuisine fix.   …

A fondant swan cake helped land Atlanta’s Molly Brodak on the Great American Baking Show

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

A three-dimensional swan, a lemon pepper-flavored portrait of Killer Mike, and six near-identical cookies decorated likes mermaids complete with iridescent golden seashell bras—these are just a handful of the creations Molly Brodak has whipped up in her kitchen this year.

8. Bacchanalia

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

The new Bacchanalia feels a little more relaxed, but the menu still offers those signature crab fritters with citrus and avocado as well as Anne Quatrano's impeccably sourced cheese course.

FRANK BELLO Says 'It's Not Gonna Be A Long Time' Before ANTHRAX Begins Work On Next Album

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ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello was interviewed for a recent episode of "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon". You can now listen to the chat below. Asked about ANTHRAX's plans to work on the follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album, Bello said: "There's no pressure to do anything [in terms of releasing new music]. But we will. The great thing about it is we know we will. It's not gonna be long, it's not gonna be a long time, but we have to do touring. And you know what? Individually, we all… I have a guitar as I speak to you right now. I have my little amp and my guitar right here, I have my recorder, and it's non-stop playing. My wife's at work, I have my kids at school. This is what I do; this is my job. I just love writing stuff. So you have a bunch of stuff on the recorder, and then eventually, we'll start jamming different pieces of each other's parts and sending MP3s back and forth — 'What do you think of this?' — just sending riffs back and forth via e-mail. And then Charlie [Benante, drums], Scott [Ian, guitar] and I will get together eventually and start pieces pieces together of songs. And that's how it works. And then it just builds into songs. And then we'll get a group of music together, and then we'll start putting melodies on top, then the lyrics, and that's how we do it." Regarding ANTHRAX's approach to songwriting and whether there is any room for musical experimentation, Bello said: "It's gotta be good. But at this point, you would know what ANTHRAX is. You wanna go outside the box, but you still want it to sound like us. And I think just us playing it would sound like us. But it's always [about] bringing something cool. There's stuff that you're never gonna bring into an ANTHRAX… Like, I would never bring into ANTHRAX what I would write for somebody else, or maybe a side project I have. But there's stuff that I write… If I write a riff, it's, like, 'That's an ANTHRAX thing.' Or a melody, 'Oh, that's an ANTHRAX melody.' I'll save it. I'll say, 'That's just good. I'm keeping…' You know what I mean? 'It's heavy. It's gotta be that.' But I think if it's good, just bring it out there." Released in February 2016, "For All Kings" was called by some critics ANTHRAX's strongest album to date. Its arrival followed a five-year period during which the band experienced a rebirth of sorts, beginning with ANTHRAX's inclusion on the 2010 "Big Four" tour with METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH, and continuing with the 2011 release of comeback LP "Worship Music". ANTHRAX's upcoming disc will be the band's third full-length release since the return of singer Joey Belladonna, who came back into the fold for the "Big Four" shows, in the process helping inspire a new wave of creativity. ANTHRAX will release its long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, "Kings Among Scotland", on April 27 via Megaforce"Kings Among Scotland" will be preceded by ANTHRAX's North American co-headline tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE"KillThrax 2018" — set to kick off January 25 in Montreal.

Ready, set, nest! A ton of new home and decor stores have sprung up in Atlanta

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

Atlantans can be quite the enthusiastically domesticated bunch—we brag about our neighborhoods, we treasure our houses, we celebrate our designers and architects, and we decorate with prescient delight. Retailers have taken note, responding in kind with an explosion of new home and decor stores ready to feed our voracious appetite for stylish living.

40. One Eared Stag

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

Anchored by a long, friendly bar, One Eared Stag is the kind of place nearby residents hit up twice a week.

Orlando United Day

by joanne.grant @ Mills 50

A Day of Love and Kindness on June 12, 2017, will be a day that we as a community can come together to respectfully honor the memory of the 49 innocent Pulse victims, supporting survivors, and recognize the compassion and love that was displayed by the Central Florida community following the tragedy.  ACT. LOVE. GIVE.

43. Busy Bee

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

We’d be a lesser town without this institution, which has been a go-to for the comforts of smothered pork chops, oxtails, and fried chicken since 1947.

FOO FIGHTERS' 'Concrete And Gold' North American Tour 2018 Expanded By Popular Demand

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FOO FIGHTERS' "Concrete And Gold" tour has added seven new headline dates to its North American itinerary. The North American leg of the tour supporting the band's "Concrete And Gold" album (Roswell/RCA) has further expanded its 2018 itinerary with a run of new arena headlines beginning October 8 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona and running through October 18 at the XCel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tickets for the new dates are on sale to the public as of Friday, January 26 at 9 a.m. local time (with the exception of Detroit, which goes on sale Thursday, January 25 at 11 a.m. local time). Capital One cardholder and FOO FIGHTERS fan pre-sale tickets will be available as of Tuesday, January 23 at 10 a.m. local market time. Pre-sale tickets will be available until Thursday, January 25 at 10 a.m. local market time or until they are sold out. Pre-sale tickets are limited to (4) tickets per card. While supplies last. The tireless FOO FIGHTERS have just begun 2018 in style, with their just-underway stadium tour of Australia and New Zealand. The first U.S. leg of the "Concrete And Gold" tour wound down 2017 by storming through sold-out arenas in Richmond, Greensboro, Cincinnati, Sioux Falls and more. Newly added FOO FIGHTERS shows: Oct. 08 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena Oct. 10 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center Oct. 12 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center Oct. 13 - St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center Oct. 15 - Detroit, MI - Little Caesars Arena Oct. 17 - Milwaukee, WI - Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center Oct. 18 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center

