Table of Contents: Aug. 25-31, 2011


Metro Pulse: The First 20 Years
Nobody thought it would last this long, least of all the little group of twentysomethings who got it off the ground. Nevertheless, as luck would have it, Metro Pulse has made it to its 20th birthday. That's a newsworthy achievement, and we're just the publication to cover it. (Or the only one.) We asked for anecdotes from everyone we could think of who had a hand in Metro Pulse history: staffers, contributors, advertisers, and article subjects. The result is an impressionistic oral history that may be incomplete, but is certainly colorful.

Police Blotter: Shoplifting Unmentionables
Weekly Plan-It: Highlights of the Week Ahead
Street Talk: Claire Jamieson, Metro Pulse Gamut artist of the month


Citybeat: In the Running: For 6th District State Senate
There are any number of ways to break down the race to fill former state Sen. Jamie Woodson's seat in the 6th District by the numbers. All four candidates are women. Three are Republican. Two have racked up a lot of donations. One has four children, one has three children, one has two children. Two are teachers. One is a City Council member. Cari Wade Gervin profiles candidates Victoria DeFreese, Gloria Johnson, Becky Duncan Massey, Marilyn Roddy.

Ear to the Ground
The Devon Group bails on Carter, mayoral candidate Mark Padgett gets an e-mail full of advice, and George Wallace brings up that other George Wallace.

Secret History
Jack Neely recalls the distant year of 1991.

Frank Talk
Frank Cagle is pretty sure no one wants to give Amazon a tax break except Amazon. And Chattanooga.

Joe Sullivan confesses his involvement with the publication known as Metro Pulse.

Olive in Wonderville by Olive J. Keith
Guy Talk

Soluble Solutions by Pink Lady
Tailgating Season


Music: On Tour
Jack's Mannequin

Joe Letitia

The Killing, Cul-de-sac

Conan the Barbarian