Table of Contents: Jan. 5-Jan. 11, 2012

Vol. 22, #1


Meet the New Boss
Knoxville is starting the new year with a new mayor, so we thought we'd ask Madeline Rogero what she has planned for the first year of her administration. Jack Neely chats with her about south-side development, city-county consolidation, and—shhhh!—Agenda 21.

What Knoxville Needs: Build Upward, Not Outward
Quote of the Week: "It would be great if Knoxville media can use facts..."
Knox Found Online: Envy From Atlanta?
Street Talk: Predictions for Knoxville's 2012


Citybeat: Multiple Issues Hamper Development of McClung Warehouses
What to do with the smoky remains of the McClung warehouses on Jackson Avenue downtown is an issue that won't go away—mainly because little progress has been made since the historic buildings went up in flames in 2007. Recently, the city had to put out two fires and erected fences to keep vagrants out. Why can't the city do more? It's complicated, as Mike Gibson reports.

Ear to the Ground
Will the V-Roys Ever Play Together Again? , Downtown Parking: A 2012 Preview , Higher Ed Needs Space, and Shhhh—New Speakeasy Opens Downtown .

Secret History
Jack Neely wonders when downtowners will start discussing new achievements.

Frank Talk
Frank Cagle foresees legal problems ahead for Knox County unless it figures out what term limits really mean.

Sideways Glance
Rikki Hall looks ahead (and forward) to the new Rogero administration.

Olive in Wonderville by Olive J. Keith
Of Mavens and Dolls.


Music: Local Heroes
Hudson K

Eye on the Scene
Filmmaker Keith McDaniel Steps in Front of the Camera for New TV Show, New 54-Hour Film Contest Gives Filmmakers Just Enough Time

Music: File Sharing
Rocket From the Tombs: 'The Day the Earth Met the Rocket From the Tombs'

Digital Media
The Stop Online Piracy Act is the Law That America Desperately Needs. Right?

David Fincher's Hollywood Adaptation of 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' Is More Faithful Than the 2009 Swedish Version