Does Knoxville Dream of Electric Cars?
With production of the Nissan Leaf gearing up in Tennessee, the age of the fully electric car appears to finally be upon us. Knoxville is one of a few select markets in the country in which the Leaf and an accompanying infrastructure of electric charging stations are being rolled out. But is there really a future for electric cars in East Tennessee? Will drivers swap their SUVs for expensive economy cars that plug in? Cari Wade Gervin takes the idea for a spin. Plus: Test-driving a Leaf.
Police Blotter: Beware of Falling Appliances
Count on It: Win-Win at Knoxville Restaurant Week
Meet Your City: Meet Your Redistricting
Knoxville Googled: knoxville+cream
Street Talk: Ken Hansen, barbershop quartet member and publicist, Smokyland Sound Chorus Singing Valentines
NEWS & VIEWS
Citybeat: Ladies’ Night
If the financial disclosure forms turned in last week marked the kick-off of the mayoral campaign, Monday’s forum at Church Street United Methodist Church was something like an opening drive, a first chance to test the strengths and weaknesses of the candidates and their relative positions. Jesse Fox Mayshark lets us know how they did.
Jack Neely follows up on some previous stories.
Frank Cagle argues in favor of electing state Supreme Court justices.
Joe Sullivan examines looming state budget shortfalls.
Libacious by Jesse Fox Mayshark
Urban Renewal by Matt Edens
GAMUT: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Music: On Tour
The Two Man Gentlemen Band
Local CD Review
The Black Lillies
Installation in Clay
Dogtooth, Enter the Void, Santa Sangre
Writer Kevin Wilson
The Casual Observer by Kate Furst