Top Articles of 2014, Part 1: #25 – #11

One of my nerdy personality quirks is that I really enjoy statistics. I’ve obsessed at various times over SEC football statistics, music statistics (sales, artist rankings, chart positions) and, obviously,  I now pay attention to Internet statistics particularly as it regards my own site. End-of-the-year lists fascinate me probably too much. So, it’s natural that […]

Who’s on First? Knoxville’s Post-Metro Pulse Independent Landscape

Coury Turczyn introduces the Knoxville Mercury, East Tennessee History Center, Knoxville, December 2014 Since the day the news broke about the closure of Metro Pulse, Knoxville’s weekly (sort of) independent, I’ve been asked at least once a day, sometimes more, “What’s going to replace the Metro Pulse?” I haven’t known much more than anyone else […]

What Does It Take to Get Knoxville Riled? Metro Pulse?

This weekend marked the rally to support Metro Pulse and/or protest the actions of Scripps to cease its publication and layoff all its employees. Since the announcement last Wednesday passions have run high across the city and on Thursday Chris Irwin started a Facebook Page called “We Loved Metropulse!!! KNS and coporate master Scripps you […]

Missing Pieces: Metro Pulse and More

I’ve planned for several days to write this post today about recent closures and losses. It’s fun highlighting the successes, the openings, the interesting people or just the simple progress and growth Knoxville shows every day in this bright era. Not so much when talking of failures, closures and defeats large and small. Then yesterday, […]

Bar Marley! Bar Marley. Bar Marley? Bar Marley . . .

It’s been a long and winding road for Bar Marley. And they haven’t even opened. It’s become an interesting guessing game on the part of many observers. It seems certain, then it seems certainly not. I’ll do my best to untangle the story and give you the twists, turns and opposing view points. I first […]