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.


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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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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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.

First, We Eat…

Grace Stuhrman, a graduate student in nutrition, is taking on food insecurity on campus by helping to start a food pantry.

The Longshot

Mark DiNatale isn’t your stereotypical sports fan. He lives on the Goat Farm, an idyllic arts community on Atlanta’s west side, where he works as director of operations and programming and hangs out in the name-your-price coffee shop listening to foreign jazz. He grew up in Atlanta playing baseball and football and pulling for the…

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