Test Drive: 2019 BMW X5

Off-roading through Georgia in the new mid-size SUV

Somewhere on a farm 30 miles southwest of Atlanta, the all-new 2019 BMW X5 falls into a rhythm—skirting around trees, up dirt hills and across bubbling streams. This is the fourth-generation of BMW’s beloved mid-size SUV, but it’s the first to come with an off-road package that enables it to tackle an hour-long off-road course with ease. The car’s quartet of drive modes (for rock, …

Silver Piston Jewelry

Rebellious accessories for people who don't like flash and frills

After completing a silversmith course in 2009, Steve West played around with his craft for a few years before a man asked him to create a custom ring for his husband. The result was a silver spinner ring that had a more polished and refined look than West’s previous pieces. Four years later, Silver Piston has its own website, and West has left his day …

The BeltLine Will Be Atlanta’s Highline

The busy, traffic-filled city of Atlanta might be getting a little reprieve in the form of the BeltLine. Somewhat akin to NYC’s Highline, the plan is to convert about 22 miles of unused railway beds “circling the city’s urban core into a biking and pedestrian loop, a new streetcar line, and a staggeringly ambitious engine of urban revitalization.” Not only will the proposed trail result …