Cynthia Markert

For Cynthia Markert, art speaks to her as much as she speaks through art. Using mixed media on plywood, she creates intricate, flapper-style women who “draw out the creative impulses inside a human being as they are looking at the art.”…
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Microaggressions

Dear Knoxonomist: I keep hearing about “microaggressions,” and I’m worried that I might run into them—or worse, commit one without knowing it. Are they a real thing? What do you think about microaggressions? Cordelia— Karns, TN…
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Teamwork

“…we will be featuring more stories focused on Knoxville’s business owners.We’ve added two new departments, ‘Spirituality’ and ‘Insights’; and, starting in July, we will present a charitable events calendar, both online and in print.”
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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…
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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…
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We All Have Willpower

“Congratulations ! I have good news. We are now absolutely positive that your willpower is, in fact, working! It willed you to eat those Cheetos! Now, let’s get to know the part of you that believes that those little, orange cruchies are a…
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Kelly Brown

With a passion for shaping spaces and constructing stories, Kelly Brown of Bower Bird Sculptures is as connected to building with nature as his company’s namesake. Since childhood, he has used his hands to shape the world…
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