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  • Nelda Hill Brings a Love Of Movies And Jazz to Knox County’s Libraries Published 11/17/2010 at 12:07 p.m. 1 comment

    If you look past librarian Nelda Hill's conviviality, you’ll catch the full measure of the discerning intelligence that is currently ushering the library’s non-print department through the rapid technological changes of the 21st century.

  • Inman Majors Revisits Knoxville's World's Fair Era Updated 6/22/2009 at 9:46 a.m. 0 comments

    “To look to the river or the mountains or the university bell tower a mile away was to see just another spring day in Glennville, a lovely one, but like a million others before it. And then to look down ...

  • Dolly's Deputy in Drag Published 4/1/2009 at 4:25 p.m. 1 comment

    Chris Hamblin knows he’s pushing it. He chose “Knoxville Has a Whorehouse in It?!?! But We Love Jesus, Too!” as the theme for his second Night of 1,000 Dollies on Friday, April 3. He and acts ranging from the Salome ...

  • Happy Hollis Published 9/24/2008 at 6:00 p.m. 1 comment

    By taking a hike and telling a lie, Hollis Church set in motion 22 years of career choices, a slow-motion chain reaction that’s not nearly at an end. This was 1986. The tall, willowy Church, who moved here with her ...

  • Deconstructing Disaster Published 9/3/2008 at 6:00 p.m. 2 comments

    Over the three-day Labor Day Weekend, Gregory Button spoke to quite a few people who were fleeing New Orleans to possibly avoid the onslaught of Hurricane Gustav—some while they were still in the city, some on their way to refuge, ...

  • The Power of Will Published 7/23/2008 at 6:00 p.m. 1 comment

    In Profile by Rose Kennedy: U.S. Transplant Games, July 2008, Pittsburgh. In a qualifier for the 100-meter dash, the eventual winner, Will Jay of Knoxville, has finished his sprint in about 12 seconds and is walking back. “As I’m going, ...

  • The Highly Effective Novelist Published 7/2/2008 at 6:00 p.m. 0 comments

    In Profile: Richard Yancey is the creator of Teddy Ruzak, the Highly Effective Detective. The first book, The Highly Effective Detective, came out in 2006; the second, The Highly Effective Detective Goes To the Dogs, is due out next month. ...

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