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Will Gov. Nathan Deal become a lame duck due to his vetoes?

“[Past] governors have taken an aggressive approach during the legislative session, shaping bills into something they’re willing to accept. This was surprising.”

A forgotten groundbreaking glam rocker glitters again in Jobriath A.D.

There's a moment in director Kieran Turner's riveting new documentary "Jobriath A.D." when, if you can look past the spaceman suit, the crazy elf ears and the fact that "Midnight Special" guest host Gladys Knight butchers his name as she introduces him on the late-night NBC concert series, you can see a rock star blazing to life. Unfortunately for Jobriath, the talented kid born Bruce Wayne Campbell in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania that life would be short lived. The immaculately researched doc screens Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at Landmark Midtown Art Cinemas.

Cain gets Secret Service protection

National Journal reports Herman Cain became the first 2012 GOP candidate to get Secret Service protection. According to the report, the Cain campaign is concerned about crowd control, not a specific threat. (UPDATE: The Associated Press reports Cain has received threats.)

Guest Star of the Year: Conan at the Tabernacle

In April, a giant Final Four basketball adorned with an orange pompadour was inflated in Centennial Olympic Park—the first indication that TBS late-night host Conan O’Brien had taken up residence at the nearby Tabernacle.

The Shelf: Daniel Black

Daniel Black Daniel Black’s third novel—after They Tell Me of a Home and

The Walking Dead Awards: Plot armor is officially off the table

Negan and the Saviors escape the Sanctuary and seek revenge on Alexandria, the Kingdom, and the Hilltop. Carl works to save the Alexandriates, Maggie makes a cold-blooded decision, and the show takes a very ambitious (and unexpected) turn.

Power Couple: Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad in ‘Same Time, Next Year’

When True Colors Theatre Company asked Chris Coleman to direct his old friend Kenny Leon and the luminous Phylicia Rashad in the 1975 play Same Time, Next Year, the former Atlantan and cofounder of Actor’s Express first thought, “Oh my God, that’s kind of random.” Then he became titillated by the thought. “Getting the job of making Kenny Leon make out with Phylicia Rashad —come on! Who is going to turn *that* down?”
Mammal Gallery coming back

Mammal Gallery is coming back—and a giant blue water tower is involved

One year later after it was ordered to close, Chris Yonker and Brian Egan, two of the original members of the Mammal team, are returning, this time just a mile or so from their original South Broad Street location, in a place that’s just as interesting, if not more so.

8 questions for Roxane Gay on her new book, Hunger

The feminist writer discusses writing her new memoir, Hunger, and her role as a public figure.
LifeLine Animal Project Fulton County hoarding dogs adpotion

97 dogs were rescued from hoarding in south Fulton. Now, many are ready for adoption.

On December 3, nearly 100 dogs were rescued from a house fire in south Fulton County, the apparent victims of an animal hoarding situation. The 20 that remained at the Fulton County shelter are now ready to find a new home.

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