Best of Knoxville 2011
There are a lot of "best" lists out there, from local magazines, TV stations, newspapers, and websites. But when we launched the Best of Knoxville in 1994, the very concept was alien to a lot of people here: Knoxville has things that are "best?" Who knew! Since then, of course, just about every media source in town has started vying to declare things best. But the Best of Knoxville itself is still the best of the best-of-Knoxville lists, the one poll where the results reflect the will of thousands of voters. This is it: The one true Best of Knoxville.
Police Blotter: A Model Thief
Count on It: Sororities Say, "It Takes a Village"
Meet Your City: Meet Your Henley Boulevard?
Knoxville Googled: knoxville+cradle
Street Talk: Bill Tuggle, shoe shine stand operator
NEWS & VIEWS
Citybeat: Vote of Confidence
Clifford Rodgers has set two early goals for his tenure as Knox County's new elections administrator: one, learn how to do the job; and two, stay out of the headlines. Given the recent turmoil in the Election Commission office, the first may be easier than the second. Jesse Fox Mayshark surveys the politics of choosing someone to organize our elections.
Citybeat: Storybook Ending
Union Avenue Books, love child of the late Carpe Librum, will be opening soon, as previously announced, but there have been some changes that delayed its opening, as Jack Neely relates.
Jack Neely says farewell to the Checker Flag on Clinton Highway, home to the "Crash Bash."
Frank Cagle expresses his regret over thinking that electing officials might be a better process than appointing them.
Shot of Urban
Michael Haynes warns you to watch your back when crossing some newly busy intersections downtown.
Midpoint by Stephanie Piper
Timing is everything
GAMUT: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Music: On Tour
Chris Thile and Michael Daves
KSO's Baroque period
Author Charlaine Harris