MILITARY MENTORS

Encouraging entrepreneurship among veterans

Former Air Force captain Jason Smith helps lead Bunker Labs’ efforts to assist returning veterans in starting their own businesses.

BY: Mickey Goodman

“Twenty-five percent of veterans and spouses transitioning from the military want to start their own businesses but don’t know how to begin,” says Jason Smith, a former Air Force captain and one of three Atlanta leaders of Bunker Labs, […]

PLAY TIME

INDULGE YOUR LOVE OF GAMING AT THIS NONSTOP FESTIVAL

BY: Karon Warren
Photos: Adela Sznajder

Fans of gaming, professional esports teams and cosplayers better get plenty of sleep before they head out for DreamHack and the Hi-Rez Expo. During this 24-hour-a-day, three-day festival, attendees can indulge their passion for cosplay, meet developers and pro gamers, and enjoy a full schedule of […]

WINE WOMEN & SHOES

The annual Wine Women & Shoes event entertained a crowd of 400 attendees this year.

They headed to the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead to sample wines from Whispering Angel, Sea Sun, Lapis Luna and more; shop designer goods from Tootsies, La Costa Organic Jewelry and Chloé Kristyn, among others; and bid on a bevy of auction items that included a dinner and wine pairing for six […]

FA-LA-LA-LIGHT BITES

WHERE TO GO IF YOU NEED A BREAK FROM HEAVY HOLIDAY MEALS

Feeling heavy with all that holiday food around? Turn to local eateries such as, Chopt, Cafe West Express and Clean Juice for lighter fare that won’t weigh you down.

BY: Lia Picard

The holidays tend to leave us feeling as stuffed as the turkey on our dinner table. Cooking nutritious meals may be a […]

LIVING IT UP IN A VIRTUAL WORLD

Lego fans dreaming of morphing into the world of The Lego Movie can come close at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta’s newest attraction.

BY: Karon Warren

Launched a few months ago, The Great Lego Race VR Experience brings together kids and parents in a virtual world where they compete against Lego Mini figures in brick-built vehicles. The 360-degree-video experience features such scenes as a rocky mountain, a rolling river […]

CHRIS LEDOUX

VFX ARTIST HONES HIS BUSINESS CRAFT

WHAT MAKES ATLANTA A GOOD FIT FOR FILM? In L.A., film’s been there for so long that it’s taken for granted. There’s a real hunger here. People are excited about film and television. There’s a real entrepreneurial spirit, which I appreciate.

STORY: Michael Jacobs
PHOTOS: Sara Hanna

Chris LeDoux and Crafty Apes, his visual effects house near Interstate 75 and Northside […]