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Great Impressions
Yee-Haw Industrial Letterpress is one of just a handful of print shops in the country that utilize the age-old letterpress. It's also an artistic haven, a shrine to beautiful typography and country music superstars. [07-19-99]
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE

The Brothers Krofft
Remember that old TV show about the kid stuck on that weird island with the big dragon dude? If you thought H.R. Pufnstuf couldn't really have been that weird, wait until you see them again courtesy of video and cable TV. [06-07-99]
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE

Smart, Sassy, and Southern
Dorothy Allison chats about the power of Southern lit. [06-01-99]
— Adrienne Martini, METRO PULSE

Star Warped
Yup, it's the media event bigger than any single movie critic: The Phantom Menace. A movie like this calls for a whole SWAT team of reviewers. [05-24-99]

A Southern-Fried Original
A lot of writers have tried to assume Mark Twain's mantle of Great Southern Humorist, but Roy Blount, Jr. is one of the few who really deserve the label. [05-03-99]
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE

Geek Love
Jim Rose, America's most twisted ringmaster, uncovers the secrets of brainwashing and mind control in a multimedia extravaganza. [04-19-99]
— Coury Turczyn, METRO PULSE

I Am Curious (Yellow)
Where you or I might see a bunch of ads for local businesses, Jack Neely sees the mysteries of human nature in the Yellow Pages. [03-22-99]
— Jack Neely, 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]

So what do you do after exposing your life to the ravages of MTV audiences on The Real World? In the case of original cast member Kevin Powell, he got on with his real, real life and didn't look back. [02-08-99]
— Adrienne Martini, METRO PULSE

Turn On, Tune In, Veg Out
We're only human. Which is to say, we watch lots of crappy TV, too—shows that some people might be too embarrassed to admit watching. But not us. Here are the shows we secretly watch, and why we love them. [02-01-99]

The Late Night Picture Show
A 70s soft porn movie shot in Knoxville, Tennessee? Why, yes, indeed! Here's the story of how a student film project became a bit of adult film schlock you might have once seen on late-night cable. [01-25-99]
— Fred Sahms, METRO PULSE

Pop Apocalypse
Once you're done reading all about the Y2K chaos, kick back and ponder the fact that many of our most beloved pop singers predicted the end of the world years ago. Here's our expert analysis. [12-20-98]

Wine for the "Whine" Generation
Beer and liquor may be the alcoholic preoccupations of most twenty- and thirtysomethings, but a bold group of wine fans--the Wine Brats,--hopes to change that. [12-14-98]
— Hillari Dowdle, METRO PULSE

The Stuff of Science Fiction
Author Robert J. Sawyer speaks out on the world of science fiction and his place in it. [11-30-98]
— Adrienne Martini, 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

Brewing Up Business
The New Knoxville Brewing Co. has garnered national awards for its craft brews. Despite acclaim from the experts, however, getting locals to believe that something good can be made in Knoxville has been a battle. [11-16-98]
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE

Big Ones
Do we have 'em? Do you have 'em? Author Nanci Kincaid certainly does with her new novel "Balls," which bravely tackles sports, love, and men. [11-09-98]
— Tracy Jones, METRO PULSE

The Duke of Doubt
So--you love reading about UFOs, fairies, and so forth? Then Dr. Michael Shermer is your worst nightmare--he's the nation's leading skeptic, and he's here to tell you to stop wasting your time. [11-02-98]
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE

Going Up
Who says our writers are wimps? Well, okay, most of them are--but not Zak "Like A Rock" Weisfeld, who risks life and limb to report on rock climbing. [10-26-98]
— Zak Weisfeld, METRO PULSE

Death Sentences
True crime tales have become a national obsession, both on TV and in print. We talk to one writer who goes beyond the gore to find the stories of people whose lives have been forever changed by these incidents. [10-12-98]
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE

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