Metro Pulse: The First 20 Years
Nobody thought it would last this long, least of all the little group of twentysomethings who got it off the ground. Nevertheless, as luck would have it, Metro Pulse has made it to its 20th birthday. That’s a newsworthy achievement, and we’re just the publication to cover it. (Or the only one.) We asked for anecdotes from everyone we could think of who had a hand in Metro Pulse history: staffers, contributors, advertisers, and article subjects. The result is an impressionistic oral history that may be incomplete, but is certainly colorful.
NEWS & VIEWS
Citybeat: In the Running: For 6th District State Senate
There are any number of ways to break down the race to fill former state Sen. Jamie Woodson’s seat in the 6th District by the numbers. All four candidates are women. Three are Republican. Two have racked up a lot of donations. One has four children, one has three children, one has two children. Two are teachers. One is a City Council member. Cari Wade Gervin profiles candidates Victoria DeFreese, Gloria Johnson, Becky Duncan Massey, Marilyn Roddy.
Jack Neely recalls the distant year of 1991.
Frank Cagle is pretty sure no one wants to give Amazon a tax break except Amazon. And Chattanooga.
Joe Sullivan confesses his involvement with the publication known as Metro Pulse.
Olive in Wonderville by Olive J. Keith
Soluble Solutions by Pink Lady
GAMUT: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Music: On Tour
The Killing, Cul-de-sac
Conan the Barbarian