Posts Tagged: Georgia
Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad won the National Book Award on Wednesday night. In his acceptance speech he told us, “We’re happy in here; outside is the blasted hellhole wasteland of Trumpland. Be kind to everybody. Make art and fight the power.”
Not only was this apt for the evening, but it also describes the landscape of his novel, which presents us with several different Americas, including the diverse, literary America he was referring to....more
A charity bookstore in Swansea, Wales, had so many copies of Fifty Shades of Gray that the store built a fort.
A Georgia store needs a superhero after more than $200,000 worth of comic books were stolen....more
Athens, Georgia is home to a new radical bookstore, Bombs Away Books. The anarchist bookshop not only sells books, but is a DIY music venue featuring punk shows.
A specialty bookstore dedicated to self-published authors is ready to open in Florida....more
What book do you think of when you think of Georgia? How about Washington?
The two states above correspond to Gone with the Wind and Twilight, respectively....more
Troy Davis, if you haven’t heard, is scheduled to be executed today in the state of Georgia. There are significant questions as to his guilt. Of the nine eyewitnesses, seven have recanted their testimony, one is the person suspected of having committed the murder, and one didn’t actually identify Davis as the killer, and so has nothing to recant....more
Econopocalypse. Swine flu. Arlen Specter becoming a Democrat. Ladies and gentlemen, it is only a matter of time before every 12 out of 13 of us are dead … and those who are left will be cold, hungry, and alone. Imagine sitting around a meager fire in the middle of a wasteland wondering “what now?” Some of us find the task of getting out of bed in the morning to be overwhelming, how will we pick ourselves’ up from the ashes of human destruction and help rebuild a better civilization than the one we just laid to rest?...more