Downtown Knoxville’s Broadband Internet Access Kinda Sucks. Can It Be Fixed?
Published 6/5/2013 at 2:06 p.m. 3 comments
It’s no secret that there are many places downtown that get less-than-amazing Internet service—while some buildings have perfectly fine Internet connections, others suffer from substandard speeds or don’t get broadband service at all. How can this be in the 21st ...
"Draw!" The Smoky Mountain Shootist Society Brings an Entirely Different Sort of Re-Enactment to East Tennessee
Published 5/29/2013 at 1:44 p.m. 1 comment
Once a month, a large group of armed men, and quite a few armed women, converge on a hilly area near Oak Ridge and start blasting away. They’re not survivalists (as far as we know), but rather a new sort ...
Knoxville: The Unexpected Outdoors Wonderland
Published 5/15/2013 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments
For decades, Knoxville hailed itself as the Gateway to the Smokies. Not many cities identify themselves by wonders that are an hour’s drive away, but the practice offers obvious advantages. It doesn’t cost anything, doesn’t cause traffic or parking tie-ups ...
Published 5/8/2013 at 12:58 p.m. 0 comments
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is no stranger to headlines, often generated by his particular management style. His detractors complain that Burchett is better at being a man of the people than being a politician, but the truth is more ...
EDM Empire: Brian Coakley and Andrea Kerns’ Midnight Voyage Productions Redefines Knoxville’s Electronic Music Scene
Published 5/1/2013 at 10:27 a.m. 1 comment
Brian Coakley and Andrea Kerns have created an unusual business built on electronic dance music. In a town full of venues that either book their shows in-house or rely on one of the most successful promotional agencies in the South ...
The FBI Transcripts: Cast of Characters
Published 4/24/2013 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments
This isn’t a full list of everyone who may have been involved in the rebate fraud, or even everyone listed in the affidavit, but this should help you keep your names straight while reading the conversations in the FBI's transcripts ...
The Case Against Pilot: Behind the Accusations of Fraud at Pilot Flying J
Published 4/24/2013 at 4:00 p.m. 1 comment
The FBI raid of Pilot Flying J was big news last week—and it got even bigger once the FBI released its affidavit. Contained within are long transcripts of secretly recorded conversations between sales managers that reveal an alleged scheme to ...
Into the Wild: A Personal Journey Through East Tennessee’s Wilderness
Published 4/17/2013 at 11:02 a.m. 0 comments
For our Earth Day special cover, writer (and former Metro Pulse staffer) David Madison expresses the importance of passing the Tennessee Wilderness Act by taking us into said wilderness. Through memories and interviews with the nature lovers he’s met along ...
Semi-Tough: Some Less Strenuous Fitness Tips
Published 4/10/2013 at 11:45 a.m. 0 comments
So you don’t necessarily want to get ACTION MOVIE RIPPED!, but you’d like to lose some weight and keep it off, feel better, get a little bit stronger and faster and run farther. In short, you want to get in ...
Going Caveman: Will Crossfit Training, a Paleo Diet, and Minimalist Running Make You Prehistoric-Strong—Or Just Worn Out?
Published 4/10/2013 at 11:43 a.m. 2 comments
CrossFit training is the newest cult-like workout regimen. Along with paleo diets and minimalist or barefoot running, it’s part of a cultural trend to get back to our caveman-like habits to find new health. Does it work? Yes—if you stick ...
State of Rebellion: Can Tennessee Really Nullify Federal Law?
Published 4/3/2013 at 9:54 a.m. 0 comments
The Tennessee Legislature has been dabbling with the concept of nullification as of late. In particular, our very own Sen. Stacey Campfield, Rep. Bill Dunn, plus area Sen. Frank Niceley have all supported extraordinary bills to “nullify” federal initiatives, especially ...
Science Project: Can a Pair of West Knoxville Moms Put Together a New, State-of-the-Art Children’s Discovery Center?
Published 3/27/2013 at 11:53 a.m. 0 comments
Ashley Klappholz and Ellie Kittrell have a vision: to create a cutting-edge children’s science museum for Knoxville, which they feel is a big gap in the city’s attractions. They have formed a board and have attracted funding for feasibility studies. ...
Pilots ’N Paws: Pilot Chris Pease Airlifts Adoptable Dogs to States With a Better Chance at Life
Published 3/27/2013 at 11:32 a.m. 0 comments
Chris Pease estimates in the past three years he’s flown dozens of missions on behalf of Pilots ’N Paws, the nationwide organization that acts as a clearinghouse to match private pilots willing to provide free transport with people and organizations ...
#StillTenn: Heading into March Madness, Lady Vols Coach Holly Warlick Takes Control
Published 3/20/2013 at 2:00 p.m. 2 comments
Holly Warlick’s debut as a head coach of the Lady Vols basketball team this year—after replacing retired legend Pat Summitt—was not terribly reassuring. But the team rebounded from the embarrassing season-opener loss to the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and despite a ...
Runaway Success: Cruz Contreras and the Black Lillies
Published 3/13/2013 at 3:18 p.m. 0 comments
The Black Lillies played more than 230 shows in 2012, while also finding time to record their third and most fully developed album, Runaway Freeway Blues. They have earned spirited praise from all over the country, including from Nashville’s country-music ...
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- Dec 12th 2012 The Fabulous Hambright Sisters
- Dec 12th 2012 The E.M. Jellinek Center
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- 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