And those were only a few of the cultures represented at first-ever event.
Festival celebrates traditional Laotian food, fashion and dancing.
It is almost April, and it means the Major League Baseball season is right around the corner.
In 1889 when first lady Frances Cleveland left the White House after President Grover Cleveland had been defeated for re–election, she famously told the staff not to change the curtains and furniture because she would be back in four years.
The rationalizations of Richard Sherman’s behavior by some members of the chattering class are rather interesting.
As I followed the recent “Duck Dynasty” uproar, it occurred to me how simple it would be to duck it – and other similar squabbles: If you don’t like something or someone on television, turn the channel.
For my first column of the year 2014, I had intended to write short review of a story a friend shared with me about some gritty bootlegger relatives who, years ago, behaved rather wildly in the area of Cannon and DeKalb counties.
The proximity of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to the celebration of the new year is one of those happy accidents that has quite a few fringe benefits.
One of the catchphrases we hear a lot these days is something called “cultural imperialism.”
The new year seems like a good time to reflect.
Reality television inches closer and closer to becoming a parody of itself, but the comedy is so dark that it’s not always easy to laugh.
They celebrate the holidays a little differently in the U.S. Capitol, where I have been enjoying a little recreational time with friends.
To the great surprise of no one in an age ruled by cynicism and irony, a poll conducted for the Associated Press by the firm General Social Survey finds that only one-third of Americans believe that most people are worthy of their trust.
To hear kids today tell it, programs such as “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” have broken all kinds of new ground and brought viewers a brave, new world of televised political satire.
While staunch believers attribute the Garden of Eden as the birthplace of crime, non-believers might cite genetic error as the reason for bad behavior.
Youth is a time of movement, both physical and geographical. They feel free to go just about anywhere their hearts, minds and careers take them.
Over the last few weeks, we have seen an outpouring of remembrances about President John Kennedy and the impact of his assassination 50 years ago.
An expatriate who lives in England thinks he knows how we’re feeling.
It’s a given that on a near-daily basis most people cope with a variety of stresses that can lead them to being on edge – to some degree, at least.
The men of the Murfreesboro Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. are launching a mentoring program with Project Go.
As younger children make use of new technology, online safety issues are becoming greater concerns.
If you want to journey back in time, follow the beat of the drums this weekend to Long Hunter State Park, where more than 50 Native American tribes will gather.
Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, and that willingness to lend a hand has earned some national recognition.
This week, I’m going to try and help the image and reputation of many present and future players of every sport, from professional to middle school.
There must be a saner way to observe the Civil War’s sesquicentennial than what they are doing in Richmond, Va.
It’s common knowledge that a majority of business communications is conducted online.
Sultry model Courtney Stodden recently donned a lettuce leaf bikini to show her support for vegetarianism.
How many passwords do you have? I have so many entrees to the digital world that take me to so many password-protected places now that I can’t remember them all.
How would you fare if forced to flee to the mountains with only the clothes on your back and survive solely off the land?
Like Alistair Cooke a generation before him, Sir David Frost was one of Britain’s most delightful gifts to the United States.
One topic I have touched on before is how, as a film columnist, I absolutely dread going to the movie theater. Before I am criticized, let me explain. My reasons are pretty simple.
I believe it was William Shakespeare, or maybe Johnny Football, who asked, “What’s in a name?”
A beloved, departed family member – who would be 96 years old, if alive – shared this story with me several years ago.
Everyone reading this column who believes in the power of meetings, raise your hand.
Back in the early days of the Republic, newspapers were filled with scathing columns and editorials written by anonymous essayists.
As a teenage girl, Carol Broderick has bounced around from one foster home to the other. With a few dollars saved, Carol packs some bags, catches a bus, and runs away from her foster home.
For $180, a fancy beauty parlor in New York will smear bird poop on your face.
The ACLU of Tennessee sent a letter Thursday to the Rutherford County Board of Education urging for Central Magnet School students and teachers be allowed to reinstate “Safe Space” posters.
Although Tennessee taxpayers help subsidize film and television programs like ABC’s “Nashville” provided they film on location, not all productions get the same treatment.
Does it seem as though 100 years have passed since you were in the eighth grade?
I was reading a book recently about online romance. Everything, well, almost everything, was there.
At 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, the Murfreesboro Branch of the NAACP will present its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at Stones River Primitive Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.
It’s certainly been an interesting couple of weeks for the media.
Some men claim that men are hard-wired not to accept a state of monogamy.
The thing that rubbed me the rawest was some anchors and race-baiting guests referring to Zimmerman as a “white Hispanic.”
Did you hear about a baby being born last week to some young couple in England? I think there was something in the news about it.
The editors of Rolling Stone undoubtedly are delighted at the publicity so many misguided people are giving them.
The year 2525 is almost 500 years away, and a lot can happen in 500 years.
Your mama used to say, “If you wait until you have enough money before you have a baby, you’ll never have a baby.”
An acquaintance chided me for being such a huge fan of “The Sopranos,” alleging that it promoted criminality, violence, and set a bad example for the public, especially impressionable young people.
A TV news reporter read a story the other night about a growing trend: More and more men are using cosmetics.
Unfortunately, many of your fellow Americans aren’t feeling terribly independent this Independence Day.
The twang of banjo and squeal of fiddle will soon have hands clapping and toes tapping for the 36th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro.
Regardless of whether you are a preacher, kindergarten teacher, college student, criminal, judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, no one is immune to this issue.
I don’t know what it is about the Grand Old Game that makes players drool and salivate.
Restaurant Row names such as Puleo’s Grille and Demos Steak House hint at international cuisines.
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