Gary Poole

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 News, Views, Rants, Raves

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 News, Views, Rants, Raves

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 News, Views, Rants, Raves

Just about everyone loves music. It's pretty safe to assume if you are a reader of The Pulse, you definitely have a strong interest in music. That said, it's fairly hard to define who is "the best" of all time. more »

May 11, 2016 2:27 PM The List

According to Ioana Paicu at, someone once said that flowers are God’s sweetest creations without a soul, and we couldn’t agree more. For centuries, these frail gifts of nature have helped us convey ... more »

Apr 27, 2016 2:28 PM The List

It seems like every time you turn around, you hear about an event, a fund-raiser, or a sporting event raising money for a local charity or non-profit. Americans, by and large, have built a well-deserved reputation for being ... more »

Apr 20, 2016 12:03 PM The List

As Millennials move their way through college and into the workforce, the types of jobs and career paths have changed quite a bit. So we touched base with our friends at the Statistic Brain Institute to find out which careers ... more »

Apr 6, 2016 11:56 AM The List

We all know that Friday is April Fool’s Day. Even though you might not know it’s been cancelled this year. But what other holidays might you be able to celebrate this month? more »

Mar 30, 2016 12:23 PM The List

With our cover story this week taking an advance look at the upcoming Chattanooga Film Festival, which features a bunch of small and medium budget films, we thought we'd go in an entirely different direction, financially speaking. more »

Mar 23, 2016 10:45 AM The List

This Thursday is St. Patrick's Day, and with the holiday comes a whole mess of parties, concerts, events and more. For one day a year, it seems everyone wants to be Irish, or at least sample some classic (and not-so-classic) ... more »

Mar 16, 2016 11:19 AM The List

We check email, surf the web, watch videos and play games. But what else do we use the Internet for? To find out, our friends at the Statistic Brain Research Institute asked 53,043 people what they've done online ... more »

Mar 2, 2016 9:43 AM The List

With the passing of "To Kill A Mockingbord" author Harper Lee this past Friday, we decided to dig into the record books to find out which novels have sold the most worldwide. more »

Feb 24, 2016 11:27 AM The List

In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Samaritan Smare", an alien race known as the Pakled kidnapped chief engineer Geordi La Forge in order to improve their technology. Their classic line was, "We are smart, we are strong." more »

Feb 17, 2016 10:41 AM The List

We've all been hearing how the new Star Wars movie could become the highest-grossing movie of all time in the U.S., with a take of just over $900 million (and counting). But how does it stack up when inflation is taken into account? more »

Feb 10, 2016 12:50 PM The List

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 News, Views, Rants, Raves

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 News, Views, Rants, Raves

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