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Opera is a funny thing. Opera is an art form that either sinks into your soul and wraps around your heart or simply leaves you unmoved and unsure what all the fuss is about. If you are new to opera, or simply willing to try something new and find ... more

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For years, Chattanooga film lovers didn’t have a lot of options beyond a few local theaters showing the latest Hollywood offering for a few weeks or so. But like so many other things that have improved culturally in our fair city, movie lovers ... more

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For fans of Japanese animation, Studio Ghibli is the equivalent of Pixar Studios for American audiences. For decades, the artists, writers, and directors at Studio Ghibli have made some of the best—and more creative—anime films in the world. And ... more

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One of my favorite games to play with friends is “could you survive a zombie apocalypse?” It’s a great conversation starter at work, at school, over drinks, or while grilling in the backyard. Which goes a long way to understand the ongoing appeal ... more

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It may be hard to believe, but Grease is turning 40 this year. It was a Broadway smash that became a cultural sensation on the big screen and cemented the stardom of both John Travolta and Oliva Newton-John. more

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Back in January, columnist Alex Teach wrote here in The Pulse about an innovative approach to treating the opiod injection epidemic in Philadelphia, with the implementation of "safe injection sites". “For those blissfully unaware, this is a ... more

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For a long time, fans of film animation have been extolling the fantastic anime films that have been coming out of Japan. The films have run the gamut from massive projects such as 1988’s Akira on through television adaptations on Pokémon and ... more

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One would be hard pressed to find a more British name for an actor than Benedict Cumberbatch. The very name conjures up images of a serious Shakespearean actor, with a deep, mellifluous voice and a commanding stage presence. more

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One of the most interesting, and sadly least profitable, genres of film is the documentary. Over the years, documentaries have shed light on the dark corners of the world, energized and motivated overlooked communities, changed the way people ... more

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It’s no surprise that The Pulse has long been a champion for the local theater scene, covering productions at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, The Ensemble Theater of Chattanooga, Back Alley Productions, The Colonnade Center, Covenant College, and ... more

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After a short absence, the Palace Picture House is back with a new name, The Palace Theater, and a truly unique Valentine’s Day event. The Bad Romance: Anti-Valentines Launch Party kicks off next Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the grand opening of the ... more

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One of the most renowned ballet companies in the world, Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet, comes to the big screen for one night only for a special showing of The Lady of the Camellias. At a theatre performance of ‘Manon Lescaut,’ the young and naive ... more

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The International Film Series at the Heritage House Arts & Civic Center kicks off their 2018 season this Thursday night with a Frank Sinatra classic. Noted as the first mainstream American feature film to focus on the issue of drug addiction as ... more

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It’s not your imagination: prices at the gas pump have been steadily increasing over the past several weeks. In fact, according to AAA, gas prices in Tennessee have reached a three year high, averaging $2.27 a gallon statewide, 13 cents more than ... more

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Last week, Pulse film editor John DeVore wrote fondly about Amazon Prime’s Jean Claude Van Johnson (as well he should) as an example of Amazon’s growing stable of original programming.  But if one was only expecting muscle-bound comedy, muscle ... more

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With all the Oscar buzz surrounding James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, now is your chance to see the movie it was based upon: Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, January 10th at Hamilton Place 8 and prepare yourself ... more

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The Christmas season is all about tradition. Pictures with Santa, Christmas carols on the radio and in the stores, trying to find the perfect gift, the peril-filled office holiday party, endless television “specials” that are often anything but ... more

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Looking for something a little bit different this holiday season? Whether you’re Jewish or not, we’ve got something that definitely fits the way-off-the-beaten-path holiday bill for you. more

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Regular readers of The Pulse are aware that we are big fans of Chattanooga’s only arthouse cinema, the Palace Picture House. And the reason is simple: they continue to bring to town amazing films that otherwise would never be seen locally on the ... more

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Music and the big screen have had a love affair since the very first “talkie” and for decades afterwards, musicals ruled the box office, getting every larger and extravagant to where they almost became a parody of themselves by the ‘70s. more

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Amazon has over the past several years become a serious player in the original programming universe, giving us such acclaimed series as The Man In The High Castle, Mozart In The Jungle, Transparent, and The Tick. more

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Coming back for a third year, the Documentary Jewish Film Series returns starting Monday with a trio of intriguing films that have received recognition at film festivals throughout the country. Next Monday, Nov. 20th, the series kicks off with On ... more

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