Andrew B. Lewis Nearly half a century after the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in North Carolina, hist
The Wanderer, manned by Savannah aristocrat Charles Lamar, was one of the last-documented slave ships to land in America. Caught by Savannah natives (slave importation was illegal), it was eventually used as a gunner ship by the Union during the Civil War.
In 2012, arts consultant Kathie deNobriga succeeded a CDC scientist as mayor of Pine Lake, a sylvan city of 800 residents and DeKalb County’s smallest. Tucked away near Stone Mountain, Pine Lake is just a quarter square mile and has a police force of three.
Imagine having a mystery illness—but also access to dozens of health experts for diagnosis. Marietta native Jared Heyman created a medical crowdsourcing platform after his sister spent three years—and saw nearly two dozen doctors—fighting a life-threatening and undiagnosed disease.
Because the documentary explores John Lewis’s life, it is also, by necessity, a contemplation of heroism and sacrifice, by people like him who came from the humblest of origins.
In 2005 Dana Swanson arrived at Adult Swim’s Williams Street offices—a playground of foosball tables and life-sized Star Wars replicas—to be a librarian, of all things. One day, while technicians worked on a sound booth next door, they called on Swanson to test the mic.
Walking into the theater for the best-of-five grand finals between Team Enemy and Team Epsilon, I felt I’d stumbled upon something like The Hunger Games: the palpable bloodlust of the crowd beating noisemakers, the cheery British announcer, the underwriting of the powerful, and the practiced brutality of the players.