The Pulse Chattanooga's Weekly Alternative Newspaper since 2003 en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Thu, 02 Oct 2014 10:29:00 GMT A Glass of Wine, A Sprig of Mint, And Thou Though the wine list at Kitchen at Union Square may seem intimidating at first glance, the staff is knowledgeable, approachable, and ready to answer any questions you have.

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Coo Coo Ca Choo, Kevin Smith Kevin Smith’s latest film “Tusk” asks a very simple question: “Is man, indeed, a walrus at heart?” The answer is unequivocally, “No.”

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Cool Camp Chair Cinema Outdoor Chattanooga and the Lookout Wild Film Festival team up once again to present a night of cinema under the stars Thursday at the Circle Amphitheater (on river level west of the picnic area) at the Northshore’s Renaissance Park.

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The Little Art Space That Could If you walk into Townsend Atelier when a class is in session, you won’t be able to stop yourself from lingering in the doorway for a few moments to admire your surroundings.

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Pulse Picks: Ricky Reyes & more... Ricky Reyes at The Comedy Catch, Zombie Shoot at Insane Paintball, Autumn Children’s Festival at the Riverpark, and Free First Sunday at the Hunter.

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Mind The Art Fall in Chattanooga means art is bustin’ out all over. So this week, instead of featuring just one artist or one event, we’re giving you a sampler of all the choices. Consider cloning yourself to take them all in!

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Making Artistic Connections Stop by the River Gallery this Friday to enjoy the opening reception for this month’s exhibit, “Connections.” The show features three unique talents: Tennessee artists Nancy Jacobsohn, North Carolina artist Lisa Klakulak, and ...

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From Mariscos to Pumpkin Tamales Let’s face it: Chattanooga is up to its huevos rancheros in Mexican restaurants. Every street corner that isn’t occupied by a church, e-cig shop or payday loan business seems to have a new “Mexican” restaurant hanging its hopes ...

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One-man Progressive Band, Swedish Music of the World Dust Sculptures tours prog metal, GOAT gets tribal

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Pulse Picks: Claudia Nygaard & more... Claudia Nygaard at Charles & Myrtle's Coffehouse,

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Keep Your Irish Eyes Open For The Red Rogues There’s a new Celtic act in town. They’re called the Red Rogues—and they’re an awful lot of fun. Acoustic duo Tommy Lifsey and Bill Lee are the be-kilted rogues who are bringing their own wonderfully eclectic mix ...

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Band No Longer On The Run When I was a teenag—that is, first turned 21, my friends and I were very fond of a type of cinnamon schnapps called Hot Damn. It’s not that we were huge fans of schnapps; we just liked the name and had no real frame of reference ...

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The Banjos Are Back Bluegrass is back in Chattanooga in full force with the arrival of the 3 Sisters Festival. Music will fill the riverside air this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3 and 4.

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Research Roundup: Fall Edition Wow! It was a super-busy summer, science-wise. So, this month, rather than focus on a single topic, let’s look at some of the bigger stories that popped up over the last few months.

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A Day Off With Two Metro Guys Those who’ve followed my “Shrink Rap” column over the years are very familiar with the theme of good self-care. You’ve read about not only the benefits of taking care of yourself, but the importance of it ...

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Editoon: October 2, 2014 Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:59:00 GMT Open Windows, Open Spaces, Open City Galleries, outdoor sculptures, and murals—it’s no secret that local art helps make Chattanooga shine. And there’s always room for more.

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Let Them Make (Startup) Cake Chattanooga Startup Week kicks off next week, with dozens of lectures and seminars aimed at young companies and the people who create them, as well as the presentation of the city’s first CHA Startup Awards.

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Consider This Dr. Rick: September 25, 2014 “The trick is in what we emphasize. We can either make ourselves miserable, or happy. The amount of work is the same.” — Carlos Castaneda

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EdiToon: September 25, 2014 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Kindness That Comes and Goes Around Studies show that a minimum of three people benefit from random acts of kindness: the person doing the act, the recipient of the act, and anyone witnessing the act.

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Crossword Solution: September 18th, 2014 “Follow the Directions” -- it’s all about where.

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From Reds to Dodgers to Twins It’s often been said that the best bang for the entertainment buck in town is a night out at the ballpark. The Chattanooga Lookouts ballpark, to be precise.

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Ironpeople Invade Chattanoga! Training for a triathlon requires a lot from athletes: time, motivation and commitment. The athletes competing in IRONMAN Chattanooga have been training, in many cases, for years, and their hard work will show on Sunday ...

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Starting a Company or Building a City? Gig Tank may get the headlines, with its mission to leverage Chattanooga’s gigabit Internet to create high-growth high-tech startups—but another Company Lab program called Co.Starters has been working longer ...

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Behind The Barrel As of 2007, September has been recognized, by Congress as National Bourbon Heritage Month, celebrating “America’s Native Spirit.” American whiskey, whether bourbon, rye or any other variation, is more popular than ever today.

