Table of Contents: Sept. 8-14, 2011


Is There a Vision?
You may have noticed that there's an election going on—for a new city mayor, City Council members, and a state senator. We've profiled the candidates in the past few months and covered their campaigns. But with the start of early voting this week, and the primaries on Sept. 27, it's time to get serious. In this issue, Jesse Fox Mayshark explains why this election matters. Plus: Candidates answer our questionnaires. And: Metro Pulse's endorsements!

Weekly Plan-It: Highlights of the Week Ahead
Street Talk: Christal Yost, coordinator of a large-scale painting done by migrant workers' kids


Citybeat: At Risk
After 20 years of working with Knoxville's urban youth, Tribe One is in danger of ceasing operations. Executive Director Stephanie Davis says if a capital fund-raising campaign does not raise $50,000 by Oct. 1, the organization will have to close its doors. Mike Gibson reports.

Citybeat: Something Rotten
A roof collapse at Oakwood Elementary could mean the loss of another historic school building; Jesse Fox Mayshark surveys the damage.

Ear to the Ground
City and state candidates face a barrage of questions, David Glasgow Farragut's stone monument is missing, and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife must have something against us.

Secret History
Jack Neely tells us about his really, really bad week.

Frank Talk
Frank Cagle thinks states do have a right to figure out what's best for them.

Joe Sullivan wades into the sales-tax debate.

Midpoint by Stephanie Piper
An unlikely Vol fan

Soluble Solutions by Pink Lady
Entertaining the relatives


Music: On Tour
Elizabeth Cook

Eye on the Scene
Knoxville jazz documentary

Local CD Review
Gentleman Conspiracy

CD Reviews
Lone, Beirut

Thrift Store Finds by Anthony Nownes
The Kings

Jennifer Weiner

TrollHunter, Road to Nowhere, Cameraman

Shark Night 3D