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JUNE 5, 2014
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The Future of the Internet What will the techies of 2025 take for granted? Will technology trump personal privacy?
While the experts agree on the future, there is great debate about the wisdom of this progress.”
Take a look around. The fact may have snuck up on you, but we live in a science fiction world. The way technology has completely saturated our daily lives is simply taken for granted. Sure, there are still those who ask when we’ll get flying cars and hoverboards, but the world has already changed in nearly unbelievable ways just since the turn of the century. My great-grandparents were born in a home without electricity or running water. My grandparents were born into
a world without commercial air travel or radio. My parents were born before the advent of television. Heck, I was born before man walked on the moon or the invention of the Internet. These days, all of those things are taken for granted without anyone really thinking about how, historically speaking, the rate of progress has been nothing short of miraculous. It is almost impossible to even GARY POOLE think about a world without the Internet, we’ve become so used to the nearinstantaneous communication and access to information that has utterly changed the way we live, work and play. And there’s no reason to think the rate of progress is going to slow down. What will the online world be like for our children and grandchildren when they are our age now? That is the question the Pew Internet Project asked of nearly 2,000 experts. The Digital Life in 2025 report, issued in association with Elon University’s Imaging the Internet Center, is absolutely fascinating reading. One of the main predictions the vast majority of the experts agreed upon was how the Internet would grow into a totally immersive and nearly invisible global network. It will be made up of smart sensors, cameras, intuitive software of near artificial-intelligence levels, massive databases that know more about you than you do yourself, enormous data centers that contain all the minutia and knowledge of the world, all combined in
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what is being called the “Internet of Things”. Yet, while the experts agree on the future, there is great debate about the wisdom of this progress. There are grave concerns raised about the continued erosion of personal privacy, not just by governments but by businesses as well. It’s already amazing how much Google and Amazon know about you. Think about how nearly impossible it will be to keep anything private by 2025. Sure, it’s highly likely that the average citizen of 2025 will have all sorts of devices and gadgets that keep them not only connected to the “Internet of Things” but also monitor their health, physical activity, whereabouts, and so forth. But is this really a good thing? There will be many benefits, especially when it comes to your personal health—but there are just as many concerns. Where do we draw the line on privacy? Where do we draw the line on the freedom to make our own decisions, be they good or bad? I love technology. I just love freedom more. Hopefully, the people of 2025 will love freedom just as much. What I worry about is they will love something they no longer have.
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Put the Pedal to the Metal Chattanoogans know that getting around the city doesn’t always require four wheels. From the trails of Signal Mountain to the racks on every other car, it’s no secret that this city is bike-friendly. You can put those two wheels to use in the race against cancer. Ride for Life. Be Good. Be Strong offers the chance to put the pedal to the metal on Saturday, June 7 at 9 a.m. Starting from the Signal Mountain Arts Community Center, riders will choose between a 10- or 30-mile scenic bike ride through Signal Mountain’s historic Old Town district and Walden communities. Ride for Life was established by Mary Firth, who passed away from melanoma in 2011. The organization has been kept alive
through the fundraising efforts of her two sisters, benefitting the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This year’s proceeds will be sent to the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer research, a program that. alongside Dana Farber, has allowed researchers to “achieve better cure rates, and to enhance patients’ quality of life.” Those interested in racing can register online at begoodbestrongride.com/register. Registration is $50 per person or $160 for a team of four. For more information or to find out how you can get involved, visit begoodbestrongride.com Signal Mountain Arts Community Center is located at 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain. — Madeline Chambliss
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Jennifer Crutchfield This week's cover story is by Jennifer Crutchfield, a Chattanooga native whogrew up on Army bases in the South, Latin America and Washington, DC. Mother to three sons, Jennifer is Director of Communications and Community Engagement at WTCI, Chattanooga’s PBS
station, is the author of “Chattanooga Landmarks” and has served as a relocation agent for global families transferring to Chattanooga since 2009. Jennifer has been a regular contributor to The Pulse for years and also wrote for Chattanooga Parent magazine. She and her boys live in a 100-yearold house and she isn’t afraid to use a gardening flamethrower on nasty backyard problems.
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Rich Bailey Rich Bailey is a professional writer, editor and (sometimes) public relations consultant. After promoting insurance and Chattanooga professionally (but not at the same time), he freelanced from 2001 to 2012, which allowed time for neat hobbies like getting bad
publicity for neighborhoodthreatening institutions. Despite leading a project to create Chattanooga's first civic web site in 1995 before even owning a modem, he is not much of an early adopter but avidly covers Chattanooga technology for The Pulse, as well as various arts and entertainment events here in the Scenic City. He splits his time between Chattanooga and Manhattan. chattanoogapulse.com • JUNE 5-11, 2014 • The Pulse • 5
The Grateful Heart Understanding why Gay Pride exists, and why everyone should celebrate
My wish for you this LGBT Pride season is that, whether you are gay or non-gay, you prioritize compassion and understanding over our differences.” Dr. Rick Pimental-Habib, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, author, minister, and educator in private practice in Chattanooga. Contact him at DrRPH.com, visit his wellness center at WellNestChattanooga.com and follow his daily inspirations on Twitter: @DrRickWellNest Pulse.Ad.Horiz.pdf 1 5/7/14 10:25
geles, and would become part of June is traditionally Gay Pride the small army of care providers Month, ever since a drag queen continually blindsided with the threw the first punch in the sumshock, fear and grief that acmer of 1969 at the Stonewall company the losing side of a war. Inn in Greenwich Village. That Local resources were stretched punch felt round the world gave to their breaking point, and volbirth to the modern gay moveunteerism provided the vast mament. President Obama has ofjority of healthcare and mental ficially proclaimed June as Gay healthcare to those who were inPride Month. But here in the fected and affected. “Emotional South, many cities celebrate support” and Pride in the “practical supcooler months port” became of fall. Chatcatch phrases as tanooga’s is in one after anothOctober. er, people with I recently DR. RICK HIV were losing watched the PIMENTAL-HABIB their families HBO movie from rejection, “The Normal their friends to death, and their Heart”, based on Larry Kramer’s own health to this relentless, Tony Award-winning stage play. baffling virus. When 20- and It depicts the early days of the 30-year-olds are dying in huge AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, numbers, the world seems upand follows the efforts of one side down. It feels, and is, devman, while his friends are dying astating. around him, to break through a Looking back upon those conspiracy of silence, indifferyears, I often think about the heence and hostility from both the roic acts—small and large—that, government and the gay commuby necessity, accompanied those nity, and raise awareness about first waves of battle. I think a disease that would ultimately about the doctors and nurses change the lives of millions. who did not wear the hazmat During the early ’80s, I was a suits, bizarre headgear and other young grad student in Los An-
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alienating apparel into homes, hospital rooms, and hospices when tending to ill patients, because they knew the virus isn’t caught through casual contact and that casual contact, a caring touch, a compassionate hug or even an encouraging pat on the shoulder, can be healing in itself. I think of the founders of those early organizations: Gay Mens’ Health Crisis in New York, AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Shanti Foundation in San Francisco and numerous others, who started with a rag-tag group of scared men in their living rooms. No budget, no societal support, just a lot of guts. And I think of the lesbians, the population least infected by the virus, who were a large part of the first wave of volunteers. To increasing numbers of sufferers they, along with the gay men and straight allies, physicians and researchers who were dedicating their lives to fight the pandemic, were heroes. As we all know, the fight continues. The CDC and World Health Organization estimate that as of four years ago in the U.S., 1.2 million persons aged 13 and older were living with HIV infection. About 34.2 million people were living with HIV around the world. Four years ago, the U.S. reported approximately two million deaths from AIDS; nearly 30 million deaths have occurred worldwide since
the epidemic began. In Andrew Solomon’s book, “Far from the Tree”, he reports: “Ten years ago a New Yorker poll asked parents whether they would prefer to see their child gay, happily partnered, fulfilled, and with children...or straight, single or unhappily partnered, and childless. One out of three chose the latter.” One third of parents would prefer unhappy straight kids over happy and fulfilled gay ones. Of the gay people you know (and everyone knows some), there are those with parents who would still actually prefer they were unhappy to being gay. That’s a lot to deal with. So my wish for you this LGBT Pride season is that, whether you are gay or non-gay, you prioritize compassion and understanding over our differences. You tune into gratitude, forgiveness and kindness. You invite into your home and into your heart someone who has fought the dragons; who has been oppressed because of who they are; who has survived mind-numbing loss throughout three decades of the worst pandemic in history. And you open your mind to allow for the idea that we love who we love, and that no human has the right to take away another’s pride in surviving. Until next time: “You are the love and joy beneath the pain.” — Eckhart Tolle
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Street Wise in Chattanooga
Why “Glass”? Why “Normal”? We investigate. By Jennifer Crutchfield Photos by Kelly Lockhart
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
hen Shakespeare penned these famous lines for the doomed diva Juliet, he was definitely not waiting on a 911 operator to dispatch someone to rescue her from the balcony. In Hamilton County, though, our 911 services take names very seriously—particularly street names. Since response time can mean the difference between life and death, they should. Here at The Pulse, we love questions and we know you want answers, so we went in search of the how and why of naming streets in our area and
We have a lot of streets that have the same name with different suffixes, and those confusing addresses present a challenge to the E 9-1-1 systems.”
