The Pulse Chattanooga's Weekly Alternative Newspaper since 2003 en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:06:46 GMT 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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Get This Series On Your Wavelength The art of radio drama isn’t lost—not yet, anyway. The engaging experience of visualizing a whole story and all the characters using only your mind and your ears can in fact be found right here in Chattanooga ...

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Find the Art of Farming This weekend marks the 2nd Annual TasteBuds Farm Tour. By purchasing a $20 car pass, you can take your friends and family on a self-paced road trip around area farms during the weekend of Sept. 20-21 ...

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Filmmakers, Start Your Cameras As frustrating as Chattanooga can still be for artists, there are people continuing to push the bar forward when it comes to encouraging the arts. The ability for artists to support themselves fully on just their art ...

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Not Fat, Sick or Nearly Dead In 2010, documentary filmmaker Joe Cross took viewers on his journey from overweight and sick to healthy and fit in the award-winning “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead”.

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Better Than Mama Used To Make Unless you’re joining the military or buying a mattress, you may not know where the Toscano Italian Grill is located—but it’s worth the effort to find it. Tucked into one of the strip malls across from the Regions Bank ...

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Consider This with Dr. Rick: September 18, 2014 “Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul.” — Walt Whitman

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Free Will Astrology: September 18, 2014 Homework: Name something you could change about yourself that would enhance your love life. Testify at

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Tales From The Pigpile We spot him on the front porch of his house on Foust Street before he spots us, which is kind of surprising since we are very distinctly dressed as “cops” and he is a thief and a robber with three felony warrants out for his arrest.

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From Parking to PARK(ing) If you find yourself downtown on Friday, Sept. 19, don’t be alarmed if the parking spaces look a little…well…different. This Friday, Chattanooga will celebrate its seventh annual PARK(ing) Day ...

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Pulse Picks: Roxie Randle Roxie Randle at the River Market, Leticia Wolf at Rhythm & Brews, James Leg at JJ's Bohemia, and the CSO String Quintet at the Northgate Library.

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Pulse Picks: Special K Special K at The Comedy Catch, PARK(ing) Day Friday, C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce” at The Tivoli, and the Scenic City Wings Cookoff at the Sunday Market.

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EdiToon for September 11, 2014 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:03:00 GMT Salaam Bombast, Bionic Spiders Bombay Royale boogies Bolllywood, Bennett/Wright mind-boggle

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Mementos Mori I held a chilled crystal glass in my left hand while my right index finger traced the spines of a dozen books on a shelf just above my head, and I smiled to myself.

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Crossword Solution for September 4 “Down to the Wry” -- you’ll soon see why.

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Free Will Astrology: September 11, 2014 Homework: What symbol best represents your deepest desire? Testify by going to and clicking on “Email Rob.”

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Consider This with Dr. Rick: September 11, 2014 “You don’t have to be an expert to be successful. Amateurs started Google and Apple. Professionals built the Titanic.” — Unknown

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Feuding Over A Fossil Named “Sue” This has been one of the more barren years for Hollywood film. Not much worth seeing has been released in theaters the past few weeks, beyond the re-released anniversary editions of ...

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“Can You Describe The Ruckus?” Chattanooga’s ongoing love affair with free outdoor movies continues with the third go-round of “Movies at Center Park” this Saturday, Sept. 13, beginning at 7 p.m.

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Pulse Picks: Etta May & more... Etta May at The Comedy Catch, "Gee's Bend" at the Theatre Centre, Zombie Walk at the river, Cast Iron Cook-Off at the Market.

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The Images Pop Into His Head There is something truly delightful about the paintings of Michael Jenkins. His use of color is exciting, the forms tight and well rendered, and his subjects simultaneously whimsical and serious.

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Jazzy Brunch on the Bluff As the birthplace of jazz figures such as Bessie Smith and Lovie Austin, Chattanooga has a vibrant jazz heritage. Jazzanooga is a citywide celebration of jazz that draws on that heritage.

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Pulse Picks: Tab Spencer & more... Tab Spencer at The Office, Humane Society benefit at JJ's Bohemia, Mocha's one-year anniversary, and a St. Patrick's Day blowout in September.

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Singer/Songwriters Unite For Benefit This weekend the Pigeon Mountain Grill presents a free Songwriter Showcase featuring some of the hottest local talent in the region.

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Meet The Real Bob Carty You would think that writing about a man with more than 40 years experience as a singer/songwriter, a man who’s been everywhere, done everything and who by rights ought to be famous throughout the world would be easy.

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Sailing Into Country/Bluegrass The United States Navy is sending country-bluegrass ensemble Country Current to Chattanooga on Sept. 13. The band plays at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave.

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Finally, The Treatment They Deserve? "Turning lemons into lemonade.” In this most succinct analogy, that is what has happened with the Veterans Administration in the wake of the scandal that erupted earlier this year, beginning in Phoenix.

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They Didn’t Have to Die Dead fish. This smelly proposition mixed with raw sewage was offered up to us in South Chickamauga Creek near Shallowford Road on Aug. 14. For the next two days, downstream over two miles ...

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Not Doughnuts Getting Dunked This Friday Dumping a bucket of ice water over your head isn’t the only way to support a good cause and beat these last days of summer heat.

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Punishing Those Who Can Least Afford It I’m amazed that healthcare is one issue that our country can’t agree on. No matter who proposes a new plan, what it’s called, or how many times it’s revised ...

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Celebrate the Halfway Mark to St. Patrick’s Day Get your Irish on early at the Honest Pint

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EdiToon: September 4, 2014 Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Crossword Solution for August 28 "Freetown" -- no theme, but you won't miss it.​

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The Best Day of the Arts Year Celebrating galleries (and more) with the annual AVA Gallery Hop.

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Loving Yourself First Last month, I was able to spend some time traveling up north to one of my favorite places: the coast of Maine. Ah, cooler temps, ocean breezes, and gorgeous rocky coasts.

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Justin Townes Earle, A Stranger No More Justin Townes Earle has not led an easy life. His father, legendary musician Steve Earle, left him and his mother when Justin was still a toddler, and his relationship with Steve has been strained at best over the years.

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Way Beyond Just Loud and Louder Gabe Williams, Drew Hamilton, Nick Sterchi, John Barrett and Mat Turner. They are Folk Killer, and they are brilliant.

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These Last Summer Nights Meltasia Music Festival features 73 bands under the stars

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Sound Collecting, Friendly Declarations Courtis/Moore’s aural cornucopia, The Bats’ early tracks

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Scientific Theory: It’s Not Just A Guess, Folks Maybe you haven’t noticed, but during the last few decades, a large number of Americans have become decidedly anti-science. This is ironic, given that the technology science has created ...

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