The Pulse Chattanooga's Weekly Alternative Newspaper since 2003 en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:47:00 GMT 2014 Pulse Holiday Shopping Guide (Week 1) It's our annual collection of holiday gift ideas from around the city and around the world.

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EdiToon: November 27. 2014 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:28:00 GMT Pulse Picks: Landry & more... Landry is a Canadian-born interracial love child whose hybrid existence, when mixed with a little dysfunction, makes for a fantastic recipe of comedy goulash.

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Pulse Picks: The Molly Maguires & more Chattanooga's long-running Irish party band returns to the stage at The Honest Pint for a traditional after-Thanksgiving party in true Molly's style.

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Op-Ed: As Usual, Follow The Money Even before President Obama delivered his policy statement on immigration last Thursday, Sen. Bob Corker appeared on Fox News snarling and salivating.

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It's a “Skate-A-Palooza” at Ross’s Landing If you’re looking for something fun to do with your friends and family this holiday season, Chattanooga won’t let you down.

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Out To Conquer The World Manchester, England is not usually the first city in the United Kingdom that comes to mind when one thinks “music city.” London, Liverpool, Birmingham—even Glasgow have all been epicenters for various waves of musicians...

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Chilling Out in the Driver’s Seat For years, I was a bad driver. I exhibited a mixture of passive-aggressive, self-righteous and just stupid fast driving that I cringe to think about.

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Keeping Up With the Joneses Again After you eat your weight in turkey this Thursday, you’re probably going to consider spending the rest of your life sitting in some post-dinner sofa chair that’s always been there for you.

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Artlessness: Love Story Times Two Leaf Crown’s new country-rock album Artlessness was written in Chattanooga and recorded in Nashville for a woman in Australia.

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Apex of Synergy, Haunting Americana Circa Survive evolves, Rye Baby gets simple

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Camp Jordan Lights Up For the Holidays This holiday season, treat yourself and your family to a drive-through Christmas light show at Camp Jordan Park in East Ridge.

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Crossword Solution for November 20, 2104 “Stop Eating in the Past” -- dine for today!

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The Art of the F-Stop On Friday, a new exhibit featuring photography from the New York Times Magazine opens at the Hunter. For over 30 years, the magazine has featured a wide variety of photographic work...

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Hit the Floor Wide Open Marcus Ellsworth commands attention the moment he walks into a room. He is not bombastic or over-the-top, but when he steps forward and speaks, you listen.

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An Apple Whiskey A Day… They say, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” With the cold and flu season coming into full swing, I’m not really sure it’s such a grand plan to go it alone with just a piece of fruit that’s usually reserved for still-life paintings...

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Free Will Astrology: Week of November 27, 2014 Homework: For three days, uphold your highest ideal in every little way you can imagine. Report results at

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Mystery! Intrigue! Writers Block! Trust the Mise En Scenesters, “Chattanooga’s Pop-Up Arthouse Theater” to offer a screening of what they describe as “one of the most criminally underseen films of the 1980s.”

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The Story Behind The Story Real evil is so much more boring than fictional evil. In fact, most evil in this world can be categorized as simple ignorance and dissatisfaction rather than a desire for oppression and wanton destruction.

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Consider This: November 27, 2014 “We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.” — Aristotle Onassis

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Have a Happy Copsgiving Picture it: The cloying scent of multiple dishes of food combining to permeate every pore of your body (as well as your clothing—you will smell delicious the next time you wear that fall sweater).

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Jazzanooga presents Brunch at the Hunter Jazz has been a cornerstone of American art and culture and we’ve been proud to be a partner with Jazzanooga since its 2011 inception. This year we are excited to expand our partnership beyond our April events to include a series of jazz brunches...

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423PK Tacky Sweater Party 423PK presents, all the fun you could possibly need this Christmas. We all have at least one really really tacky Christmas sweater put away just for occasions like this . Well bust that ugly thing out and come join the fun Friday December 19th a...

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New Year's Eve Party on the Bluff at the Hunter Museum Say goodbye to 2014 in style at the Hunter Museum this New Year’s Eve! Grab your friends for a special night offering food by Events with Taste, an open bar, music and dancing by SoundForce Entertainment, and the best views in Chattanooga. T...

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Free Concert featuring Jamion Williams, Katrina Barclay, Kyle MacKillop and Anthony Quails Jamion Williams, Katrina Barclay, Kyle MacKillop hosted by Anthony Quails - Free Concert Sponsored by The Chattanooga Songwriters Association When: December 9, 2014 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm Where: Heritage House Arts and Civic Center 1428 Jenkins Ro...

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Holidays at the Hunter: Dazzling Lights on a City Night Holiday fun for the whole family with beautifully decorated trees, music, art activities for children, refreshments, a visit from Santa and the perfect chance to tour our newest exhibit “New York Times Magazine Photographs” – lighting up the city...

