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Three-Ring Thrill
Who could we convince to jump on a plane, review the Ringling Bros. circus, and fly back the next day? Our systems manager -- the perfect man for the job. He's scared of clowns, plus he juggles. Here's his report. [02-02-98]
— Ian Blackburn, METRO PULSE

Hold Everything
In order to test the acumen of local fast food take-out windows, we sent a few brave souls to go out and place absolutely ridiculous orders. Here's what they got in response. [01-26-98]
— Phil A. O'Fish, METRO PULSE

Spontaneous Combustion
Hey, everybody, a new music critic catch-phrase: "post-rock." Mike McGonigal reveals what it is and who's performing it in Knoxville, Tennessee. [12-01-97]
— Mike McGonigal, METRO PULSE

Blues in the Night
As the House of Blues tour hits Knoxville, Jesse Fox Mayshark talks to legendary performers Dr. John and Charlie Musselwhite and hears their tales of the blues. [11-17-97]
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE

Virtual Pest
We've all heard about the joys of raising and caring for your own virtual pets, but what if you really can't stand them? We hire career woman Hillari Dowdle to see if she can locate her motherly instincts. [11-10-97]
— Hillari Dowdle, METRO PULSE

Sleight of Hand
We may not be able to pierce the mysteries of how local magicians in Knoxville, Tennessee conjure their illusions, but Mike Gibson does reveal how they make their living. [11-03-97]
— Mike Gibson, METRO PULSE

A Good Row
Usually identified with college football fanaticism, Knoxville is also home to another sporting fixation -- rowing. Jack Neely reports on one of the biggest rowing competitions in the southeast. [10-27-97]
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE

Swing Low
Jesse Fox Mayshark finds a lively big band scene in Knoxville where twenty-somethings and seventy-somethings swing side by side. [10-20-97]
— Jesse Fox Mayshark, METRO PULSE

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety Jig
The annual Tennessee Homecoming at the Museum of Appalachia celebrates the history and culture of the East Tennessee area. [10-13-97]
— Paige La Grone, METRO PULSE

Yayayayayaya
Author Rebecca Wells is in town in Knoxville, Tennessee to read from her popular novel, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and Tracy Jones discovers how it inspired a local cult of fans. [10-06-97]
— Tracy Jones, METRO PULSE

Old Folk
The "sacred text" of folk music, Anthology of American Folk Music, has been rereleased, and Mike McGonigal talks about it with music critic Phil Elwood in this Profile in Pop Culture Greatness. [09-29-97]
— Mike McGonigal, METRO PULSE

Hog Wild
From biker bars to motorcycle clubs, there's more denim, leather, and chrome on the streets these days than ever. But with yuppies buying Harley-Davidsons, has the outlaw culture lost its edge? [09-22-97]
— Mike Gibson, METRO PULSE

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