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Coury Turczyn

Title: Editor

About Coury Turczyn

Biography

In 1991, Coury Turczyn helped establish our esteemed bastion of alternative journalismness, Metro Pulse. After editing the multi-AAN-award-winner for nine years (first as managing editor and then as executive editor), the resulting bare shell of a man decided to launch himself into the heady world of freelance writing and webzine creation. He spent several years writing numerous fluffy articles (which were consequently made even fluffier) for Time Inc. publications, while also starting up PopCultMag.com (which he really should have made into a blog, like his pal had suggested before blogs were big, and thus become a millionaire in the process… oh well... now he's too busy to update the poor site). He later entered the corporate web-slinging worlds of CNET, Comcast's G4 cable network (yes, he worked on Attack of the Show! with geek pride), and HGTV.com, where he learned more about kitchen remodeling trends than most humans should be permitted to know. Now, he has returned to Metro Pulse, back where he started. It's the circle of life!
Coury Turczyn

Position History

  • Editor
    08/01/2007 - current
  • Executive Editor
    07/01/1996 - 07/01/2000
  • Managing Editor
    01/01/1992 - 07/01/1996

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Recent Work

  • Boxie Pets by Rachel Travis Published 11/24/2010 at 11:20 a.m.

    Here it is: The absolutely perfect gift for anyone who loves their pets. Local artist Rachel Travis’ Boxie Pets are custom, hand-painted portraits on 4-inch square “boxes” that are an inch-and-a-half deep.

  • Best Yoga Studio: The Glowing Body Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    With its world-class studio, its Round-Rug concert series, and its Glowing Bowl food service, the Glowing Body yoga studio has very quickly become a community fixture, drawing the yoga faithful from all over town to the Happy Holler environs.

  • Best Ice Cream/Smoothie Shop: Marble Slab Creamery* Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    There can be no substitute—Marble Slab Creamery is the place.

  • Best Place To Tie The Knot: Gatlinburg Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    No, Gatlinburg is not in Knoxville. But we just can’t compete!

  • Best Hair Salon & Best Nail Salon: Salon Visage Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    f there’s one hair salon that put Knoxville on the beauty map, it’s Frank and Belinda Gambuzza’s Salon Visage and its ever-growing number of locations and services. Innovative without being too chi-chi, it’s the go-to salon for Knoxvillians who want ...

  • Best Use Of Lane Kiffin Memorabilia: Toilet Paper Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    Oh, dear. How the once-slavish fans turn on you once you completely reject them (after one short year) in order to further a dubious career built on acting like a self-entitled dork with few actual results on the playing field.

  • Best Book Store: McKay Used Books, CDs, Movies & More Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    Just try to get a parking space on a Saturday at McKay, then prepare yourself to enter the Old Media Thunderdome as combatants vie for deals on books, CDs, DVDs, and video games.

  • Best Chef: Bruce Bogartz Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    While his Southern-style flavors are huge, his restaurant location for RouXbarb is what you’d call “intimate.”

  • Best Asian: Taste Of Thai Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    Taste of Thai is not fancy, chic, or expensive. But its flavors are the most sophisticated in town.

  • Best Italian: Naples Italian Restaurant Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    Naples also offers the kind of Italian restaurant atmosphere that you usually only see in movies set in Italian restaurants.

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