Like the Force, Flagpole's man-crush on University of Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley grows stronger every day.
The self-described nerd recently sat down with the Macon Telegraph's Seth Emerson to talk… and talk… and talk about his Star Wars fandom and plans to shoot an epic light saber duel on campus sometime next year.
Apparently folks quit drinking after the zombie apocalypse.
On last night's Season Four premiere of "The Walking Dead," Daryl and a crew of prison newcomers raid a grocery store for supplies. The store was full of prominently-placed cases of Georgia craft beer, including Athens' own Terrapin Rye.
This hilarious bit of news is being picked up by everyone from Creative Loafing to TMZ, but it's worth noting that the original scoop came from Starcasm, whose source was none other than Athens' Uncle Pizza, aka Jubee of Jubee and the Morning After. Because he was there, for some reason.
After earnest, old-timey-ish folk-rock outfit Mumford & Sons played Centennial Olympic Park Tuesday night, they did what all celebrities visiting Atlanta do: they ate at Antico went to the Clermont Lounge, that dimly lit bastion of middle-aged stripperdom.
Read on after the jump.
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In the slim chance it's not the only thing on your Facebook timeline right now, we thought we'd alert you to this new New York Times travel feature titled, "In Athens, Ga., a Downtown Renaissance."
The six-frame slideshow cites several local businesses—including The World Famous, Community and The Branded Butcher—as evidence of Athens' cultural uprising. The town "feels like your favorite, secret neighborhood, where iconic locales dovetail with new and resurrected music spaces, boutiques, lounges and restaurants," reads the intro.
Titus Andronicus' Athens show last month ended with singer/guitarist/weight-of-the-world-carrier Patrick Stickles (who, by the way, seems like a really fun guy who would not at all ruin your BBQ) berating audience members and ranting about slavery. It was weird.
Shortly after, Impose Magazine caught up with the outspoken frontman to ask about the show, where a concertgoer passed out mini-Confederate flags in an apparent attempt to troll the politically-minded group, whose breakthrough album The Monitor was based on the Civil War.
Stickles, who spends a fair amount of time in the interview talking about how "Irish" and "punk" he is, casts his ire far and wide, complaining about the Georgia Theare staff (they "weren't giving me the things I needed to do my job effectively and give the kids their money's worth"); the crowd ("by the end of the show it's a bunch of fucking bros beating on each other in some kind of weird, homoerotic ritual"); the perpetrator ("I was ready to choke him out. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't been tied down to the guitar."); and a host of others.
In this week's Sunday paper, The New York Times published a good-natured fluff piece on the longtime fantasy sports obsession of one Mike Mills, former bassist for R.E.M. and occasional solo performer. Among the takeaways:
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