About Cari Wade Gervin
BiographyCari Wade Gervin is the Metro Pulse's newest staff member, having left the lucrative world of public radio for the equally lucrative world of alt-weeklies. She started her journalism career at WUGA, the University of Georgia's Public radio station, and has since worked for Georgia Public Broadcasting and Mississippi Public Broadcasting, along with the Chattanooga Times Free Press. While she may be a new Knoxville resident, she's no stranger to the area, having grown up in Chattanooga.
- Staff Writer
11/22/2010 - current
Redrawing the Lines of Fort Sanders' Neighborhood Conservation Overlay
Published 12/11/2013 at 4:42 p.m.
Last month, the City of Knoxville put forth an unprecedented proposal: to remove a historic overlay in Fort Sanders to allow Covenant Health to demolish some Victorian houses and move one, in exchange for some property where the city would ...
The Parking Garage: How Important Is It for the Strip’s Revitalization?
Published 12/11/2013 at 4:41 p.m.
City officials say the opportunity to build a new parking deck designed to lure visitors to the Strip isn’t the most important part of their plan, but it’s clearly a giant incentive.
Q&A: Novelist Elizabeth Gentry
Published 12/04/2013 at 9:43 a.m.
There’s no getting around it—Housebound (Lake Forest College Press) is a very strange book.
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.
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.
Donna Tartt Finally Returns With the Brilliant, Frustrating 'The Goldfinch'
Published 11/13/2013 at 11:54 a.m. 1 Comment
Tartt’s first two novels, 1992’s The Secret History and 2002’s The Little Friend, are both coming-of-age novels in certain ways, but neither is the Bildungsroman that The Goldfinch is. The book spans 14 years in the life of Theo Decker, ...
Q&A: Designer Wayne White Returns for Rocky Top Homecoming Float
Published 11/06/2013 at 10:58 a.m.
White first gained renown as a designer for Pee Wee’s Playhouse, which led to his work on seminal videos like Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time” and the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Tonight, Tonight.”
Q&A: Novelist Elizabeth Gilbert
Published 10/30/2013 at 10:32 a.m. 1 Comment
If you don’t have some kind of opinion about Elizabeth Gilbert—well, it’s likely you a) aren’t a female over the age of 20 or b) haven’t read a book in the past decade. Her 2006 memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, wasn’t ...
A Look at the Possibility of a New Amphitheater at World's Fair Park
Published 10/23/2013 at 10:59 a.m. 1 Comment
Could an amphitheater be built on the South Lawn of World’s Fair Park? That was the question discussed last week in the latest meeting of the World’s Fair Park working group. Ashley Capps of AC Entertainment made a presentation to ...
Controversy Swirls as More Details Emerge About the Redevelopment of the Old Knoxville High School
Published 10/23/2013 at 9:57 a.m. 1 Comment
Two weeks after Knox County first announced the old Knoxville High School would become a senior housing facility instead of a mixed-use residential development, North Knoxville residents are still expressing concerns about the project. Cari Wade Gervin reports.