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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 Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as “We’re Not Gonna Make It.” There is a brief scene

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Friday, October 23rd, 2015

The Furries are Coming to Fangcon!

By: Debra Dylan It was Friday night fever at the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Alive After Five. Special guest, Shelby the Lionness, was shy at first, but she won over the crowd with her sweet personality and...

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Thursday, September 10th, 2015

The Gnarly Gnome

By: Debra Dylan Peter Pan’s Lost Boys could find a perfect hideaway at Mike’s Daylilies in Powell, Tennessee. We Plot By Moonlight The otherworldly front yard was “dug out by hand with a clay pick,” says Timmy...

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Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Appalachian Trail Tales

By: Joanna Henning with Debra Dylan Barbara Allen has been a hiker and backpacker for 30 years. She says, “I have been fortunate to experience many beautiful and exciting places in this country and in foreign countries.”...

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Monday, August 24th, 2015

Gentle Barn Heroes

By: Debra Dylan THE BOOK Ellie Laks’ memoir, My Gentle Barn, is a triumphant love story. Against significant odds, author Ellie Laks’ childhood dream of a healing sanctuary for abused and forsaken animals became a reality. The evolution...

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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Cosplaying Families

By: Debra Dylan Photos by: Isbill Photography The Steampunk Peck Family For the Peck family, it all started when they attended their first Dragoncon in 2009. Sean Peck says, “We loved it. We really wanted to get...

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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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Friday, July 17th, 2015

Crossville Cruisers Car Club

Members of the Crossville Cruisers car club were on hand to help with a new film for Cumberland Mountain State Park. The club includes vehicles from the 1920s all the way to the present. Among these automotive...

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Exotic Pets: Pros & Cons

Exotic pets attract attention and interest because of their beauty, but they require special care. Always research any kind of pet before purchasing or adopting one. DEBRA DYLAN and her COCKATIELS I became interested in cockatiels because...

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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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Monday, June 8th, 2015

Genius in the Making @ Knox Makers

Article by: Kate Jayroe Photos by: Buck Kahler Inside the Knox Makers’ building one can practically hear the thrum of buzzing ideas. Members consult each other or work independently below the partially constructed canoe hanging from the...

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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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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Ga-Ga for Go-Go’s

By: Gregory Stringer In the days of antiquity, people played a game called Astragals. It used the knucklebones of sheep which had been carved and painted, and the pieces were tossed and thrown against each other. Because...

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Gardening on the Side of Love

By: Barbara S F Davis TVUUC, the church at 2931 Kingston Pike, is a certified Green Sanctuary. “And not just the interior,” said Barbara Lamm, standing on the hill behind the graceful buildings. This contemporary religious community...

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Monday, May 19th, 2014

KNOXzine Confidential: The Panty Prophet

Why I Photograph the Underwear By: Stacey Diamond I seek out the unique and the odd but it also seems to find me. I trace this back to the summer before second grade when I found a...

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