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tracked down the history of some of our more strange and interesting names. The Hamilton County GIS Department is, literally, putting Hamilton County on the map. The Hamilton County GIS (HCGIS) staff assigns all new addresses in Hamilton County (except for the City of Soddy-Daisy) and coordinates with 911, USPS and other local government agencies to correct addressing problems. Some of these problems include addresses that are shared by more than one structure, duplicate road names, nonsequential address numbers and road names with inconsistent spellings.
Some of the guidelines for street names include: • Duplicate street names are not allowed. • New street names should be unique, should not reference existing street name suffixes and should be without directional words. • More than one suffix should not be used in a street name. • Hamilton County street names cannot be more than 13 characters and private street names in Chattanooga cannot be more than ten characters. • Streets in the City of Chattanooga cannot be named after a living person. • Even addresses are on the south and east sides of the street and odd addresses are on the north and west sides of the street. In the early days, our streets were numbered and named for founding families or foliage. Pine Street gave way to Cherry Street, Oak Street and Walnut Avenue. From Railroad Avenue, the former name of Broad Street, to the Brainerd Mission were vast woods, and Missionary Ridge
got its name because the missionaries from Brainerd Mission were the only people seen making the journey along the ridge to the trading post on the Tennessee River. Now, as our city has grown, so have the numbers of our streets and roads and so has the need to catalog them in order to ensure that our people can be reached safely by emergency services. We have a lot of streets that have the same name with different suffixes, and those confusing addresses present a challenge to the E 9-1-1 systems. The HCGIS exists to help address that. For example, Northwoods Drive was next to Northwoods View and, as a part of this campaign for clarity, 911 and HCGIS needed it changed to ensure safety. A Chattanooga radio legend, “Hey Earl” Freudenberg lived in the neighborhood—so it became Stardust Trail in homage to his radio program. (“Hey Earl” served with the American Forces Network and started his broadcasting career in Chattanooga in 1962 and spent over 40 years on WDOD.)
We’ve tracked down the history of some of the other interesting street names that our friends and readers asked about: Amnicola Highway: Thomas Crutchfield bought a farm along the Tennessee River just before the start of the Civil War. He was the proprietor of the Crutchfield House on the site now home to the Sheraton Read House. He called his farm “Amnicola” (Latin for “dwelling by the river”) in reference to the location. Citico: The Citico Mound was a prominent landmark on Tennessee River before our recorded history. The imposing mound was oval-shaped, 158 feet long by 128 feet wide and stood 19 feet tall. The mound was studied by the Smithsonian in 1865 and was said to have been the site of a ceremonial and village center. A bone recovered near the mound was identified by radiocarbon dating to have come from between 790 BCE and 420 BCE. The mound was used as a recreational site by soldiers during the Civil War and much of it was utilized to grade the Dixie Highway and, later, Amnicola Highway. Cowart Street: Cowart Street is said to have been named for an early Cherokee leader known as Esquire John Cowart. Curtain Pole Road: The H.L. Judd Factory and community opened in 1880 near the intersection of Chickamauga Creek and the Tennessee River. They manufactured drapery poles and other turned-wood products, and as their business grew they built houses and a school for their workers and their families. Look for Curtain Pole Road when you visit the Chattanooga Area Food Bank off Amnicola Highway. Forest/Forrest Avenue: Hill City grew after the Civil War as the Walnut Street Bridge improved access across the Tennessee River. Forrest Avenue, a very steep street that begins where the
Walnut Street Bridge ends, was a part of that early growth and may very well have been named for the controversial Civil War general Nathan Bedford Forrest. Recently, people have noticed that when street signs were replaced, the spelling was changed to “Forest”. There are still areas along the picturesque avenue where the name is spelled “Forrest” on one side and “Forest” on the other. According to Hamilton County spokesman Michael Dunne, in 1928 the Chattanooga Real Estate Board commissioned C.W. Chadwick, a civil engineer from Michigan, to draw up maps of the community. Chadwick identified it as “Forest Avenue” and (most) street signs and GIS records followed suit. Glass Street: Tagwadihi was one of Chief Dragging Canoe’s warriors, leaving the Cherokee to come to this region to found the Chickamauga, a tribe waging war on encroaching pioneers. Known as “The Glass,” he lived during the late 18th century and became the last principal chief of the Lower Chickamaugas. Hamm Road: Chattanooga has many sister cities and our relationship with Hamm, Germany is commemorated on Hamm Road. Hooker Street: General Joseph Hooker, known as “Fighting Joe,” led the Army of the Potomac to relieve the Union soldiers under siege in Chattanooga and achieved victory at the Battle of Lookout Mountain. Main Street: Main Street was originally called Montgomery Avenue. Rush Montgomery was an early Chattanooga booster and is credited with coining the phrase “Chattanooga is the funnel of the world.” Normal Avenue: The grandmaster of the oldest Masonic Lodge in Chattanooga carried the book of constitutions across the Walnut Street Bridge on September
15, 1896 to lay the cornerstone for the Normal College in Chattanooga’s Hill City. Founded in 1859 in Valparaiso, Indiana, the Normal School was the largest school of its kind and sought to expand its mission of normal education in the South. “Normal” referred to a university system teaching a core of subjects with emphasis on additional categories that inspired the student and provided a base upon which to found a career in business, science, teaching or music. Orchard Knob : James Williams was a native of Richmond, Virginia who came to this area in 1835. He built a hut on a bald “knob” east of the riverfront trading post. Williams planted an orchard on this knob; the site of what would become a strategic part of the Civil War action here, which we now call Orchard Knob. St. Elmo Avenue: During the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1878, more than 12,000 fled the city for the mountain heights that they thought would protect them. Colonel Abraham Malone Johnson’s wife, Thankful, was the daughter of Colonel James Whiteside, one of Chattanooga’s earliest leaders who owned much of the side of Lookout Mountain. Colonel Johnson built St. Elmo, one of our earliest suburbs, to offer affordable property to those fleeing from the city and the epidemic. Augusta Evans Wilson was an author who had spent several summers on Lookout Mountain, calling the view of the valley below as beautiful as the view from the St. Elmo castle in Naples, Italy. The book that she wrote, “St. Elmo,” would become of the top three best sellers of the 19th century. Suck Creek Road: Suck Creek Road, a portion of Highway 27, follows the Tennessee River along an area that was known for its rapids. Before TVA’s dams managed the Tennessee River, the
Williams planted an orchard on this knob; the site of what would become a strategic part of the Civil War action here, which we now call Orchard Knob.”
changing depths and current made travel in that part of the river precarious. Early settlers reported being attacked by native tribes as their boats became tangled in the water hazards known as the “Suck” or the “The Boiling Pot” and one of those early stories tells of travelers who thought that the people in this area must be very festive because every house seemed to have a party going on—until they realized their boat was caught in a “suck” and spinning in circles. Three Notch Road: Surveyors and travelers in early days used knots in cords to identify how far they had traveled on a path. In North Georgia, a main thoroughfare became known as Three Notch Road because of that measurement. Do you have a story about an unusual Chattanooga street name? Send them to us at email@example.com
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Real, Unvarnished Southern Love Bad Scout keeps country roots but blossoms beyond to universal
HEY CALL THEMSELVES BAD SCOUT. BUT IF they ever decide to change the band’s name, I’m going to push for Dude Abiding because the languid and laidback nature of these tunes begs the listener to put on some shades, enjoy a White Russian or three and wistfully contemplate the ups and downs of living.