Flights from Orlando to Ho Chi Minh City as low as $610

Flights from Orlando to Ho Chi Minh City as low as $610


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It’s in the Details by Keith Watson Spruce Up Your Bar Cart

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

With little effort, you can create the perfect bar cart station that is Pinterest-worthy! Bar carts are one of our favorite home décor essentials. This classic piece resurged in the recent year, making it a must-have accessory in your home. Due to their popularity, you can find them in numerous finishes to compliment your look […]

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Bon Jovi's latest tour comes to Orlando for his only Florida date

Bon Jovi's latest tour comes to Orlando for his only Florida date


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Bon Jovi, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and more importantly, the guy with all the best songs on Guitar Hero, will come to...

Irwin Street Market founder to open the Market at Center Park in March

by Carly Cooper @ Atlanta Magazine

Irwin Street Market and Jake’s Ice Creams founder Jake Rothschild is opening the Market at Center Park in East Point. It will feature 300 square feet of locally made goods, ranging from bread and pasta to chocolates and pies.

Eat This: Shakshuka at Spiller Park Toco Hills

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Unlike Hugh Acheson’s counter-service coffee shop in Ponce City Market, the Toco Hills location of Spiller Park has a tiny but capable kitchen that’s taking the menu beyond apple- or avocado-loaded toast.

12 questions for Jeezy on all things Atlanta

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

Jeezy talks about his new studio downtown, what's changed about Atlanta, and why he doesn't eat at Waffle House anymore.

October Business After Hours is hosted by Insight Credit Union!

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1. Staplehouse

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Two years after we gave it four out of four stars, Staplehouse is still on top.

How one massive, BeltLine-adjacent project aims to change Old Fourth Ward

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

What New City developer Jim Irwin has planned for 10.2 acres about a block south of Ponce City Market is a whole new level of ambitious. The first renderings for 760 Ralph McGill show a $750-million, mixed-use hub of glassy, uniquely geometric architecture that incorporates terraced roofs, green elements, and elevated “flyover” bridges.

Emory students tackle unsolved, unpunished killings from the Civil Rights Movement—and draw parallels to today

by Joe Reisigl @ Atlanta Magazine

Hank Klibanoff’s students are talking about running. Specifically, why an innocent black teenager would run from white cops in Macon in 1962. Simone Senibaldi, a senior, says, “The thing about running—for me and people that I know who are black—is that whenever cops are around, you run, regardless of whether you’re innocent or guilty.”

The Walking Dead gets a new showrunner for season 9

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

Whatever your opinions on this season of The Walking Dead, the AMC zombie drama is still a juggernaut hit for the cable network, so this weekend's announcement that the show had been renewed for a ninth season was hardly a surprise. More interesting is the fact that Scott Gimple will be stepping down as showrunner, with writer and co-executive producer Angela Kang taking the helm.

This heavenly high-rise in Vinings has stunning views of downtown and Midtown

by Lisa Mowry @ Atlanta Magazine

With some homes, it all begins with the view. Vicki and Allen Filstein originally thought they wanted to downsize to a condo in Midtown, but a stunning vantage point looking onto the city brought them to the Aberdeen in Vinings.

Family Business Continues To Thrive Since First Settling In Orlando’s “Little Vietnam”

Family Business Continues To Thrive Since First Settling In Orlando’s “Little Vietnam”


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It’s been 40 years since the fall of Saigon and all week we’re looking at Orlando’s Vietnamese population. Vietnamese cuisine is reflective of Vietnamese lifestyle, starting from the preparation of the food, to how it’s served. That’s what the family that runs Orlando’s Saigon Noodle & Grill says.

Flashback: The Pink Pig at Rich’s, 1990

by Thomas Wheatley @ Atlanta Magazine

In the mid-1950s, Rich’s executive Frank Pallotta had an idea: If the annual Great Tree wasn’t enough to coax holiday shoppers to Rich’s downtown department store, then a monorail would be. Dubbed the Snowland Express, the rickety three-and-a-half minute ride over the toy department—and later the roof—cost a quarter, making it a magnet for kids and a moment’s reprieve for parents to study their shopping lists.

Fresh on the Scene: Donetto, ARI Korean Steakhouse, Muchacho, Janet’s Kitchen Atlanta

by Christiane Lauterbach @ Atlanta Magazine

West Midtown's new destination Tuscan food spot, John Creek's design-forward Korean barbecue, a Reynoldstown cafe that sounds like—but definitely isn't—a Mexican restaurant, and Filipino cuisine gains a stronger foothold in Atlanta with Janet’s Kitchen Atlanta.

19. Bones

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

If corporate bigwigs want to blow $6,000 on wine, they do it at this landmark wood-paneled steakhouse.

