Table of Contents: Nov. 24-30, 2011

(Vol. 21 #47)


The Lost Palace
Over a decade ago, Harriman electrician Gary Baker teamed up with Hollywood character actor Muse Watson on a project both were passionate about: to save the town's art deco jewel, the Princess Theater. They bought it with the idea of restoring it to its former glory, but little did they know how long it would take—or that it would become the lifeline intended to save Harriman's downtown. Coury Turczyn takes a look as construction nears completion.

Weekly Plan-It: Highlights of the Week Ahead
Street Talk: Lisa Higginbotham, director of the new Enough! volunteer program at the YWCA Knoxville


Citybeat: Ballot Box Bullies
When Tennessee's new voter ID laws take effect on Jan. 1, their ostensible purpose will be to cut down on voter fraud. But critics say the only fraud lies in the notion that the new law is actually intended to preserve the integrity of the ballot box. Mike Gibson reports.

Citybeat: Nightclub U.
The city's first TEDx event of eclectic speakers at 4 Market Square was a sellout—perhaps surprisingly, at $25 a ticket. Jack Neely talks his way in for a report.

Ear to the Ground
The race is on for county law director, Sen. Becky Duncan Massey is sworn in, and Tribe One survives.

Secret History
Jack Neely ponders an angel's broken arm at Old Gray.

Frank Talk
Frank Cagle recalls the concept of working while you are resting.

Shot of Urban
Michael Haynes takes a peek at the hidden life of a downtown alley.

Knox On Wheels by Jason R. Sakurai
Reader Survey

Olive in Wonderville by Olive J. Keith
Wedding Party

A Living World by Eleanor Scott
Bike Repair Station


Music: On Tour

Eye on the Scene
Thanksgiving shows, Joy of Music benefit

Local CD Review
Dumb Lunch

CD Reviews
Justice, Korallreven

Guest Speaker
Keltie Ferris, UT artist in residence


Video Games

The Skin I Live In