The Shelf: Andrew B. Lewis, A Good Fall, and Little Richard

Andrew B. Lewis Nearly half a century after the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in North Carolina, hist
Black and white painting of the USS Wanderer on the sea

How one of America’s last-documented slave ships was used during the Civil War

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.

How the TSA became an Instagram star

Hear “Transportation Security Administration” and you imagine stern-faced agents inspecting carry-ons. But the TSA as social media mavens? You bet.

Meet the Other Mayors: Kathie deNobriga, Pine Lake

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.

A Marietta man’s medical app gets funding from a fictional doctor: Patrick Dempsey

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.
Graffiti

What defines graffiti as art or vandalism?

Is graffiti artistic expression? Vandalism? Criminal turf-staking? The lines between what’s acceptable and not have blurred.
John Lewis: Good Trouble

Making of a legend: A new John Lewis documentary explores his many heroic stands

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.

Adult Swim’s Dana Swanson: The voice behind a virtual heartthrob

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.
The Painted Duck Atlanta

10 Best Things to Do After Midnight in Atlanta

Karaoke at FamFam, roller skate at Golden Glide, relax at Jeju Sauna, go bowling at Painted Pin, go to a strip club—the list goes on.
Smite World Championships

At the Smite World Championship, gamers have rock star status (and paychecks to match)

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.

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