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They’re Bringing Wookieback The Chattanooga homegrown record label Corner Room Recordings ( emerged in the mid-’90s in the heyday of indie rock, when underground musicians were imbued with a D.I.Y. spirit ...

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Let’s All Go To The County Fair The Hamilton County Fair is coming to town this weekend with a host of local musicians for entertainment. Divided into two stages and spanning two days, more than 20 bands will be playing during the fair.

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Pyschedelic Stoner Rock, Oscillating Nashvillians All Them Witches get their rock on, The Pursuits find their groove

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Agave, Agave, the Desert Delight There’s a saying: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Here in the South, that quaint little saying gets a lot of use. Sitting on the front porch with a glass of lemonade is a proper way to celebrate a fine afternoon ...

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Sculpture Fields: Dream Builds to Reality Sculptor John Henry has a dream for Chattanooga—and slowly but surely that dream is coming to fruition. “I think you can say that this is no longer a dream, you know, it’s very much a reality and we’re just taking the steps ...

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Sipping the Light Fantastic This Saturday, Wine Over Water will celebrate its 20th year as Tennessee’s premier wine-tasting festival. The event is the main fundraiser for Cornerstones, Chattanooga’s only nonprofit historic preservation organization.

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Opportunity Knocks at Volkswagen Watching the UAW and ACE is like hiding in the stairwell while your parents fight. As far as I can tell, everybody likes the works council. VW likes it, the UAW likes it, the ACE likes it and VW workers in Germany seem to like it.

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Established Favorite, Still Innovating The Studebaker dealership that once stood near the corner of Market and Second Streets was a victim of a decaying downtown Chattanooga. Yet the restaurant at 212 Market is part of what brought downtown back to life.

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Time Again for Fiddle-Dee-Dee I saw “Gone with the Wind” for the first time in my high school world history class. I have little doubt that I had no real appreciation for the film at the time, although I’m sure I was thrilled to spend the majority of the week ...

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Who Ya Gonna Call? Chattanooga’s ongoing love affair with free outdoor movies continues with the finale of the third go-round of “Movies at Center Park” this Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 7 p.m.

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Free Will Astrology: September 25, 2014 Homework: What’s your favorite excuse? Try not to say it or think it during the coming week. Report results to

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It Was Raining in the Freezer Section Tonight’s customer had fallen asleep (passed out?) on the railroad tracks behind the Emma Wheeler Homes. The scent of unemployment and apathy was balanced by the squealing laughter of children, and they made coming in here ...

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Pulse Picks: Kate Klim & more... Kate Klim at the Chattanooga Market, Booker T. Scruggs Ensemble at Gallery 1401, An Atlas To Follow at The Camp House, The Black Jacket Symphony at the Tivoli.

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Pulse Picks: Quinn Dahle & more... Quinn Dahle at The Comedy Catch, Final Southside Stroll on Main St., Hamilton County Fair at Chester Frost Park, “Gone With the Wind” at East Ridge 18.

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Crossword Solution for September 11 “From Start to Finish” -- literally so.

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EdiToon: September 18, 2014 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Warmongers Who Have Never Seen War The International Day of Peace is September 21 this year. As a combat veteran of two tours in Vietnam (one tour as a combat and recon platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division during the Tet offensive ...

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Why Electric Cars Suck Electrics are slowly gaining a foothold, but there are still only about 250,000 of them on the American roads. That’s a fair number of cars. But GM started making its first commercially available electric car, the EV1, in 1996.

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Share and Share Alike In the classic 1935 Marx Bros. farce “A Night at the Opera,” Groucho Marx finds his overpriced and tiny hotel room filled to the brim with a stream of incoming visitors. A knock on the door reveals a man offering room service …

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Big Weekend Fun on the Farm As I grow older, I find myself taking up that time-honored hobby of middle age: worrying about what “the young people” are thinking. In particular I worry that the younger generations might not have the perspective ...

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Wanna Be A Macho Man? Itching for everything disco? Can’t get rid of the urge to throw your arms in the air “YMCA”-style? The Village People perform live at the Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland on Friday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

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SLC Doing The Time Warp Again Heather, Travis and Katie Kilgore, along with Eric and Kat Almlie, are collectively The Scarlet Love Conspiracy. That’s what I’m told anyway—the band moves around too much to ever pin down for a straight interview.

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Non-Cloying Kid Stuff, Deeply Avant Jazz What do little children like? I dunno—candy, toys or some kind of overpriced plastic wearable thing? Fake mustaches? Smartphones? When it comes to music, small children are probably not very discriminating ...

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Exploring The World Beyond Pad Thai Thai food conjures up different images for different people. For many, the mention of Thai food immediately brings up thoughts of pad Thai, Zach Galifianakis, and curries that turn your lower intestine ...

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