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Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Suttree’s Knows the Gravity of the Situation

I had a feeling I would like Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern no matter how much it weighed. It turns out that high gravity refers to specialty craft beers that are nothing like mass produced light beers from the big breweries. These beers have complex flavors, a wide variety of malts, and high alcohol content. These

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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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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Knox Pallet House at Rhythm N’ Blooms

R. Bentley Marlow and a group of volunteers have built a house from pallets and plywood. The material was donated by local businesses as industrial waste. The structure is based on plans by I-Beam Design as a...

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Monday, March 31st, 2014

For Halls High School Creative Writing Students Only!

Dear Creative Writing Students. I have never been a member of the cool kids’ club.  My lucky break came one night when I was driving home in East Knoxville and noticed a passed out prostitute on the...

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Surfing the Dance Wave

By: Doug Romig It was a Sunday morning and we were going to dance. It was an unusual concept for me. When I walked into the Broadway Academy of Performing Arts, I had no idea what to...

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014

SOUTHLAND BOOKS in Maryville

By: Doug Romig There was something different about the place when I walked in. Perhaps it was the sight of books that ranged from used paperbacks to new hardback classics with fancy covers. Perhaps it was the...

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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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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Hard Knox Roller Girl Tries SCUBA

By: Kim Mason Let’s talk about bucket lists. People laugh at the term, but let’s face it, it’s an easy way to say, “That’s something I’ve always wanted to do.” Bucket Lists often involve overcoming fear. My...

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Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Why I Photograph the Homeless

Article and Photos by: Holly Rainey Talking to people who live and work on the streets is easy because they normally initiate the conversation. I have been asked for money, food, and help in situations I know...

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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, February 6th, 2014

KNOXzine’s Online Publishing Tips

Tonight (2/6/14) I will be 1 of 4 guest panelists discussing online publishing at the Knoxville Writers’ Guild’s monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m., at the Laurel Theatre. Below are my discussion notes and more, including my favorite...

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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The Air Compressor Primer

By: Steve Esposito One machine that improves the usefulness of any home or garden shop is the humble air compressor.  If you have only one vehicle with pneumatic tires, an air compressor’s value is returned in spades...

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