This bohemian bathroom is the perfect, cozy retreat

by Lisa Mowry @ Atlanta Magazine

“Bathrooms are spaces with lots of hard surfaces,” says interior designer Breckyn Alexander. To warm up the tile and metal in this teenage girls’ bath, the Athens-based pro, who also owns a home furnishings boutique, incorporated design elements typically spotted in other areas of a house: salvaged doors, antique rugs, and conversation-piece lighting.

No architect ever loved Atlanta like John Portman

by Richard L. Eldredge @ Atlanta Magazine

"All I ever wanted to do in Atlanta was create something that would elevate the city.” Remembering the iconic architect, who died December 29 at age 93.

GRETA VAN FLEET Has A Fan In ROBERT PLANT

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, GRETA VAN FLEET has a fan in legendary singer Robert Plant. The LED ZEPPELIN frontman told Louisville radio station 91.9 WFPK that he's heard the young Michigan-based group, saying that vocalist Josh Kiszka is "pretty good... There's a job out there for him." The irony is that GRETA VAN FLEET's sound has been compared to ZEPPELIN, with Kiszka's voice similar to Plant's and the musical style close as well. Josh and his brother, guitarist Jake Kiszka, told The Pulse Of Radio that the band's chart-topping first single, "Highway Tune", was a tribute to all the rock music they grew up listening to. "When we first realized that we had to be writing our own material, and we really wanted to, you know, I sat down and wrote the riff," Jake said. Josh added: "Jake kind of did the riff and I threw some vocals in there and it was kind of really an ode to that appreciation for rock 'n' roll music at its, you know, finest." GRETA VAN FLEET rocketed to the top of the rock radio charts last year with "Highway Tune". The track is taken from the quartet's debut EP, "Black Smoke Rising", which came out last April. Their latest single is "Safari Song". The Michigan-based group is reportedly working on its first full-length LP and will head out on a European tour this March. The band is confirmed to appear at this year's edition of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, which will be held on April 13 through April 15 and again with the exact same bill on April 20 through April 22 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California. More headlining and festival dates will follow in late April, May and June.

How this Brookwood condo went from a big white box to a modern art-inspired home

by Lisa Mowry @ Atlanta Magazine

Matt Richburg first connected with interior designer Kate Hayes through Houzz, the online design source. When they met in person at the new empty condo he’d bought at the Brookwood in south Buckhead, their styles meshed instantly.

Wheeling and Dealing (Delicious Foods)

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

  Food trucks are a staple for foodies. Luckily, in Greater Gainesville food trucks are common visitors to our local breweries. There are multiple food truck rallies a year and a great assortment of food on wheels. Here are some fan-favorite food trucks:   Humble Wood Fire  If you’re skeptical of a chef’s ability to […]

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10 Simple Style Tips

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

Elegance and sophistication infused with New England charm is Kerry Spears’ specialty. A Northerner who has adopted Southern flare into her designs, Spears brings her love for historic homes and detail to her interior company, Kerry Spears Interiors. She enjoys creating an exciting yet personal space for each client, one that turns a house into […]

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Plants Love Coffee and Other Winter Planting Tips

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

It is safe to say that 11th century Ethiopians had no idea what a treasure they discovered when they found coffee. They originally boiled the leaves of the coffee plant as a medicinal concoction, but in the following centuries, coffee has evolved in form and popularity. Recently, coffee is even being used in the garden. […]

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Trekking in Nepal

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When you decide to travel to Nepal, chances are that a trek through the Himalayas is in your plans. Trekking in Nepal can be for anyone. Even though Nepal is home to the world’s highest...

This Staplehouse bartender and his wife want to help you build a snazzy home bar

by Joe Reisigl @ Atlanta Magazine

Ben and Maddie Richardson launched their online shop, Cocktail Commons, in 2016 after their house started to get “a bit crowded” with antique cocktail glasses that Ben, a Staplehouse bartender, kept acquiring while thrifting. Now, the husband-wife duo’s inventory ranges from etched Prohibition-era crystal to kitschy midcentury tumblers.

Report: Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer DAVE HOLLAND Dead At 69

