Table of Contents: Sept. 15-21, 2011

(Vol. 21, #37)


Fall A&E Preview
There's more going on here than you realize. In fact, there are more events planned for fall in the Knoxville area than any one person can humanly keep track of. Therefore, we've gathered them all (well, most of them) here for your convenience—a guide to the art, books, festivals, music, symphony, and theater events that are happening in the next four months.

Weekly Plan-It: Highlights of the Week Ahead
Street Talk: Chelsea Knotts, organizer of a 5K running group for homeless and impoverished runners


Citybeat: Books Ban
Dirty old men, get the hell out of our libraries. That's the gist of a press release Tim Burchett's office sent out late Monday morning, announcing that all registered sex offenders are prevented from stepping foot inside a Knox County library ever again. But the policy would seem to contradict First Amendment rights to information, as was the case in a defeated ban in Albuquerque, N.M. Cari Wade Gervin reports.

Citybeat: Equal Access?
With another school year under way, representatives of the Boy Scouts of America are recruiting new members in Knox County classrooms. Jesse Fox Mayshark asks whether they should be allowed to.

Ear to the Ground
Election postcard shenanigans, county mulching will multiply, fun on the Ops Committee, and Tennessee Right to Life's candidate ratings.

Secret History
Jack Neely ponders his reawakened attraction to crappy old TV shows.

Frank Talk
Frank Cagle considers the low numbers for early voting.

Sideways Glance
Rikki Hall makes his case for a more straightforward approach to redistricting.

All Foods Considered by Rose Kennedy

A Living World by Eleanor Scott
First Creek


Music: On Tour
Adrian Belew, Carla Bozulich

Eye on the Scene
Oversat, Velodrome, Luminoth

Local CD Review
Robo and the Passing Tones

CD Reviews
Jay-Z and Kanye West, the Rapture

Music: Classical
UT Faculty Chamber Series

Guest Speaker
Poet Terrance Hayes

Video Games
Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Attack the Block