25 Ways of Looking at Pamela Schoenewaldt
Pamela Schoenewaldt is a former technical writer. And screenwriter. She’s written for advertising agencies. She’s been a freelance journalist. She’s taught writing. She’s taught English. She’s taught at the University of Tennessee and at middle schools. She’s made her living with words since the 1980s. She’s had award-winning short stories published since the 1990s. And now she’s an acclaimed first-time novelist with When We Were Strangers. Cari Wade Gervin gives us a look.
Police Blotter: Seriously, Dude: Do Not File False Police Reports
Meet Your City: Forum on Teacher Pay
Knoxville Googled: knoxville+best
Street Talk: Dawn Darr, canine agility trainer and handler
NEWS & VIEWS
Citybeat: Use the (Task) Force
What do these things have in common: the problem of chronic homelessness in Knoxville; the controversy over development of property on Midway Road; the mounting cost of the city’s pension plans? Answer: They all have special task forces assigned (or being assigned) to study them. But will their efforts really help to resolve these issues, or are they just convenient ways for politicians to punt? Jesse Fox Mayshark forms his committee of one to study the issue.
Citybeat: Stricter Laws for Strangulation?
Choking, or “attempting or intending to cause bodily injury by strangulation,” is currently defined as a misdemeanor in Tennessee. Rose Kennedy examines legislation to change that.
Jack Neely considers Knoxville’s Irish heritage.
Frank Cagle predicts more political enemies for County Mayor Tim Burchett.
Shot of Urban
Michael Haynes gripes about the hypocrisies of downtown’s fair-weather fans.
Libacious by Jesse Fox Mayshark
GAMUT: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Music: On Tour
Music: On Tour
Local CD Review