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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, a partner in the concert series "Eddie & Agnes," a founding sponsor of "Decatur Docs," and sits on the Decatur Arts Alliance board and the Decatur Tourism Bureau. He is convinced that Decatur, Georgia has all the makings of the cultural mecca of the south, and will arm wrestle you to prove it.

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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