Steven W. Disbrow

Space Opera, circa Summer 2015

One of the best things about writing a science column is that there’s always something interesting happening, so I’m never at a loss for topics. In fact, I’ve usually got the opposite problem: There’s too much happening! more »

Jun 17, 2015 4:11 PM Just A Theory

Cha Ha Ha!

If you say the word, “comedy” ’round here, chances are the assumption will be you’re talking about The Comedy Catch. That’s understandable, because, as of this year, the ’Catch has been putting comics on stage for 30 years. more »

Apr 29, 2015 12:35 PM Cover Story

Beyond GamerGate

We all know the Hollywood cliches: A lone man sits, bathed in the glow of a TV screen and covered in chip-dust. Occasionally he’ll jerk his hands up (so you can see the Xbox controller he’s holding) and yell at the TV ... more »

Dec 17, 2014 5:42 PM Cover Story

Research Roundup

One of the great things about writing a science column is that there’s always so much stuff to choose from! See, science is driven by humanity’s most powerful trait: curiosity. As a result, scientific progress never stops. more »

May 8, 2014 12:00 AM Just A Theory

How Not to Order a Baloney Sandwich

If there’s one thing I love, it’s being lied to. There’s nothing like the warm embrace of a good lie to make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. And, if the lie was told specifically to control my behavior or to take my money, that’s even better! more »

Apr 10, 2014 12:00 AM Just A Theory

Cupid - Finding love in cyberspace is now the norm

So, what’s a lonely Chattanoogan to do? Well, this is the “Gig City”. Why not skip all that church-mingling, bar-hopping, supply-closet-fumbling and supermarket-grocery-cart-crashing and try to meet someone online? more »

Feb 14, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story