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According to the Spanish newspaper El Progreso, former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland has passed away at the age of 69. The musician died on Tuesday, January 16 at Hospital Universitario Lucus Augusti in Lugo, Spain. The cause of his death has not been revealed, but his body has already been cremated, according to the newspaper. Holland had reportedly been residing in Fonsagrada, a town and municipality in the province of Lugo in northwest Spain, after spending several years in a British jail for attempting to rape a teenage boy. The drummer was sentenced in January 2004 of trying to assault the 17-year-old in his cottage in Northamptonshire, England, while giving him drumming lessons. The abuse was revealed in a letter written by the teenager to his parents. Holland always denied any involvement in the attempted rape of the special needs student and was at one point said to be planning to write a tell-all biography of his life and career. According to El Progreso, Dave lived discreetly in a secluded part of Spain and was described by the neighbors who knew him as "very kind and polite." Dave joined PRIEST in 1979 and stayed in the band for a decade, playing on such classic albums as "British Steel" (1980), "Point Of Entry" (1981), "Screaming For Vengeance" (1982), "Defenders Of The Faith" (1984), "Turbo" (1986), and "Ram It Down" (1988). He exited the band in 1989 and was replaced by Scott Travis. Holland was also a founding member of TRAPEZE alongside Glenn Hughes and Mel Galley, his bandmates from a previous group named FINDERS KEEPERS. Holland was arguably the least popular of PRIEST's six drummers to date (John Hinch, Alan Moore, Simon Phillips, Les Binks, Dave Holland, and Scott Travis), with a 1986 Modern Drummer profile calling him "the Charlie Watts of heavy metal." In a 2008 interview, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford stated about Holland: "I think there's an enormous respect for Dave and what he did for the band. As you know, we've had many drummers; we're almost like the living SPINAL TAP in some respects. The drumming for any band is absolutely vital — it's the anchor, and it's what keeps the band locked together. So after going through three or four drummers, we finally found the best man for the job, Scott Travis." PRIEST bassist Ian Hill once described Holland's style as "very steady and solid. He doesn't try to fit things in and be fancy just for the sake of it. Dave's the sort of drummer that would rather leave something out and make his impact that way, instead of dealing with a real technical jazz-type drum fill. All I can say is that Dave's a damn good heavy rock drummer in my book."

The Uplifter: How Spanx CEO Sara Blakely became one of the most inspirational women in business

by Mary Logan Bikoff @ Atlanta Magazine

That’s her schtick. She’s the cheerleader and the nerd. She’s a girly girl, but she's also the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire. This is how Sara Blakely became one of the country's most influential women after cutting the legs off of a pair of panty hose one day 20 years ago.

Ponce City Market has a new, trendy pet supply shop: Ace & Jack

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

Ace & Jack, an new "lifestyle" pet supply shop from the team behind the Merchant, Archer Paper Goods, and Collier Candy Company, has opened at Ponce City Market just in time for the holidays.

4 popular Atlanta workouts to start your new year

by Joe Reisigl @ Atlanta Magazine

Free fitness groups, calorie-crushing classes, and high-intensity yoga to burn off those December desserts.

Atlanta’s first cookie dough counter, Batter, lands at Ponce City Market

by Matt Walljasper @ Atlanta Magazine

Batter Cookie Dough Counter opened in Ponce City Market in November. Eating a bowl of cookie dough sounds like a childhood dream, but be warned, it is rich.

This Decatur townhouse got a bright, colorful makeover

by Lisa Mowry @ Atlanta Magazine

Owner of award-winning Terracotta Design/Build, architect Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson appreciated the potential of the townhouse’s 12-foot-tall ceilings and many windows. “I was able to check all the boxes: charming neighborhood, good schools, close to work, no landscaping to worry about, and a lot of volume inside.”

9. Restaurant Eugene

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Linton and Gina Hopkins, the husband-and-wife team whose H&F brand continues to pop up across the city, give Southern food the white tablecloth treatment at their flagship restaurant.

Capcom Cup 2017: Live Stream and Event Information

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Watch Capcom Cup 2017 live this weekend! Inside you will find player information, stream schedule, brackets, embedded live stream and more!

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Will Atlanta restaurants soon serve insects? This scientist hopes so.

by Max Blau @ Atlanta Magazine

Eighty percent of the world’s countries already consume insects. They have nutritional benefit—toasted grasshoppers are rich in protein, fatty acids, and iron—and environmental benefits—it takes 2,000 times the amount of water to produce a pound of beef than it does for a pound of crickets.

What’s filming in Atlanta now? The First Man, Venom, Mile 22, Ozark, plus your Georgia-filmed holiday guide

by Matt Walljasper @ Atlanta Magazine

The First Man with Ryan Gosling, Spider-Man flick Venom, Mile 22 with Mark Wahlberg, and Netflix hit Ozark are just a few of the movies and TV shows filming in Atlanta right now.

Orlando Main Streets Restaurant Week

by joanne.grant @ Mills 50

The third annual Orlando Main Streets Restaurant Week will take place from Friday, August 4 through Saturday, August 12.  Seven Mills 50 restaurants – Black Rooster Taqueria, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Hawkers Asian Street Fare, Maxine’s on Shine, Pop Thai, Shin Jung Korean Restaurant and Ten 10 Brewing Company – will participate.  You may find […]

11. Gunshow

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

Built upon the singular promise of eating well and without pretension, Kevin Gillespie’s Gunshow is still our city’s gutsiest restaurant.

Jason Bieler of Saigon Kick - Tickets - The Social - Orlando, FL - June 15th, 2017

Jason Bieler of Saigon Kick - Tickets - The Social - Orlando, FL - June 15th, 2017


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I was born at a very early age, poor and ½ Jewish… much like Sammy Davis JR. Music became my obsession when I was unceremoniously kicked off the Chinese National Gymnastic team for lack of flexibil

Book Review: “A Million Fragile Bones” by Connie May Fowler

by Michael Peterson @ HOME: Living in Greater Gainesville

Connie May Fowler spent two decades of her life living by the seaside in Alligator Point, Florida, alongside her dogs and the coastal wildlife. Those 20 years were the inspiration for her recent book, “A Million Fragile Bones.” Published by Tallahassee’s Twisted Road Publications, Fowler recounts her life experiences with parallels to the environment as […]

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Capcom Pro Tour 2017 Closing Remarks and Capcom Cup Photos!

