Saturday, July 31, 2021

Tales of the Scruffy City

NEW: Corpse Flower blooms

She came, she reeked, she conquered. That’s how the history books may recall Rotty Top’s brief tenure as the biggest star on the University of Tennessee campus in July 2021.  The Corpse Flower (or Titan Arum,...

NEW: Message From the Editor

Yesterday was a bit of a mess.  Our website crashed Thursday morning. I don’t know the exact time it went down, as I was on the UT campus at the time learning how a Corpse...

UPDATED: Another day, another death

Yet another life was lost to gun violence on Knoxville’s streets Wednesday when two people were shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex, killing a 20-year-old woman.  The shooting meant that, as of...

“She’s a delicate lady”

Rotty Top is turning out to be fairly shy, for a plant.  The specimen of Titan Arum, better known as a Corpse Flower, has becomes one of Big Orange Country’s most celebrated denizens in recent...

Zero patience for zero tolerance

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently.  That, at least, was the upshot of Tuesday night’s Knoxville City Council vote on a proposal by Amelia Parker to study ways to strengthen City policies against racism and...