About Eleanor Scott
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- Columnist, "A Living World"
05/25/2011 - current
The Arts and Gardens District: Parkridge Still Has Plenty of Room for Dreamers
Published 05/08/2013 at 10:58 a.m.
I’ve been interested for a while about pinning down exactly what gentrification means, and my last column—a definition and general overview of gentrification—was the result.
Does Gentrification Deserve Our Support, or Warrant an Intervention?
Published 04/24/2013 at 11:42 a.m.
Gentrification. In the past month, I’ve seen the concept defended on a local Internet forum, heard it derided in front-porch gabfests, and seen it awkwardly danced around in community meetings.
Shooting the Moon: Aiming High and Risking it All in Parkridge
Published 04/10/2013 at 10:26 a.m.
The cops say it is not our imagination. The past few months have seen a marked increase in armed home invasions, drive-by shootings, and murders, mostly in East Knoxville. In the violence, one pattern has emerged.
Plowing Ahead: Knoxville Didn't Win Bloomberg Philanthropies' Contest Money. Is the "Food Corridor" Dead?
Published 03/20/2013 at 10:25 a.m. 1 Comment
Knoxville was one of the finalists in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayor’s Challenge with a multi-faceted plan for an “Urban Food Corridor” to increase access to healthy food, reuse abandoned lots, and create local food-industry jobs. It didn’t win the grant, ...
The Weeds of Civilization: Daffodils as Reminders of What Once Was
Published 03/13/2013 at 10:36 a.m.
Why is there a square of daffodils peeking through the crispy brown kudzu off Alcoa Highway?
A Game of Drones: Adventures in Backyard Beekeeping
Published 02/27/2013 at 12:21 p.m.
Spring is coming. In March a new queen will be born. Even now, she’s curled in her queen cup, small and larval-white, floating in a bath of royal jelly. Soon, the workers will cap her cell with wax. When she’s ...
New Roots: We Live in a City That Cares About Trees
Published 02/13/2013 at 10:38 a.m.
“I’m an advocate for trees,” says Kasey Krouse, “that is, the right tree in the right place.”
Published 01/23/2013 at 10:35 a.m. 1 Comment
The house around the corner from mine needs a lot of love. Or to be put out of its misery.
One of a Kind: Knoxville's Last Rare-Books Store Prepares to Close
Published 01/09/2013 at 9:19 a.m. 1 Comment
In December, John Coleman announced on Facebook that his used/rare/antiquarian bookstore, Central Street Books, will close in March. For the first time in 22 years, Coleman will take a “sabbatical” from bricks-and-mortar retail.
Shopping at Knoxville’s Intriguing Salvage Yards
Published 12/26/2012 at 5 p.m.
For some time I’ve been meaning to write about three especially thrilling salvage yards in town, their rickety outbuildings and crowded aisles full of history, whimsy, and intrigue. These salvage yards are all are second- and third-generation locally-owned businesses, and ...