Super Group Whoop-Ass Rock First single from new Ryan Oyer album blisters it Ryan Oyer has released a single from his upcoming album Pin Up Queens and Silver Screens, and if it is any indication of what is to come, then this is going to be one blistering album. The tune is “Rock N Roll” and the extremely likeable and generally mild-mannered Oyer is joined by a who’s who of heavy hitters from Chattanooga. Danimal Pinson and Butch Ross sit in with Oyer on guitar. Although I can’t tell which is which from the recording I can tell you that someone brought an economy-size can of whoop-ass to the studio. The guitar work is the kind of gritty, nasty, dangerous-sounding stuff that scares the right kind of people. The well-respected Michael McDade joins in on bass (that guy is everywhere). Todd Garland beats the liv-
ing sin out of the drums and that big ol’ cuddly teddy bear of destruction Travis Kilgore sings (yells?) harmonies. It is a genuine all-star line-up, a Chattanooga Super Group if you will, expertly recorded by Adam Townsell and John Perdue at MTSU and mastered by Charles Alison at Spanner Sound. The whole piece hearkens back to the glory days of mega-star rock, right down to the (not too subtle) doubleentendre lyrics. No drugs to be found, but this tune has sex and rock n’ roll in spades. The track is available on iTunes, Spotify, and on ryanoyer.com. There’s a promo video on YouTube. Find it, listen to it and when the album drops, buy it. — Marc T. Michael
Music MARC T. MICHAEL It isn’t maudlin. It isn’t saccharine. It’s an honest and fair look at the good and the bad from an “aw shucks, roll with the punches” point of view. The Bad Scout lineup includes Jonathan Williams on rhythm guitar and vocals, Cody Ray on lead guitar and vocals, Luke Jensen on drums, Sarah Hill on fiddle and Matthew Campbell on bass. The band is the brainchild of Jonathan and Cody. Williams and Ray met in college, played some open mics, started
writing songs and ultimately began appearing as the duo Canadian Coldfront. Numerous attempts to complete a recording project failed to come to fruition, but the duo continued writing. When a couple of weekend gigs came along in February of 2013, the guys decided to give the “full band” approach a try and brought in Jensen on drums and a pick-up bass player. According to Jon and Cody, those first gigs “sounded terrible, super loose”, but they could see and hear the tremendous potential and decided that this was the route to follow. As happens all too often in the music world, life got in the way. Commitments to school and elsewhere put the band on the back burner, and for a while it seemed like a promis-
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ing group might end with a whimper, all but forgotten as the bandmates spread across the country. Fortunately, they had written a stable of some really good and compelling music and realizing that walking away from that would be a tragedy, they doubleddown on their commitment, created a schedule for practice and performance, brainstormed a new name and secured some recording time with Matt Campbell of Square Wave studios. This has proved to be a stroke of great luck for Chattanooga music lovers. Something really worthwhile would have been lost otherwise. The music itself is too positive to be classic country and too smart to be pop country. In fact, it ain’t country at all, but it certainly grew up in country’s house as evidenced by the dulcet tones of the pedal steel and the sweet harmonies of a different era. At heart, the music is driven by Southern culture but (and here is the really great part) it is not the “Gallant South” trumpeted by so many natives, nor is it the “Dirty South” espoused by haters. It is the “Actual South,” a place of good and bad, pride and regret, old and new.
To quote Williams: “Southern youth is full of moments when everything you’re taught says black or white, but everything you experience is somewhere in between. We love the imagery and stories of the South, and we love the people that inspire the stories we write.” Their take on the culture is both loving and unvarnished and that is the kind of truth art ought to convey. The boys gave me three rough cuts, which I have now run out of time and space to describe but I can tell you they cover a range including coming-of-age, love, marriage, trust, betrayal, strong drinks, coming home and comfort—and that’s just three tunes. The album itself (coming soon) should be phenomenal. Folks, sometimes (though not often) I struggle to come up with enough to say about a group to meet my obligations to the paper. Some bands just don’t have that much going on. Bands like Bad Scout? I could have written three times as much and still not said all that needs saying. Their music is honest, true and gorgeously performed. Find them, see them—hear them.
“Southern youth is full of moments when everything you’re taught says black or white, but everything you experience is somewhere in between.”
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friday6.6 Old Time Travelers 11 a.m. Rock City Gardens 1400 Patten Rd. Lookout Mountain, Ga. seerockcity.com Spencer’s Own 6:30 p.m. Evening Shade Concert Series Johnston Park 46 Inman St., Cleveland. (423) 472-6587 visitclevelandtn.com Houndmouth, Eight Knives 7 p.m. Nightfall Miller Plaza 850 Market St. nightfallchattanooga.com Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band 7 p.m. Riverbend Festival 2014 Bud Light Stage
Pulse pick: lon eldridge Known as "The Ragtime Raconteur", Lon's warm and infectious musicality is sure keep you tuned in throughout the night, coupling intricate fingerstyle guitar work with clever and thoughtprovoking lyrics. Lon Eldridge Friday, 10 p.m. Tremont Tavern 1203 Hixson Pike tremonttavern.com
riverbendfestiival.com Mountain Opry 8 p.m. Walden’s Ridge Civic Center 2501 Fairmount Pk. (423) 866-3252 Wide Open Floor 8 p.m. Barking Legs Theater 1307 Dodds Ave. barkinglegs.org Gabriel Newell 9 p.m. The Office 901 Carter St. (inside Days Inn) (423) 634-9191 Pastor Troy 9 p.m. Mocha Restaurant and Music Lounge 511 Broad St. mochajazz.net Silent Disco 9:30 p.m. Riverbend Festival 2014 Bud Light Stage
riverbendfestiival.com Gary Allen 9:30 p.m. Riverbend Festival 2014 Coca Cola Stage riverbendfestiival.com Ragdoll 10 p.m. Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. budssportsbar.com Lon Eldridge 10 p.m. Tremont Tavern 1203 Hixson Pike tremonttavern.com Copper into Steel, Roots of a Rebellion 10 p.m. Rhythm & Brews 221 Market St. rhythm-brews.com Benefit for Rebecca: Nick Lutsko, Scarlett Love Conspiracy, Musical Moose 10 p.m. JJ’s Bohemia 231 E. MLK Blvd. jjsbohemia.com Devine Jazz 10 p.m. Kitchen at Union Square 200 MLK Blvd. kitchenatunionsquare.com
saturday6.7 Old Time Travelers 11 a.m. Rock City Gardens 1400 Patten Rd. Lookout Mountain Ga. seerockcity.com Shark Week 6 p.m. Riverbend Festival 2014 Volkswagen Stage
Buddy Guy riverbendfestiival.com Widespread Panic 9 p.m. Riverbend Festival 2014 Coca Cola Stage riverbendfestiival.com Silent Disco 9:30 p.m. Riverbend Festival 2014 Bud Light Stage riverbendfestiival.com Crossfire 10 p.m. The Big Chill 103 Cherokee Blvd. thebigchillandgrill.com Ragdoll 10 p.m. Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. budssportsbar.com Soul Mechanic 10 p.m. Rhythm & Brews 221 Market St. rhythm-brews.com She She Dance 10 p.m. The Office 901 Carter St. (inside Days Inn) (423) 634-9191 Post-Panic with Hot Damn, Dank Sinatra 10 p.m. JJ’s Bohemia 231 E. MLK Blvd. jjsbohemia.com
sunday6.8 The Old Time Travelers 11 a.m. Rock City Gardens 1400 Patten Rd. Lookout Mountain, Ga. seerockcity.com
