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Vicki Powell

DJ Vicki Powell on queer nightlife, a changing Atlanta, and the art of throwing a party

"I got into DJing because I was an introvert—really shy. But I loved nightlife, and I loved going to Backstreet. I just couldn’t quite find my groove. But once I figured out that I could throw a party with a DJ booth around me, I was like, 'Oh, it’s on now.'"
Miya Bailey

Atlanta artist Miya Bailey on finding—and rekindling—your passion

After a three-year hiatus, tattoo artist and painter Miya Bailey finds his stroke again.
Animal wrangler Jamie Stimach

The animal wrangler: Jamie Stimach on why raccoons make great costars

"Never work with kids or animals." I hear it every day. That’s why we have wranglers.
Mike Idacavage has volunteered at the Peachtree Road Race for more than 20 years.

The joy of handing out water at the Peachtree Road Race

Mike Idacavage has volunteered at the Peachtree Road Race for more than 20 years.
Moshi Moshi knife sharpening

Michael Behn will make your dull kitchen knives crazy sharp

The owner of Atlanta-based Moshi Moshi Knife Sharpening talks the art and importance of sharp edges.
Irv Hoffman

The joy of pedaling cross-country—even in your 80s

In 2007, at the age of 69, I decided one day I was going to ride from San Diego to St. Augustine, Florida. I thought it would be an adventure.
Scott Valdez VIDA select

Frustrated with online dating, Scott Valdez decided to leave flirting to an expert. Now, it’s his business.

The owner of Atlanta-based VIDA Select explains why single people need an online dating coach
Beltline Cat Guy Atlanta

Jeremy Smith—aka BeltLine Cat Guy—explains life with a feline sitting shotgun

"People see the cat and they see me on the bike, and they get happy. It makes me feel like I have some influence in my life with other people to make them feel happy and maybe even feel a little bit of peace, rather than just negativity."
David Cowan Georgia Governor Brian Kemp ASL Intrepreter

Meet the breakout star of Governor Kemp’s press conferences: sign language interpreter David Cowan

David Cowan’s expressive style of signing frequently captures the public’s attention—most recently when he was interpreting onstage at Governor Brian Kemp’s coronavirus press conferences.
Brother Philip Holy Spirit in Conyers

“A part of me had to die, to open up to newer life.” A monk shares his calling

"Every monk has a unique story, and it all begins with the call." Meet Brother Philip, one of 26 monks at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers.

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