Day: October 20, 2015


State facilities face privatization, effects seen on Tech’s campus

Tennessee is experiencing something unique in its history, and that is facing the privatization of nearly every state-ran facility in measures to reduce maintenance costs. Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration is the group driving the operation. A group that has been vocal in its fight against Haslam’s plan is United Campus […]


Haunted Reviews in the Upper Cumberland

Amazin' Acres of Fun   Located about 8 miles south of Cookeville toward Sparta on Highway 111, is a family-owned and -operated farm where you can find the McCulley’s Amazin’ Acres of Fun. The farm offers hayrides to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your favorite pumpkins. The hayride […]


Blues and Brews festival raises funds for WCTE public television

BLUES WITH BREWS – Blues and Brews is a fundraiser for WCTE public television. The event raised $33,000 in 2014.  The second annual Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival was held again Saturday, Oct. 17 in Dogwood Park. 

Blues & Brews started out as a small WCTE fundraiser where patrons […]


Deerhunter slows down on ‘Fading Frontier’

Hardly any band can boomerang back to the same success it had on two earlier fantastic back-to-back albums after a mediocre effort, but indie rock darlings Deerhunter figures out what works and stick with it on its latest LP, “Fading Frontier.” After 2013’s “Monomania,” which proved highly divisive among fans […]


‘Crimson Peak’ plays to Del Toro’s strengths

QUITE THE SET – The house in Crimson Peak was built specifically for the film, but had to be torn down after production ended. Set in a delightfully spooky Victorian mansion, Guillermo Del Toro’s “Crimson Peak” is not a ghost story so much as a story with ghosts in it. […]


‘Nathan For You’ attempts to take down Best Buy

Not many reality shows focus on the host, which makes “Nathan For You” all the more fascinating, as it is a subtle character study as well as hilarious fodder for those who attach themselves to its style. “Nathan For You” sees Nathan Fielder, a business school graduate, traveling around, giving […]