Creativity

Journey’s End


On May 7, Kaila Yancey (B.A. ’16) finished her college career with a degree in journalism with a double minor in marketing and hospitality management. Watch the behind-the-scenes video from Yancey’s graduation day.

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Reel Vision


At the turn of the 21st century, five kids met while students of film, theater and creative writing classes at Georgia State. They found themselves to be similar pieces on the same game board — five cinenthusiasts who wanted, more than sleep or square meals, to make films of their own. They shared a taste for on the- run tacos and off-kilter movies, many of the films laced with dark humor like arsenic.

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Macon Good


H&H Restaurant is a downtown Macon, Ga., landmark that’s easy to miss. Tucked into the ground floor of a squat, red-brick cube at the corner of Forsyth and New streets, the breakfast and lunch spot is marked only by a white painted-over Coca-Cola light-box sign hanging above the door. The swinging glass door and a…

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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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