Table of Contents: Feb. 23-Feb. 29, 2012

Vol. 22, No. 8


Takin' Care of Business
Amid the continuing decline of record sales, the ongoing tightening of commercial radio playlists, and the decade-long collapse of the major-label music industry, the Dirty Guv¹nahs have survived. They have methodically built themselves a reliable paying audience across the Southeast without the benefit of a label or professional management. Their success has come not just on the strength of their swaggering rock ¹n¹ roll, but by having a sensible 21st-century business plan. Matthew Everett takes a peek.

What Knoxville Needs: People Who Like to Watch
Quote of the Week: "There are no exceptions."
Knox Found Online: Recreating L & N Station—in Australia
Street Talk: Khann Chov, farm manager for the CAC Beardsley Community Farm



A Date With Violence
While the numbers didn't increase in the two years between the 2009 and the recently released 2011 Knox County Schools Youth Risk Behavior Surveys, almost 10.7 percent of high schoolers surveyed reported being hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend during the 12 months before the survey. Rose Kennedy looks at what these numbers mean in real life.

Ear to the Ground
The state Legislature considers the "Todd Shelton amendment, the Hall Income Tax may yet get the ax, how Jim Dykes saved Gay Street.

Secret History
Jack Neely recalls the deadly gunplay at the Zouave Grand Military Ball.

Frank Talk
Frank Cagle salutes our brave, selfless culture warriors.

Joe Sullivan wonders how we¹ll afford performance pay for top teachers.

Soap Box
Betty Bean offers some advice to new University of Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart.

A Living World
Eleanor Scott visits Poo Corner.

Soluble Solutions
Pink Lady considers baby shower invite lists.


Theatre: Backstage
Fuddy Meers

Eye on the Scene
Music Voyager's Knoxville show, the Pine Ridge House Concert Series.

Comics: Splash Panel
KO's Action! Mystery! Thrills!

DVDs: Spoiler Alert
Project Nim

The Secret World of Arrietty

Guest Speaker
Novelist Josh Weil

Local Flavors
Gay Lyons visits Three Rivers Market's cafe