Mountain View Bluegrass 11 a.m. Chattanooga Market 1829 Carter St. chattanoogamarket.com Bluegrass Fangrass 12:30 p.m. Chattanooga Market 1829 Carter St. chattanoogamarket.com Slim Pickins Bluegrass 2 p.m. Chattanooga Market 1829 Carter St. chattanoogamarket.com Robert Randolph and the Family Band 7 p.m. Riverbend Festival 2014 Bud Light Stage riverbendfestiival.com Sunday Jam 7 p.m. Ziggy’s Underground 607 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 265-8711 Southside Casual Classics 7:30 p.m. The Camp House 1427 Williams St. (423) 267-7283 Silent Disco 9:30 p.m. Riverbend Festival 2014 Bud Light Stage riverbendfestiival.com Buddy Guy 9:30 p.m. Riverbend Festival 2014 Coca Cola Stage riverbendfestiival.com Gorgous, Dresses, Hudson K, akuyou 10 p.m. JJ’s Bohemia 231 E. MLK Blvd. jjsbohemia.com
901 Carter St (Inside Days Inn) 423-634-9191 Thursday, June 5: 9pm Open Mic with Hap Henninger Friday, June 6: 9pm Gabriel Newell Saturday, June 7: 10pm She She Dance Tuesday, June 10: 7pm
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Bessie Smith Strut 5:30 p.m. E. MLK Blvd. riverbendfestiival.com Wade Trammell Band 6:30 p.m. Lake Winnepesaukah 1730 Lakeview Dr. Rossville, Ga. lakewinnie.com Old School 7 p.m. J & J Restaurant and Lounge 2208 Glass St. (423) 622-3579 Tamar Braxton 9 p.m Track 29 1400 Market St. track29.co Strut After Party with Decibella, Function 10 p.m. JJ’s Bohemia 231 E. MLK Blvd. jjsbohemia.com
tuesday6.10 Tim Starnes, Davey Smith 7 p.m. Sugar’s Downtown 507 Broad St. (423) 508-8956 sugarschattanooga.com Wendell Matthews Acoustic 7 p.m. The North Chatt Cat 346 Frazier Ave. (423) 266-9466 Toby Mac 9 p.m. Riverbend Festival 2014 Coca Cola Stage
David Elliot 5 p.m. Chattanooga Market 1829 Carter St. chattanoogamarket.com Eddie Pontiac 5:30 p.m. El Meson 248 Northgate Mall 423) 710-1201 elmesonrestaurant.com The Black Cadillacs 5:30 p.m. Riverbend Festival 2014 Bud Light Stage riverbendfestiival.com Rough & Tumble, The Mailboxes 7 p.m. The Camp House 1427 Williams St. (423) 267-7283 thecamphouse.com Boston 9:30 p.m. Riverbend Festival 2014 Coca Cola Stage riverbendfestiival.com The Family Stone 9:30 p.m. Riverbend Festival 2014 UNUM Stage riverbendfestiival.com Good Greaf 10 p.m. JJ’s Bohemia 231 E. MLK Blvd. jjsbohemia.com
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hen discussing intense music, there’s a Far Side comic that comes to mind; a cowboy, riddled with arrows, says to his friend, “Yeah, Clem. I hurt. But y’know, it’s a good kind of hurt.” Some people listen to happy music to feel happy, and that’s fine. Others are drawn to darker, severe music for reasons that might not be so straightforward; there’s the comforting feeling that a person might not be so alone with dark thoughts, and there can be a feeling of strength or control, which can lead to a positive listening experience without being “happy” in the traditional sense of the word. The often-punishing music of Swans can be uplifting in its own odd way, with a rarely matched persistence with slow builds, a pounding heaviness and horrormantra vocal repetition. After a 13-year hiatus, Swans were reformed in 2010 by found-
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Bleeding Rainbow Interrupt (Kanine) er Michael Gira and released two outstanding albums, and the third post-rebirth album, To Be Kind, is a 2-CD/3-LP juggernaut that is true to the group’s spirit and a magnificently, darkly articulated vision. The 34-minute track “Bring the Sun / Toussaint L’Ouverture” itself would be one hell of an album, with waves of sound-torrents broken by disorderly piano/dulcimer interludes and horse sounds, ending with tortured shouting. Gira often reduces lyrics down to single, pointed words and streams of interjections, like “Cut! Push! Reach, inside!” on the opening “Screen Shot.” The hard-to-classify “A Little God in My Hands” features junkyard soul and a death-disco beat, with a hypnotized chorus, concluding with an electronic din and brass bleats. To Be Kind takes its time, but it offers massive payoffs throughout its two
hours, from the ominous songportrait “Kirsten Supine,” with St. Vincent on backing vocals, the frantic, disorienting skronk of “Oxygen,” and the apocalyptic beauty of the title track. Yet again, Swans have delivered a powerful, engulfing album that is draining but not tiresome; it’s like the victory of a wounded marathon runner dragging a broken, bleeding leg across the finish line.
he Philadelphia quartet Reading Rainbow released two albums of fuzzy, oddball basement poprock before changing its name to Bleeding Rainbow, continuing on the trajectory to deliver unpretentious, brisk garage rock. Compared with its 2013 album Yeah Right, the new Bleeding Rainbow album Interrupt doesn’t offer as diverse a sonic spectrum and thrusts ahead with a more straightforward manner
on purpose; its tracks are shorter and more to the point, and it dials back the weirdness by one notch. There’s also less of the whirlpool noisiness that gets the band occasionally lumped in with the shoegazer crowd. That said, the pop music hooks are strong on Interrupt while the band doesn’t sacrifice its rock edge, bringing to mind Foo Fighters, and the album was recorded well, with care and a sense of balance with vocals that aren’t too prominent—that is, it isn’t pandering to Top-40 aesthetics. Bassist Sarah Everton and guitarist Rob Garcia, who trade off vocal duties, form the core duo, and the outfit is reminiscent of ‘90s pop-shoegazers Swirlies with more urgency. The album’s first half is a vigorous romp before taking a breather with a moderate tempo on “Out of Line,” at which point a few of the songs become less distinctive. The album’s 33-minute running time is just about right; anything more, and it seems like the band would have been stretching it. Interrupt ends with “Phase,” a track that sports a strong My Bloody Valentine vibe, down to the guitar pitchbending atop a fresh bed of fuzz and dreamy Bilinda Butcheresque vocals. The listener’s appreciation of Interrupt will depend on what kind of band she’s expecting from Bleeding Rainbow: it could be either the unrefined, basement-bred off-kilter garage rock of its early material, or the above-average, concise fuzzpop-rock of the current lineup.
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The Secret Life of Objects Ken Herrin’s sculptures de- and reconstructs familiar things Heritage House Arts and Civic Center
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WAS A HARD SELL FOR ABSTRACTION,” SCULPtor Ken Herrin admits. As a fine arts major whose work was classically inspired, he spent years sculpting figures in clay.
Ambi Artists Creative Cluster reboots inspiration The book “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron is a spiritual path to creativity, one that aids in breaking through a creative block. The book provides steps to the goal of unlocking such a block through activities like “morning pages”, in which artists free-write every morning, and “artist dates”, in which an artist must go somewhere foreign to open their mind to new experiences and get the creative juices flowing. One activity from Cameron’s book has been adopted by the Heritage House in East Brainerd and is now called the Ambi Artists Creative Cluster. The AACC is a cross-discipline group of artists that gathers to reignite their creative spark. The meetings have no teacher, no guru, and no agenda; just creative minds that serve
as a cross-pollinator of ideas. “Creativity is like breathing,” said Julia Cameron about the creative clusters, “pointers may help, but we do the process ourselves.” Chris Holley, Heritage House manager, said the meetings are effective because they give the artists an outside opinion on a piece or idea. Artists are encouraged to bring in works in progress to the meetings for positive feedback and further inspiration. The event is a potluck, so bringing some kind of dish is also encouraged. The group meets the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Rd. (423) 855-9474, chattanooga.gov/ youthandfamily/senior-and-culturalfacilities/heritage-house — Jake Bacon
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The objects are colors on my palette to me. How to edit, how to pare down, how to build up…that’s what interests me.”