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Artful Yoga at the Hunter Museum On this winter’s eve, we prepare for the solstice ahead through a meditation of art and yoga. After a gallery experience with a Hunter Curator, we will gather on our mats with Maggie White, yoga instructor and Lululemon Manager, to prepare for th...

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Ambi Artist Meeting & Craft and Crop Ambi Artists is a “cross-pollinator” where creatives of all stripes gather to reignite their creative spark. Typical get-togethers include writers & poets, fine artists & sculptors, photographers & filmmakers, just to name a few. Although not ...

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FACES Charity Sunday Bingo FACES Charity Sunday Afternoon Bingo! Every Friday Sunday Afternoon. $1500 total in Cash Prizes - $800 Jackpot Doors open at 5 pm - Bingo starts at 6:30 Raffles - Food - Fun! Come out and support FACES: The National Craniofacial Assocation. ...

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FACES Bingo FACES Charity Friday Night Bingo! Every Friday Night. $1500 total in Cash Prizes - $800 Jackpot Doors open at 5 pm - Bingo starts at 6:30 Raffles - Food - Fun! Come out and support FACES: The National Craniofacial Assocation. www.faces-cran...

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Krista Shyanne Krista Shyanne will be performing live at Applebee's 401 Market St. Chattanooga TN Visit her social media to find out more about her

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Artsy-U's Christmas Camp Do you want to paint a snowman? Join us at our 3rd annual Christmas camp for kids! During the camp, your child will create unique holiday artwork including a multimedia snowman and Christmas ornaments. Each inspired piece would make a great de...

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Pink! Gala - benefiting the MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at Memorial The 10th Annual Pink! Gala will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. This year's chair couple are Dr. Mark and Jayne Brzezienski. The Atlanta All-Stars will provide entertainment. Pink! was voted Best Specia...

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Crossword Solution: November 13, 2014 “A Numb Joke” -- I can’t feel my sense of humor!

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EdiToon: November 20, 2014 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:36:00 GMT Maybe You Drive By Him Every Day He’s been on duty for 126 years, standing sentry through rain, sleet, snow and dark of night. When he began his watch, the population of Chattanooga was 29,000.

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Zen Group Collecting Materials For Prison Donation For more than a year, the Chattanooga Zen Center has been participating in an outreach program at Walker State Prison, sometimes leading a class on Buddhism for groups of inmates...

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You’ve Got Moving! What could be more about brawn over brains than a moving company, right? A smelly diesel truck, a two-wheeled dolly and a pair of beefy guys beside you whistling while they work. And maybe breaking your stuff.

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Pass the Venison and the Nasaump Thanksgiving is unquestionably the day when we as a nation fully turn our focus to family and food. We reconnect with loved ones, and make our best effort towards putting gratitude at the center of the feasting...

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Something For Every Rocker JJ’s Bohemia is stacked with great, local rock n’ roll artists this weekend. If you love a good rock song, JJ’s is the place Saturday and Sunday for two nights of face-melting, soul-lifting music.

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Ambivalent Lovers’ Tribute to Queen Is Back at R&B Back in January, the Lovers (Amber Fults, Travis Kilgore, Hunter White, Hayley Graham and Butch Ross) put together a night of Queen at Rhythm & Brews backed up by a 20-voice choir and string sextet, no less.

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From Prog to Grit to Funk Pay any attention at all to the local scene and you can’t help but notice that Backup Planet has become a household name.

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Pulse Picks: Kevn Kinney & more... Longtime Chattanooga favorite, and frontman for the seminal rock band Drivin' N' Cryin', Kevn comes to town for a one-man intimate show on the Southside.

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Otherworldly Sacred Vocals, Raucous Chugging Vibes Darius Jones gets spacey, Outrageous Cherry noodles

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Consider This: November 20, 2014 “The best comfort I could offer was to just let her tell her story.” -— Mary Anne Radmacher

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Looking For Mrs. Good Person In Bertolt Brecht’s play “The Good Person of Setzuan,” three gods come to Earth in search of a good person. When they only find one—a woman who cannot say no to her selfish neighbors—the gods reward the woman’s kindness.

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Whose War Is It Anyway? Audience members may find themselves feeling uncomfortably complicit with Aleksey Scherbak’s hypocritical “motherland” in the Ensemble Theater Company of Chattanooga’s current production of “Colonel Pilate.”

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Pulse Picks: The Midnight Swinger & more... The Midnight Swinger combines the style and cool of a '60s Las Vegas performer with the flash and excitement of a 21st century Super Bowl halftime extravaganza.

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Chattanooga Film Festival Calls for Submissions After a very succesful first year, the second annual Chattanooga Film Festival is slated for April 2-5 of next year at the Carmike Majestic and other locations around Chattanooga.

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The Birdman of Broadway The lives of actors and their love of theater tends to be relatively common story in Hollywood. Screenwriters live in that world, occupying a profession where everything is riding on one idea, or one presentation, or one last shot.

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