Tennessee: America’s Worst!
Published 07/23/2014 at 12:10 p.m.
How? Why? What the heck?
Yet Another Plea for Potato Salad Funding
Published 07/16/2014 at 11:20 a.m.
Is there really enough room for more potato salad on Kickstarter?
The Knoxville Plan: Did We Really Have One?
Published 07/09/2014 at 2:27 p.m.
Did the World's Fair of 1982 really get the ball rolling on downtown Knoxville's renewal?
'Wolfenstein: The New Order' Offers Something Unprecedented for the Series: Characters!
Published 07/09/2014 at 10:45 a.m.
While each Wolfenstein sequel has refined this basic formula, it really hasn’t changed much for the past 20-plus years: evil scientists + cyber/zombie soldiers = castle as shooting gallery. Not unlike one’s weakness for the utterly predictable and not terribly ...
Knoxville: City of Momentum
Published 06/25/2014 at 12:25 p.m.
Another week, another glowing travel piece about Knoxville. Who woulda thunk it, eh?
Job Opening: Competitive Pay, Good Benefits, and Extremely Hot Seat
Published 06/11/2014 at 11:07 a.m.
If you’ve ever wanted a corporate position at Pilot Flying J, now’s the time!
Another Unexpected Visitor Won Over
Published 06/04/2014 at 11:33 a.m.
Daydream Delightful, Chicago resident Kristina’s fashion blog, recently documented her road trip, the last stop being Knoxville.
Q&A: Documentary Filmmaker Scott Colthorp
Published 06/04/2014 at 10:57 a.m.
For his newest personal project, Blackout: On Swan Pond, part-time Knoxvillian Scott Colthorp looks at the impact of TVA’s 2008 ash spill in Kingston, both environmentally and on residents in the Swan Pond community.
Knoxville: City of Thoughtful Readers (and Downloaders)
Published 05/28/2014 at 11:33 a.m.
Amazon knows all.
Knoxville: City of Orange-Loving Drinkers Who Eat a Lot
Published 05/21/2014 at 1:59 p.m.
Oh, Movoto Real Estate blog—you’re such a reliable source of odd rankings about Knoxville, we are starting to wonder if you’re doing it just to get our attention.
Al Feldstein's "Usual Gang of Idiots" Shaped Generations of Everyday Satirists
Published 05/14/2014 at 12:14 p.m.
For better or worse, Al Feldstein provided the single biggest influence on my worldview during the horribly formative years of middle school.
Basement Bowling Future Draws Ever Closer
Published 05/14/2014 at noon
It’s long been the largest remaining eyesore on downtown’s main thoroughfare, foiling previous efforts with its size and poor condition, sitting empty for about 35 years.
'The Stan Brock Story' Seeks Crowd-Funding
Published 05/07/2014 at 1:49 p.m.
By any measure, Stan Brock has an amazing story to tell, from being host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom to directing Remote Area Medical, the Knoxville-based health care relief organization that puts on pop-up free medical clinics. Isn’t it ...
Knoxville: City of Unique Crowd Control Techniques
Published 04/30/2014 at 9:48 a.m.
Needless to say, Knoxville made a big splash on the Internet this week.
Indiegogo Campaign for the Birdhouse Community Center
Published 04/23/2014 at 11:21 a.m.
A group of University of Tennessee students have put together an Indiegogo campaign to benefit the Birdhouse.
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: forbes.com.
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.
Knoxville: Not as Romantic as Last Year
Published 02/05/2014 at 10:44 a.m.
This time last year, if you’ll recall, Knoxville was sitting pretty atop Amazon’s highly scientific list of the most romantic cities in the U.S.
Indiegogo Campaign Started for Death-Metal Band Whitechapel's Concert Documentary
Published 01/29/2014 at 10:47 a.m.
Who says your band’s name has to be Dirty Guv’nahs in order to get a massive showing of fan support via crowd-funding for a new project?
Knoxville: City of Unfit People
Published 01/23/2014 at 10:08 a.m.
Why does Dr. Oz so obviously hate us?
Q&A: Matt Hall of the Crowd-Funded Design Firm Obstructures
Published 01/15/2014 at 3 p.m.
Obstructures is a (more or less) Knoxville-based design/gadget firm that has run several successful Kickstarter campaigns: the Bandboard, Pry, and an Aluminum Plate Wallet System. All feature sleek, industrial design that has won over supporters.
Online Dreamers: Can Crowd-Funded Small Businesses, Artists, and Pie-Makers Improve Our Quality of Life?
