The Analog Sea and Intentional Curation

Written by Maxwell Frasher Edited by Presley Cowan In an era when increasing desire for convenience has made the audiobook and the e-book more practical than ever, it's easy to question whether the print book and the bookstore have any…

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The Museum of Infinite Outcomes

Words and Video by Diana Dalton Edited by Presley Cowan The Museum of Infinite Outcomes, an open-air museum in Knoxville's very own Parkridge neighborhood, is home to more than meets the eye. With meandering gardens, rotating exhibits and a free…

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Underwater Puppetry by Faith Belt

Ghost Lion: A spectral lion expresses his torment, grief, and aggression, haunting a strange, otherworldly savannah. Ghost Lion comes from a video series of early experiments, or "movements", with underwater puppetry. Water makes materials move with a new gravity and a slowness…

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Wake for Susan by Cormac McCarthy

Written by C.J. McCarthy Jr. Phoenix, Fall 1959 "Who makes the bridal bed, Birdie, say truly?"- "The grey headed Sexton That delves the grave duly." Sir Walter Scott IT WAS NINE O'CLOCK on a sparkling Saturday morning in October. The…

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Intersections of Protest, Art, and the University

Written by Diana Dalton Edited by Josh Strange Posters. Chants. Marches. T-shirts. Sit ins. Walk outs. Violence. Division. Throughout the history of the modern university, student protest has been a constant presence. In America, there lies a rich history of…

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The University’s Beauty: Intention Beyond Functionality 

Written by Abby-Noelle Potter Edited by Josh Strange The side door of Clement Hall flings open as I untangle my headphones and begin speed walking to class. As I head to my 10:00 am, I briefly look around. The identifiable…

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First Friday Visit at Le Swamp: Enshrine Room

Photos & Words by Rose Hamm Enshrine Room is installed at the artist-run-space Le Swamp from April 1-9, featuring artwork by Ashley Ekstrum, Ginger Markli, Kirby Miles, and Saloni Parekh. Ekstrum’s oil paintings accentuate organic forms created through the hand-dyeing…

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The Last War Story

By Michael Knight Phoenix: Spring 2004, Inspirations Issue My father's war story is a simple one. He shipped out to Vietnam in 1968, an ROTC lieutenant, trained for airborne duty. All blood and balls, to hear him tell it, but…

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Le Swamp: A Colliding Ground for Interdisciplinary Art

Written by Rose Hamm Edited by Josh Strange Le Swamp, an artist-run space in Knoxville, Tennessee, transforms the unfinished basement of its co-directors’, Ashley Ekstrum and Victoria Rexhausen’s, residence into a curatorial art space.  Ekstrum, a University of Tennessee graduate…

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