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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 “it’s that time of the month.” Other students still believe the myth that Coca-Cola is an effective spermicide.

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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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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Finding Bukowski

I never read Charles Bukowski’s work because I was weary of the winos and pretentious writers at Sam & Andy’s who talked incessantly about Agee, McCarthy, Derrida, and Charles de Gaulle. Drunks who mistake a communal bowl...

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Zach Searcy’s Image Transfer Process Art

“I had an vision in my brain. I didn’t know what it was or how to start it.  When I saw a Robert Rauschenenburg documentary and saw him doing image transfer process, I knew that was...

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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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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Eat Me Two

Prolific local artist Denise Stewart-Sanabria just wrapped up a successful show at Paulk + Co. Two hallmarks of Denise’s paintings, hyper-realism and humor, were plentiful in her lush exhibit Eat Me Two, an epicurean tour of produce...

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Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Get Ready for the Jane Austen Ball with English Country Dancing

Never mind Ms. Austen’s characters’ obsession with money, manners, and marriage. What really matters about the Regency era is handsome clothing and English Country Dancing. It’s okay to hate on Jane Austen and still have a good time at...

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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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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

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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