Michael Thomas

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

Ever since I turned 21 (and not a minute beforehand, honest, officer), I’ve been a big fan of bars. High-end bars, dive bars, hotel bars, cocktail lounges, tiki bars, restaurant bars, nightclub bars, and even (when pressed) a fern bar. more

Mar 15, 2017 11:12 AM Mixology

Regular readers of The Pulse may have noticed we are fans of not just music and theater, but the ultimate combination of the two: opera. And when you add in the chance to see one of the best opera companies in the world, The Metropolitan Opera ... more

Feb 22, 2017 11:06 AM News & Notes

Ghost in the Shell is one of the pioneering films in anime history. It has influenced a number of popular films such as The Matrix, Avatar and AI: Artificial Intelligence. Complex, resonant and astonishingly animated, it is the film that ... more

Feb 1, 2017 10:26 AM News & Notes

Watching the Golden Globes this past Sunday, one thing was affirmed: the era of streaming television is upon us, and it's stronger than ever. Where a decade ago, cable networks firmly supplanted broadcast networks with awards and critical ... more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM News & Notes

A few days ago, a serious pizza craving struck me right in the pizza lobes of my brain. I wasn’t craving just any pizza. I had to have a thick, cheesy and meaty pizza pie, landing on the table with substance ... more

Aug 12, 2015 12:58 PM Featured Dining

Imagine you’re enjoying a plateful of flame-grilled brats and Bavarian nachos washed down with a tall, refreshing glass of Dogfish Head’s finest brew, while the dulcet melodies of your favorite music gently flow ... more

Apr 16, 2015 10:49 AM Featured Dining

There are few things better at bringing people together than the promise of slow-cooked, smoked meats. In the South, BBQ is practically a religion and Sticky Fingers Smokehouse invites all who seek ... more

Feb 25, 2015 12:57 PM Featured Dining

In 23 years, 212 Market has never stopped seeking the best more

Feb 18, 2015 12:00 AM Featured Dining

It would be easy for a restaurant with the long history and success of The Acropolis Mediterranean Grill to sit back on their Greek laurels and continue to serve up the food that has made them a fixture in the Chattanooga ... more

Feb 11, 2015 3:42 PM Featured Dining

Let’s face it: Chattanooga is up to its huevos rancheros in Mexican restaurants. Every street corner that isn’t occupied by a church, e-cig shop or payday loan business seems to have a new “Mexican” restaurant hanging its hopes ... more

Oct 2, 2014 10:20 AM Featured Dining

If you live in Chattanooga and love Mexican food, you’re probably already familiar with Taqueria Jalisco. If, however, you are one of the unfortunate souls who have somehow not had the pleasure of sampling their stunningly delicious ... more

Sep 4, 2014 12:00 AM Featured Dining

This beautiful restaurant offers a modern twist on American classics with something for everyone, from the hard-to-please tween to the finicky foodie. more

Jul 10, 2014 12:00 AM Featured Dining

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