But he was also spending a lot of time working in construction and renovation, especially of old houses, and it was while renovating an old home in New York State that he surrendered to the lure of found objects. “Old buildings yield up these incredible secrets,” he says. “Tearing buildings apart, deconstructing and then reconstructing…I made a transition from clay to wood.” Wood, that is, coupled with objects found in attics, basements, and sometimes simply by the side of the road. “I’m the guy at the estate sale who wants to see the funky outbuildings,” he says. “I’ve now been hoarding for a long time.” Herrin’s work is mostly created to hang on walls, encompassing an arrangement of found objects framed by some sort of wood. He approaches his sculpture, he says, “as a painter,” and sees it as occupying a world inbetween two- and three-dimension-
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al. He’s fascinated with the concept of trompe l’oeil (“trick of the eye”). “I see my work as a sort of inverse trompe l’oeil,” he says. “Rough objects in a controlled environment.” He’s fully recognized how “absolutely difficult abstract art is to do well, and what a special way of looking at the world it is.” Using found objects in particular “is a double-edged sword. I like to put an object in a context that gets it as far away from what it was as possible,” Herrin says, but he knows he must acknowledge the connotations familiar objects have for some people. “A child’s shoe will always be a child’s shoe,” he says. And while he loves having people tell him stories of what they see in his work, he jibs at the idea of using a piece to “make sense of the world. The objects are colors on my palette to me. How to edit, how to pare down, how to build up…that’s what interests me.” He sometimes works in series, but they are not always constructed sequentially. “I often have a couple of pieces going at the same time. Something is going on in life that I am still working through. If I end up with a series, it’s because I’m still investigating that issue,” he explains. Herrin’s peripatetic life has also had an influence on his work. A transplant to Chattanooga at the end of 2011, his
youth was spent in Holland, England and later, the Northeastern US. He and his wife lived in New Orleans before moving to Eugene, Ore., where they spent 16 years. They knew virtually no one in Chattanooga before deciding to test the waters, arriving in an RV, shortly finding an old house in dire need of renovation and settling in. “I love the hospitality of the South and the city, and the tradition of telling stories,” he says. The stories told by Herrin’s work could be described as “cheerfully creepy.” Not morbid in any sense, but slightly off-kilter, a little macabre, yet not taking those elements too seriously. “Making the sculpture that I do is how I get through life happily,” he says. The artist showed at 4Bridges this year, where his work was noticed by the owners of the Graffiti gallery. His sculptures will be featured in the lobby of the new show opening June 5 at the gallery, alongside “Fire and Steel: The Metal Sculpture of Turry Lindstrom” and the paintings of Sandra Paynter Washburn. On June 6, from 5 to 10 p.m., Graffiti will hold an open house celebrating the new exhibits in their space at 505 Cherokee Blvd. on the Northshore. hillcityart.com For more information about Ken Herrin’s work, contact the artist at (541) 729-4297, or through his website, lostandfoundobjects.net
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Ambi Artists Creative Cluster 6 p.m. Heritage House 1428 Jenkins Rd. (423) 855-9474 chattanooga.gov/ youthandfamily Art + Issues: 21st Century, Millennials & New Frontiers 6 p.m. Hunter Museum 10 Bluff View huntermuseum.org Steven Cox: “Once I Too Had Wings: The Journals of Emma Bell Miles” 6 p.m. Signal Mountain Public Library 1114 James Blvd. (4423) 886-7323 signalmountainlibrary.com
friday6.6 “D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944” Noon, 2 p.m. Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theatre 210 Chestnut St. (423) 266-4629 tnaqua.org/IMAX Opening Reception: “Fire and Steel: The Metal Sculpture of Turry Lindstrom” 5 p.m. Graffiti 505 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 400-9797 hillcityart.com Opening Reception: “Fresh 2014: Emerging Artists Exhibit” 5:30 p.m. AVA Gallery 30 Frazier Blvd.
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“Fire and Steel: The Metal Sculpture of Turry Lindstrom” (423) 267-4282 avarts.org Opening Reception: “John McClean: Watercraft in Watercolor” 5 p.m. In-Town Gallery 26 Frazier Ave. (423) 267-9214 intowngallery.com Evening Shade Concert Series 6:30 p.m. Johnston Park 46 Inman St., Cleveland. (423) 472-6587 clevelandchamber.com “Three Sisters” 7:30 p.m. Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre 4501 Amnicola Highway. (423) 697-3246 chattanoogastate.edu Jerry Harvey and Friends 7:30 p.m. The Comedy Catch 3224 Brainerd Rd.
Pulse pick: jerry harvey Jerry began his career in comedy performing for local firefighter and EMS benefits. Now he travels around the Southern comedy circuit and even as far west as Las Vegas. Jerry Harvey and Friends Friday & Saturday The Comedy Catch 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233 thecomedycatch.com
(423) 629-2233 thecomedycatch.com “Xanadu” 8 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre 400 River St. (423) 267-8534 theatrecentre.com Wide Open Floor 8 p.m. Barking Legs Theater 1307 Dodds Ave. (423) 624-5347 barkinglegs.org
saturday6.7 Littlemade Market 10 a.m. 1918 Union Ave. hpcommonsmarket.com Wildlife Docent Tour 10 a.m. Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center 400 Garden Rd.
(423) 821-1160 chattanooganaturecenter.org Saturday Morning Handicrafts 10:30 a.m. Northgate Public Library 278 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 870-0635 chattlibrary.org Summer Fun & Frolics at Artcrafters 1 p.m. Artcrafters 1356 Market St. (423) 775-1401 artcraftersdayton.com Eastgate Saturday Cinema: “Catching Fire” 2:30 p.m. Eastgate Public Library 5705 Marlin Rd. (423) 855-2689 chattlibrary.org Crafts for Kids at the Downtown Public Library 3 p.m. Downtown Public Library 1001 Broad St. (423) 757-5310 chattlibrary.org Northgate Library After Hours: “Doctor Who” 6 p.m. Northgate Public Library 278 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 870-0635 chattlibrary.org “Three Sisters” 7:30 p.m. Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre 4501 Amnicola Highway. (423) 697-3246 chattanoogastate.edu Jerry Harvey and Friends 7:30 p.m. The Comedy Catch 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233
thecomedycatch.com “Xanadu” 8 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre 400 River St. (423) 267-8534 theatrecentre.com
sunday6.8 Docent’s Choice Tour 10 a.m. Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center 400 Garden Rd. (423) 821-1160 chattanooganaturecenter.org Chattanooga Market: “All Things Bluegrass” 11 a.m. First Tennesssee Pavilion 1829 Reggie White Blvd. (423) 648-2496 chattanoogamarket.com “Driving Miss Daisy” (film version of Broadway play) 1 p.m. Majestic 12 311 Broad St. carmike.com “Three Sisters” 2:30 p.m. Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre 4501 Amnicola Highway. (423) 697-3246 chattanoogastate.edu
monday6.9 “Driving Miss Daisy” (film version of Broadway play) 7 p.m. Majestic 12 311 Broad St. carmike.com
Neshawn Calloway 7:30 p.m. The Camp House 1427 Williams St. (423) 702-8081 thecamphouse.com Rhythm Ballroom Dance 8 p.m. The Ballroom at Hixson 7001 Middle Valley Rd. (423) 394-6428 theballroomathixson.com
tuesday6.10 Summer Fun & Frolics at Artcrafters 10 a.m. Artcrafters 1356 Market St. (423) 775-1401 artcraftersdayton.com Beginning Readers Book Club 4 p.m. Northgate Public Library 278 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 870-0635 chattlibrary.org “Driving Miss Daisy” (film version of Broadway play) 7 p.m. Majestic 12 311 Broad St. carmike.com Shall We Dance? 7:30 p.m. Ballroom Magic Dance Center 4200 N Access Rd. (423) 771-3646 ballroommagicdancecenter.com
wednesday6.11 Summer Fun & Frolics at Artcrafters 10 a.m.
Artcrafters 1356 Market St. (423) 775-1401 artcraftersdayton.com Chattanooga Market 4 p.m. First Tennesssee Pavilion 1829 Reggie White Blvd. (423) 648-2496 chattanoogamarket.com Wednesday Art Table at Northgate Library 3 p.m. Northgate Public Library 278 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 870-0635 chattlibrary.org Rapid Learning Kayak Roll Practice 6 p.m. Chester Frost Park 2318 Gold Point Circle (423) 842-0177 outdoorchattanooga.com Rhythm Ballroom Dance 6 p.m. The Ballroom at Hixson 7001 Middle Valley Rd. (423) 394-6428 theballroomathixson.com
ongoing “The Wizard of Oz” Creative Discovery Museum 321 Chestnut St. (423) 756-2738 cdmfun.org “Bright Ideas: African American Inventors and Inventions” Bessie Smith Cultural Center 200 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 266-8658 bessiesmithcc.org “Inside & Out” River Gallery 400 E. Second St.
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(423) 265-5033 river-gallery.com “Twenty Original American Etchings” The Hunter Museum of American Art 10 Bluff View. (423) 267-0968 huntermuseum.org “Fire and Steel: The Metal Sculpture of Turry Lindstrom” Graffiti 505 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 400-9797 hillcityart.com “Fresh 2014: Emerging Artists Exhibit” AVA Gallery 30 Frazier Blvd. (423) 265-4282 avarts.org “John McClean: Watercraft in Watercolor” 26 Frazier Ave. (423) 267-9214 intowngallery.com “From The Earth” Reflection Gallery 5600 Brainerd Rd., (423) 892-3072 “Member’s Choice” The Gallery at Blackwell 251 Eastgate Loop (423) 648-8001 blackwellautoinc.com Rock City Raptors Rock City 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mtn., Ga. (706) 820-2531 seerockcity.com
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Feetz: Digital Cobblers Gig Tank company is making 3D shoes from foot selfies
A customer will download a mobile app, use it to take photos or videos of their feet and send them to Feetz.”
