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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

WDWRK Finalist in Martha Stewart Design Contest

Just over a year ago, craftsman and graphic artist, Rob Laliberte turned his Old North Knoxville carriage house into a wood working shop. Using only hand tools and a small saw, he whittled away enjoyable hours crafting simple kitchen items for every day use while also developing killer forearms. Right now Laliberte’s business, WDWRK Small

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

I am a Teenage Sexual Health Advocate

Some high school students cannot read Arthur Miller’s The Crucible without giggling over Tituba’s name. Female students are not allowed to carry purses at school and are told to “be discreet” when handling feminine hygiene products when...

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Health Journey: My Bipolar Parent

Mindful of my mother’s barometric weathers Knoxville poet Linda Parsons Marion knew she had to “break and till the difficult ground of childhood and its aftermath” when she began to write her powerful volume of poetry called...

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Parody of Color Glossy Magazines That Shall Not Be Named

From the Publisher’s Addled Brain We just couldn’t help ourselves! As a non-consumer-driven-not-a-member-of-the-cool-kids’-club indie ezine, we wanted to see what it would be like to imitate our color glossy brethren. Turns out it’s lots of fun! While...

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Steampunk Carnivale Video!

Video by: Buck Kahler Photos by: Mallory Bertrand Photography Steampunk costumes are too hot for summer! But the heat didn’t stop folks attired in leather, masks, and long coats from attending Paulk & Co.’s 2nd Annual Steampunk...

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Smoky Mountain Llamas

After walking three miles with Smoky Mountain Llamas, I am now obsessed with llamas. Smoky Mountain Llamas, offers several llama treks on its Cosby, Tennessee, farm, and in the surrounding area. We chose the paved North Ridge...

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Richard Jolley’s “Cycle of Life” Explores New Ideas

By: Debra Dylan Master glass artist Richard Jolley says Cycle of Life: Within the Power of Dreams and the Wonder of Infinity is monumental because “it’s the only answer to this space.” Displaying art in the Knoxville Museum...

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Kristen Brown Gasnow and Diane Smith changed the world for...

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Kickin’ It with The Follies Girls

Cover Photo by: Knox Vegas Photos Additional Photography by: Russ Dickenson, King Creative, and J. Lamar To paraphrase Jimmy Buffet, “Don’t try to describe a Follies Girls’ show if you’ve never seen it.” The Follies Girls are billed...

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Charlotte Couture Launches Spring & Summer Fashions

Photography by Isbill Photography. Hair and Makeup by Southern Sirens. “Charlotte was my grandmother’s name. My business logo is a picture of my great grandmother circa 1920s. My other great grandmother created couture gowns for her family...

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Monday, February 17th, 2014

R. Mitchell Williamson’s MFA Leads to Award Winning Odyssey

Video by: Buck Kahler Article by: Debra Dylan Layer Cake, a multimedia performance art sculpture, recently won Best in Show at The Arts & Culture Alliance’s 2014 National Juried Exhibition. This show will remain at the downtown...

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Monday, February 17th, 2014

Comrade, Come Out & Play

Charlie Rhodarmer is an extreme historic reenactor. Camping in below freezing temperatures while pretending to be on the WWII Russian front is a working vacation for him. Rhodarmer says, “We go up into the trench works, build...

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Monday, February 17th, 2014

We be Flow Jammin’

On a mid-winter’s Saturday night, the inside of Broadway Arts Academy is festive and cozy with glowing Christmas lights and a kaleidoscope  of colors radiating from LED-hula hoops. Classic rock is blasting from the sound system. What’s...

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Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Seniors Busting Stereotypes One Play at a Time

By: KnoxZine Photos by Judy S. Blackstock (except where noted) When the Silver Stage Players were invited to help create a drama club at a senior center in Athens, TN, they were told, “Seniors can’t memorize lines.” Silver Stage...

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Local Sci-Fi Novelist Shares Writing and Self Publishing Advice

Science fiction novelist Patricia Gilliam’s childhood fascination with the NASA space program and The Twilight Zone  television series has served her well. “When I was 13 years old, The Twilight Zone amazed me because it presented a...

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