Tomato Piè-ce de Résistance
Published 7/24/2013 at 11:22 a.m. 0 comments
Traditional tomato pie—what is often referred to as “Southern tomato pie,” as to distinguish it from the Atlantic coast pizza of the same name—isn’t all that traditional, or Southern, but that’s no matter. We’ve adopted it and made it our ...
Tomatoes: A Long-Avoided Appreciation
Published 7/24/2013 at 11:18 a.m. 0 comments
I did not like to eat tomatoes. When they weren’t fresh, which was most of the time, they were slimy and tasteless. When they were fresh, they were so bitter they almost stung. But as a middle-aged adult, I’ve come ...
Fresh Recipes for Heirloom Tomatoes
Published 7/24/2013 at 11:15 a.m. 0 comments
Though University of Tennessee’s commercial vegetable extension specialist Annette Wszelaki admits she almost considers it “blasphemous” to cook a fresh, homegrown tomato, there are chefs and cooks who want a little more than the basic salad or sandwich addition. So ...
Crate-Digger’s Paradise: A Tour of Knoxville’s Ever-Expanding Vinyl Corridor of Record Stores
Published 7/17/2013 at 12:04 p.m. 0 comments
There are more retail outlets for records in Knoxville now than during vinyl’s final heyday in the ’70s and ’80s before it was finally crushed under the deadweight of millions of Compact Discs in the ’90s. With five dedicated stores ...
Knoxville's Used Vinyl Hidey-Holes
Published 7/17/2013 at 11:55 a.m. 0 comments
Knoxville certainly has a lot of vinyl record stores, but it also has a lot of places that offer LPs and 45s on the side. Here are the ones we know about.
Starting His Own Made-In-America Denim Line, Marcus Hall Is Knoxville’s Blue-Collar (Fashion) Hero
Updated 7/11/2013 at 10:58 a.m. 0 comments
Marcus Hall has done something remarkable: started his own line of designer blue jeans, called Marc Nelson, that’s gaining traction in the fashion industry. From Knoxville. But it hasn’t been easy, and it won’t get any more so as the ...
Life at Summit Towers
Published 7/3/2013 at 2:00 p.m. 9 comments
Downtown Knoxville’s Summit Towers holds more than 300 residents. That makes it the most populated apartment complex in the central business district—but it’s also the least well known. That’s because it’s a government-subsidized apartment building and many of its residents ...
The Walnut Street Dilemma: Property Rights vs. Historic Preservation
Published 6/26/2013 at 3:00 p.m. 4 comments
Despite a monumental effort by local preservationists and developers to address the needs of St. John’s Cathedral downtown, the church is hell-bent on demolishing two 1920s buildings to improve access to its parking lot. The disagreement has spurred misunderstandings, demonstrations ...
710 and 712 Walnut St.: Dog Ugly, or Spirited Survivors?
Published 6/26/2013 at 3:00 p.m. 0 comments
Knox Heritage believes these two 1920s brick buildings may be eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places because of what they are and where they are; they’re among the last remnants of a famously residential block.
St. John’s Creative History—and the Urban-Church Paradox
Published 6/26/2013 at 3:00 p.m. 2 comments
Churches occupy a unique place in the prospects of any downtown. They’re often among the most beautiful buildings in a city, and that’s certainly true of Knoxville, and in particular of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral downtown.
Knoxville Craft Beer Week 2013: Bigger and Frothier
Published 6/19/2013 at 6:07 p.m. 0 comments
With a forecast that includes at least a quarter-million ounces of brew, Knoxville Craft Beer Week 2013 promises to be way more fun than a mere 99 barrels of beer on the wall. Running Saturday, June 22 to Saturday, June ...
Ed White’s Sideline: Historian
Published 6/19/2013 at 5:59 p.m. 0 comments
Ed White is a lifelong learner, a husband and father, a master gardener, and was one of the most able and giving AIDS care volunteers in Knoxville during the height of the plague. He long ago recognized the need for ...
The Resolution: 20 Years Ago, Knox County Commission Unleashed a Wave of Vitriol Against the Gay Community. How Far Have We Come Since Then?
Published 6/19/2013 at 3:00 p.m. 1 comment
On March 22, 1993, an anti-gay resolution hit Knox County Commission with the force of an F-5 tornado. The call had gone out from pulpits and conservative radio stations that the faithful were needed at the City County Building to ...
The Artful Dodge: Why Won’t Knoxville Commit to Public Art?
Published 6/12/2013 at 12:08 p.m. 0 comments
So what has Knoxville’s Public Arts Committee achieved in the five years it’s been around? According to its own members, not a lot, really. It was originally formed five years ago when the city realized it had no formal public ...
Knoxville's People-Driven Public Art
Published 6/12/2013 at 11:14 a.m. 0 comments
There’s public art, and then there’s the art of the public, what might be called the people’s art—small neighborhood committees, less organized groups, or individuals acting alone, committing random acts of art in unexpected places. It springs up despite a ...
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