The Pulse http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/downloads/6121/download/11.42%20Mixology.png?cb=50d740ffb9187732d348dc1d4a78ca73 Chattanooga's Weekly Alternative Newspaper since 2003 en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:55:00 GMT Butch Ross Tackles The Classics The incomparable Butch Ross, a man of many talents with a command of many styles, will be demonstrating his classical chops at the Camp House on Nov. 10.

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Trashed For Halloween, Janis Hashe shares a short, haunting tale with us in the fine storytelling tradition ...

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EdiToon: October 30, 2014 http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/beginnings/rick-baldwin-editoon/editoon%3A-october-30%2C-2014/ http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/beginnings/rick-baldwin-editoon/editoon%3A-october-30%2C-2014/ Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Experience the Cardboard Condo Most of us are so accustomed to having a roof over our heads, clothes, food and even heating and air conditioning that living without them is unimaginable. Unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky.

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Head of the Hooch is Back, Bigger Than Ever With over 2,000 boats racing over two days, the Head of the Chattahoochee (or Head of the Hooch for short) is one of the world’s largest rowing regattas. This year, on Nov. 1 and 2, Head of the Hooch will celebrate its 10th year in Chattanooga.

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Storytelling: Much More Than ‘Once Upon A Time’ Shivers, shocks, and spine-tingles. The ghost stories that produce these reactions are popular at this time of year, but the people who flock to ghost story-tellings often do not realize that live telling of stories ...

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10 Stupid Driving Mistakes To relax in the evenings, I sometimes like to watch Russian car dashcam videos on YouTube. While the Russian standard of driving is even worse than our own, they repeatedly do the same stupid things that I also see here.

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Speaking The Universal Language Usually this space is reserved to tell you about a band, artist or album you might enjoy. This week is going to be a little different. I’d like to tell you a story, although music is at the heart of it.

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Rock It On Out In Ringgold Tir Asleen and SRVVLST are hosting a split release show on Monday, Nov. 3, at the Cloud Springs Deli in Ringgold. The split release is a 4-track EP that features new songs from four bands ...

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Pulse Picks: David Elliott & more... Pre-Halloween at Sluggo’s North, Halloween at The Honest Pint, post-Halloween at JJ’s Bohemia, and David Elliott at the Chattanooga Market.

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Love-filled Lullabies, Togolese Afro-funk Vashti Bunyan inspires, Vandou Game grooves.

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For The Times, They Were a-Changin’ Tony Kushner’s plays don’t skirt complex topics—they thrive on them. The multiple award-winner of “Angels in America” tackled race relations in 1999’s Tony Award-nominated “Caroline, or Change.”

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Holding A Mirror Up to Themselves Drop by the River Gallery this November to see “Self-Reflection,” an exhibit featuring the work of three artists who explore the self in their bodies of work.

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Pulse Picks: Big Ed Caylor & more... Big Ed Caylor at the Comedy Catch, Teen trick-or-treating at the Library, Wide Open Floor at Barking Legs, and First Free Sunday at the Hunter Museum.

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Yo Ho Ho...and a Bottle of Sailor Jerry It’s time to close the lid on summer 2014. Put away your floaties and noodles. Stash the cabana wear. The pool is closed. If you’ve not taken the time to go outside lately—it’s autumn.

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Day of the Dead, Ninos-Style Whenever Guillermo del Toro is involved in a film, you know that it will feature visuals that can’t be matched elsewhere. Pixar has dominated the animated feature category in recent years for good reason ...

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Just In Time For Halloween Do you love movies? Do you love scary movies? Do you love making scary movies? If you answered yes to all three questions, have we got an event for you: the Frightening Ass Film Fest Four.

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We Want A Shrubbery! No, no. Not that kind of shrubbery. I’m talking about the kind of shrub that you can drink.

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Consider This: October 30, 2014 “If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another.” — Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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Free Will Astrology: October 30, 2014 Homework: What Halloween costume would help you activate a secret or dormant part of your potential? Testify at FreeWillAstrology.com

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Plain Truth In Plain Clothes I recently had the pleasure of attending a birthday party for a friend out of town. (Those last three words, of course, being quite important to this week’s column.)

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Crossword Solutions: October 23, 2014 “Hue Know It” -- a shady situation.

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The Good Wife For Halloween, Cody Maxwell shares a short, haunting tale with us in the fine storytelling tradition ...

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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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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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