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Closing remarks, shout-outs and photos from Capcom Cup 2017!

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Incredible photos of Nepal shot on iPhone 8 Plus

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

As much as we love our photography on DSLRs, there’s no complete trip without our iPhones. Mobile phones nowadays have cameras that are out of this world and we have to admit that sometimes the...

Home for Dinner: Mac Powell of Third Day

by Julia Bainbridge @ Atlanta Magazine

“We wanted to show that love can go beyond the color of your skin,” says musician Mac Powell of the blended family he’s created with his wife, Aimee. Mac tours either as a solo act or with his Christian rock band, Third Day, about 100 days out of the year, so when he’s off the road, he stays close to home and makes sure the family sits down together.

Saigon & Mekong Delta Private Tour | Vietnam Tours

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House Envy: Soak up history in this stately Neel Reid home in Druid Hills

by Mary Logan Bikoff @ Atlanta Magazine

It was on nightly walk around their Druid Hills neighborhood in 2003 when David and Michele Wilson noticed a ‘for sale’ sign at 850 Oakdale Road. They had long admired the stately home, which was designed by revered Atlanta architect Neel Reid and built in 1915.

The Players of Capcom Cup 2017

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Short bios on the 31 players who are currently qualified for Capcom Cup 2017!

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Things to know before moving to Dubai

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Thinking of a move in Dubai? There is so much you need to know! This article is about things you should know before moving to Dubai. We cover the serious side to the more humorous ones...

Kenny Blank on the enduring success of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

by Thomas Wheatley @ Atlanta Magazine

When the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival launched in 2000, it unfolded over 10 days in four theaters. Today, the organization holds year-round events at area theaters and campuses, and its annual 23-day showcase attracts nearly 50,000 people, plus Hollywood hotshots like Lawrence Kasdan and Judd Hirsch, making it Atlanta’s largest film festival.

Orlando for Grown-Ups - Atlanta Magazine

Orlando for Grown-Ups - Atlanta Magazine


Atlanta Magazine

You know what’s just as much fun as Disney’s beloved ride “It’s a Small World”? A pontoon tour of Winter Park’s chain of lakes.

Capcom Cup 2017 Results: RISE|MenaRD from the Dominican Republic is Capcom Cup Champion!

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Anaheim, CA, USA | December 08 - December 10 | Top 32 Results

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The bright, bold world of splashy home decor brand SmithHönig

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

SmithHönig, a maker of wild and bright home fabrics and decor inspired by travel, has formally been a company for less than a year. But its founders, Melanie Hönig and Kellie Smith, have been creative collaborators for more than a decade. They met when Hönig hired Smith, an interior designer, to work on her home. “She came over, and we were supposed to talk about window treatments,” says Hönig, a photographer and travel blog author. “About four hours, a bottle of wine, and a box of chocolates later, we knew we wanted to work on something together.”

Viva Videodrome, the Atlanta video rental store that refuses to die

by Thomas Wheatley @ Atlanta Magazine

Videodrome, the roughly 2,000-square-foot shop at the corner of North Highland and North avenues, is the last video store standing in Atlanta that is not of the XXX variety. It is an oasis for film buffs (and the occasional visiting celebrity) who are suckers for special features, director’s cuts, or not letting Netflix’s algorithms ration out their media diets.

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Atlantic Station is about to undergo a major expansion

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

With its own zip code and 2.5 million square feet of offices, homes, restaurants, and behemoth retail anchors, Atlantic Station might seem massive now, but it’s less than half built, with several huge holes remaining. Projects scheduled to break ground in 2018 are planned to add thousands of workers, hundreds of new residences and hotel rooms, and fundamental changes to how certain facets feel.

PEARL JAM Announces Seattle 'Home Shows' To Fight Homelessness

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PEARL JAM will play two headlining shows on August 8 and August 10 in Seattle at Safeco Field. The "Home Shows" mark PEARL JAM's first hometown appearance in five years, plus the largest headlining concert event in Seattle since THE ROLLING STONES' two-night stint at the Kingdome in 1981. In addition to bringing nearly 100,000 fans from around the world together, the "Home Shows" will spotlight efforts across the city and King County to address the region's homelessness issue. PEARL JAM is pledging a minimum of $1 million toward local homelessness initiatives. They challenge everyone to join them — with the goal of raising a minimum of $10 million pledged toward addressing homelessness in 2018. The band is researching a wide range of programs to address Seattle-area homelessness in varied ways with a plan to announce specific beneficiaries closer to the show dates. PEARL JAM's Stone Gossard explains: "Seattle is our hometown. When there are challenges here, we want to be part of the solution. It's heartening so many organizations and individuals coming together to do the same. It's going to take all of us." PEARL JAM joins a growing list of area businesses, government agencies, nonprofits and members of the creative community who are collaborating to tackle the biggest public health crisis to hit our community in recent history. Partners to date include City of Seattle, Seattle Mariners, Starbucks, Amazon, Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Port of Seattle, Visit Seattle, KISW, 107.7 The End, KEXP and the Schultz Family Foundation. "We must have everyone in the fight to solve homelessness including our local government, caring philanthropists, community organizations, individuals, and artists — all are dedicated to finding innovative long-term solutions to homelessness. I can't wait to join this iconic Seattle band in August," said Mayor Durkan. "This region nurtured ideas that changed the world. Imagine what we can accomplish by combining that spirit of innovation with collaboration across all segments of our community. The Mariners are proud to join with PEARL JAM and partners across King County to help find creative solutions to this region-wide crisis," said John Stanton, Seattle Mariners chair and managing partner. Ticket sale information will be announced in the coming days.

