Jenn Webster

What are you doing this Saturday? If you don’t know yet, the answer is: Going to Chattanooga Zine Fest 2018! Held at the downtown library from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Zine Fest is organized by Chattanooga Public Library along with UTC’s graphic ... more


It shouldn’t be a radical statement—yet a lot of times it feels that way. You. Are. Beautiful. Not only your soul, mind and heart, though those are lovely, too. The body that’s holding this issue of The Pulse right now is AMAZING. Are you convinced? more

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I start off with my dad, Jack McCormick, a civil engineer with deep knowledge of hydrogeology. We leave Soddy Daisy headed for Athens, where we’ll pick up I-75 and travel north. We pass ponds, cattails, loose chickens pecking in yards, barns in ... more

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A guitar trills as paint-splattered statues breathe, spread their arms, clap! We’re up close, craning over shoulders. Travelers in 1930s-style trousers, button downs and suspenders rock and stomp along the aisle of the dining car. We’re elbowing ... more

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“HONK!”, the musical about the Ugly Duckling, has been around for a quarter of a century now. This July, Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga is staging a version that involves kids, trash, animals, dance, and, quite possibly, YOU! more

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If you’re from the south and of a certain age, you probably remember mom-and-pop filling station-grocery combos, and especially the pickles they stocked. Pickled eggs, weirdly pink. Pickled pigs’ feet, looking like lab specimens. Pickled okra and ... more

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As a book-lover, introvert (and 100 percent Ravenclaw), I understand why my fellow verbivores might want to give the Readers and Writers Fair a pass and well, just stay home and read. But after a talk with Ray Zimmerman, writer, reader and ... more


It’s almost too obvious a wordplay: the St. Elmo art gallery picks up on the chime with a series of events that “are LIT.” But in the case of LIT on Tennessee Avenue, the connection is merited. The gallery, focusing on tactile, installation, and ... more

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Will I meet someone tall, dark and handsome? Will I die a crazy plant lady, after all? Who would know the answers? A fortune teller, of course! Joking aside, I approached a conversation with Kali Meister—spiritual healer, empath, claircognizant ... more

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You want to share your art—to create pop-up theater, a neighborhood dance happening, a public mural or installation, a beautifully curated butterfly garden at the corner of a park. But you’re just one person with a shovel or paintbrush. What’s ... more


If there was a Chattanooga poetic voice, it would rap while playing the mandolin or take a soothing sip of nettle tea before hollering into a mic in a bardic baritone. Clearly, there’s no such beast. But there is a distinct Chattanooga poetic ... more

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When we hear about a big data breach, it’s typically a big company struggling legal and PR implications. “What is this insurer doing to protect patients’ private health information? How will this big retailer settle with angry customers whose ATM ... more

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Brandon Carruth, owner and lead designer of Chatt Christmas, experienced a moment of bewilderment when he got the call. He’d applied for a dream job—to help decorate the White House for the holidays—and forgotten all about it. more


Maybe it’s the time of the year. At Walmart, the Day of the Dead merchandise smiles toothily—cheerful skeletons painted with roses and decked with jaunty top hats. When I see the Halloween décor, I think I should probably be doing some sort of ... more

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The routes to crafty art are diverse. Some people apprentice with masters; others follow their hearts through a labyrinth of experimentation; still others acquire formal training and credentials. Julie Whitehead, BFA, studied fiber arts at ... more

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Commuters from Lookout Mountain to downtown are used to seeing Wheland Foundry rising on their left, iconic but empty. Trespassers have seen the structure floating above them, dim and airy as Monet’s Gare Saint-Lazare. With the extension of the ... more

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Chattanooga’s podcasting—and whether you like noir radio drama, current events or geeky fandom, there’s likely local-focused audio out there for you. If you want to keep up with urban development and education politics, check out The Camp House. more

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Across the city, dancers are creating new choreography and reviving old favorites; presenting work in media including video, theater performance and pop-up venues; and working across genres, companies and even disciplines to create new ways of ... more

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Come to Barking Legs Theater this Sunday to have your senses snared and your soul shaken. “ASYLUM: After Dark, The SapioSexual Experience”, is a new kind of entertainment designed to appeal to all the senses, including the inward eye and even the ... more


Once upon a time, beer was a craft product, made by the same women who grew the oats, wheat, corn—even pumpkins—they brewed it from. Medieval nuns and housewives brewed beer; so did goodwives in colonial America. As production became more ... more

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Come one, come all! Improv Chattanooga’s co-founders, Kevin Bartolomucci and Steve Disbrow, announce the opening of their home theater, First Draft Theater at 1800 Rossville Avenue, Ste. 106, right beside Wayne-o-Rama. June 30th is the magical ... more

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