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Best of Atlanta 2013

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.

Radio Personality of the Year: Ryan Cameron

Ryan Cameron returned to the early shift in January, bringing the mix of humor, community service, and music fanaticism that made him a radio favorite in the early 2000s.

Musician of the Year: Janelle Monáe

Winning song of the year. Earning a Video Music Award for best art direction. Collaborating with Prince. It has been quite a year for Janelle Monáe.

Hashtag of the Year: Atlanta History Center’s #wouldagrammed

Why lefties should follow Erick Erickson's tweets, why conservatives should listen to James E. Carter IV, and three reasons to pony up for the AJC's paywall. Also, the year's best Instagram hashtag is historic.

2013: Worst sports year in Georgia history?

2013 saw a century and a half of mediocrity compressed into seven days that will live in infamy as the Worst Week in Georgia Sports History.

Counting down our top 13 posts of 2013

In addition to zombies, subjects popular with Daily Agenda readers included the Braves' relocation to Cobb County, DragonCon cofounder Ed Kramer's legal drama, and the sudden and strange departure of a local TV news anchor. Also, Bat Dad and a Mumford & Sons comeuppance.

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Artist of the Year: HENSE

Alex Brewer, the artist better known by his tag HENSE, had a breakout year. But he’s certainly no breakout artist, having long straddled the worlds of illicit street graffiti and commissioned public art.

Ten best books of 2013

Featuring the works of John Lewis, Joshilyn Jackson, Charles McNair, Susan Rebecca White, and others.

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