The Daily Show’s Dulce Sloan never thought she’d be a comedian

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

Once a regular on the Atlanta comedy circuit, this year Dulce Sloan landed a spot as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where she's done segments on cultural appropriation and what it's like to be a black woman in late-night television.

45. Kevin Rathbun Steak

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

This glossy steakhouse along the BeltLine’s Eastside trail has long attracted expense-account diners as well as date-night couples.

6 local beers to warm you up this winter

by Myrydd Wells @ Atlanta Magazine

Atlanta’s craft breweries are in the giving mood this holiday season. The beer makers have responded to the cold, dark days with fittingly similar brews, as stouts, porters, and brown ales have officially replaced the summer’s hoppy and citrus-infused flavors.

All is bright: lighting the way to a beautiful abode

by Matthew @ Atlanta Magazine

To set the scene for some great times with your family and friends during the holidays, don't overlook your home's lighting, which plays a huge role in the warmth and beauty of your space.

Neighborhood gem: Battle & Brew

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

With six different gaming systems, this bar is the stuff of teenage dreams.

MEGADETH To Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Special Releases, Exclusive Merchandise And One-Of-A-Kind Events

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Thrash metal pioneers MEGADETH will celebrate their 35th anniversary all year long, with special releases, exclusive merch items, and one-of-a-kind events and opportunities for fans worldwide. Founder Dave Mustaine will also celebrate the band's anniversary on his weekly radio show. MEGADETH's announcement comes two years to the day since the release of the band's acclaimed, Grammy-winning album "Dystopia", which arrived on January 22, 2016. "When I started MEGADETH, I didn't imagine myself living for 35 years, let alone my band reaching this incredible milestone," says Mustaine. "Thanks to almost everyone I've met, worked, and played with these last three and a half decades." Kicking off the celebration, MEGADETH's new music video for "Lying In State" launches on Megadeth.com today exclusively for Megadeth Cyber Army members. MEGADETH is offering discounted Premium Cyber Army membership starting today at through January 31 at 11:59 p.m. PST. In MEGADETH's webstore, all "Dystopia" items are specially priced for two weeks, beginning today. Throughout the year, Mustaine will also celebrate the band's anniversary on his weekly Gimme Radio show, "The Dave Mustaine Show", which premieres each Thursday at 12 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. EST, with exclusive giveaways, contests, and behind-the-scenes stories about his career and MEGADETH. Fans can tune in and communicate directly with Dave in the Gimme Live chat feed at GimmeRadio.com or via the Gimme Radio app. MEGADETH is tentatively planning to enter the studio in mid-2018 to begin recording its new album for a 2019 release. Mustaine revealed on Twitter that he is in the process of "collecting ideas" for the follow-up to "Dystopia". MEGADETH's upcoming effort will mark the group's first release to feature drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who officially joined the group a year and a half ago. "Dystopia" was MEGADETH's first album with Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with ANGRA.

Andrew Young’s eulogy for John Portman

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

"He wanted a world where people could be true to themselves and where the clashes of colors were forced upon you and you had to appreciate everything and everybody, different though they may be. Everything he had and everything he did had some powerful social meaning and purpose."

STONE SOUR Guitarist Thinks 'People Hear The Honesty' In Latest Album 'Hydrograd'

