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
An All-Star Lineup Jams for Rikki Hall
Published 03/04/2014 at 6:01 p.m. 1 Comment
We here at Metro Pulse write about a lot of benefit concerts. Hell, sometimes we even throw them ourselves. But this one’s different. This one hits home.
Lorrie Moore Returns With 'Bark,' Her First Story Collection in 16 Years
Published 02/26/2014 at 2:11 p.m.
Lorrie Moore may not be as prolific as some of her New Yorker counterparts, like the queen of short stories and Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro, but she’s no less beloved. Thus, the release of Moore’s first story collection in ...
Unexpected Closures on Gay Street Have Both Business Owners and City Officials Ticked Off
Updated 02/27/2014 at 10:47 a.m.
The crane had a permit from the City of Knoxville’s engineering department to lift beams to the roof of 422 Gay St., the Cable Piano Building. But news of that permit seems not to have left the department.
Legislation Designed to Pay Performers of Pre-1972 Musical Works May Create New Problems Without Solving Old Ones
Published 02/12/2014 at 10:34 a.m.
The songs are protected—songwriters and publishers have always gotten royalties—but the performances of those songs aren’t, which means singers and record labels generally don’t get royalties for use of those songs.
After 14 Years, Sebadoh Returns, Sounding Much the Same—and That's a Good Thing
Published 02/12/2014 at 10:27 a.m.
Defend Yourself isn’t exactly a change of pace for the trio of Lou Barlow, Jason Lowenstein, and Bob D’Amico. In fact, it’s almost freakish how much the first Sebadoh album in 14 years sounds exactly like Sebadoh 20 years ago—it ...
With 'Orfeo,' Richard Powers Turns in a Virtuoso Performance
Published 01/29/2014 at 10:43 a.m.
Still, the story of Orpheus is mostly remembered for his mad quest to save his wife, Eurydice, from the clutches of death itself. His tragic songs swayed the king of Hades to let Eurydice follow her husband out of the ...
Q&A: Writer Jamie Quatro
Published 01/23/2014 at 12:25 p.m.
One of last year’s best-reviewed books was something of a surprise—a strange, sexy, religious surprise. The debut short-story collection of a forty-something mother of four who lives just outside Chattanooga, Jamie Quatro’s I Want to Show You More seemingly came ...
Knoxville’s First Charter School Just Might Come From an Urban Ministry that Counts the Governor as a Board Member
Published 01/15/2014 at 9:51 a.m. 2 Comments
As news has bubbled up about more and more charter operators looking to start new schools in Memphis and Nashville, it seemed unlikely that Knoxville could be left out of the mix for much longer. And on Tuesday, the news ...
New Survey Reveals System-Wide Dissatisfaction Among Knox County Teachers
Published 01/08/2014 at 12:05 p.m.
After outraged teachers started showing up at Knox County school board meetings last fall, Superintendent Jim McIntyre commissioned a survey of all teachers to find out how high morale actually is. The results are finally in, and they aren’t good, ...
The Best Books of 2013
Published 12/26/2013 at 10 a.m.
What to say about the state of the literary world in 2013? Well, for one, it was good—very, very good.