The Pulse http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/downloads/6120/download/11.42%20Screen%20Pull.png?cb=a2aa84089c77ba2cc67fa884f2495e92 Chattanooga's Weekly Alternative Newspaper since 2003 en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:30:23 GMT Pulse Picks: Janet Williams & more... Janet Williams at the Comedy Catch, Grand Reopening of the Barking Legs Theater, Donuts After Dark downtown, and The Haunted Market at the Pavilion.

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Pulse Picks: Sarah Beth Go & more... Jimmy Eat World at Track 29, River City Hustlers at Ziggy's, Dank Sinatra at Rhythm & Brews, Sarah Beth Go at The Market.

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Consider This: October 23, 2014 “Gratitude allows us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those moments of awe that change forever how we experience the world.” — John Milton

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Free Will Astrology: October 23, 2014 Homework: I invite you to carry out a prank that makes someone feel really good. Report results by going to FreeWillAstrology.com and clicking on "Email Rob."

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Out of Mind, Out of Sight I winced as the coffee ran over the Styrofoam cup’s brim and down across my fingers like a white-hot phantom, my feet still moving as I negotiated the well-worn but filthy trail, my breath visible due to the low temperatures ...

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EdiToon: October 23, 2014 http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/beginnings/rick-baldwin-editoon/editoon%3A-october-23%2C-2014/ http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/beginnings/rick-baldwin-editoon/editoon%3A-october-23%2C-2014/ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Industrial-edged Reggae, Scalpel-sharp Blues The Iscariots growl and party, Jess Goggans sizzles.

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Top of the Pops With Bob B. Arthur Fiedler and John Williams revolutionized the concept of pops concerts. When Fiedler became the conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1930, nobody realized that under his 50 years of direction the Boston Pops ...

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Your Turn on the Turntable After witnessing a friend complete a “Tough Mudder” run—a sadistic and grueling 10-mile obstacle course that subjects runners to electrical shocks, flaming water slides, plunges into ice-cold water and ...

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The Media Is the Murderer I am late to the party when it comes to reviewing David Fincher’s latest thriller “Gone Girl.” Although the wide release only occurred a few weeks ago, the buzz surrounding the film had been building for months ...

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A Veteran Animal Lover The old brick buildings on Highland Park were not built to be a place to house homeless pets, but they have served in that capacity for many years now. They are the home of the Humane Educational Society ...

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New Leash on Life at McKamey Esme the pitbull is chewing on toys in Jamie McAloon Lampman’s office at McKamey Animal Center. Lampman, who became executive director of the center last February, is spending socializing time with Esme ...

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The Flying Fortress of History Museums are usually on the ground. And indoors. And quiet. The Memphis Belle is none of those things. It flies, in the high fresh air and is definitely loud.

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The Passing Of A Local Broadcasting Legend For the first time in 74 years, Chattanoogans will not be able to turn on their radios or televisions and be entertained, informed and comforted by the friendliest voice on the airwaves.

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Celebrating A Vibrant Venue A favorite local venue at 231 E. MLK Boulevard is turning eight years old this year. Come out to JJ’s Bohemia on Oct. 25 to catch tons of great bands and an awesome crowd as we celebrate JJ’s phenomenal success.

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Local Release Mini-Roundup Ernie Paik takes a quick look a couple of new releases from local favorites Matt Downer and Future Virgins.

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No Zombies Get Out Alive…Or Dead The last remaining humans (who can vary depending on the time of night), embark on an epic quest to slay the zombie infestation taking over Insane Paintball!

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AquaScarium Guests Get A Special Treat Families who arrive early for the Tennessee Aquarium’s AquaScarium VII Halloween party will get an extra special treat—the chance to see someone walk a line suspended between the Aquarium’s peaks.

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Stalking the Wild Phase Shift: Business Reimagined One of the highlights of Chattanooga’s recent Startup Week was a lecture by David Weinberger, Harvard researcher and author of “Too Big To Know”, about how the Internet has changed not just what we know, but how we create knowledge.

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Get Outside and Get Painting As Chattanooga exchanges the heat of summer for the cool breezes and rich colors of autumn, what could be better than capturing the changing season on canvas? Townsend Atelier is offering an intensive two-day workshop ...

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Three Witches’ Guide to Halloween Cocktails So you’ve already had your fill of all this Oktoberfest and pumpkin beer, and now you’re thinking: How can I get more festive than that? Besides just pouring vodka into a pumpkin, you’ll have to go a little outside of the box ...

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The Man Behind The Mask First of all, the mask worn by psychotic murderer “Michael Myers” in the 1978 classic horror flick “Halloween” was a Captain Kirk Halloween mask painted white. Yes, the man behind a million nightmares is William Shatner.

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Crossword Solution: October 16, 2014 "The Big Picture" -- you, your time, and your place.

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Pumpkin Smash Pumpkin Smash is a family-friendly event featuring carnival style, fun-on-the-farm games and activities for all ages and live bluegrass music from Just Us Gals and folk music from A Bit Off Beet. Teams of engineers from Roper Engineering, Lafa...

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Porches & Pecans: Cloudland Station Tour of Homes Love architecture? Cloudland Station is build on southern traditions, but with some amazing innovative ways of creating the homes we all love. Many of the structures in our community are built with reclaimed and repurposed wood. We hope you w...

