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Audio Online
You can find the Knoxville music scene in local clubs, in the racks, and on the radio--and now it's in cyberspace. [06-26-00]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

Train in Vain
While momentum builds for reconnecting East Tennessee to a modern rail service, the goal remains distant. [06-19-00]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

Architectural Wonder
Have you ever passed in front of an urban public building and wondered, "Who decided to make it look like that?" [05-29-00]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

Deep Connections
Singing in a range of blues, gospel, folk, doo wop, and jazz stylings—and talking about what these songs means to them—Sweet Honey in the Rock connects with African American history. [02-21-00]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

Wasting Away
Knox County, Tennessee should have reduced its solid waste output by 25 percent by now. It hasn't. While it's a bit lower than in previous years, it's still nowhere near where it's supposed to be. [02-14-00]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

Home Life
As we enter the next millennium, an old '60s concept is gaining renewed interest: communal living. Only they're not called "communes" any more—it's "intentional communities. [11-01-99]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

Show People
You've probably been to plenty of concerts, but how much do you know about how concert promoters actually do their jobs? A look at the promotions biz in Knoxville, Tennessee. [09-20-99]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

Hip Hop Knox
Rap music is everywhere today: In suburban homes, shopping malls, TV commercials, clothes, magazines, and hairstyles. Why, then, is Knoxville, Tennessee's own hip hop scene so hard to find? [09-20-99]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

Grave Decisions
If you're going to die—and let's face it, you are—then you'll have to have a funeral of some sort, with all sorts of costs incurred—costs that critics of the funeral industry say are overinflated. [08-23-99]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

Below the Fold
The News-Sentinel is the main source of information for many Knoxvillians, but as part of the E.W. Scripps media empire, its priorities don't always seem to be focused on creating the best editorial product it can. [07-19-99]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

Ring Masters
In the win-or-lose world of Golden Gloves boxing, two fighters train, dream, and struggle for a chance at the Olympics. [05-03-99]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

By the Book
The Movie Guru finds himself relatively uncorrupted. [03-22-99]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

Videos a Go-Go
Every week, we take a look a movie category for your enhanced rent 'n' view pleasure. This week: basketball flicks. [03-15-99]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

That High Lonesome Sound
Del McCoury and Steve Earle—two country music classics that go great together. Joe Tarr talks with Del about his humble roots (and gets nada from Mr. Earle...Steve, where'd we go wrong?) [03-15-99]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

Deconstructing the Mall
During the holiday season, they're centers of both horror and delight. But for the rest of the year, we don't even think about them that much, despite their impact on American society. [12-14-98]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

See Jane Rock
Despite warnings from public safety officials, we decided to proceed with the bold experiment: We placed two sensitive male rock critics in a room together and recorded their dialogue about contemporary female rockers. [11-23-98]
— Jesse Fox Mayshark and Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

Be It Ever So Humble
Everybody's heard the slur "trailer trash." But how accurate is the image attached to life in a trailer home park? [07-13-98]
— Joe Tarr, METRO PULSE

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