Rich Bailey is a professional writer, editor and (sometimes) public relations consultant. Despite leading a project to create Chattanooga's first civic web site in 1995 before even owning a modem, he is not much of an early adopter but avidly covers Chattanooga technology for The Pulse.
Feetz founders Lucy and Nigel Beard arrived in Chattanooga six days late for the start of Gig Tank, Chattanooga’s summer incubator for startup companies that need the city’s unique gigabit-speed Internet. They did have a pretty good excuse on their tardiness, though. They were busy winning first place in the Founders Showcase, an international startup pitch competition in Silicon Valley. The award was about exposure, networking and prestige. The judges were 10 of Silicon ValRICH ley’s top venture capitalists, and the audience was 450 more VCs. This competition’s 120 previous winners over the last five years have gone on to raise more than $130 million in venture funding. Then they got on a plane for Chattanooga, because both gigabit Internet and old-style manufacturing know-how are key to their plans to become the first company in the world to make custom-fit shoes using 3D printing. A conventional, factory-made shoe typically has 13 different materials, 65 parts and 350 assembly steps, they explain. The process they have created, though it uses the latest sexy tech tools, is in some ways a hybrid: a digital throwback
to the pre-industrial era’s handmade shoes.“You could get a better fitting pair of shoes a couple hundred years ago, and now we’ve come through this mass manufacturing environment, where we’re settling for something we use every single day that doesn’t actually meet our needs,” says Nigel. With Feetz, on the other hand, “We’re digital cobblers making digital lasts.” In shoemaking, a “last” is a foot-shaped form that shoes are molded around. In bygone days a BAILEY craftsman would make a one-ofa kind pair of shoes by beginning with a last for your size 9 foot and tailoring it to your unique measurements. Manufactured shoes assume that every size 9 is the same. Except that every manufacturer and every shoe style might be a little different. And every foot is—literally—as unique as a fingerprint. The typical result is the seemingly never-ending quest for a shoe that fits right. Which is exactly where the idea for Feetz began seven months ago. Frustrated by a shoe shopping trip where fit, comfort and the right color were never present in the same pair of shoes, Lucy Beard went next door to Starbucks,
where she could get “87,000 different combinations of coffee from three little machines...and I just went ‘I wonder why you can't do that with shoes.’” The Beards have deep software backgrounds in Silicon Valley— Lucy ran social media for Zinga, doing sentiment analysis of 200 million game players; with a chemistry background in microfluidics and nanofluidics, Nigel ran biotech R&D labs—but knew nothing about making tangible things. In seven months, working at a maker space and a pre-business accelerator, they have developed their core software, formulated a business plan and created a handful of prototypes. Now they are aiming to develop these beginnings into a scalable system that can produce 1,000 pairs of 3D printed shoes every month. To do that, they need both the gig and traditional manufacturing skills. For example, they show me a 3D printed shoe that is close to being wearable. It needs to lose some rough edges left over from printing—they call it “robot fuzz”—but it also needs a textile lining, which is a more traditional manufacturing process. “The resources in Chattanooga are teaching us what we need to ask for,” says Nigel, “what type of analytical measurements we can impose on vendors and suppliers, so that we know even though we’re printing somebody a unique shoe, the materials and the methods in which we produce that are going to be reproducible.”
A customer will download a mobile app, use it to take photos or videos of their feet and send them to Feetz. The company will use those files to create a 3D model of the user’s foot—the digital last— and create the shoe itself as a 3D software “mesh” around the last. Two or three parts for each shoe will be printed, assembled and the pair shipped to the customer. The buyer doesn’t need gigabit Internet, but for the manufacturer it’s essential. Gigabit Internet means the Beards can control all aspects of their digital production facility as easily as a traditional company operates an analog factory. They think of it tentatively as “farm to table” production. “We have to come up with a name for it,” says Lucy. “Foot to mouse?” The name might not fit as precisely as the shoes will, but “farm to table”-style of food production is a great model for how they want to make shoes. “We want local manufacturing in a short distribution radius,” says Nigel. “Costs are much lower. The speed, the turnaround time in which you can get those goods to those individuals completely drops through the floor.” As more cities roll out gigabit Internet, the Beards plan a distributed network of production facilities, but until that happens Chattanooga is the only possible location for their first factory: a cross between a pre-industrial cobbler shop, an industrial shoe factory and a software firm.
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Simple But Tasty Summer Fare Director/actor Jon Favreau’s “Chef” is a movie palate cleanser
D-Day Comes To The IMAX
T’S NICE TO SEE A SIMPLE MOVIE DURING THE summer—a movie with no explosions, world dominations, overt violence, CGI superheroes or Adam Sandler. A movie that focuses on telling a story, however familiar or recognizable, is always in short supply between May and August.
D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 offers a brand new look On June 6, 1944, the largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Now, a new documentary film, DDay 3D: Normandy 1944, invites audiences to step back in time to fully appreciate the daunting challenges and epic sacrifices that changed the course of history. Narrated by renowned journalist Tom Brokaw, the film pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom. “What I was drawn to in this film is that it tells us the story of D-Day in a new way that gives such clarity to one of the most important events in the
history of mankind,” said Brokaw. To commemorate the 70th Anniversary of this historic event and to honor area veterans, special screenings will be offered at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater June 6, 7 and 8 at noon and 2 p.m. Proceeds from the June 6th screenings will help support the National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History in Chattanooga. On June 6th, General B.B. Bell will introduce the noon screening and recognize Medal of Honor recipient Charles Coolidge, who will attend the premiere event with family members. D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 June 6-8 Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 201 Chestnut St tnaqua.org/IMAX/d-day
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The scene between Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. was especially sharp and funny, as finely crafted a piece of filmmaking I’ve seen this year.”
In general, there are few stories told. Nothing is new, only the details change. No matter how often we complain about the repetitive nature of the Hollywood movie-generating machine, stories are retold because we find them comforting. There might not be a more comforting story than Jon Favreau’s latest family comedy “Chef”, no matter how close it comes to a cloying and easy conclusion. I call it a family comedy in spite of the MPAA rating of “R,” which I assume was given to the film due to language. I would be far more comfortable with my children seeing this film than any of the violenceladen, sexual-innuendo-laced PG-13 films that flood the summer market. The story is modest and sweet, and the film is excellently crafted for a broad audience...let the four-letter-word counters be damned. It is unfortunate that the only screen showing the film in the city is in the Majestic 12 Ovation Club, which has very strictly enforced age 21-plus rules, requiring ID no matter how long your beard may be. Nonetheless, it is one of the few films this summer that is truly for anyone. The title tells enough about the film for most. The story follows a chef working at an upscale restaurant in Los Angeles. Almost immediately, we learn that Carl Casper (Favreau) is a true artist, a talented cook who is unhappy in his job due to being ruled over by a short-sighted restaurant owner (the always welcome Dustin Hoffman). After a highly volatile
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blow up at a food critic, which of course becomes a viral sensation, Casper finds himself out of work and untouchable. At the behest of his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), Casper travels to Miami with his 10-year-old son and opens a food truck selling Cuban sandwiches, teaching his son the trade he loves. As I said, the story is simple and easily accessible for everyone. This isn’t edgy or complicated filmmaking. It’s an elegant and pleasant movie-going experience, one that doesn’t require edge-of-your-seat action or titillating spectacle. Its simplicity sets it apart from anything else in the theaters this summer. Were it not for the cast Favreau was able to assemble, the film might be more easily dismissed. But the film features not just film giants like Dustin Hoffman in supporting roles, but other talented and capable actors like John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johannson, Robert Downey Jr., and Oliver Platt, each as a small but crucial part of the overall story. Favreau has a reputation for allowing his actors to improvise, creating natural and engaging dialogue. His scenes leap out at the audience. The scene between Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. was especially sharp and funny, as finely crafted a piece of filmmaking I’ve seen this year. What the overall story may
be lacking in complexity, many of the scenes more than make up for by being exceptionally well executed. Jon Favreau just makes good movies. If there was one aspect of the film I enjoyed more than any other, it was the very brief but intelligent discussion of criticism and art. Obviously, Favreau is going to make the case for the emotional and personal investment of the artist in his work, arguing that critics are too often needlessly hurtful and damaging to their subjects, often attacking art joyfully without justification. This is a fair criticism. Too often critics will write mean and snarky things about art simply because it’s fun and easy and readers tend to enjoy it. I’ve been guilty of it myself. But the film also examines the other side, showing that sometimes the critics can be right, and the best criticism is the kind that can spur a once-great artist out of his comfortable space and back into the difficult world of creating. This critic/artist relationship is brief in the film, but rich and only serves to enhance the overall narrative. In all, “Chef” is a good film. That’s all it needs to be. It serves well as a combo breaker for the summer blockbusters. It’s certainly worth seeing. Just make sure not to forget your ID or the Majestic won’t let you in.