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STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand was interviewed by Guitar Mania prior to the band's December 12 performance in Vienna, Austria. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's growth during the current "Hydrograd" record cycle: Josh: "This whole year for us has just been unbelievable, but this specific tour in Europe, just how the band has taken this huge step as far how many people are coming out to the shows to see us is kind of unreal, or surreal, to us. It's not like we're a young band — we've been doing this for quite a while — so to have the response that we've had and the people, these numbers grow this far into our career on the sixth record, is kind of unheard of. It usually doesn't happen. We're just taking it all in and are very thankful for that." On the factors to which he attributes that growth: Josh: "I think with this record, specifically, is I think people hear the honesty in the record. What I mean by that is by the way we approached recording it. We got into one big room as a band and recorded the record. In seven weeks, we ended up recording 19 originals, four acoustic versions, cut a couple of videos, all in the studio. It's pretty amazing. It really was painless. We laughed so much; everybody had so much fun; and I think it translated in the music. We did it as a full band, no click-track, [none of] that editing crap – how does it sound, not what it looks like or if it's proper — and I think that also is what naturally gravitated towards. All my favorite records, they didn't have that editing capabilities. The imperfections sometimes is what makes it awesome and perfect, really. "We knew that we were going to record it as a band, and that kind of started when we did the two cover EPs at [drummer] Roy [Mayorga]'s. We recorded those basically live together, in his little studio. I think that kind of was like, 'Well, we can make an actual, real, proper STONE SOUR record that way.' It kind of gave us, I think, the confidence, and the label confidence that, 'Hey, we back this, with you guys going in and trying to do that.' They really believed in the album going into it. They always have been gracious. I've heard label nightmares of stuff, and Roadrunner's been amazing to us as far as giving us musical freedom to do whatever. "We had so much fun doing all those covers and playing that, that I think that also helped with this record. The whole point of us doing the covers was to get back to when we first started playing, what got us excited and made us want to play music, and that's what we set out to do with those covers. It was literally no more than that." On whether he plans to release a follow-up to his 2013 instructional DVD, "The Sound And The Story": Josh: "Probably not. The thing that was cool and really drew me into doing that was the fact of the story part of it, more than the technical side. I can show you a bunch of exercises and stuff that I do, but you can get online and see — there's so much now with the Internet compared to when I first started playing. You waited every month for that guitar magazine to come out to look at a column. Now, it's like, you hit 'sweep picking,' search, and there's so much that your head explodes. It's so much information. The other thing that was cool was just to teach people the proper way of how [to play certain STONE SOUR songs]. It was more geared toward truly the STONE SOUR fans. I'm by no means, like, a guitar virtuoso like some of the guys I look up to, like John Petrucci or Steve Vai or [Joe] Satriani or Paul Gilbert. Those guys are so far advanced. I'm still taking classes. It was kind of weird to put that [DVD] out because I'm still taking online classes right now at Berklee. I actually have one more class I need to take, and then I'll have my master's certificate, which is the highest thing for an online student. I hope to get that done. I started taking them in 2009 or '10. I've just taken a class here or there. It's more of just where I feel like – and I didn't start it to get the certificate; I just kind of took the classes when I felt like I was hitting a wall, where I felt like I couldn't write anymore, or I just needed that extra motivation or kick in the butt or a new direction. It's influenced a couple things. One of the classes that I had to take, which was like Chords 201 or whatever, and we started doing all these weird chords, and I ended up using those jazzy-type chords in a song called 'The Sadist' on 'House Of Gold And Bones – [Part] 2', so it has paid off for me over the years somehow." On the album album influenced him the most: Josh: "I actually started on bass guitar, and then I switched to guitar, and what made me decide to make that change was 'Street Lethal', RACER X. I heard that and I was just like, 'I want to learn how to play like that.' That was just, like, frenzied, so over-the-top. That album, to me, changed everything." "Hydrograd" was released in June 2017 via Roadrunner. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX and STEEL PANTHER.

50. Arepa Mia

by Atlanta Magazine @ Atlanta Magazine

Lis Hernandez has been slinging arepas—stuffed cornmeal patties, crunchy from a hot grill—at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market since 2012.

Ex-KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT: 'I Was In Hell For 20 Years'

