The Fight Against More Strip Mining in East Tennessee's Campbell and Claiborne Counties
Published 10/2/2013 at 12:27 p.m. 2 comments
Coal is a way of life in Campbell and Claiborne counties, and it’s hard to find a person who doesn’t have some kind of connection to the industry. Yet despite the poverty in the region, and the desperate need for ...
Arrowmont’s New Century
Published 9/25/2013 at 12:41 p.m. 0 comments
When people call Gatlinburg a tourist trap, the asterisk, the most notable exception, has always been Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. It’s a nationally respected school with roots dating back to the 1930s, the birthplace of several national crafts ...
’Shine On: Ol’ Thunder Road Is More Like an Interstate These Days as East Tennessee Cashes In on Legal Moonshine
Published 9/18/2013 at 11:41 a.m. 0 comments
Used to be, moonshine was that somewhat illegal drink passed around in jars at a party. But now it’s big business—and it’s getting bigger. With the legalization of distilling and selling white whiskey, white lightning has quickly become a trendy ...
First Annual Knoxville Film Festival Aims to Help Spur Knoxville’s Moviemaking Scene
Published 9/11/2013 at 10:43 a.m. 0 comments
Over the course of four days (Sept. 19-22), the Knoxville Film Festival will show 75 films on two screens at Downtown West Cinema—everything from full-length features to shorts to documentaries—from directors who hail from 18 different states and three different ...
Downtown Knoxville's Newest Neighborhood: Jackson Avenue
Published 9/4/2013 at 3:00 p.m. 1 comment
Jackson Avenue was—until a few months ago—one of downtown’s least-visited streets. Now, suddenly, it’s a blossoming neighborhood that may soon qualify as “cool.” Bolstered by new residences and businesses, plus plans for more, this new offensive on the northern edge ...
Fearless Predictions: How Will the Vols Do This Year?
Published 8/28/2013 at 3:02 p.m. 0 comments
How will the new (improved) Vols do this season? Naturally, we asked the real experts to give us their prognostications—local musicians who happen to be raving Vol fans.
Our Side of the Mountain: Nose Tackle Daniel McCullers Is Faster, Trimmer, and Still Bigger Than Anybody Else
Published 8/28/2013 at 2:51 p.m. 0 comments
McCullers is not just the biggest player at UT, he’s the biggest player in college football. What’s even crazier is this is the new, 30-pounds-trimmer version of a player who was already heralded as being unusually agile for his size. ...
All in the Family: Recruiting Coordinator Zach Azzanni and the Construction of Tennessee Football’s New Culture
Published 8/28/2013 at 2:50 p.m. 0 comments
Zach Azzanni has been hard at work building a new foundation for the future of Tennessee football, where lately things have been much more sticks and straw than solid brick. Luckily, he is experienced in reconstruction.
Butch! Can the Vols New Coach Finally Turn Tennessee Football Around?
Published 8/28/2013 at 2:46 p.m. 3 comments
Butch Jones is the reason—and pretty much the only reason—fans are excited for this season.
First Creek: A Journey
Published 8/21/2013 at 10:27 a.m. 2 comments
Have you ever seen First Creek? Well, it’s there—Knoxville does indeed have a creek that runs from the Fountain City Park down to the Tennessee River. Only you might have missed it because it’s so hard find. Long stretches of ...
Is There Hope for First Creek?
Published 8/21/2013 at 10:17 a.m. 0 comments
For starters, First Creek is still here. It is persistent. No matter our efforts to push it out of sight and mind, it insists upon flowing.
Knoxville's Battle Over 287(g)
Published 8/14/2013 at 2:00 p.m. 1 comment
For more than a year, local immigrant-advocacy groups have been trying to learn more about Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones’ plans to implement 287(g) in Knox County, a controversial immigration enforcement program that has raised charges of racial profiling in Nashville ...
A Stroll Around Author David Madden’s Wonderfully Bizarre and Mysterious Hometown
Published 8/7/2013 at 11:23 a.m. 0 comments
Though he’s one of Knoxville’s best-known living authors, David Madden hasn’t been a regular on our sidewalks in half a century. His 1974 novel, 'Bijou,' an explicit coming-of-age novel with the Gay Street landmark as its hub, is arguably one ...
Does Downtown Knoxville Really Have a Parking Problem?
Published 7/31/2013 at 12:00 p.m. 2 comments
It is a truth universally acknowledged that people will complain about the state of parking in the city in which they reside. So it is with Knoxville. Depending on to whom you talk, downtown either has a lack of parking ...
Tomato Crush: Move Over Grainger County—Knoxvillians Are Being Swept Away By the Joy of Heirloom Tomatoes
Published 7/24/2013 at 11:29 a.m. 0 comments
Yes, we all know and love Grainger County tomatoes, right? But lately, local farmers’ markets have been stocking up on a new, even more exotic strain of summer bliss: heirloom tomatoes. With their different shapes, colors, and flavors, heirlooms are ...
- Jan 23rd 2013 Practical Reasons To Save Old Buildings
- Dec 12th 2012 The Fabulous Hambright Sisters
- Dec 12th 2012 The E.M. Jellinek Center
- Oct 31st 2012 Ghost Hunting at Harriman's…
- Oct 17th 2012 Knoxville's World of Mushrooms
- Sep 19th 2012 Tennessee's Craft Beer Scene
- Aug 15th 2012 Walter P. Taylor Homes
- Apr 25th 2012 TVA's Tree-Clearing Policy
- Aug 24th 2011 MP's 20th: Some Favorite Covers
- Feb 23rd 2011 YWCA's Network of Help
- Sep 16th 2010 Bee Emergency
- Jul 21st 2010 Knoxville: Summer, 1967