Injustice in Knoxville: Remembering the Riot of 1919

Guest post by Paul F. Brown, a freelance writer in Knoxville, and the author of Rufus: James Agee in Tennessee. He may be contacted through his website: www.paulfbrown.com   Today marks the anniversary of a notorious day in Knoxville history. It’s a particularly embarrassing chapter from our city’s past, one marked by racial prejudice and mob […]

Knoxville + Great Books = Great Gifts

Here’s your last weekend before Christmas guide for your literate friends and family members. Why not give them something to think about, something to learn from or simple, Knoxville-based informational or photographic pleasure. We love our city and what better time to pass that love on than Christmas. Let’s spotlight just a few recent books, […]

Cormac McCarthy, A German Band and a Freshly Painted Wall

Many of us love both books and Knoxville. When the two merge in the form of Knoxville writers or writing about Knoxville, it’s a pretty heady intersection for someone like myself. Knoxville has lots of literary connections, none more celebrated than Cormac McCarthy, though he wasn’t the first to win a Pulitzer. That would be […]

Cal Johnson Building to be Restored

It’s been a long journey for this building which was built by former slave and Knoxville’s first black millionaire, Cal Johnson. Listed in recent years as one of the most endangered, its future has been the subject of hot debate. Two years ago the city placed it under an H1 overlay in order to give […]

The Corner Lounge is Returning to Its Original Location!

When Steve Brandon and John Harbison talk about their plans to bring back the Corner Lounge in its original home at 842 North Central, the excitement comes through in everything they say. Steve said, “The idea is to bring back the original vibe.” He clarified that perhaps without some of the seedier elements of some […]