Creativity
Manuels

One for the Road


A case can be made that the best-known Atlantan of all time isn’t a King or Hartsfield, Scarlett or Rhett, Hammerin’ Hank or Ted‘n Jane. It might be Manuel. As in Manuel Maloof, founder of Manuel’s Tavern. Manuel’s means pleasant memories to a couple of million Atlanta patrons who have entered the legendary watering hole…

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Kelly

Making It


No one can accuse Kelly Jenrette of not chasing her dream. Before Jenrette landed her current gig starring alongside John Stamos in the Fox TV series “Grandfathered,” she lived through nearly a decade of auditions, rejections and bit parts patiently waiting for that big break. “Somebody once told me Harrison Ford was asked what was…

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Dowda

Behind the Lens


For Stephanie Dowda, Georgia State was the birthplace of her creativity. It was the pursuit of a philosophy degree that opened her to the world of the arts. Throughout her career as a fine arts photographer, Dowda has found herself dabbling into just about every angle of the arts. When asked about what made her…

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Sultans of Seduction


The sheikh holds a really important position in the history of mass-market romance novels. E.M. Hull’s 1919 novel “The Sheik” is one of the early inspirations. Hull’s novel was made even more famous by the 1921 silent film starring Rudolph Valentino. “The Sheik” is a classic “bodice ripper” type of romance novel, which means that the sheikh-hero was an alpha male character who essentially forced himself on the heroine.

In Print


Jess Hinshaw and his wife Beth (M.Ed. ‘10) needed one last adventure before entering the professional world. “I was worried that my life was moving in the direction of permanence, and I wanted to travel before I got settled,” Hinshaw said. The couple had an old friend in Joshua Warlick (B.F.A. ‘08) who taught English…

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Nick Bable

Museum Quality


Nick Bable’s Life as We Know It Series: Man and Boy, 2014 Twenty-four Georgia State artists had drawings acquired by the High Museum of Art for display during the museum’s exhibition titled “Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines.”  Faculty, students and alumni affiliated with the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design make up almost…

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Life With Flannery


Bill Sessions sat down at a table in room 312 of the Holiday Inn Express in Milledge­ville, Ga., by Highway 441, and blew the dust off a metal box. Inside? The makings, as Sessions puts it, of “a book that would make a difference.” Actually, two books and count­ ing. Sessions would use the personal pa­pers of Flannery O’Connor to “animate” her in written words once again.

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History And Handlebars


There are many reasons to start your own business. Maybe you see a need in the community that’s not being met. You have a skill or expertise you believe is marketable. Perhaps you have a lifelong passion that you’re trying to fulfill.Or maybe you just can’t think of anything else to do.