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The Pizza Gods Are Smiling New York Pizza Department says fuggedabout Chicago-style pies One of the best things about visiting New York City is stopping by Joe’s Pizza in the West Village, grabbing a plain slice on a plate and stepping out onto Carmine Street to savor what many have called the best pizza on the planet. One of the worst things about visiting New York City is realizing that you may never find anything close to Joe’s Pizza outside of The City, especially if you are living in such far-flung places as Chattanooga, TN. That is, until the pizza gods decided to shine down upon the citizens of Gig City and bless us with the New York Pizza Department. In the spirit of full disclosure, I must admit that I am completely in the NY style camp when it comes to the great NY-style vs. Chicago-style pizza wars. If you are unfamiliar with the difference, New York pizza is traditionally hand-tossed, lightly sauced, with a thin crust that is at once crispy and chewy. New York pizza is to be folded in half and eaten with your hands; it is never, ever to be eaten with a fork or terrible things will befall you and your family. Chicago-style pizza, on the other hand, is essentially a casserole atop a doughy crust where the main ingredients act as fillings rather than toppings. It looks like an aboveground pool filled with tomato sauce. You won’t find any deep-dish or Chicago-style pizza coming out of the NY Pizza Department kitchen. Instead, you will find some of the freshest and tastiest pizza you’ve ever had, which just so happens to be the closest thing to actual New York pizza you can get anywhere close to Chattanooga. NYPD’s owner operator and Long Island native Erik Cilen says their pizza is, “Not New York-style pizza, it’s not like New York pizza, it is New York pizza.” Cilen and his staff go to great lengths to match the flavor and texture of authentic NY pizza, from creating their own exclusive, propri-
Dining Out MICHAEL THOMAS etary cheese blend to making their own sauce from fresh tomatoes and seasonings. They even apply reverse osmosis and other techniques to the water used to make their pizza dough in an effort to match the profile of NYC water that has long been held as the “secret” to New York pizza. Whatever it is they are doing to get their pizza’s superb taste and texture, it’s working beautifully. New York Pizza Department’s pizza is so reminiscent of true New York pizza that former NYC residents, as well as local pizza fans, have been flocking to the restaurant since its opening in early 2012. Most recently, I visited NYPD for lunch so I could take advantage of the daily lunch special that pairs two slices of cheese pizza with a drink for $6.50. The cheese slices are cut from an enormous 24-inch pie, so each slice is a footlong triangle of savory, cheesy deliciousness, just as pizza was meant to be. The slices are perfectly crisp on the bottom and evenly cooked so the crust has that slight crunch on the outside while remaining tender and slightly chewy on the inside. The contrast between the crunch of the crust and the gooiness of the cheese will bring tears to your eyes.
And their proprietary cheese blend is a real treat for cheese lovers tired of the thick layers of rubbery “cheese product” that top most pizza. If you are feeding the Duggar family or any other large, hungry group, you can buy their giant 24-inch pies whole (yes, I said 24inch pie and yes, that is the size of a small car tire). NY Pizza Department’s menu offers an enticing selection of specialty pies, such as the Jamaican-inspired “Rasta Pie” and the addictive “Da Gotti Blanca” white pizza, as well as the standard cheese or pepperoni. Aside from pizza, NYPD serves up massive strombolis, calzones, pastas, sandwiches and even salads, but the stars of the non-pizza portion of the menu are definitely the Philly Chees-
The contrast between the crunch of the crust and the gooiness of the cheese will bring tears to your eyes.”
esteak sandwiches. Once again, Cilen and his crew have gone over and above to bring the real deal to Chattanooga. These Philly cheesesteaks start with real Amoroso’s sandwich rolls shipped in from Amoroso’s Baking Company in Pennsylvania and are filled with real Philly steak, also shipped in from the City Of Brotherly Love.
They are then finished off with your choice of toppings, including the musthave item on any true Philly cheesesteak: Cheez Whiz. Be assured, Cheez Whiz is a national treasure, so no one will judge you…that’s the way a real Philly cheesesteak is supposed to be made. So whether you are looking for a hot slice to feed your New York pizza craving, a beautifully sloppy Cheez Whiz-filled Philly cheesesteak, or are simply searching for some of the best pizza in the Chattanooga area, the New York Pizza Department can fit any bill. You can trust me, I’m a professional.
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Its giant red windows bring the in the sounds of Cherokee Boulevard, along with a cool breeze to the customers sitting behind them. The constant conversation and laughter filling the room and glasses clinking to a chorus of “Cheers!” are signs that the bar is packed. This is the kind of atmosphere you can expect to find on a Saturday night at The Big Chill and Grill. Its new location on Cherokee Blvd., spacious in size, is a great place to hang out with friends, have a few drinks, watch the game or listen to live music. Even on a crowded night, this is one bar where having a conversation with someone is manageable without screaming in order to be heard. While the place can become a full house pretty quickly, there’s plenty of seating available both inside and outside, and no cover charge on nights with live music. But a bar’s atmosphere is only one part of an enjoyable experience. Perhaps more importantly, are its stock-intrade: The drinks. The summer is the perfect time to sit back, relax, and drink a nice, cold beverage. With a multiple page drink menu, the options at The Big Chill and Grill seem endless. If you’re having a hard time deciding, their specialty lies in the land of martinis and frozen daiquiris. What were nine are now 15 as far as
frozen daiquiri flavors go. From the traditional strawberry, to mango, there’s a daiquiri for everyone—and they are delicious. Aside from daiquiris, other frozen favorites are their frozen sangrias and the Bush Whacker, which is a cross between a Mudslide and a White Russian. If you have a high tolerance for alcohol, a favorite among college students is the St. Croix Joy, made with pure grain alcohol. Mixed drinks aren’t the only beverages on the menu. The Big Chill and Grill has now expanded their beer menu, adding 20 drafts, a large variety of lagers, porters, IPAs, and craft beer, such as Left Hand Milk Stout and Sweet Water 420. In addition, The Big Chill and Grill also has a number of special-event nights. Happy Hour is every day from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Domestic bottles are $1.50 on Wednesday night and Miller Light Drafts are $1 on Sunday night. If you’re looking for a place away from the downtown bar scene, grab a friend or two, head over to the Northshore, and enjoy the summer with a drink at The Big Chill and Grill. The Big Chill and Grill 103 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 267-2445 the bigchillandgrill.com
Consider This with Dr. Rick by Dr. Rick Pimental-Habib, Ph.D. “Let’s dare to be ourselves, for we do that better than anyone else can.” — S. Briggs. It’s been called the bravest thing we can do in this life. Some people commit themselves to it. Others never get there. But what do we have if not a commitment to be fully, consciously and authentically who we are, without apology or excuse, flaws and all? Mind you, this isn’t carte blanche to be mean, corrupt, or otherwise an a*hole to everyone in your life. There’s no “get out of jail card free” for that. This is about accepting yourself as a glorious, unique, sometimes-confusing work in progress. And knowing that you’re OK, wherever you are along the journey. Both on “good days” when you’re in the zone and knocking it out of the park, and on “bad days” when you don’t even know which end is up. You know, all any of us can do is our best, and realize that tomorrow’s a new day, another opportunity to be true to yourself, kind to yourself, and most of all, forgiving of yourself.
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Free Will Astrology GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In Marcel Proust’s novel Swann’s Way, the narrator speaks of how profoundly he is inspired by an older writer named Bergotte: “Each time he talked about something whose beauty had until then been hidden from me, about pine forests, about hail, about NotreDame Cathedral . . . with one image he would make that beauty explode into me.” I bring this to your attention, Gemini, because in the coming days I suspect a great deal of beauty will explode into you. Why? I think it’s because you’re more receptive than usual to being delighted and enchanted. The triggers could be anything: exciting people, eavesdropped conversations, good books, surprising music, and who knows what else?
