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Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Knoxville Writers’ Guild 2015 Genre Winner

OLD LADY AND THE COYOTES By: Susan Lindsley She saw the coyotes out the kitchen window while she washed breakfast dishes. Five of them twisted around each other as they scavenged under the persimmon trees 40 yards from her porch. Fool fox hunters, bringing them here. They’ve done in the rabbits and everything else they

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Friday, September 11th, 2015

From Liberia to Knoxville: A Refugee Remembers

By: Debra Dylan “I am from Liberia in West Africa,” says Hawa Ware Johnson. “We didn’t expect our country was going to war, but in 1990 we had a civil war. It was really bad and all...

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Thursday, August 27th, 2015

“Theresa” by Sara Kachelman

This short story was originally published in Hobart, a literary journal. Theresa by Sara Kachelman Worst thing I ever did I did when I was doing Hank’s cousin, Theresa. It was a crime of sloth, a crime of...

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

A Storybook Home

By: Debra Dylan Photos by: Buck Kahler After three years of construction, Larry and Heidi May’s Mayfair Cottage is nearing completion. It began with blueprints from Storybook Homes. A contractor completed the stonework and Larry May added...

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Monday, July 6th, 2015

Dweezil Zappa Schools Locals at Guitar Masterclass

Article and photos by: Bill Foster Neither Brad Poyner nor I knew what to expect when we showed up at Knoxville’s jewel box, the Bijou Theater, for a guitar masterclass with Dweezil Zappa. For the past 10...

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Friday, June 19th, 2015

Drag Pageants in Tennessee: A Long and Glittery Tradition

by: Kelly Robinson A recent Sunday night at Club XYZ on Central Street was a special one for the club. In fact, it was a pretty special week, the club having just celebrated its 10th anniversary the...

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Friday, June 19th, 2015

EXCERPT: Home Is A Fire

Jordan Nasser, a former Knoxvillian and author of Home Is A Fire says, “I wanted to write a romantic comedy that featured two men, but it had to be safe enough for my parents to read.” Home...

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

REVIEW: The Ali Files/On the Town with Ali Akbar

By: Carole Ann Borges REVIEW: The Ali Files/ On the Town with Ali Akbar Bill McGowan, authorCeltic Cat, publisher73 pages$12.00 soft coverBill McGowan’s book The Ali Files is about his friendship with the late Horace Pittman (aka...

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Friday, June 5th, 2015

Plywood People

Denise Stewart Sanabria is a hyperrealist artist, creating life-size cutout drawings of people on plywood.

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Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Dispatches from the Internet, #2

Here’s some beauty in melancholia found on social media today and last week. From Cynthia Markert: The sound of geese swaking down the river at midnight. It is the dawning of the age of asparagus. As long...

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Mural Movement

Perry works at Quality Pre-Owned Appliances on Western Avenue, where he has decorated the outside walls with street art. His graffiti work depicts anthropomorphic appliances, including a drunken refrigerator on the verge of speech. His work also...

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Dispatches from the Internet

Sometimes short, self-contained, poignant stories can be found in social media posts. Encouraging a Friend Carrie Adams of Pendleton, SC, encouraged a friend who was disappointed because he had a public anxiety attack after having been anxiety-free...

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Monday, March 30th, 2015

Kimono Fashion Show & Tea Ceremony

By: Kelle Jolly Sachi Uemoto will be presenting at the 2015 Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival on April 11. Last November, Will and I provided the music for a fashion show presented by our friend Sachi Uemoto, at...

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Sunday, March 15th, 2015

KNOX 1st Fridays- March 2015

We visit A1 Lab Arts for their exhibition of Show of Hands- part of the SGC International Printmaking Conference hosted by the University of Tennessee. They will be hosting a reception for the curators of the show from...

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Thursday, February 19th, 2015

The Month of Wine & Volcanic Ash

By: Debra Dylan Youth is not wasted on Joseph Gamble. The recent Lee University graduate is a dedicated historic reenactor and a hardcore hobbyist with unique interests ranging from scuba diving, hiking, English Country Dancing, and all...

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