Q&A: Comedian Brian Posehn is the Nerd You Instantly Recognize
Published 07/31/2013 at 10:36 a.m.
You’ve definitely seen Brian Posehn. From the iconic Mr. Show to NBC’s Just Shoot Me to numerous guest roles on sitcoms, his frank humor is key to his particular brand of comedy—and it’s one that most of us can relate ...
A Challenge to Read all of the 'Star Wars' Comics Reveals the Trends of Another Era
Published 02/13/2013 at 10:39 a.m.
There are nearly 500 issues of Star Wars comics, more than 35 real human years’ worth of them, beginning with Marvel's series in the ’70s to Dark Horse's continuing run.
226*: Our 3rd Annual Awesome Issue of Mighty Lists
Published 05/30/2012 at 5 p.m. 2 Comments
Everybody loves lists. They are fun and easy to read. Plus, even an art director can put one together. Therefore, here’s a special tribute to Knoxville’s founding 226 years ago with completely useless trivia gathered by Travis Gray!
Q&A: Lara Duren, Metro Pulse Gamut Artist
Published 11/02/2011 at 11:17 a.m.
Lara Duren: "I am the unicorn."
Q&A: Christian Cox, Metro Pulse Gamut Artist
Published 10/05/2011 at 10:36 a.m.
Christian Cox: " Legally, I am certified by the state of Tennessee to produce fine arts."
Q&A: Claire Jamieson, 'Metro Pulse' Gamut artist of the month
Published 08/24/2011 at 11:54 a.m. 1 Comment
Claire Jamieson: "I have been sewing since I was a kid. My mom, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers all sewed for pleasure as well economics. The difference between what I do and what they did is that I sew purely for pleasure."
Q&A: Keegan Luttrell, 'Metro Pulse' Street Talk Artist
Published 06/22/2011 at 10:33 a.m.
Keegan Luttrell: "Much of my work stems with the physical make-up of the past, as a means for re-introducing a specific story, myth, or memory into the present state."
Q&A: Holly Briggs, Metro Pulse Triage artist and art teacher at Mooreland Heights Elementary
Published 03/09/2011 at 10:52 a.m.
Holly Briggs: "All of these pieces, whether they be drawings or paintings, come from my journal. I think it is only natural that the two opposing pages produce 'twins'.”
Q&A: Cindy Latham, Metro Pulse triage artist
Published 02/02/2011 at 11:13 a.m.
Cindy Latham: "Although I do sit at a computer all day, my drawings are influenced more by my background in computer animation and video art."
Q&A: Heather Middlebrooks, Metro Pulse Triage artist
Published 01/12/2011 at 12:48 p.m.
Heather Middlebrooks: "In reference to nature, I am very attuned to the birds that are around me—maybe more than the average person—but birds fly in and out of our space without much notice, much like a shadow."
Published 12/22/2010 at 11:13 a.m. 1 Comment
You are a devout Christian with an even more devout husband. At 22 you already have three children, ages 1, 5 and 6. Right now, as you lie in bed a few weeks before Christmas, your husband Larry (not his ...
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: Alison Arngrim Comes Clean About Playing Nellie Oleson on 'Little House on the Prairie'
Published 12/22/2010 at 11 a.m.
Alison Arngrim is best known for her role as Nellie Oleson, Laura Ingalls’ bratty nemesis on the ’70s family pioneer drama Little House on the Prairie. Arngrim’s new book, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch, is a poignant—and often hilarious—look back ...
A Small Selection of Knoxville Tweeters
Published 12/01/2010 at 12:02 p.m.
Knoxville has such a prolific twitter community, it’s amazing any work gets done in this town at all. Here are few of our favorites.
Q&A: Eric Lee, Metro Pulse Triage artist and member of Vn Trble
Published 12/01/2010 at 11:14 a.m.
Eric Lee: "Being more serious about art has made my music a lot more effed up. It’s loosened me up considerably. Once I figured out how to be better at the art-making, I could let go a little bit of ...
Rachele Angelo, Metro Pulse Triage Artist
Published 10/20/2010 at 5:24 p.m. 1 Comment
Rachele Angelo: I truly believe there is an underlying sweetness to life and, when I am able to capture that spontaneous sweetness, I feel a great sense of fulfillment as an artist.
Beth Meadows, Metro Pulse Triage Artist Sept. 16-Oct. 14
Published 09/15/2010 at 9:52 a.m.
Beth Meadows tells art director Travis Gray about why she started painting, her growth as an artist, and her love for the MetroGnome.
The Metro Pulse Bar Crawl
Published 08/18/2010 at 4:43 p.m.
Just how big and varied has Knoxville's bar scene become? We sent out a writer, a photographer, and an artist to walk the drinking gantlet of The Strip, downtown, and Old City drinking establishments.
Katy Smith, Painting Student at UT and Metro Pulse Triage Artist
Published 08/18/2010 at 10:35 a.m.
Katy Smith tells art director Travis Gray what she plans to do with her painting degree and why she chooses to paint.
Best Karaoke: Toots Little Honky Tonk
Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.
At Toots, an emotional “Wind Beneath My Wings” is just as cool as belting out the Ramones. Elvis is just as important as 311! In one night you can see an army guy, a party of bachelorettes, 25-year-olds and 65-year-olds, ...
Best Happy Hour, Best Appetizers: Downtown Grill & Brewery
Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.
The curiously strong beer, brewed in their mystical basement dungeon, is enough to comfort even the most disillusioned of journalists for at least one more night.
Best TV Personality: Robin Wilhoit (WBIR)
Published 05/12/2010 at 5 p.m.
Robin wins year after year, but is she worth it? You betcha!
Craig Branum, Metro Pulse Triage artist
Published 04/28/2010 at 10:45 a.m.
Craig Branum tells Travis Gray about toning down perverse elements in his art, and why he's drawing all those fearsome monsters.
Katie Ries, Local Artist and Creator of the Urban Land Scouts
Published 03/24/2010 at 10:45 a.m.
Katie Ries recites the Scouts' pledge to Travis Gray and tells him how to ascend the ranks to become a Master Urban Land Scout.
Kippy Botulism, Metro Pulse Triage Artist
Published 02/24/2010 at 11:47 a.m.
Kippy Botulism strolls into some disturbing territory with Metro Pulse art director Travis Gray.
Holly Briggs, Metro Pulse Triage Artist
Published 01/13/2010 at 10:01 a.m.
Holly Briggs tells sometimes-interviewer Travis Gray where she finds inspiration and why she likes tedium.
The Rumblytums Show is Probably Going to Be Really Good
Published 12/31/2008 at 11:04 a.m.
I’ve done band performances, and while it’s fun, my schedule really prohibits me from being able to set aside practice time. I can, however, huddle around my laptop at 2 a.m. imagining I’m a rock star and put things together ...
Why Are You Doing This to Me?!
Published 05/14/2008 at 5 p.m.
Metro Pulse has been completely redesigned from front to back. This is rather momentous for us because Metro Pulse has looked pretty much the same since the early ’90s. Since almost any change we make seems to send a few ...