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Ambi Artists Creative Meeting Based on "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron 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. Here is a ...

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Mid South Symphonic Band The Mid-South Symphonic Band will present its Fall Pops Concert on October 26th at 3 pm at Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN. The concert is free to the public. The program will take a musical pops journey ...

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Sarah Shafer, soprano, in Recital On October 30th at 7:00 p.m. Covenant will host Sarah Shafer, soprano, in recital. The The New York Times has praised Sarah's "luminous voice" and "intensely expressive interpretations,"and Opera News named her “remarkable, artistically mature...

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Chris Slaten, Troy Underwood and James Bradshaw Hosted By Anthony Quails - Free Concert Sponsored by The Chattanooga Songwriters Association Chris Slaten, Troy Underwood and James Bradshaw Hosted By Anthony Quails - Free Concert Sponsored by The Chattanooga Songwriters Association When: November 11, 2014 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm Where: Heritage House Arts and Civic Center 1428 Jenkin...

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Georgia Winery's Christmas Open House Warm up your Holiday spirit by exploring the Georgia Winery’s tasting room and gift shop! Enjoy free wine tasting, hot mulled wine, refreshments and more! Georgia Winery offers something for everyone on your holiday list, including gourmet foo...

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Grocery Bar's Fall Family Celebration The Southside’s Grocery Bar will host a fall celebration event to raise funds and awareness for the upcoming CureSearch Cancer Walk Chattanooga. On Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the community is invited to enjoy free pumpki...

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Georgia Winery's Wine Down Friday Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy a relaxing fall evening at the Georgia Winery's first Wine Down Friday on Friday, October 24th, from 5:00 - 7:30pm! Sit by the fire with your favorite glass of Sweet Southern Wine. Enjoy delicious food by ...

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DIABETES EXPO 2014 Healthy Choices for Life with Diabetes! Educational sessions, interactive workshops, learning stations, and a health fair that features: line dancing and food tastings! Check out the latest and greatest tools for living well with diabetes. ...

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Crossword Solution for October 9, 2014 “The Big Picture” -- you, your time, and your place.

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Meet The Real Ricotta A few years ago, if you had asked me what I thought of ricotta cheese, I would have responded with the same enthusiasm I typically reserve for things such as khakis, unseasoned pasta or watching golf on television.

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EdiToon: October 16, 2014 http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/beginnings/rick-baldwin-editoon/editoon%3A-october-16%2C-2014/ http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/beginnings/rick-baldwin-editoon/editoon%3A-october-16%2C-2014/ Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Finding Autumn In A Glass To be honest, I am more than a little skeptical when it comes to the pumpkin spice craze. From coffee to muffins to ice cream, it seems like everything comes in a pumpkin spice flavor during the month of October.

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Paper vs. Plastic: Is This The End? In my youth, those long-ago days of the 1970s, the only plastic you ever used at the grocery store was a MasterCharge or BankAmerica Card.

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“All Dolled Up” Offers A Special Night Out Whether it’s getting dolled up for a special occasion or treating yourself to a little pick-me-up, every now and then we all need a day of relaxation and pampering to take the stress away.

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How To Get Stars In Your Eyes When I was a wee lad, I was fascinated by astronomy. It might have had something to do with the fact that during my pre-teen years, America was becoming the world’s preeminent space-faring nation...

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This Time Round’s The Wicked One Kids, I am excited. This week’s piece is something of a homecoming for me. Fifteen years ago, I covered the music beat for a local weekly alternative paper (seems familiar somehow…).

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Electronica Extravaganza Electronic duo Big Gigantic is coming to Track 29 this weekend, and I invite you to come shake and dance the night away. Big Gigantic puts on excellent, energetic live performances.

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“Dammit, Janet” with The Scarlett Love Conspiracy It’s not Thanksgiving without a turkey, it isn’t Christmas without a tree, and it isn’t Halloween without the “Great Pumpkin” and the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”.

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Pulse Picks: Judah & The Lion and more... Mandolin Orange at Rhythm & Brews, Dead Testaments at JJ's Bohemia, The Rough & Tumble at The Honest Pint, and Judah & The Lion at Rhythm & Brews.

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Get Onboard For Family Fun Perhaps intense frights and ghoulish delights aren’t your cup of tea. Maybe you’re looking for something more family-fun friendly. If so, hop on down to the Halloween Eerie Express at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Grand Junction Station...

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Protecting Your Braaaaaains Have you ever felt that enough is enough? It’s time to stand up to the zombie masses and fight back! Well, now you can at the Redneck Zombie Paintball at Gutherie Pumpkin Farm.

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The Monster Inside Him During this scary season, be sure to stop by the Colonnade Performing Arts Theatre in Ringgold, GA to see a performance of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

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Pulse Pick: Karlous Miller & more... Karlous Miller at The Comedy Catch, Boo in the Zoo at the Zoo, “Improv-A-Lot” at the Ensemble Theatre, and Oktoberfest at the Chattanooga Market.

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Your Honor, We Object To Movie Clichés Clichés exist for a reason. They are essentially repetitions of themes, of esthetically pleasing ideas and phrases that were at one time wise and powerful observations of the human condition.

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Who’s Playing The Organ? With the Halloween season well upon us (in spite of all the Christmas displays at the various retail outlets), one of the most intriguing events has nothing to do with trick-or-treating, costume parties, or even zombies.

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