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Coury Turczyn

Title: Editor
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About Coury Turczyn


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 (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, 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

  • Knoxville: City of Adventurous Tailgators Published 04/16/2014 at 10:37 a.m.

    Yes, it’s no surprise: One of our claims to fame consists of sitting around in parking lots, drinking beer, and waiting for the football game to start.

  • Pianist Brad Mehldau Keeps Fans Intrigued With Right-Angle Shifts in His Sound Published 04/09/2014 at 10:05 a.m.

    Brad Mehldau has led a charmed career, mostly avoiding restrictive typecasting or comparisons to legends. He’s managed to forge his own particular style that appeals to traditionalists and neu jazz fans alike, traversing sub-genres from straight-ahead jazz to orchestral pieces ...

  • Knoxville: City of Grit and Determination Published 04/03/2014 at 3:23 p.m. 1 Comment

    Atlanta-based travel writer Caroline Eubanks visited a friend who had recently moved to Knoxville and used the experience to knock out a couple of Knoxville posts.

  • Crowd-funding Sought to Help the Love Kitchen Buy a New Cooler Published 03/26/2014 at 8:47 a.m.

    Knoxville’s non-profit Love Kitchen may be famous for its good deeds feeding the hungry, but even they need extra help themselves at times.

  • Knoxville: We’re Really Cheap! Published 03/19/2014 at 11:53 a.m.

    This week’s national ranking in a dubious survey actually comes from a credible source:

  • Rev3 Running Into Knoxville Published 03/12/2014 at 11:22 a.m.

    What do triathletes think of Knoxville?

  • Documentary Team to Hit Knoxville for Big Ears Published 03/05/2014 at 1:14 p.m.

    The Big Ears music festival is returning to downtown Knoxville (March 28-30) after a four-year hiatus. Apparently, that downtime hasn’t diminished memories of its remarkable performances—not only has there been lots of buzz around the new edition, but it has ...

  • Knoxville: City of Meetings Published 02/26/2014 at 11:07 a.m.

    Lesley Grissum knows local when she sees it.

  • Fourth and Gill Artists Plan Tribute to Felled Oak Published 02/19/2014 at 10:03 a.m.

    Last June, a homeowner in the Fourth and Gill neighborhood decided to remove a 130-year-old tree from his property despite the city’s assurances it was healthy and did not present any danger of falling. Now Fourth and Gill artists Gerry ...

  • Urban Wilderness: Still Hot Published 02/12/2014 at 11:05 a.m.

    Despite those who thought running a highway through wooded land in South Knoxville was still a great idea, the recently conceived Urban Wilderness is still getting media attention.

  • 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 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 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 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.

  • Best Store We Wish Was From Knoxville: Mast General Store Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    Surely, you think, this Knoxville institution must have occupied its Gay Street address since the turn of the century. (The previous one.) Mast General Store is as Knoxvillian as the Dogwood Arts Festival, or Market Square, or the Sunsphere.

  • Best Sushi: Nama Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    Who knew that Knoxville by way of Nama would become such an innovator in the sushi arts?

  • Best Local Website: Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    We’re going to assume you’re just being polite, voting for the site that was hosting this very same readers’ poll.

  • Best Bakery: Magpies Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    In the field of cupcake experimentation, it’s difficult to resist Magpies.

  • Best Ribs: Calhoun’s Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.

    The challengers are multiplying, but Calhoun's stays on top.

  • 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 ...

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