Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Tristan Charles

Show Business

In The Tennessee Theatre journalist Jack Neely celebrates Knoxville’s landmark movie palace

March 6, 2015 What really matters to a city’s identity are the places that maintain a singular character over decades of change and still find a way to coexist with their contemporary neighbors. In Knoxville, as journalist Jack Neely points out in The Tennessee Theatre, that distinctive personality is formed by its surviving movie palace.

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When It Works, It Never Ends

Michael S. Roth argues for the necessity of a liberal-arts education

October 17, 2014 Liberal education, argues Michael S. Roth, is a tool that “matters far beyond the university because it increases our capacity to understand the world, contribute to it, and reshape ourselves. When it works, it never ends.” Roth will give a free public lecture at Rhodes College in Memphis on October 23, 2014, at 6 p.m.

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