Welcome to Athens Power Rankings. In the spirit of sports rating systems, through painstaking analysis, we rank the top movers and shakers in the Classic City each week. Who's hot? Who's not? Find out below.
1. The sun
No, it hasn’t exploded (that we know of). But it sure feels like we’ve got a supernova hanging in the sky. Resist the urge to run your AC full blast—it’s bad for the environment, although shivering does build character.
2. AthFest Educates
It’s 100 degrees outside, and you know what that means: AthFest! Pick up this week’s Flagpole or check back online for our preview extravaganza.
3. Bonita Applebum
Our new advice columnist has been on the job for two weeks, and she’s already ticked off Dan Savage.
4. Gabe Vodicka
The Flagpole music editor gets the nod for organizing this most excellent music awards show. Grammy schmammy.
5. Athens for Everyone
The progressive group celebrated its one-year anniversary on Saturday, which is a longer than most local political movements stick around. Way to go!