Scene and Heard: High School Football
Knoxville’s passion for football may bleed orange, but it all starts with a rainbow coalition of other colors: red and blue, maroon and gray, blue and white, even purple. High school football is a truly competitive sport that’s taken just as seriously as the Vols by its fans here, with rivalries, traditions, and hopes that are equally enveloping. In our quarterly series visiting different parts of Knoxville, we recorded four different evenings of high school football mania.
NEWS & VIEWS
Citybeat: Recycling Update
In September, the city of Knoxville launched its free curbside recycling program with great fanfare. Rose Kennedy looks into how it’s going so far.
Endorsements: 2011 Knoxville elections
As the Nov. 8 election draws near, we’d like to reacquaint you with our candidate endorsements. But rather than just reprint last September’s write-up, we thought it might be helpful for voters to consider the resumes of both our mayoral candidates. Therefore, we’ve listed the career highlights of Mark Padgett and Madeline Rogero side by side. Just to put them in perspective for you.
Ear to the Ground
Mark, Mark, Mark: We analyze yet another misleading Padgett campaign flier, report on his unofficial Tea Party endorsement, and investigate that City Council “slush fund” he uncovered.
Jack Neely remembers the amazing musician and former Knoxville character Phil Pollard.
Frank Cagle muses over the last-minute jostling of mayoral candidates Mark Padgett and Madeline Rogero.
Joe Sullivan recounts Innovation Valley’s lack of progress, despite no lack of trying.
Soluble Solutions by Pink Lady
Sick of being sick
All Foods Considered by Rose Kennedy
Food memories of Phil
GAMUT: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Music: Local Heroes
Hey OK Fantastic
Eye on the Scene
Sara Schwabe on Phil Pollard
Putnam County Spelling Bee
A Serbian Film and The Island of Lost Souls
The Rum Diary