Janis Hashe

Op-Ed: Cast a Vote for Fairness

"There is a very large community of people of faith that supports this measure.” more »

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

Get Ready to Capture Chattanooga

Second year of AVA film project looking for filmmakers, editors and musicians more »

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Screen

Attack of the Gay Married Squirrels

If you’re still insisting that ‘marriage is only between a man and a woman,’ get ready to leave the state…oh, wait, that won’t work. Have you considered Russia? more »

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

Après Tout, Pourquoi Je Suis Charlie

In the aftermath of the murders of 12 members of the Charlie Hebdo staff, our now-instant world started instantly reacting. “#JeSuisCharlie” was Tweeted worldwide, followed very shortly by “#JeNePasCharlie.” more »

Jan 22, 2015 10:37 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves 1 Comments

Taking on Shifting Priorities

“Do one thing every day that scares you,” said one of my all-time idols, the indomitable Eleanor Roosevelt. more »

Jan 7, 2015 5:15 PM News, Views, Rants, Raves

Take a Risk on a New Work

For most actors, one of the most fun—and challenging—projects to take on is appearing in a brand new play that has never been staged. more »

Dec 31, 2014 4:41 PM News & Notes

Partnership’s Consumer Credit Counseling Services Offers Many Help

Despite encouraging economic news, for many people, The Great Recession is far from over. Here in Chattanooga and Hamilton County, thousands continue to struggle, attempting to pay bills ... more »

Dec 31, 2014 4:27 PM News, Views, Rants, Raves

That’s What Women Do

Chattanoogans can anticipate an operatic treat in the New Year as Artisti Affamati gears up for its large-scale production of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte,” set to premiere in January 2015 in Chattanooga State’s Humanities Theater. more »

Dec 17, 2014 5:42 PM , Theater Reviews

Op-Ed: You Are What You Eat

To this day, no one has said it better than the Mahatma: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” more »

Dec 10, 2014 5:14 PM News, Views, Rants, Raves

The 18th Amendment Is Still Dead

Let’s just call it the great idea it is: the Prohibition Repeal Party (aka three locations of pub crawl) going on at Beast + Barrel, Hair of the Dog and The Honest Pint on Friday, Dec. 5. more »

Dec 4, 2014 10:58 AM News & Notes

Mystery! Intrigue! Writers Block!

Trust the Mise En Scenesters, “Chattanooga’s Pop-Up Arthouse Theater” to offer a screening of what they describe as “one of the most criminally underseen films of the 1980s.” more »

Nov 26, 2014 4:49 PM News & Notes

Zen Group Collecting Materials For Prison Donation

For more than a year, the Chattanooga Zen Center has been participating in an outreach program at Walker State Prison, sometimes leading a class on Buddhism for groups of inmates... more »

Nov 20, 2014 10:34 AM The Bowl

The Artist Emerges and Evolves

Take a long look at “Emerge,” the largest sculpture in Shadow May’s new exhibit at AVA. At more than three feet tall, the clay piece is impressive simply for its size—but there’s much more to the story than that. more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 AM Features

If Santa Claus Wore Shades and Flip-Flops

It’s almost sunset on Oyster Bay on Alabama’s Gulf Shores, and the captain pilots your boat into the perfect place to watch the flaming ball descend into the water. more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story 1 Comments

Finding Utopia on the Cumberland Plateau

1880. Thomas Hughes, British utopian reformer and author of the classic “Tom Brown’s Schooldays,” arrives in a remote area on the Cumberland Plateau, fired up with a new scheme. more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

Examining the Ephemeral—And More

What inspires artists to create what they create? In each case, the answer is different, but in the case of the exhibit opening Friday at the Northshore Gallery of Contemporary Art, a theme has emerged. more »

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 AM , Features


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

Oct 30, 2014 9:45 AM Cover Story

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.” more »

Oct 30, 2014 12:00 AM Theater Reviews

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 ... more »

Oct 23, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

Get Informed For November

If you’re like many people, you’re postponing dealing with the November election until you absolutely have to. And you may not even know what the four proposed amendments to Tennessee’s state constitution are. more »

Oct 9, 2014 9:42 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

Mind The Art

Fall in Chattanooga means art is bustin’ out all over. So this week, instead of featuring just one artist or one event, we’re giving you a sampler of all the choices. Consider cloning yourself to take them all in! more »

Oct 2, 2014 10:22 AM Features

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 ... more »

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM Features