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): My favorite bridge in the world is the Golden Gate Bridge. In the hundreds of times I have driven on it over San Francisco Bay, it has never let me down. I’ve always gotten from one side to the other without any problem. In addition to its reliability, it uplifts me with its grandeur and beauty. What’s your most beloved bridge, Libra? I suggest that in the coming weeks you make it your lucky charm, your magical symbol. Why? Because the next chapter of your life story requires you to make a major crossing. You will traverse a great divide. Having your favorite bridge as a shining beacon in your imagination will inspire your strength and courage as you travel.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Little horses cannot carry great riders.” So says a Haitian proverb. Now, in accordance with the astrological omens, I’m urging you to meditate on its meaning for your life. Here are four possible interpretations: 1. Are you a “little horse” trying to carry a “great rider” who’s too much for you? 2. Are you a little horse that could grow into a bigger, stronger horse worthy of a great rider? 3. Are you a “great rider” who is in need of a horse that is big and strong enough to serve your big, strong ambitions? 4. Would you like to be a “great rider,” but you can’t be one as long as you have a horse that is too small and weak?
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): U2’s Bono has called Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah” “the most perfect song in the world.” It is mournful and triumphant, despairing and uplifting. It’s a riddle that improbably offers cathartic release. Over 300 recording artists have done cover versions of it, and it has even been the subject of books. And yet it was a challenge for Cohen to compose. He wrote more than 80 verses before choosing the few he would actually include in the final version, and in one famous session he resorted to banging his head on the floor to stimulate his creative flow. “To find that urgent song,” he said, took “a lot of work and a lot of sweat.” I nominate “Hallelujah” to be one of your sacred symbols for the next 12 months, Scorpio. From your strenuous effort, I predict, will come masterful creations.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Declare victory, Leo. Even if victory is not quite won yet. Even if your success is imperfect and still a bit messy around the edges. Raise your arms up in elated triumph and shout, “I am the purified champion! I am the righteous conqueror! I have outsmarted my adversaries and outmaneuvered my obstacles, and now I am ready to claim my rightful rewards!” Do this even if you’re not 100 percent confident, even if there is still some scraping or clawing ahead of you. Celebrate your growing mastery. Congratulate yourself for how far you’ve come. In this way, you will summon what’s needed to complete your mission and achieve final, total victory. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Give special attention to what will last the longest. That’s my main recommendation for you in the coming weeks. Devote less of your energy to transitory pleasures and short-term hopes. Turn away from the small obsessions that demand far too much of your energy. Withdraw from the seemingly pressing concerns that will soon start to fade because they really aren’t that important. Instead, Virgo, devote your love and intelligence to the joys and dilemmas that will animate your life well into the future. Express reverence and care for the mysteries that will teach you and teach you and teach you for years to come.
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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Let me outline the breakthroughs I hope to see for you in the coming months. First, what is pretty good about you will not interfere with what is potentially great about you, but will instead cooperate with it and boost it. Second, your past accomplishments won’t hold back your progress; you will not be tempted to rely on them at the expense of your future accomplishments. And third, the brave ideas that have motivated you so well won’t devolve into staid old dogmas; you will either renew and reinvigorate them or else move on to a new set of brave ideas. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you are in even moderate alignment with cosmic rhythms during the next 12 months, you will be a connoisseur and master of recycling. I’m speaking metaphorically here. What I hope is that you will reanimate worn-out inspirations and convert faded dreams into shiny new fantasies. You will find ways to revive alliances that went off track. A once-vibrant shtick or trick that lost its cool could be retrieved from the ash heap of history and turned into a fresh, hot asset. Gear yourself up for some entertaining resurrections.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I wish I could tell you that your power animal this month is the eagle or dolphin or panther. Having a glamorous creature like that as your ally might boost your confidence and charisma. To be paired with one of them might even activate dormant reserves of your animal intelligence. But I can’t in good conscience authorize such an honor. That’s not what the astrological omens are suggesting. In fact, your power animal this June is the bunny rabbit. Please understand that there is no shame in this. On the contrary. You should be charmed and appreciative. It signifies that you will be fertile, fast, a bit tricky, and very cute. (To read an essay on the mythology of the rabbit as trickster, go here: http:// tinyurl.com/rabbittrickster.) PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The Buddhist meditation teacher Chogyam Trungpa said that one of the best ways to become fearless is to cultivate tenderness. As you expand your heart’s capacity to feel compassionate affection for the world, you have less and less to be afraid of. That’s the opposite of the conventional wisdom, which says you become brave by toughening up, by reinforcing your psychic armor. Of all the signs of the zodiac, you Pisceans are best set up to benefit from Trungpa’s method— now even more than usual. ARIES (March 21-April 19): “We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us,” writes novelist Robert R. McCammon. “We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get put on the straight and narrow path and told to be responsible.” That’s the bad news, Aries. But now here’s the good news: The next 12 months will offer you a series of excellent opportunities to re-magic yourself. If you have not yet caught wind of the first invitation, I bet you will soon. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “When given a choice between owning an object and having an experience,” says art critic Holland Cotter, “I always choose the experience.” He prefers to spend his money on adventures that transform his sense of self and his understanding of the world. I recommend that approach to you in the coming weeks, Taurus. The most valuable “possessions” you can acquire will be the lessons you learn, the skills you hone, and the relationships you ripen. Homework: What other sign would you want to be if you could take a vacation from your actual sign? Why? Write: email@example.com
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Six Hours to Graceland Officer Alex spends a couple of days in social service.
As it turns out, the churches feel the same way about truly homeless people as you do about a buddy on your couch who just won’t leave after the second or third (or 10th) week.” When officer Alexander D. Teach is not patrolling our fair city on the heels of the criminal element, he spends his spare time volunteering for the Boehm Birth Defects Center. Follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/alexteach
Six hours. Six hours is how long they had been waiting on the side of the road in the darkness of Hamilton County where streetlights weren’t even an afterthought and sidewalks did not exist. I’d checked on them as an afterthought on the way home since it met my general criteria of persons that were “stranded”, meaning they were not near a house or an operationALEX al business. (You’re not exactly stuck in a blizzard near the peak of K 12 when you have a Kangaroo convenience store within a quarter mile, after all.) Tonight’s couple, however, had run out of gas in the hinterlands, between what is known as Birchwood and “downtown” Harrison, where the two gas stations and a large church are. They were a couple in their late 20s, but just dirty enough and gun-shy enough to tell me they had been around the law plenty in their lives and the taste in their mouth over such was nasty.
They did not trust cops and clearly did not like them, but just as clearly they were screwed and willing to give me a shot since I had just awoken them from a poorly reclined slumber wrapped in mismatched comforters in their 1996 Honda. Which apparently ran on love, since gasoline was nowhere to be found inside of it. The truth? I told them to hang on and ran TEACH to my house, from whence I returned with a three-gallon can of gasoline topped off with precious non-ethanol fuel intended for my lawnmowers. I emptied it into their tank after verifying the distance of their destination, so as to not cause them to be stranded yet again, and went about my merry business. The woman assured me her child support check should arrive tomorrow and she would gladly repay me, but I waved her off as I would any questionable debt and told them they gave us money for this kind of thing all the time. “They”
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didn’t, of course, but it really was no big deal. I was asleep 30 minutes after that point, and very likely they were a factor in such. Fair trade. This happens from time to time and so it was not given much thought—until the next night during a civil dispute. I was required through circumstance to help someone find an alternate means of residency. The woman in this case had burned every known bridge like her feet were made of kerosene and her mouth was made of fire, but character is not an issue when it comes to sheltering a fellow human being, and so I set about to do so. Yet...shelter after shelter, church after church—all the rooms were full. It was firstcome, first-serve, or it required a referral for a specific problem, such as narcotics. I used every resource the city had to offer, but at the end of the day the only thing I could offer was the relatively safe harbor of an extremely public venue with access to power outlets and a degree of shelter, and a $10 bill from my wallet while she continued to bargain her way into her next residence, as I had just bargained to get her into temporary housing. It doesn’t exist, that “temporary housing.”
As it turns out, the churches feel the same way about truly homeless people as you do about a buddy on your couch who just won’t leave after the second or third (or 10th) week. The churches are willing to help, but they are also aware that these temporary guests have no motivation to leave, and therefore will not do so, becoming a ward of the church from that point forward. And so? The churches quit playing that game as politely as possible. So here I was, giving a woman money out of my pocket and advice on where to stay and how to act in this fairly unforgiving world. I felt defeated, and I was the one that still had a house to head to. Ugh. You should forecast your lodging by the way you treat people (as well as the money you have). Be prepared to take a long walk to a convenience store when the need arises and the light fails. But when push comes to shove? Know that there are probably still a few Crown Victorias cruising around with folks willing to walk through the valley with you, if for just a few steps. It’s not much, but neither is anything else these days, judging by the last two I’ve had.
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