Charlottesville: a small city of 50,000 people in the heart of Virginia. A city whose name invoked a mental slideshow of the picturesque Shenandoah mountains, the eager spirit of the University of Virginia, and the quaint, historic atmosphere of Monticello.
That array of images has been replaced in most of our minds by a new collage. Read More
First, and foremost, slavery and racism are despicable, deserving our utmost condemnation. However, I believe that the tearing down of Confederate statues is an historical injustice rooted in a lack of understanding about a complex event. To discern the fate of the statues, we must look at the historical record of the Civil War. Read More
After a hectic week of new syllabi and mandatory meetings, few things are better than a trip to one of your go-to restaurants. Every Friday night, Cris Gant and I go out to a different restaurant in Chattanooga. We spend on average an hour agonizing over where to go and cross checking lists of best Chattanooga restaurants. But every once in awhile, we just have to go to an old favorite. This week, we were at Clyde’s on Main, and what a delicious experience it was. Read More
Taylor Swift broke her silence of almost three years with new track “Look What You Made Me Do” on August 24. While many were distraught at the undeniably pop genre and her overall change in style, perhaps just as many fans were ecstatic for any music at all from Ms. Swift. Read More