Table of Contents: April 12-April 18, 2012

Vol. 22, No. 15


Health Issue: Allergic to Knoxville?
You will probably sneeze before you finish reading this blurb. That's because Knoxville is the reputed worst city in the U.S. for spring allergies. So what can you do about it? Cari Wade Gervin tries out several different treatments to let you know. Meanwhile, if you haven't noticed, but wheat allergies are hot—and eating gluten-free is the new restricted diet of choice. Hillari Dowdle (note: she's the EDITOR'S WIFE!) explains the phenomenon and explores the local gluten-free scene.

What Knoxville Needs: A Belt of Green
Quote of the Week: "The day will come when we must be reckoned with..."
Knox Found Online: Keeping Score in Knoxville
The Weekly Plan-It: April 12-April 17
Street Talk: Dianna Glandon, certified balloon artist



Riverside Resistance
A proposed apartment complex along the river in South Knoxville may sound like a good use of long-empty property. It may also help restart the city's much-delayed South Waterfront Vision Plan. However, residents in the adjacent Island Home neighborhood find the developer's plans to be less than enticing. Mike Gibson reports.

Ear to the Ground
A local institution prepares to close its doors, Park Overall makes a career change, and there are two Nick Cazanas.

Secret History
Jack Neely recalls one of Knoxville's most beloved victims of the Titanic's doomed voyage.

Frank Talk
Frank Cagle wonders why TVA hasn't pursued local deposits of more environmentally friendly natural gas.

Shot of Urban
Michael Haynes thinks our downtown lifestyle was slow before being slow was cool.

Stephanie Piper considers Knoxville's pull.


Music: On Tour

Eye on the Scene
A new theater troupe is born: the Flying Anvil.

Dead Man's Cell Phone

The Raid: Redemption and American Reunion

Video Games: Digital Hackery

CDs: File Sharing
Christian Mistress and High on Fire

Thrift Store Finds
Anthony Nownes spins MC5's High Time.

Local Flavors
Gay Lyons visits the slightly revamped Dazzo's Pizzeria.