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Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Dr. Thomas Schwartz’s Interview for The Vietnam War: East Tennessee

Dr. Thomas Schwartz, Professor of History, Vanderbilt University Interview Transcript from The Vietnam War: East Tennessee East Tennessee PBS Dr. Thomas Schwartz appears in 3 episodes of The Vietnam War: East Tennessee: A Sense of Revolution, A True American, and Generations. His extensive interview touches on causes of the Vietnam War, who fought in the war, how

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Dr. Cynthia G. Fleming’s Interview for “The Vietnam War: East Tennessee”

Cynthia Griggs Fleming, Ph.D., is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Tennessee’s Department of History. She was also an undergraduate student at Knoxville College, from 1967-1970. Dr. Fleming was interviewed for the East Tennessee PBS 2017...

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Dr. Jon Shefner’s Interview for “The Vietnam War: East Tennessee”

Jon Shefner, Ph.D., is head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee. His scholarly work focuses on sociology, political science, and social movements. He is the co-author of several books, including Globalization and Beyond:...

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Art Can Save Lives ~ Why the NEA Matters

By: Kerry Reed I adopted three children from foster care. They came from horrendous abuse and neglect, so horrific the police officer who removed them quit and had to get psychological care. My children’s healing began in...

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Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Short Story: From the Inside Out

Halloween is the perfect time to enjoy this amusing ghost story from Three Bridges: An Anthology (2014, Word Portrait Writing Services, 168 pages). The book’s title is also its theme: all 11 short stories reference one or more...

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Spirit of Nations Powwow 2016

Photos courtesy of Indian Creek Productions The Spirit of Nations Powwow, one of the best regional events of the year, is scheduled for Saturday, August 13, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. For the second year in...

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Friday, April 29th, 2016

It’s National Poetry Month

We are sneaking in under April’s curfew for National Poetry Month! These poems originally appeared in Knoxzine’s 2015 April/May print issue. Since our print circulation was small, we wanted to resurrect these poems for a larger online...

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Advice from the Women In Jazz Jam Festival

Here are a few of the performers from the Women in Jazz Jam Festival discussing their experiences as musicians. See them perform in Knoxville, TN, on March 18-20, 2016. Sarah Clapp What is your instrument?  I’m a...

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Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Color Me!

I’ve been waiting for just the right time to post artist R.L. Gibson‘s beautiful “Let It Snow” coloring page created exclusively for Knoxzine.  

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Friday, January 15th, 2016

Long Distance Hiking Earworms

By: Debra Dylan When we went hiking with llamas, our guide told us about his miserable and unsuccessful attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail. Adding to his low self-esteem was a group of hikers who kept singing...

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Sunday, December 27th, 2015

Where We Live: John Messner’s Crime & Street Photography

Photos by: John Messner Article by: Debra Dylan “When I was sixteen, a man taught me black and white photography, and I started working at a newspaper. That was over thirty years ago,” says John Messner. Today...

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Exploring Moscow: Bulgakov, Brick, and Borsch

Photos & article by: Michelle Sanders This fall, I was presented with the opportunity to visit Russia, a goal on my bucket list since childhood. After researching, brushing up my language skills, and obtaining a visa, I...

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Monday, November 16th, 2015

Excerpt: The Fire Went Wild

In June 2015, Knoxzine shared an excerpt from Jordan Nasser‘s funny and charming book, Home is a Fire.  Nasser, a former Knoxvillian, is back this holiday season with the sequel, The Fire Went Wild. This second installment moves...

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Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Knoxville Writers’ Guild 2015 Youth Winner

At the End of Tornado Alley By: Delaney Thurston I remember a little rhyme I heard when I was young, It said, “April showers bring May flowers” That never applied to my town.   April brings pitch-black...

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Thursday, October 29th, 2015

A Scene Unseen: The Rise of A March Through May

By: Travis James In Knoxville, there is an array of musical talent ranging from classic orchestral artists to the traditional country musicians, yet the metal-core scene is left out of the limelight. Metal-core is a sub-genre of...

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