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Athens Power Rankings for the Week of Jan. 18


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 Whigs

The Nashville-by-way-of-Athens band is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its debut Give ‘Em All a Big Fat Lip. This week’s cover story is an oral history of the record—along with drummer Julian Dorio’s account of the Paris terrorist attack.

2. Nancy Denson

Athens-Clarke County’s mayor has the power to hire the guy who has the power.

3. Pylon

Now that they sold a song to Lexus, they can probably afford a Lexus. (Lexuses? Lexi?)

4. Vaughn Irons

Irons, an Atlanta consultant, oversaw a long-awaited workforce housing study that revealed that middle-class families often can’t afford to live in Athens.

5. Taylor Brown

Legendary UGA English professor Hubert McAlexander compares Brown’s novel Fallen Land to Proust, Faulkner and Cather.