Published 01/15/2014 at 3 p.m. 1 Comment
Used to be, there was only one way to find out if your Big Idea could succeed: Withdraw all your savings, get a loan, or ask your family for money—and then put everything on the line. But with the rise ...
Knoxville Crowd-Funding Project Updates
Published 01/15/2014 at 3 p.m.
How are some of Knoxville’s other crowd-funded projects coming along? Here are several campaigns that exceeded their fund-raising goals.
Find Volunteering Opportunities at Community Wish List
Published 01/15/2014 at 9:43 a.m.
Want to start the new year by keeping that resolution to help others more often? Then the Community Wish List Knoxville may be a good place to start your quest.
Artists' Colony Raising Money for Summer Residencies
Published 01/08/2014 at 11:18 a.m.
Although they’ve started refurbishing a ’60s-era farmhouse on the land, they say it still needs work before they can accept residencies this summer.
Metropulse.com’s 10 Most Viewed Stories
Published 01/02/2014 at 1:02 p.m.
There are many ways to gauge the popularity of stories we publish: Percentage of issues picked up, number of Facebook “likes,” how many people call or email or comment with complaints. On our website, however, there’s the highly scientific Page ...
Knoxville: City of Aging Hippies
Published 01/01/2014 at 10 a.m.
We are still booming, rest assured.
Knoxville: City of Raging Alcoholics
Published 12/26/2013 at 10 a.m.
We accept without question Dr. Oz’s determination that Knoxville is the number-one city in the nation (well, tied with Memphis) for alcohol abuse.
Knoxville: Least Best Place
Published 12/18/2013 at 12:14 p.m.
There once was a time when we could rely on the Movoto Real Estate blog to rank Knoxville ridiculously high in its prolific Surveys Intended to Get Media Attention™.
'Elaborately Simple' Musings at Southern Belle Simple
Published 12/11/2013 at 10:58 a.m.
Kate Spears’ Southern/foodie/style blog offers an appealing swirl of topics.
Haw Trail Crew Seeks to Build 'Washing Machine Part 2'
Published 12/04/2013 at 10:43 a.m.
Mountain bikers unite!
Waxing Nostalgic at Knoxstalgia
Published 11/27/2013 at 1:41 p.m.
The goal at Knoxstalgia is pretty simple: “Celebrating the Past & Present in Knoxville, Tennessee.”
Knoxville: City of Retirees
Published 11/20/2013 at 10:57 a.m.
This is not just another online Survey Intended to Get Media Attention™, this is a death sentence for the trusting retirees who move here!
Knoxville: City of Top-Ten Creativity
Published 11/13/2013 at 12:07 p.m.
Yes, put your pens down, poets of San Francisco! Stop playing your instruments, bands of Austin! We’re KNOXVILLE.
Crowdfunding Sought for Airstream Dining
Published 11/06/2013 at 10:16 a.m.
Will curbside eaters be supportive enough to actually donate money to bring another food truck into existence?
Eat Our Dust, Pasadena!
Published 10/30/2013 at 10:03 a.m.
We've got some fast-growing incomes.
In Your Face, Chattanooga!
Published 10/23/2013 at 1:30 p.m.
Another week, another survey ranking Knoxville in a mostly positive way.
The Increasing Problem of Babies Born With NAS
Published 10/16/2013 at 10:32 a.m.
East Tennessee’s growing number of babies born with drug addictions gained yet more national attention.
Best Impersonation: Weeding Through Some Recent Best of Knoxville Come-Ons
Published 10/09/2013 at 11:54 a.m.
If you’re a local business owner, please be aware that we’re the only ones who issue true “Best of Knoxville” awards. We trademarked the name with the United States government, so that’s officially official.
Facebook Group Shares Memories of Fort Sanders' Eclectic Past
Published 10/09/2013 at 11:41 a.m.
For a neighborhood of so little regard that major institutions can willfully reshape it to meet their needs with almost no resistance, Fort Sanders still exists as a nostalgic ideal to those who spent a good chunk of their 20s ...
Knoxville Filmmaker Aims Camera at Pilots 'N Paws Program
Published 10/02/2013 at 11:57 a.m.
A Knoxville filmmaker hopes to document the good work of Pilots 'N Paws.
East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame Recognizes Horror/Fantasy Giant Karl Edward Wager
Published 10/02/2013 at 11:49 a.m. 2 Comments
John Mayer has been an artist on a mission for the last few decades: to win more local recognition for his close friend, the late horror/fantasy novelist Karl Edward Wagner.