Diana Brown

Diana Brown is a freelance writer for HowStuffWorks and writes mostly for about our podcast Stuff They Don't Want You to Know. She has a B.A. in theater and a minor in creative writing from Georgia State University, and is a writer, performer, and producer of comedy and theater at the nonprofit Twinhead Theatre in Atlanta, where she's executive director. Diana also organizes the annual Atlanta Fringe Festival, where indie, underground and original theater companies showcase their work. She likes reading, cheese and dogs.

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