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Michael Thomas

Art House Theater Day this Sunday celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house theaters remain the physical spaces ... more

Sep 20, 2017 12:05 PM News & Notes

To say that Steven Spielberg has made a major impact on science-fiction filmmaking is a bit of an understatement. The man who brought us classics such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jurassic Park, and Minority Report has long had a ... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:24 PM News & Notes

In a year that has been marred by violent protests across the country, most notably in Charlottesville, Virginia, Whose Streets? is a timely, and often quite disturbing look at a civil uprising that lead to a new protest movement in America that ... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:02 PM News & Notes

It seems like just a few short years ago that Chattanooga awoke one weekend morning to notice a large number of extremely physically fit people swimming, biking and running all around the city. What was going on? Who were these people? Why did ... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:02 PM Cover Story

It is just 116 days till Christmas comes again, but you can get a head start on the festivities with Director Craig Anderson’s Red Christmas opening this weekend. Though, we have to be honest, this is not your standard Hollywood Christmas feel ... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:35 PM News & Notes

With unemployment at near-record lows, both nationally and here in Tennessee, chances are you have a job. But have you ever wondered which companies (not counting the federal government) have the most employees in the United States? more

Aug 23, 2017 11:32 AM The List

In honor of our State of the Arts issue, we decided it would be fun to figure out which Shakespearean role had the most lines. So with a little bit (okay, a lot) of help from our friends at the Statistic Brain Research Institute, here are the ... more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM The List

Moviegoers should get ready to “exterminate” their boredom as the men of RiffTrax (Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, of MST3K fame) take on one of the most thrilling Doctor Who adventures ever, The Five Doctors. more

Aug 16, 2017 12:24 PM News & Notes

Ever thought about checking out of the corporate rat race and becoming your own boss? We were curious about how the self-employed stacked up, so with help from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we crunched the numbers. more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM The List

Grab your cinematic time machine and head back in time to the golden age of Japanese exploitation film, filled with a psychedelic mix of girl gangs, bikers, sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll and plenty of ass-kicking. The Palace Picture House is pulling ... more

Aug 9, 2017 11:02 AM News & Notes

It's been said that everyone lies. Some do it to make themselves feel better, others do it to make others feel better, and some do it just because they like to. So what are the statistics? more

Aug 2, 2017 10:11 AM The List

Legendary filmmaker George Romero, who passed away a few weekends ago at the age of 77, may not have been a household name. But his influence on film culture cannot be denied for one simple reason: without Romero, the entire sub-genre of zombie ... more

Jul 26, 2017 11:12 AM News & Notes

The hot summer months are here, which means it’s time to fire up the grills and smokers and invite your friends over for an old fashioned backyard bash. And Chattanooga author and grillmaster Kent Whitaker wants to make it easy for you to be the ... more

Jul 12, 2017 11:03 AM City Life

If you like troubled romance, witty comedy, realistic drama and some very good music, Band Aid is a film you'll definitely want to check out. A couple who can't stop fighting embark on a last-ditch effort to save their marriage: turning their ... more

Jun 21, 2017 11:10 AM News & Notes

People have been going to watch movies since the "magic lantern" show at the 1851 World's Fair caused a sensation among audiences, awed and amazed to seeing "moving pictures" come to life before their eyes. And while today we have far more ways ... more

Jun 7, 2017 11:32 AM News & Notes

Tennessee is known around the world as a place where great whiskey is not only made but also honored. As such, the Tennessee Whiskey Festival was created with a passion to showcase our state’s craft spirits and the people who produce them. more

May 17, 2017 11:41 AM City Life

It's hard to believe that it's been two decades since "Leeloo Dallas, Multipass" become a catchphrase amongst science fiction film fans. But it's true, Luc Besson's avant-garde sci-fi extravaganza The Fifth Element is now turning 20 years old ... more

May 10, 2017 12:04 PM News & Notes

It’s a sad truth, but even amidst all the ongoing debate in Washington, DC about health care, right here in Chattanooga babies are struggling because they were born prematurely or with birth defects. But instead of waiting for politicians to “do ... more

May 10, 2017 12:04 PM City Life

After several years of low gas prices, the prices you’re paying at the pump have been steadily creeping up to hit a ten-month high this week. According to Mark Jenkins with AAA, the current statewide average in Tennessee is 22 cents more per ... more

Apr 26, 2017 11:56 AM City Life

Pretty much everyone watches television.  According to the Nielsen ratings people, the average American watches five hours of TV every day. But which shows were the most popular of all time? more

Mar 22, 2017 11:31 AM The List

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