Meet Knoxville's Scruffy Fashionistas
Published 8/8/2012 at 12:12 p.m. 0 comments
Knoxville Fashion Week is launching its second edition next week, which raises the question: Can Knoxville be fashionable? We’re supposed to be scruffy, after all. Nevertheless, there are local fashion designers plying their trades and hoping for their big breaks. ...
No Joke: Knoxville Has Spawned its Own Burgeoning Comedy Scene of Misfit Stand-ups
Published 8/1/2012 at 11:58 a.m. 2 comments
Knoxville’s never been considered a great town for live comedy—until now. In addition to Side Splitters, several nightclubs have set aside comedy open-mic nights that have sparked a burgeoning scene of local stand-ups. Mike Gibson tells their stories.
What Ho! A Rare Meeting of the Knoxville Chapter of The Wodehouse Society
Published 7/25/2012 at 11:07 a.m. 1 comment
On Saturday at noon, as hundreds of people in shorts swarm the stalls of Market Square and defy the glaring sun at the café tables on Gay Street, another, slightly more formal group finds chairs at a long table at ...
Biologists From TWRA, TDEC, TVA, UT, and Knox County Survey the Little River
Published 7/25/2012 at 10:20 a.m. 0 comments
Finding everything that lives in a river is a big challenge, especially in a jewel of biodiversity like the Little River, so the experts team up. Biologists from TWRA, TDEC, TVA, Knox County and the University of Tennessee worked together. ...
Fighting for Votes: Democrats’ Criticism of the Republican-Controlled Knox County Election Commission Heats Up
Published 7/18/2012 at 4:29 p.m. 1 comment
In Tennessee, the two major political parties are the custodians of the voting process, and whichever party happens to be in power gets to dictate where, when, and how that process is organized. Theoretically, Republicans and Democrats create checks and ...
Knoxville's Tiki Torchbearer: Tim “Swanky” Glazner
Updated 7/13/2012 at 2:03 p.m. 0 comments
Tim “Swanky” Glazner is obsessed with tiki—not just as a pop-culture phenomenon that peaked in the early ’60s, but as a way of life right now. Through his tiki projects both big and small, he’s been helping keep the tiki ...
Knoxville’s Other Tiki Oases
Published 7/11/2012 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments
Knoxville's tiki followers express their tiki love with full-on bars in their own homes.
The Last Illusionaire: After 70 Years, Jazz Saxophonist Lance Owens Cuts an Album
Updated 7/15/2012 at 10:44 a.m. 1 comment
Last month in a basement studio in West Knoxville, Lance Owens, the city’s oldest living jazz player—heck, maybe the city’s oldest performing musician, period—laid down tracks for his first album. After 70 years of playing. Jack Neely sits in on ...
Memphis BBQ In Knoxville
Published 6/29/2012 at 2:38 p.m. 0 comments
Barbecue comes in all sorts of regional styles—and Memphis has a lock as Tennessee’s most famous BBQ. Here’s how some local practitioners make it Memphis-style.
Classic Knoxville Bar-B-Q Joints
Published 6/29/2012 at 2:29 p.m. 0 comments
While there’s currently a barbecue binge going on in the Knoxville dining scene, decades ago there were but a handful of BBQ destinations in town. While the legendary Brother Jack’s is no more, there are veteran barbecue joints that are ...
Dead End BBQ Co-Owner George Ewart Reveals Some Secrets
Published 6/29/2012 at 2:21 p.m. 0 comments
BBQ is suddenly all the rage in Knoxville, and Dead End is all the rage with BBQ fans, winning its third consecutive Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville “Best Barbeque” honor in 2012. Co-owner (with Robert Nutt) George Ewart took a ...
Veggie Options at Knox BBQ Places
Published 6/29/2012 at 12:41 p.m. 1 comment
No one’s denying that barbecue is a meat lover’s world. But you don’t have to stay home or politely peck at a sweaty baked potato with “spread” just because you’re vegetarian and the gang is gung-ho for BBQ. There are ...
Knoxville's Very Own Paleteria: Pop Culture
Published 6/27/2012 at 12:58 p.m. 0 comments
It isn’t just trucks that are selling their wares in parking lots around town—food carts are making an appearance too. Meet Pop Culture, a new paleteria that’s been selling its wares at Ijams Nature Center and the Market Square Farmers’ ...
Knoxville's New Wave of Food Trucks
Published 6/27/2012 at 12:53 p.m. 1 comment
Okay, so Knoxville may sometimes be behind the national trends, but we catch up with a vengeance. We’re finally getting our own gourmet food trucks, and they’re humdingers. Cari Wade Gervin gives us a taste of Savory and Sweet, Cruze ...
How Gay Is Knoxville, Really?
Published 6/20/2012 at 5:40 p.m. 4 comments
So, is Knoxville really the eighth “gayest” city in America? That rating by The Advocate magazine has alternately mystified and encouraged many LGBT residents. As the city celebrates its largest PrideFest yet—and the first one attended by a Knoxville mayor—it’s ...
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