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Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent took part in another question-and-answer session on Saturday (January 20) at the Atlanta Kiss Expo. You can now watch video footage of the discussion in two parts below (courtesy of Mike Brunn). Asked what led to his departure from KISS after the "Lick It Up" touring cycle came to an end, Vincent said: "The problem was really simple. I was writing a lot of songs, and I felt us growing so much as a band, and I wanted them to want me. I know they wanted Eric [Carr, drums] — they loved Eric — but I didn't feel that they wanted me. Even after 'Lick It Up', the perception of it was that it was a big album, and I still felt, 'No matter what I do, they're just not gonna want me in this band.' And there was a contract they wanted me to sign. But I was bringing… My take-home pay was 550 dollars a week, so I never made any money being in the band. From the beginning to the end, it was 550 dollars a week; that's what they paid me. That was my take-home after taxes." According to Vinnie, he was only asking for a bare minimum so that he could support himself and his family. "This was my dream to be in this band," he said. "I didn't want anything as much as I wanted this. Maybe just a little bit so I can buy a house or something. Maybe I could buy a nice car. But that wasn't gonna happen. And there was a contract that they wanted me to sign — it was an employment contract — and there was literally nothing in it for me. I had a family. I had twins that I didn't know I was gonna have, and there was no money to take care of them, and there was no money to buy a home. We were living with relatives, and I was on call 24 hours a day, which was okay — it was all okay. But I couldn't move on; there was no future. There was the future of being Vinnie Vincent of KISS and what that was, but, financially, there was no future in it for me. And I didn't want to be a royalty member, although that would have been nice. But that's not what I asked for. I just asked for something that could take me out of living in an apartment or with my relatives, and maybe a nice car instead of driving around in a car the size of a can of tuna. And while I'm on the road, I've got a family, I've got little children. I wanted to know that they were well taken care of and at least that some of my value, my worth to them would have been special to them and said, 'Look, we can afford to make this work for you,' and they just didn't." Vincent said that everything came to a head at the end of "Lick It Up" tour when "the pressure" on him "was so, so, so unbearable to sign" the contract which was presented to him, which he described as "all for us and none for Vinnie. I said, 'I can't, I can't, I can't. Just please treat me better than this and everything will be fine,'" he recalled. "There was nothing. I never saw any royalties during the time I was in the band; it was just a paycheck, that I took home 550 bucks a week. So after the 'Lick It Up' tour was a success and I'm thinking, 'We have a great band. This is a new chapter. This is now…' The makeup came off. This was probably for Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] a really difficult time, because the makeup was what the band was. To remove it, I think, was a bit of a relief. This is my opinion — it was a bit of a relief, but [there was also] a bit of fear, trepidation, because you didn't know what was coming. But 'Lick It Up' said, even with Vinnie, this worked. The songs were great, the reception was great, the tours were great. And at the end of the 'Lick It Up' tour, I remember… The last thing we said to each other was, 'We're gonna record a new record. Come back in about two months with your new songs.' Everybody said, 'Well, see you then. We're all gonna record our new songs, demo them, bring them together and see what we've got for the new record.' I recorded and demoed [future VINNIE VINCENT INVASION songs] 'Boyz Are Gonna Rock', 'Shoot U Full Of Love', 'No Substitute', 'Animal' and 'Twisted'. Those were the five songs that I wrote that I was gonna bring back. They were demoed, and I said, 'This is gonna be one hell of a KISS record, and I think they're gonna love them.' So they asked me to come back, and I said, 'I wanna come back, but I've got to survive. I can't survive on this. And I'm coming back with a great album. Can't we make this work?' And, unfortunately, the answer was no. 'Unless you sign the contract, you can't come back.' And I said, 'You know what? This is gonna break my heart. I can't come back.' So then, about a month later, in May of '84, they sent me a letter saying, 'Well, you're fired.' I guess it was redundant because I already said I wasn't coming back if you can't make this work. And that's what happened. And it broke my heart." Vincent also talked about his "20-year-lawsuit" against his former bandmates, alleging unpaid songwriting royalties. He said: "It could have all been avoided. It was senseless, because there were millions of dollars in warranties. And I tried for four fucking years — from '91 to '97 — to say, 'Can't we just work something out?' This wasn't something I wanted to do; this was the last thing I wanted to do. But right is right, and I'm willing to… Just show me some humanity, just a little compassion. Maybe just help me out — settle with me. Just something to make all of this just have been worth it for me. And they said 'no.' And they hurt me deeply — deeply, deeply, deeply, fucking deeply — and there was nowhere to go but to file this lawsuit. "The miracle that I survived that lawsuit was probably as miraculous as surviving what happened to me in 1984," he added. "And I just put it behind me. We eventually settled everything that we had between us, all the problems, about seven years ago. But I was in hell for 20 years, and it was my hell — nobody knew it. And I saw the world going by, I saw what everybody was saying about me, I saw what everybody in the band was saying about me, and I said, 'What a shame. What a shame.' There was no reason for it. I mean, we could have had — in my opinion — such a fucking great band. We still can, we still can, because that magic never ends. I still love them. I mean, it's never gonna go away. So when you respect — and I do dearly respect Gene and Paul with all my heart; I love them and I always will. They gave me this. With the good came the bad. But the magic that we have together never dies." Vincent said that he had a fond recollection of his last collaboration with KISS, which happened when he was brought in to co-write "Unholy", "Heart Of Chrome" and "I Just Wanna" for the band's 1992 album, "Revenge". "I didn't see them from '84 to '91," he said. "'91 was our first meeting again after VINNIE VINCENT INVASION. And Gene said, 'We're recording a new record.' I think I saw Gene in a recording studio. 'Give us a call. Let's work together.' And I said, 'Ah, I'd love to see you.' And then 'Revenge' happened and those songs. And I said, 'This is the moment. This is the band. This is it.' 'Unholy' was Gene and I; that was our baby. Paul and I wrote two songs, and we worked together for a year on that record. And it was another fun time. I mean, every time we worked together, it was just a joy. The magic, it's something that I can't put into words. 'Magic' is not the right word for it, because it's electric when you just… Something that happens when you plug in something and there's electricity here and it just works. So it turned out to be a great record and a lot of music that I'm proud of." Vinnie Vincent joined KISS in 1982, replacing Ace Frehley. As the "Ankh Warrior," he toured with the group in support of "Creatures Of The Night", on which he played lead guitar on six songs prior to becoming an official member of the band. From there, KISS wrote and released "Lick It Up" — their first album without makeup — in 1983, a recording on which Vincent co-wrote eight of 10 songs, including the title track, which remains a staple of the group's live performances to this day. In recent years, Vincent has been the subject of a number of rumors about his gender identity, including that he has been cross-dressing and that he has undergone a sex change. Last year, Vincent was the focus of a Swedish TV documentary called "KISS Och Gitarristen Som Försvann" ("KISS And The Guitarist Who Disappeared") which apparently tried, unsuccessfully, to track Vinnie down and get him to sit down for an interview.

This designer’s Vickery home is layered with festive and sultry details

by Lisa Mowry @ Atlanta Magazine

Jennifer Schoenberger loves the charming village of Vickery in Cumming, where she and her family have lived since 2003. Their bucolic farmhouse-style home on an acre of woods even has a parterre garden. But alongside the sweet setting, this Michigan-raised girl makes sure the interior design casts an edgy vibe, too.

NA Regional Finals: Red Bull Battle Grounds 2017 Results: PG|Punk Takes 1st Place! Update: Highlights!

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Boston, MA, USA | November 18th - November 19th | Top 16 Results

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