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The older white woman on the video has a whimsical, remorseful tone as she asks: Why don’t the Negroes sing and whistle cheerfully as they pass down the streets of Birmingham, like they used to? She is nicely dressed, well put together, ensconced ... more

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Wendell Berry arrives in Chattanooga next week, bringing a message of the wisdom of his principled life: “My purpose as a writer is to do the work I have been given to do as well as I can do it. I would like to see a trend toward reading and ... more

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If you’re sitting here eatin’ your heart out, baby, waiting for some lover to call, perhaps instead you should shake your groove thing down to the Chattanooga Theatre Centre for “A Midsummer Night’s Disco,” now playing through June 18. more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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