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. Kim Waters
The UGA doctoral student has organized a weeklong series of lectures, concerts and more to spotlight issues of race, diversity and inclusion. See this week's paper for the story.
2. Adam Newman
A former Athenian who now lives in Los Angeles, Newman's back in town this week to record his first full-length stand-up comedy special. See this week's issue for more, and claim free tickets to the show(s) here.
3. Chris Shupe
The local radio producer and personality is wrapping up a 30-year-plus career as an Elvis tribute artist with two final shows. One is this week. Check this week's Flagpole for more.
4. Trenton Thompson
The sophomore defensive tackle was one of the lone bright spots during Georgia's ugly win over Nicholls State Saturday.
5. Future Ape Tapes
Flagpole's Gordon Lamb calls the local avant-garde collective's new album "the most slippery thing the Apes have ever done while simultaneously being the most directly considered." See Threats & Promises this week.