Who The Heck Are We? What the Census Says About Knoxville
Every 10 years, Knoxville looks in the mirror, and tries to be brave. The U.S. census is generally regarded as an opportunity to prove how healthy we are as a city, and will be quoted for the next 10 years as entrepreneurs, journalists, retirees, and others around the country appraise Knoxville's strengths and weaknesses as a city worth investing in, visiting, moving to. So we're going to kick it off now, with Jack Neely's analysis of currently available data.
Police Blotter: Let Him Who is Without Sin Cast the First Truckload
Quote of the Week: "I'm really doing the thing the state asks us to do."
Weekly Plan-It: Knox Event Highlights for Thursday, June 30-Wednesday, July 6
Knox Found Online: Very Personal Movie Titles
Street Talk: Devon Hicks, Aspiring 'Saying Gay' Documentary Filmmaker
NEWS & VIEWS
Citybeat: Knoxville's Food Deserts
APublix. Costco. Whole Foods. The news has been nothing but bright in recent months for local grocery shoppers. That is, unless you live in one of the 20 Knoxville neighborhoods that are federally designated food deserts. If you're counting, that's 59,887 people, out of the city's 178,874 residents. That's almost exactly a third of Knoxville's population. So what exactly is a food desert? Cari Wade Gervin fills us in.
Citybeat: Knoxville's SlutWalk Organizers Hit a Nerve
When Astrid Dees and Alex Pulsipher decided a few weeks ago to organize a SlutWalk in Knoxville this Friday, they didn't know how quickly word would spread, reports Jesse Fox Mayshark.
Jack Neely recounts the near-death experience of the antebellum Huffaker House.
Frank Cagle considers the prospects of candidates in the mayoral race, and still sees Madeline Rogero as front-runner..
Joe Sullivan investigates whether Knoxville really is the worst city for allergies.
Olive in Wonderville by Olive J. Kieth
New Meat In a Good Ol' Town
Soluble Solutions by Pink Lady
Handling Roommates With Bad Habits
GAMUT: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
You Must Remember This: Taylor Swift Has Built a Mega-Selling Career Out of Carefully Observed Moments
Music: Local Heroes
Knoxville's Dry Season for Classical Music
'The Housemaid' Rises Above Its Erotic Thriller Conventions
Ann Patchett's State of Wonder
Gay Activist and Comedian Del Shores