On Liberty and Responsibility

When preparing our bi-monthly issues, I am invariably delighted by the insights offered by our writers. For instance, in this issue, while introducing some background for the early 19th century Cherokee removal, Gary Wade takes the time to…

Allan Benton

The phrase you hear Allan Benton use again and again to describe his product is “world-class.” That’s not self-aggrandizement; it’s aspirational. He uses it when talking about everything from the quality of the hogs he purchases to the…

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show digs deep into the roots of folk-country and Americana music, determined to keep these classic genres alive and vibrant. On April 28, the band released their track-for-track recreation of Bob Dylan’s seminal Blonde on…

Breaking Bread

Food can be a transformative thing. It can engage all of the senses, sometimes to the point where they overlap and you experience a kind of foodie synesthesia, where you become certain that a food tastes bright green, or that a bowl of…

Editor’s Note

Hello. I’m new here, and since most of you reading this have been opening the pages of Cityview longer than I’ve been sitting in the editor’s chair, it is only fitting and proper that I introduce myself. If you already know me, it may be…

Dolly Parton is a Humanitarian Hero

It seems like everybody has a Dolly story. While visiting with a friend the other evening, the conversation turned to one of the few topics you can start a conversation about with ease anywhere in East Tennessee: Dolly Parton. It turns out…