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About darenwang

Daren Wang has swept the floors in his father's restaurant (like John Boehner), discovered he had a long-lost sibling as an adult (like Oprah), grew up in a barn (like every other person without manners) and can tell you the catalog numbers for his favorite albums, but only in vinyl form. He is a co-founder of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival and author of The Hidden Light of Northern Fires.

So this LA Times reporter walks into a bar…

Now that all the cool kids have phones and computers with the intertubes hooked up to them twenty four hours a day, all the cooler-than-those-kids kids have gone back to the most basic of human entertainment–one person telling a stories … Continue reading

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Footsteps at the Decatur Library

Lately, I’ve immersed myself in the history of small towns, studying the way communities take on their personalities, how they grow or shrink. Decatur’s low-profile landscape is dotted with buildings that represent false starts–directions the city thought it was heading … Continue reading

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