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How Stacey Abrams turned heartbreak into a side hustle as a romance novelist - The Washington Post
Leadership requires the ability to engage and to create empathy for communities with disparate needs and ideas. Telling an effective story — especially in romantic suspense — demands a similar skill set. Effective storytelling takes the reader into a life that is both familiar and foreign, enough of both to make space for others to feel empowered to tell their stories.
storytelling  story  writing  politics  language  leadership  novels  books  love  georgia 
27 days ago by allaboutgeorge
'Let love abide' - Southern Voice Atlanta
"You have to love people regardless, and hold them in that light. That’s what turns that energy of violence, or hatred or bigotry into something else. I think you have to be steadfast in that."
music  atlanta  georgia  songwriting  creativity  rock  folk  gay  women  love  activism  interviews 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Atlanta: Seventh Borough? Or Circle of Hell? -- Daily Intel -- New York News Blog -- New York Magazine
"[T]heir overall crabbiness implies they are in fact real ex-residents. Because while all New Yorkers may long for space, peace, and happiness, what they really want is to have all that here."
cities  atlanta  georgia  nyc  happiness  urban 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Here are 10 plus 10 essential records from this decade | AccessAtlanta
"We firmly believe that anyone with open ears, an Internet connection and a reasonable music budget can remain a lifelong musical hipster." I've five of the first and five of the second.
music  rock  hiphop  indie  newspapers  criticism  2000s  atlanta  georgia 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: In Rap, Inner War Can Be a Trap
"Jay-Z knew how to hide sound in sense. His lyrics often sounded like plainspoken prose; it was only later that you noticed the hidden rhyme patterns and rhythms. By contrast, T. I. hides sense in sound."
hiphop  songwriting  aesthetics  identity  marketing  creativity  music  georgia  atlanta  writing  fiction 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
JS Online: Authors find Clarence Thomas puzzling
"We're the first to filter his life through a racial prism. [...] I think the myth was that race wasn't important to him, but we found it was. [...] He's very conscious of his own black skin. He talks about it a lot."
race  justice  georgia  supremecourt  black  nonfiction  interviews 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Hip-Hop Outlaw (Industry Version)
Jeff Chang: “The whole industry shifted to massive economies of scale, and mixtapes are a natural outgrowth and response to that.”
hiphop  radio  marketing  corporations  copyright  creativity  business  atlanta  georgia  music 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge

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