Here at Purge, we want to provide the best for you. We try to showcase great local talent, highlight Atlanta’s cultural past and present and throw the best parties in town. We just want to make sure you know what’s up. And keeping that in mind, we’re introducing a new segment to the site, 5 Questions: micro interviews with some of Atlanta’s most unique characters.
Outside of Civil War reenactments or driving down Moreland after dark, Atlanta doesn’t have much going on in the horror genre, unless of course you’ve been to Atlantic Station on a Friday night.
A big thank you to 97 Estoria, Cousin Dan, the vendors, the bands and especially everyone who came out to Purge Apocalypse. We appreciate you in helping us pull off our biggest event to date. If you didn’t come out to the Apocalypse, here’s what you missed.
This year two outsiders decided to investigate what dragon*con is all about. However, these dirty freeloaders were unable to acquire any press credentials or afford any day passes. Instead, they took on Dragon*Con with nothing more than a camera and a shit ton of whiskey.
After napping most the day away due to being turned down for Press Passes to Dragon*Con, photographers Jason Travis and Troy Stains set out to cover Dragon*Con 2012.
Manuel Maloof is a legend. Forget Paul Bunyan and Johnny Appleseed; Manuel is DeKalb County’s own folk hero. This article isn’t long enough to delve into all the colorful tales in circulation about him (for that, just go back and read Paul Hemphill’s Atlanta Journal column from the ’60s), nor to discuss all the ways in which he shaped the Atlanta we know today.
Looking back on the past year, Purge ATL would love to take credit for the success of Vouched Books in Atlanta. We have to be honest though, we didn’t really do much.
The last Friday of every month, creatives of all sorts gather for free breakfast, free coffee and free advice. Not just here in Atlanta, but all over the world. The inspirational a.m. lectures are called “Creative Mornings.” The man behind the events here in Atlanta is Blake Howard.
In case you haven’t heard–and if you haven’t, you are not alone–a new Walmart is in contract for development just a short walk from Downtown Decatur. The connection with the proposed Walmart in downtown Athens has left some conspiracy theorists wondering, “Is Walmart trying to kill all that is quirky in the Southeast?” A few [...]
I had a packed schedule this Labor day weekend but I would have been damned if I didn’t make room for my all-time favorite convention/party/holiday/freakshow. Dragon*Con 2010 was a total black out blur, so this year I decided to save myself the hangover grief and act somewhat responsibly. Tim Song and myself made our way through the increasingly difficult security to find all the usual and unusual suspects. Aside from our brief, low-key appearance, everyone else appeared to be having the time of their lives. As they should. Here’s a snapshot of this year’s antics through our eyes.