Undercuts

Words by Tori Stoenica. Photos by Austin Steele.

The definition of ‘undercuts’ varies from person to person. Some think it literally means “under”, meaning the cut is done on the underside of the head (think: David Beckham). Others include shaving one side of the head. Whichever way you define “undercuts”, and whether you like them or are secretly wishing the mullet would come back in style, it looks like these cool-to-touch hairstyles are here to stay.

undercuts

Elyse Mazanti, a stylist at Model Citizen on Prince Ave, speculates undercuts came about in the 80s and 90s, but says we’re seeing more of them now due to the resurgence of fashion. The European barber style became increasingly popular and made it’s way over to the United States, where she noticed the prominence of undercuts around 2010 while she was working in Portland. Mazanti attributes this largely to the World Cup in 2010 as many soccer players sported the fade.  Male clients would often bring photos of David Beckham and others like him as a style reference. Continue reading “Undercuts”

Tuesday Takeovers | January

Every Tuesday, we feature photos from some of our favorite local photographers in a series we call Tuesday Takeover. We like to think of it as a chance for everyday Athenians to tell the story of what Athens looks like through their eyes. These are our Tuesday Takeover photos from January.

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Community Photos | January

Every Sunday, we feature a group of photos from some of our favorite local photographers. We like to think of it as a chance for Athenians to tell the story of what Athens means (and looks like) through their eyes. These are our Sunday Features photos from January.

Athens Style: Great Dame

Great Dame

Katherine Ball: The Face Behind Great Dame Jewelry

Words and Photos by Christy Rogers. 

“Complacency is the devil.”

Katherine Ball is a woman after my own heart. Clad in all black, we sat together at Hendershot’s Coffee and laid our lives out on the table. A passionate dreamer, Ball spoke to me with a surefire, yet humble confidence and dug into how both her career as an up-and-coming musician and her Great Dame jewelry line strive to be as far away from that “devil” as possible.

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Dana Jo Cooley

Words by Steven Rounds. Photos Courtesy of Dana Jo Cooley.

Athens is undeniably a national music hub.  This rich, musically inclined culture is not only attributed to the musicians that live here.  Artists involved in every aspect of music production (from the creation of merchandise, to the set design and production, to the creation of auxiliary performance art) allow concert-goers to experience music in an enhanced way. One prominent local artist who has contributed immensely to the music-adjacent art space is Dana Jo Cooley.

Cooley
Photo by Ben Rouse

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Athens Artist: AAArts Council’s Fifth Annual Art Crawl

Interactive Art

Words by Nina Goodall. Photos Courtesy of Michelle Davis.

Whether you are strolling the halls of the Georgia Museum of Art searching for that precious Radcliffe Bailey or merely browsing the art that covers the walls of the World Famous while waiting for your pretzel bites, art seems to constantly surround and embrace the Athens community.  This artistic hub we are privileged to call home offers immense culture and diversity and unites the community. This Saturday, December 12th, Athens’ artists and businesses will bring the community together for the AAArts Council’s Fifth Annual Art Crawl and Membership Drive. This event will showcase fine art, photography, sculpture, spoken work, poetry readings, and musical performances from many of the talented Athens artists. It will be held at the Chase Street Park Warehouse from 1-5 P.M. Continue reading “Athens Artist: AAArts Council’s Fifth Annual Art Crawl”

Athens Eats: Savory Pumpkin and Squash Recipes

Words by Sam Stephens. Photos by Christy Rogers.

When asked about America’s preoccupation with pumpkin and winter squash as sweet ingredients, Athens Chef Peter Dale replied, “Honestly, I think that the rest of the world probably eats squash and pumpkin not in a sweet way. I think we’re one of the few that uses them in sweet [ways]- like in pies.”

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Projections Fashion Show: Atomic

Projections

Sunday, November 8, My Athens presents our bi-annual fashion show, Projections. Featuring 8 local boutiques paired with 8 local stylists to create looks inspired by iconic style films. In anticipation of this event, here are insider’s perspectives from the names behind each of these boutiques.

Tickets for Projections are on sale here.

Words by Alanna Uhde. Photos by Courtney Johnson.

Atomic

Stylist: Shawna Maranville

Atomic
Shawna Maranville, sylist.

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Projections Fashion Show: Agora Vintage

Projections

Sunday, November 8, My Athens presents our bi-annual fashion show, Projections. Featuring 8 local boutiques paired with 8 local stylists to create looks inspired by iconic style films. In anticipation of this event, here are insider’s perspectives from the names behind each of these boutiques.

Tickets for Projections are on sale here.

Words by Alanna Uhde. Photos by Courtney Johnson.

AGORA VINTAGE

Agora
Elizabeth Herrin, stylist

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Athens Eats: Nicole Taylor’s Up South Cookbook

Words by Luke Riley. Photos by Noah Fecks.

“For the last ten years, I knew that I wanted to write a book, and I knew that I wanted it to be about food,” Nicole Taylor declares over the phone from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Her new book, The Up South Cookbook: Chasing Dixie in a Brooklyn Kitchen, recasts New York City recipes in an Athenian light.

Up South Cookbook

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