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Spice Is Nice
Kate Abney | December 29, 2011

For Westsiders and Buckhead dwellers—even the bona fide in-towners of Midtown and Inman Park—Atlanta’s downtown proper can feel like a different city entirely: a foreign place populated by transient business types by day and rarely, if...

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Filet Goes Femme
Dennis Malcolm Byron | December 29, 2011

While billboards in major cities constantly battle to attract the split-second attention of pedestrians and drivers, there is one that currently reigns supreme. It features a woman from the waist down, donning a red lace miniskirt and...

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True Thailand
Elina Fuhrman | December 29, 2011

Some places surprise you others grow on you and still more enchant immediately. But few seduce like Thailand. Obsessed with its bargains, beaches and mesmerizing chaos—but also with the beauty of its dazzling temples, warm people, amazing cuisine...

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English Rose
Andrew Myers | December 29, 2011

Reader, Kate Beckinsale is living the undiscovered Jane Austen novel. Nevermind that the renowned novelist was born in the last quarter of the 18th century, hit her literary stride in the early 19th, and that her subject, Ms. Beckinsale, wasn’t born...

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Up to Eleven
Kate Abney | December 29, 2011

In town to perform at JEZ’s glitzy 2011 holiday party at the W Atlanta – Downtown, country music star Martina McBride gave us an exclusive audience for a career-pivotal chat—in between gigs at the GRAMMY Awards, no less. Last year, the...

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Ring-a-Ding in the New Year
Kelly Skinner | December 23, 2011

It’s the end of another fabulous year in Atlanta and what better way to commemorate than to celebrate? We’ve made it our mission to go big or go home on this year’s party circuit. If you share the same sentiment,...

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Pop-Up Perfection
Courtney Bowers | December 19, 2011

Instead of circling the lots at Lenox, try for something outside of your typical shopping repertoire. This year, scrounge up those final gifts by crashing a pop-up shop. Here are two temporary spots sure to appease the last few people on your list...

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Tough & Chic
Kate Abney | December 9, 2011

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has become an international sensation. The story of Lisbeth Salander—a computer hacker, private investigator, fighter, extreme introvert and all-around intriguing character—first emerged in a 2005 page-...

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On the Map
Stephanie Davis Smith | December 5, 2011

The restaurants on the front façade of Phipps Plaza have always been boisterous social spots for Atlanta’s see-and-be-seen set—Twist, The Tavern at Phipps, The Grape. When you dine at one of the aforementioned, while everything is always tasty...

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Culture TEN
The Editors | December 5, 2011

Heads up, Atlanta: Here’s what we’re buzzing about this month.

You’ve heard of food trucks, but a Dance Truck? This award-winning troupe of local performers is quickly earning national recognition as a...

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Great Scott!
Kate Abney | December 5, 2011

Artist Scott Ingram is not who you’d expect him to be. In his home workshop and a pair of subdued studio spaces at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (his wife, Saskia Benjamin, is the organization’s director), he fashions furniture, architectural...

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Horse Play
Bret Love | December 5, 2011

As the co-founder of Cirque du Soleil and creator of Cavalia—perhaps best described as Cirque du Soleil with horses—Normand Latourelle has had an indelible influence on 21st-century entertainment. In fact, Atlantans were so enamored of ...

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