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Wired for Art: profile on Noah Saunders

Wired for art Noah Saunders bends his work to create human expression   By John W. English “Wire is an untapped medium,” Noah Saunders began the conversation in his home-gallery-studio in Normaltown.  “I like the way wire feels and that…

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Classic Profile: Cassie Pickrell

University of Georgia special education student Cassie Pickrell, 21, began bartending in November at Rye Bar, which in March earned bragging rights as the city’s best bar in the Athens Banner-Herald’s Bar Madness bracketed contest. Athens Magazine editor Don Nelson…

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Author Julie Cannon

Local author’s books present ‘organically spiritual slant’

By: Ivy Lee Julie Cannon, a member of the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation and the author of “The Homegrown Series” published by Simon & Schuster, moved to Clarke County from Tennessee as a child. “The girl in me still carries…

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Canopy Trapeze

I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting as I first walked into the Chase St. Warehouses in search of Canopy. All I knew was that the studio offers Athens’ only flying dance and movement arts lessons, and I was…

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Mark Steinmetz

Local photographer uses his black–and–white pictures to build context

Fine art photographer Mark Steinmetz thinks of his books as literary, because his photographs have a hint of visual narrative and he believes his pictures are full of subtle detail meant to be read, not just looked at. “My books…

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Athens Author Profile: Coleman Barks

Pure Pleasure Coleman Barks loves transforming  Rumi’s poetry into English The punchline for Coleman Barks’ life was set up when he was only 7 years old. The Athens–based world–renowned poet and preeminent collaborative translator of Rumi was obsessed with geography,…

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“The Thirteenth Summer” by Elizabeth Laing Thompson

“The Thirteenth Summer” was written by a local author, the talented Elizabeth Laing Thompson, and boy, is it an adventure. Thirteen–year–old Crystal spends the summer with her somewhat–estranged father, rock–and–roll icon Rage Waters. Crystal is funny, self–deprecating, smart, and, like…

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Memorable Marriage Proposals

Memorable Marriage Proposals

Mary Charles Jordan of Athens already knew she and her boyfriend would be married someday. After all, her boyfriend, Keenan Howard, had asked her parents’ permission for her hand in marriage during the Christmas holidays of 2009. Mary Charles just…

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