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Sometimes it’s perfect. Sometimes it’s punch-and-bind, fastback, or even limp vellum. What? We’re talking bookbinding types, of course. Bookbinding as an art form and a practical craft has proliferated over the the past 1500 years in the western ... more

Aug 31, 2016 12:43 PM Features

Robots sitting. Robots posing. Robots lounging around. Robots holding...light bulbs? Who doesn’t love a cute robot? When Brit Sigh was a kid, he was a big fan of the Short Circuit movies. Today, this multitalented artist makes fantastical ... more

Aug 17, 2016 1:05 PM Cover Story

If only love can break your heart, then it must be a corollary truth that only a great, doomed first love can stand out above a landscape of broken-heartedness. Tennessean Ed Tarkington, a long-respected English teacher ... more

Jun 8, 2016 12:35 PM Features

Scheherazade wants the nights to never end. If the mad king Shahryar loses interest in the romantic stories Scheherazade tells, he will have her beheaded at dawn, as he has done to 1,000 other brides. more

Apr 27, 2016 2:28 PM Features

Unspeakable murders. A marriage gone flat. Illegal rotgut whiskey. Two infernal revenuers, one with a heart of gold. A lost baby, orphaned and bereft in the coming storm ... more

Mar 16, 2016 11:19 AM Features

Belly up to the…art gallery? Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m., the Hunter Museum offers an event titled “Cocktails in Color” that curator Adera Causey promises to be a thought-provoking and entertaining ... more

Nov 18, 2015 12:12 PM Features

Humans have acted violently toward members of other tribes since time immemorial. “A Free State,” the passionate new novel by Tom Piazza about a fugitive slave, orchestrates themes of violence, entrapment ... more

Oct 28, 2015 4:05 PM Features

At the age of 20, Man-Ling Bai is an emerging superstar in a highly competitive field—virtuoso piano solo performance. Your chance to hear her in an intimate setting, the showroom of Summitt Pianos on Lee Highway, comes this ... more

Sep 30, 2015 1:37 PM Features

The tempo is picking up as Opening Day approaches. Team managers are looking over their lineup cards for the coming season and making notes on the score book. The brass in the front office are checking out the roster ... more

Sep 9, 2015 11:57 AM Cover Story

At age 63, an old dog isn’t thinking about new tricks, but the Southern Lit Alliance is feeling frisky as a pup off the leash, bringing readers and writers together with bold new programs for 2016 and broader outreach than ever before. more

Aug 12, 2015 12:58 PM Cover Story

At some point, every boy sees his father as a larger-than-life hero, or possibly a villain, or maybe one of those bold, eccentric character actors from the grainy movie that is everyone’s childhood, playing over in one’s mind ... more

Jun 17, 2015 4:11 PM Features

Sometimes a book is just a book. But that can’t be said of the artist books on display through June 28 at the Public Library downtown. In an explosion of compelling creativity, “Renaissance” presents about 40 pieces ... more

May 27, 2015 4:47 PM Features

History may be written by the victors—but literature is the province of the South. The next four days in Chattanooga bear out that unconventional wisdom, as dozens of renowned Southern writers descend on ... more

Apr 16, 2015 10:49 AM Cover Story

The revelation of the divine in our own lives, as well as in the natural world around us, defines the quest of Andrew Harvey, sacred activist and philosopher who will present “An Evening with Rumi” on Friday, April 10 ... more

Apr 1, 2015 5:11 PM Features

Starving artists. A fearsome warship named for a girl’s frock. A twagical wabbit. The Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra and special guests combine elements of all these—and so much more ... more

Mar 11, 2015 4:48 PM Features

The Southern Lit Alliance wants to book you for a volunteer job. During the Celebration of Southern Literature in mid-April, local bibliophiles are needed to check tickets, sell books, drive authors around ... more

Mar 4, 2015 4:31 PM News & Notes

What kind of beer would a reader of Clyde Edgerton prefer? How about a fan of Katori Hall? Roy Blount Jr.? Natasha Trethewey? more

Jan 7, 2015 5:18 PM Features

The failing heartbeat of a dying mother resonates as the saddest sound in human experience. The Faulkes Chronicle tells the story of an American family whose mother is dying, whose beloved life leaches away like the color fading... more

Aug 28, 2014 12:00 AM Features

On any given summer day in the tropical South, temperatures melted candles inside houses, and tiny dragons hatched in bags of rice in kitchen cupboards. more

Jul 17, 2014 12:00 AM Features

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