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?
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.
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.
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.
Meet Up With the Knoxville Greenway Walkers
Published 09/25/2013 at 12:22 p.m.
Yes, we may live in an outdoors wonderland—or urban wilderness, as it’s now known—but some of us still need motivation to lace up the hiking boots.
Knoxville Guitarist Phil Fuson’s Itchy and the Hater Tots Headline the First Installment of the MetroFest Music Tour
Published 09/25/2013 at 11:52 a.m. 4 Comments
Phil Fuson has got a lot on his mind. Always. And these thoughts are apt to be unleashed at any moment. Particularly if you ask him a question.
Knoxville: City of Safe Drivers
Published 09/11/2013 at 9:59 a.m.
In this week’s National Ranking That Makes Little Sense™, we uncover a claim so specious it takes one’s breath away.
The In Sound From Way Out: Hi-Res Music Gets a Second Chance Online—But Do You Know What You're Getting?
Published 08/28/2013 at 1:38 p.m.
Sometimes, I want to really listen to music, closely. It’s all part of my belated effort to rediscover a shred of inner peace. (The yoga didn’t take.)
Knoxville's the Penultimate Country Music City in the State!
Published 08/21/2013 at 9:54 a.m.
Yes, that’s right: Chattanooga actually beat us out. Hard to believe, eh?
'Southern Living' Loves Union Avenue
Published 08/14/2013 at 10:09 a.m.
This week’s loving tribute is to a downtown street rather than the city as a whole.
Knoxville: Tennessee’s “Cheeriest City”
Published 08/07/2013 at 10:20 a.m.
The national media reports on Knoxville’s sudden ascension into the realms of awesomeness keep rolling in.
Edmontonians Relish the Knoxville Experience
Published 07/31/2013 at 11:13 a.m.
Edmonton's “newest and largest modern country/party bar” is named Knoxville’s Tavern.
Architect Seeks Help to Finish Rebuilding the Mary Boyce Temple House
Published 07/24/2013 at 10:57 a.m.
The Mary Boyce Temple House is the historic home that greets drivers coming in from South Knoxville, just on the right as they cross the bridge (someday soon).
Crate-Digger’s Paradise: A Tour of Knoxville’s Ever-Expanding Vinyl Corridor of Record Stores
Published 07/17/2013 at 12:04 p.m.
There are more retail outlets for records in Knoxville now than during vinyl’s final heyday in the ’70s and ’80s before it was finally crushed under the deadweight of millions of Compact Discs in the ’90s. With five dedicated stores ...
Knoxville's Used Vinyl Hidey-Holes
Published 07/17/2013 at 11:55 a.m.
Knoxville certainly has a lot of vinyl record stores, but it also has a lot of places that offer LPs and 45s on the side. Here are the ones we know about.
Oak Ridge Pastor Raising Funds for West Bank Documentary
Published 07/17/2013 at 10:57 a.m.
For the past three years, Oak Ridge pastor Steven D. Martin has been working on an ambitious documentary film: Shuhada Street: the world’s holiest war zone.
Knoxville: #1 City of Patriots
Published 07/10/2013 at 12:10 p.m.
Based on an analysis of activity from July 4, 2012, Foursquare’s social networking experts found that we were most likely to check in at parks, parades, and fireworks celebrations.
Knoxville Sort-of Supergroup the French Is Serious About Having Fun
Published 07/10/2013 at 10:20 a.m.
Who are the French? They are a people of contradictions—sophisticated yet crude, polite yet blunt, beguiling yet sometimes annoying. Plus, they rock like few others in town, wielding a sanctified guitar sound handed down by the forefathers of rock ’n’ ...
A Golden Age of Digital Animation Slides Into Happy Mediocrity
Published 07/10/2013 at 10 a.m.
It’s been almost 20 years since Pixar revolutionized and revitalized feature animation with Toy Story, unleashing disruptive change throughout the entertainment industry. So what’s the state of the art these days? Well, based on this summer’s slate of big-name sequels ...
Harrisburg, Penn. Loves Knoxville, Tenn.
Published 06/26/2013 at 10:16 a.m.
Jill Gleeson: “Knoxville today is a vibrant cultural and culinary mecca..."
Local Filmmaker Seeks Funds to Make Documentary on Pediatric Cancer
Published 06/05/2013 at 2:24 p.m.
Knoxville student filmmaker Micah Russell would like to make a documentary about pediatric cancer.
How to Donate to the Nita Dunn Emergency Fund
Published 05/29/2013 at 10:48 a.m.
WDVX’s Nita Dunn needs an assist to rebuild after losing her home to a fire.
Q&A: Fanboy Expo Celeb and 'Star Wars' Icon Billy Dee Williams
Published 05/29/2013 at 10:42 a.m.
Billy Dee Williams was tagged as the “black Clark Gable” early in his career, and the description wasn’t that far off the mark: His striking good looks, wealth of charisma, and easygoing acting style made him an overnight leading man ...
Knoxville Hair Stylist Aims to Start Product Line
Published 05/22/2013 at 3:13 p.m. 1 Comment
Benjamin Miller, a hair stylist at LOX Salon in the Old City, believes that a strong sense of confidence can begin with a good look.
Q&A: Todd Steed Talks About His New Album of Songs Written in China
Published 05/15/2013 at 10:55 a.m.
Knoxville icon Todd Steed’s new album, Songs on a Stick, is a collaboration between Steed and his old friend Owen Davis. The songs were all written while Steed and Davis were in China, where they taught last summer.