The War on Teachers 2: Teachers Revolt!
Published 11/20/2013 at 11:52 a.m. 2 comments
Two and a half years ago Metro Pulse wrote a story, “The War on Teachers: How did Tennessee’s educators become the new public enemy?,” which looked at legislation designed to reshape the teaching profession in Tennessee. Almost of it passed. ...
Education Reform: Spelling Out the Acronyms
Published 11/20/2013 at 11:46 a.m. 0 comments
Educators love acronyms, for whatever reason. LOVE THEM. So here’s a list of all the confusing terms you’ll find in our story on Knox County teachers and their complaints over state and local education reforms.
Ghost Images: the Photography of Don Dudenbostel
Published 11/13/2013 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments
Don Dudenbostel has been taking pictures of iconic East Tennessee scenes since the 1950s, black and white photos that record cultural fragments from our everyday lives. Here are prime selections from Dudenbostel’s vast archive, along with the stories behind the ...
War Stories: Knoxville's Female Veterans Talk About Being a Woman In—and Out—of the Military
Published 11/6/2013 at 11:29 a.m. 0 comments
This year hasn’t been short of controversy over the military’s treatment of women. Though they make up just about 14 percent of the armed forces, half of all victims of sexual assault in the military are women. But that’s not ...
Getting Help for PTSD
Updated 11/13/2013 at 11:10 a.m. 0 comments
Knoxville doesn’t have a VA hospital. There’s a vet center and an outpatient clinic. But the main regional medical center for veterans is in Johnson City, nearly two hours away.
Coping With PTSD: One Female Veteran's Story
Published 11/6/2013 at 11:20 a.m. 0 comments
Anita Taylor joined the Army at age 22, in 2000. She thought she’d be a badass like Demi Moore’s character in the movie G.I. Jane. It wasn’t until 2009 that she finally realized she needed to do something about her ...
Inside the Lair of Knoxville’s Mysterious Hag Cult, Illustrator of the Bizarre
Published 10/30/2013 at 3:00 p.m. 1 comment
On this Halloween season, we’d like you to meet Knoxville’s foremost horror illustrator, the mysterious young woman who calls herself Hag Cult. Who is she, and how does she conjure such terrifying imagery? April Snellings enters her lair to find ...
The Dawn of Knoxville's TV Age
Updated 11/4/2013 at 4:24 p.m. 2 comments
Sixty years ago, Knoxville braced itself for the sudden appearance of an entirely new medium: television. The debut experienced a few technical glitches, but TV was up and running in Knoxville—creating a new industry with unusual opportunities for those who ...
Local Color: East Knoxville's Magnolia Avenue
Published 10/16/2013 at 4:00 p.m. 1 comment
In this edition of our ongoing series of neighborhood photo essays, Shawn Poynter explores the Magnolia Avenue corridor. Meanwhile, Jack Neely provides a short history of this eclectic, and often less-traveled part of Knoxville.
'Gateway to the Smokies' No More: Knoxville is Fast Earning a National Reputation as a Recreation Destination in Itself
Published 10/9/2013 at 12:15 p.m. 2 comments
For decades, Knoxville has been identified as a stop on the way to outdoor recreation rather than a destination on its own—the Gateway to the Smokies, a midpoint between the Appalachian Mountains to the west and the Cumberlands to the ...
The Walking (and Running, and Mountain Biking, and Kayaking) Dead: Checkpoint Tracker Adventure Racing Championship
Published 10/9/2013 at 12:08 p.m. 0 comments
More than 100 of the fittest and fiercest long-distance athletes from around the world will descend on Knoxville for a 30-hour, 100-mile self-propelled journey through Knox and Sevier counties in the fourth Checkpoint Tracker national championship, running, hiking, biking, and ...
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 ...
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