Whitni McDonald

The neighborhoods around Glass House Collective have rumbled with vibrant activity this summer. The energy continues to build as neighbors and community partners ... more

Aug 10, 2016 11:55 AM Cover Story

Old industry, faded signs high on brick walls, the odor of a chicken plant, neighborhoods cobbled together amid workshops and a sprawling train depot. Chattanooga’s Southside community is the city’s poster child ... more

Mar 30, 2016 12:23 PM Cover Story

Local watercolor artist Alan Shuptrine has had a lifelong connection both to painting and the heritage of Appalachian people. Currently, he is swept up in a project to create “The Serpentine Chain Collection” ... more

Feb 10, 2016 12:50 PM Features

As many savvy Chattanoogans are aware, an enclave of artist studios first opened its doors on March 1, 2013 after renovating the old St. Barnabas nursing home building on W. Sixth Street, across from the YMCA. more

Dec 16, 2015 1:21 PM Cover Story

Embrace the opportunity to experience new work born from simple scraps of cut-up paper. Director Blake Harris is visiting Chattanooga from his recent West Coast post at California Institute of the Arts. more

Sep 2, 2015 2:07 PM Features

Stepping behind the construction wall door feels like falling through an accidental portal into another world. The main entrance to Erlanger Hospital is right behind me, with only a thin layer of drywall shielding this enclave ... more

Aug 12, 2015 12:58 PM Cover Story

When you think of opera, song titles like “Tail-Whipping Time at the Trailer Park Tonight” or “He Gives Me Hickies,” probably don’t spring to mind. more

Jul 29, 2015 4:50 PM Features

A fun way to elevate a family boating weekend is enjoying the great food at Lakeshore Grille. Perched above the marina overlooking Chickamauga Lake, this family-owned-and-operated restaurant delivers on taste. more

May 20, 2015 11:57 AM Featured Dining

Frontrunners from the start, 212 Market has ridden the cultural wave of localism with pride and panache. The family-owned restaurant was the first “green certified” restaurant in Tennessee, earned through recycling, composting, and ... more

May 20, 2015 11:57 AM Featured Dining

Pupusas, empanadas, tamales, live music, folk dancing, a soccer tournament: this Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a long-awaited dream will come true. more

Apr 29, 2015 12:35 PM Features

In her recent book, The Godspell Experience (Scene 1 Publishing, 2014), Carol de Giere brings to life the backstory of one of America’s best-loved musicals. more

Mar 26, 2015 10:16 AM Features

It’s a story that brings a fascinating era of history to life, featuring music that made my arm hairs stand on end. Anyone weighing entertainment options over the next few weekends should push Ensemble Theatre ... more

Jan 22, 2015 10:37 AM Features

Chattanoogans can anticipate an operatic treat in the New Year as Artisti Affamati gears up for its large-scale production of Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte,” set to premiere in January 2015 in Chattanooga State’s Humanities Theater. more

Dec 17, 2014 5:42 PM , Features

Audience members may find themselves feeling uncomfortably complicit with Aleksey Scherbak’s hypocritical “motherland” in the Ensemble Theater Company of Chattanooga’s current production of “Colonel Pilate.” more

Nov 20, 2014 10:04 AM Features

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