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Of staggering anniversaries

Four years ago, the United States started a war in Iraq that has shocked and awed the world with its stupidity and brutality. Happy anniversary! As a gift, we present to you a little girl at an anniversary vigil in Little Five Points whose intuitive understanding of this war's cost exceeds our president's.

IRAQ WAR ANNIVERSARY VIGIL IN LITTLE FIVE POINTS: 1.333 candles for every day of the war. - JOEFF DAVIS
  • Joeff Davis
  • IRAQ WAR ANNIVERSARY VIGIL IN LITTLE FIVE POINTS: 1.333 candles for every day of the war.

Speaking of anniversaries, 1,546 years ago last Saturday, the man who brought Christianity, literacy and green food coloring to Ireland died. To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, Atlantans paraded through downtown and got drunk – not necessarily in that order. On Sunday afternoon at the Margaret Mitchell House, Dave Eggers discussed his new book, What Is the What, a fictionalized autobiography of Sudanese Lost Boy and former Atlantan Valentino Achak Deng.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE DOWNTOWN: "Parade? I didn't know there was a parade." - ALAN FRIEDMAN
  • Alan Friedman
  • ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE DOWNTOWN: "Parade? I didn't know there was a parade."
DAVE EGGERS READING HIS BOOK AT THE MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE: "Damn, this book is really good." - ALAN FRIEDMAN
  • Alan Friedman
  • DAVE EGGERS READING HIS BOOK AT THE MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE: "Damn, this book is really good."

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IRAQ WAR ANNIVERSARY VIGIL IN LITTLE FIVE POINTS: 1.333 candles for every day of the war. - JOEFF DAVIS
  • Joeff Davis
  • IRAQ WAR ANNIVERSARY VIGIL IN LITTLE FIVE POINTS: 1.333 candles for every day of the war.
IRAQ WAR ANNIVERSARY VIGIL IN LITTLE FIVE POINTS: 1.333 candles for every day of the war. - JOEFF DAVIS
  • Joeff Davis
  • IRAQ WAR ANNIVERSARY VIGIL IN LITTLE FIVE POINTS: 1.333 candles for every day of the war.
IRAQ WAR ANNIVERSARY VIGIL IN LITTLE FIVE POINTS: 1.333 candles for every day of the war. - JOEFF DAVIS
  • Joeff Davis
  • IRAQ WAR ANNIVERSARY VIGIL IN LITTLE FIVE POINTS: 1.333 candles for every day of the war.
IRAQ WAR ANNIVERSARY VIGIL IN LITTLE FIVE POINTS: 1.333 candles for every day of the war. - JOEFF DAVIS
  • Joeff Davis
  • IRAQ WAR ANNIVERSARY VIGIL IN LITTLE FIVE POINTS: 1.333 candles for every day of the war.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE DOWNTOWN - ALAN FRIEDMAN
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE DOWNTOWN - ALAN FRIEDMAN
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE DOWNTOWN - ALAN FRIEDMAN
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE DOWNTOWN - ALAN FRIEDMAN
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE DOWNTOWN - ALAN FRIEDMAN
DAVE EGGERS READING HIS BOOK AT THE MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE - ALAN FRIEDMAN
  • Alan Friedman
  • DAVE EGGERS READING HIS BOOK AT THE MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE
DAVE EGGERS READING HIS BOOK AT THE MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE - ALAN FRIEDMAN
  • Alan Friedman
  • DAVE EGGERS READING HIS BOOK AT THE MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE
DAVE EGGERS READING HIS BOOK AT THE MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE - ALAN FRIEDMAN
  • Alan Friedman
  • DAVE EGGERS READING HIS BOOK AT THE MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE
DAVE EGGERS READING HIS BOOK AT THE MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE - ALAN FRIEDMAN
  • Alan Friedman
  • DAVE EGGERS READING HIS BOOK AT THE MARGARET MITCHELL HOUSE
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