Sneaky Good

Sneaky Good Two words describe the golf scene in the Greater Knoxville Area: Sneaky good. Knoxville may never rival Bandon Dunes, Ore., or Pinehurst, N.C., as a trendy golf destination, but zoom the microscope a little more into East…

Firearms and The Law

“Make sure that your purposes for carrying a firearm are for the protection of you and those family and friends around you, not to carry out vigilante justice any time the opportunity presents itself.”

Flat Earther

Dear Knoxonomist: My auto mechanic recently said he thinks the Earth is flat. I was gobsmacked. What do you say to a flat earther? —Roger, Farragut Dear Rational Roger: Gobsmacked! The Knoxonomist has been flabbergasted, astounded,…

DIY Dodos

Dear Knoxonomist: We’ve been so inspired by Do It Yourself shows that we’re getting ready to start on our first project, gutting our kitchen and putting in a new one—just like Chip and Joanna! Any last-minute tips? — Ryan and Becky…

Book of Mormon

Labeled by the New York Times as “the best musical of this century,” The Book of Mormon will be performed eight times at the Tennessee Theatre for six nights in July.  An odd couple of Mormon missionaries travel around the world in this…

Top Chefs

Nearly 300 guests braved a chilly, rainy evening in late March to arrive for the 11th annual Top Chefs event. The wine was flowing, the food was prepared to perfection, and silky jazz from the Larry Vincent Trio filled the venue. For the…

Cellphone Celia

Dear Knoxonomist: Are smartphones smart? — Celia Powell, TN Dear Cellphone Celia: Much as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the smartness of smartphones is in the mind of the user. “Smart” implies some decision-making…

Concerts on the Square

The City of Knoxville’s Concerts on the Square runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 8 through June 28, and Tuesdays from July 3 thought August 28 in Market Square. The series was designed to provide a lower-key replacement for the…

Top Docs 2018

Canadian physician William Osler said, “The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” This seems to be universal amongst our Top Doctors. They are patient-focused: engaged on a…

Daffodil Dana

Dear Knoxonomist: Whenever I take an early spring drive from Rockwood to Oak Ridge, I am overwhelmed by the daffodils on Pellissippi Parkway. Daffodils always complement redbuds and dogwoods. But I think it’s gotten a little out of hand.…