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Gary Poole

Out To Conquer The World

Manchester, England is not usually the first city in the United Kingdom that comes to mind when one thinks “music city.” London, Liverpool, Birmingham—even Glasgow have all been epicenters for various waves of musicians... more »

Nov 26, 2014 5:11 PM Cover Story

Chattanooga Film Festival Calls for Submissions

After a very succesful first year, the second annual Chattanooga Film Festival is slated for April 2-5 of next year at the Carmike Majestic and other locations around Chattanooga. more »

Nov 20, 2014 9:59 AM News & Notes

Braving The Wild River

Southeastern Tennessee is no stranger to Hollywood. Recent productions of “42” and “Water for Elephants” spent a good bit of time in the Scenic City (and surrounding areas). more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

One Man, One Vote, One Opinion

Tuesday morning, Nov. 4, dawned cold and clear. My quiet neighborhood showed few signs of life, but here and there a porch light shone, a roof vent spouted steam from a warm kitchen, and a dog or two bounded around the fenced confines ... more »

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves 1 Comments

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. more »

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

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. more »

Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM The Bowl

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. more »

Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

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. more »

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

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. more »

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

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. more »

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

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. more »

Sep 25, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

“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. more »

Sep 11, 2014 9:54 AM News & Notes

The Best Day of the Arts Year

Celebrating galleries (and more) with the annual AVA Gallery Hop. more »

Sep 4, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

A Frightening Ass Film Fest

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. more »

Aug 28, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

The State of the (All Kinds of) Arts

Our annual State of the Arts issue focuses on our changing venues. more »

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

The Future of the Internet

"While the experts agree on the future, there is great debate about the wisdom of this progress.” more »

Jun 5, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

Batten Down The Political Hatches

It’s still a long ways away before we really have to pay attention. Or is it? more »

May 22, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

Pedaling from Rails to Trails

The three leaders are coming to Chattanooga at the invitation of local trails advocate Jim Johnson, whose company, BikeToursDirect, is underwriting the cost of their visit and is a leading corporate sponsor of Adventure Cycling. more »

May 8, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

Scenic—But Also Unhealthy?

So what’s going on? It certainly isn’t a lack of options for exercise, or availability of healthcare (we have a surprisingly large number of hospitals and medical facilities for our population size). more »

Apr 24, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

"There's Nothing To Do In This Town"

No, I am not normally the type of person who says things like “hogwash”, but if I wrote what I really say to those people, we’d have to place a Parental Advisory sticker on the cover of this issue. more »

Apr 10, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves 1 Comments