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Gary Poole

The Pulse has been around for going on fifteen years, and over the time we’ve had a front row seat to the emerging renaissance of arts, music, film, dance and culture in this city. Our very first issue took a look at the ongoing plans to ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM City Life

After a five year battle with cancer, my father passed away peacefully in his sleep last week. I was with him as he passed, and I hope that my being there helped make it easier for him. I was holding his hand and letting him know he was loved. more

Jul 26, 2017 11:12 AM City Life 3 Comments

In case it’s snuck up on you, like it has me, Christmas is just 25 days away. I know...where has the year gone? It’s already December? Yikes! But if you’re having a bit of trouble getting into the holiday spirit, here are some events that will ... more

Nov 30, 2016 11:17 AM City Life

As part of new semi-regular series here at The Pulse, we will be reaching out to a wide variety of people in and around Chattanooga to find out what makes them tick and why they do what they do. For our first “Five Questions” feature, we ... more

Jul 13, 2016 10:07 AM City Life

Seven years ago, we here at The Pulse had an idea: let's start a contest to collect the best short stories written by local writers. With one caveat: it had to be a really short story. As in, 500 words or less. more

Jun 15, 2016 11:55 AM City Life

Heading into work one recent morning, I came over the slight rise on Belvoir Avenue at the intersection of South Terrace and saw the immediate aftermath of what appeared to be a fairly serious accident. more

Jun 1, 2016 11:59 AM City Life

Anyone who drives on U.S. 27 through downtown is well aware that Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has seemingly taken up permanent residence there. For the past three years, we’ve all ... more

Feb 3, 2016 10:59 AM City Life

From the same mad geniuses who brought you Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit,​ comes the fun stop-motion adventure tale Shaun the Sheep Movie. You don’t have to be a kid to delight in this fanciful world of Shaun (though if helps ... more

Feb 3, 2016 10:59 AM News & Notes

Coffee: the elixir of life. It’s been claimed that Americans drink some 400 million cups of coffee per day (that works out to 146 billion cups per year), making the United States the leading consumer of coffee in the world. Yep, we drink ... more

Jan 20, 2016 12:03 PM Cover Story

Arguably the most famous detective in the world, the inimitable Sherlock Holmes has been a mainstay of film since the 1920s. Just this past year, we’ve seen Sir Ian McKellen take on the literary giant in the compelling ... more

Dec 30, 2015 12:14 PM News & Notes

Thirteen years ago this week, a new publication hit the streets of Chattanooga. For over 600 weeks since then, The Pulse has been the voice of the city (or so we like to think). We aren’t much for birthday cakes or celebrations ... more

Dec 2, 2015 1:50 PM City Life

There are certain events that make it clear the Christmas season is upon us. Lights on houses, holiday music in all the stores, an endless number of holiday shows on TV. But one of the timeless classics is ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” more

Dec 2, 2015 1:35 PM News & Notes

With the exception of 1995’s “Home For The Holidays” starring Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft and Robert Downey, Jr., there aren’t a lot of Thanksgiving-themed movies to choose from this week. more

Nov 25, 2015 1:11 PM News & Notes

You may have noticed that there has been an awful lot of opera coming to Chattanooga over the past few months. The reason in part is that opera is going through a resurgence in popularity as new audiences have been able ... more

Nov 18, 2015 12:12 PM News & Notes

One of the truly frightening Halloween films of all time is back on the big screen at the East Ridge 18 on Thursday evening: John Carpenter’s “Halloween.” more

Oct 28, 2015 3:48 PM News & Notes

The plot remains simple: Ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. more

Oct 21, 2015 12:38 PM News & Notes

It may well be the most famous boy-meets-girl story in the world. And no matter how many times (and in how many different variations) you’ve seen the tale of star-crossed young lovers, it never gets old. more

Sep 23, 2015 12:32 PM News & Notes

We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you? more

Sep 16, 2015 12:48 PM News & Notes

The longest-running science fiction television series goes on the big screen in Real D 3D, as the BBC presents “Doctor Who 3D: Dark Water” at the East Ridge 18 theaters. more

Sep 9, 2015 11:30 AM News & Notes

Even if you never actually saw the movie in theaters, chances are you couldn’t escape the monster hit song “Let It Go” that helped propel Disney’s “Frozen” into a global phenomenon. more

Aug 19, 2015 12:05 PM News & Notes

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