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Imagine yourself a sorcerer with the ability to freeze a green-skinned adversary in his tracks. Or an axe-wielding dwarf with an axe to grind against the wicked goblin who plundered your treasure trove. Now, imagine yourself doing this all weekend. This is the world of Legynds, one of several LARPing groups in the Atlanta area.

Dirk Hays, owner of East Atlanta Tattoo, Miya Bailey, a partner in City of Ink, and Phil Colvin, owner of Memorial Tattoo, are long-time tattooers. But don’t pigeonhole them. They’re all accomplished painters as well, and Dirk and Miya have even incorporated art galleries with regular exhibits into their shops.

 

Filk music; if that phrase looks like a misprint of “folk music,” you’re not far off from filk’s etymology. But a word that was originally a typo in an essay on the influence of science fiction in folk music has become descriptive of its own subgenre of music.

Three women have had a great influence on Ron Clark’s life. His mother helped make him a teacher. Oprah made him famous. And Kim Bearden made him an Atlantan.

Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin is considering new rules, including possible privatization of management of the city's street vendors.

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