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Health & Fitness: Food for body and soul

Spice Market's vegetarian bento box

If you made a resolution to eat healthier food and have a positive outlook on life, then World Peace Café is the perfect place to start your year. Luckily we made it there before the snow-pocalypse. It’s a vegan/vegetarian café built on donations and run by volunteers. The café is owned and operated by Kadampa Buddhist Center, so the restaurant will reward you with peaceful karma and healthy cuisine.

The café has a modern Buddhist temple feel with high ceilings and hanging Asian lanterns. They’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I’ve only tried lunch and dinner but their breakfast menu looks unique with “Corned Peace Hash and Eggs” and Vegan Cranberry-Orange Pancakes. For lunch I had a hot and spicy vegan burger made with roasted veggies, topped with a zippy buffalo sauce and melted bleu cheese. The flavor of this healthy burger was explosive.

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Roseanne speaks out on gay family, gay friends during reading from new book

Comedian Roseanne Barr reads from her latest book at Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse

Comedian, actor, writer and 2012 presidential candidate Roseanne Barr held court at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse Wednesday night as she read from her newest book, “Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm,” and answered questions from some of her more passionate fans.

Sandwiched between other appearances and boarding a flight, Barr’s dramatic reading of “Roseannearchy” was punctuated with moments of ad-libbed commentary as she read from a section about her family’s weddings.

“Jenny, my big legged daughter,” Barr read before looking up from the pages and explaining, “She’s so pissed, she’s so pissed at this, I have to say I’m afraid she’s going to sue me on it,” before detailing how her efforts to make her daughter skinny may have had the opposite effect.

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Put a little ‘Shakesqueer’ in your life

Fresh off a successful night with Roseanne Barr, Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents Shakespeare expert Madhavi Menon to discuss and sign copies of her new book, “Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the...
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Videos to get you through another icy day

If you're stuck in a snow bunker like me (and most of the GA Voice staff), right about now, you're running out of stuff to look at online. While it might not last through the end of the “snowpocalypse,” here are a few of my favorite time killers:

Kyle.tv
Long before Kyle Keyser was an outsider candidate in the 2009 Atlanta mayoral race, he was “a guy in Atlanta with a blog and a video camera.” Don't miss his short video clips, including a candid guest cameo by Margaret Cho.

Peachtree St. Ice Rink in Midtown
If you haven't seen Andrew Nendel's near-viral video of a lone ice skater on Atlanta's most famous street, enjoy.

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Comedian, author Roseanne Barr visits Outwrite Wednesday

Roseanne Barr comes to Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse

Roseanne Barr, comedian, author and now farmer, has written a third book, "Roseannearchy: Dispatches from the Nut Farm," and visits Atlanta next week.

Gay and straight fans of the the star will have a chance to meet the actress and author in Atlanta when she drops in at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. for a book signing.

Let's hope the roads are completely cleared by then so Roseanne can make a safe trip to the city. Read about how those looking to cure their cabin fever caused by the major snow storm that hit Atlanta this week made their way to Outwrite, which has remained open throughout.

Last night the comedian/actress/author/farmer appeared on "Chelsea Lately" to discuss how she loves drinking while writing, which, she says, helps bring out the inspiration.

Check out the video clip of Roseanne on "Chelsea Lately" here.

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Mondo from ‘Project Runway’ opens up about HIV on upcoming CNN special

You all loved him on Lifetime's "Project Runway" last year and when he designed an amazing outfit to reveal to the world he is HIV positive, Mondo Guerra received accolades from gay fans for his honesty. He may not have won on the catwalk, but he won the hearts of many of the show's loyal viewers.

On Friday, Mondo, who is gay, will join other stars including Elton John, Sharon Stone and Mo'nique for an "Anderson Cooper 360" special, "Hope Survives: 30 Years of AIDS."

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Southern gays the slowest to come out?

The South is commonly stereotyped as having a slower pace of life, but does that also apply to coming out as gay? According to readers of Out, a national gay magazine, it certainly does.

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‘Dali til Dawn’

High Museum offers extended hours for last chance to see masterpieces by Salvador Dali