About Brooks Clark
BiographyBrooks Clark was born in Nashville and grew up in Washington, D.C. He was a writer-reporter at Sports Illustrated in New York for 10 years and an editor at Whittle Communications for five. He has written for Metro Pulse since 1993. Visit his Grammar Tip of the Day blog at gtotd.blogspot.com.
Hodges Turns 120
Published 03/15/2012 at 11:24 a.m.
This Ides of March brings a special anniversary to the University of Tennessee: the 120th birthday of Dr. John C. Hodges, longtime head of the English department, who would be counted among the most influential scholars in UT’s history even ...
How the 'Harbrace Handbook of English' Changed the Way Americans Learn About Writing
Published 06/15/2011 at 10:56 a.m. 4 Comments
This year is the 70th birthday of the Harbrace Handbook of English. It will go unnoticed by most—but it’s an anniversary with a lot of significance for the University of Tennessee: Harbrace is the best-selling college textbook of all time, ...
Derek Dooley: Can He Make the Vols Win Big by Thinking Small?
Published 09/01/2010 at 2:20 p.m. 1 Comment
Derek Dooley is focusing on the details of how to win football games, details that he learned in seven years as sorcerer Nick Saban’s apprentice. He is working to establish a disciplined culture. And he hired former Vol and Redskin ...
Despite the Behind-the-Scenes Drama, the UT Men's Hoops Team Rallies Together
Published 03/03/2010 at 11:58 a.m.
The University of Tennessee’s athletic program has certainly seen its share of controversy in the past several months, with various arrests and sudden estrangements. And with the dismissal of star player Tyler Smith, it looked to be a grim season ...