Even in this age of tweets, there are old-fashioned blogs worth seeking out—especially local ones. East Tennessee has more than its share of creative minds, and they aren’t afraid to regularly send their thoughts out into the blogosphere. So here are just a few local blogs to bookmark if you haven’t already.
Police Blotter: What Would Columbus Drink?
Count on It: Some Good Housing News
Meet Your City: Your Holiday Commission
Knoxville Googled: knoxville+adventure
Street Talk: Eric Lee, Metro Pulse Triage artist and member of the bands Vn Trble, Double Muslims, and Fake Blood
NEWS & VIEWS
Citybeat: TVA for Sale?
A new privatization push for TVA comes from an unexpected direction: the left. Washington, D.C.-based Coalition for Green Capital represents an assemblage of entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys, financial experts, and policy wonks from the energy efficiency, wind, and solar energy industries. And they’re suggesting we auction off TVA. But as Rick Held finds, local TVA watchers and the Chamber itself don’t think it’s such a good idea.
Jack Neely catches up on his local-author reading.
Frank Cagle finds the idea of bailing out California rather dismaying.
Joe Sullivan surveys the efforts to revitalize the Five Points area.
Libacious by Jesse Fox Mayshark
GAMUT: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Music: On Tour
Eye on the Scene
Todd Steed’s Unmind
Local CD Review
DVDs: Spoiler Alert
The Expendables, Vengeance
The Casual Observer, by Kate Furst