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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

Spring Travel Guide: Mind Trips

Looking for a vacation that expands your brain? Try these. more »

Apr 22, 2015 4:16 PM Cover Story

When Chattanooga Was Suffragette City

Abby Crawford Milton of Fort Wood was 110 when she died. And in her active and important life, she served as the first president of the Tennessee League of Women Voters ... more »

Apr 16, 2015 10:49 AM The Bowl

Way Down In Mississippi

One of my favorite short stories of all time is Eudora Welty’s “Why I Live at the P.O.” I read it in high school, and its charming evocation of a South I would never know ensnared me. more »

Mar 26, 2015 10:33 AM News & Notes 1 Comments

Plant You Now, Dig You Later

I don’t know about you, but my first half hour every morning on the computer is unofficially “Save The World in 30 Minutes” time. more »

Mar 26, 2015 10:33 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves

Being There For Those At End-of-Life

In her seminal 1969 book, “On Death and Dying,” Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross identified the five stages through which most terminally ill patients progress. more »

Mar 18, 2015 4:31 PM News, Views, Rants, Raves

Jane Martin, Meet Dorothy Parker

Starting Thursday, you’ve got a few more chances to see several provocative pieces of theatre here in town. At the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, the grand prize winner of the CTC’s eighth biennial New Plays Contest ... more »

Mar 18, 2015 4:31 PM Theater Reviews

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

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

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

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

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