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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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