Everything XL for Chattacon's 40th - Jan. 30-Feb. 1

Published Jan. 29 2015

Cinch up your dice bag, grab your first-edition Tolkiens and polish up your Stormtrooper helmet; Chattacon is back.

Never-changing places: Some businesses have remained the same for decades

Published Jan. 29 2015

Hanging on the wood-paneled wall in Don Johnson's office is a large, arched mirror that once adorned one of eight...

Cleaveland: 'Addressee deceased': Dealing with death

Published Jan. 29 2015

My wife and I send annual holiday letters to maintain contact with friends and family who have become widely dispersed...

Ask a Doctor: What are floaters?

Published Jan. 29 2015

Q: What are floaters?

Dig into dips for Super Bowl XLIX

Published Jan. 28 2015

To the Patriots and the Seahawks, the Super Bowl may be all about the promise of a ring, but for...

Side Orders: Sweet 'n' spicy wings take flight

Published Jan. 28 2015

Before you gather around the big screen on Sunday to honor the gods of the gridiron, take a moment to...

Fare Exchange: Doctoring store-bought sauce, making healthy cookies

Published Jan. 28 2015

It's a fine January Day, and the last January Wednesday we have to enjoy. So let's get busy.

In the Super Bowl of pizza, this DIY beats take-out any day

Published Jan. 28 2015

Make pizza from scratch for a Super Bowl party? Come on. Why bother when you can snap your fingers and...

Turning bean burritos into a Super Bowl party finger food

Published Jan. 28 2015

There is something magical about a burrito, that combination of crispy tortilla edges that turn doughy soft at the center,...

Chattanooga transgender woman lands $100,000 book deal

Published Jan. 27 2015

If Cinderella landed a big book deal instead of a prince, her story might resemble Meredith Russo.

Live Fit Challenge invites readers to follow fitness story

Published Jan. 27 2015

Get in shape. Be active. Eat healthy. But how?

Dads2Dads: Teens must drive their own destiny

Published Jan. 27 2015

When we conduct workshops for teens, we tell them that they are not their family tree. If they have received...

X marks the jewelry: Trendy X rings, bracelets haven't made it here -- yet

Published Jan. 26 2015

Just because Hollywood stars Jennifer Lawrence, Megan Fox, Amy Adams, Jessica Alba and Octavia Spencer have been sporting the chic...

Off the Couch: Blue Man Group, Elvis, Tater Salad in town

Published Jan. 26 2015

BARRY COURTER: So here's the idea: We go into the basement and get some old cans of paint, shave our...

Grand Thoughts: Turning a negative into a positive

Published Jan. 26 2015

It has been something I've delayed for six months -- cleaning out my late mother's house. And doing it has...

Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe in Miami

Published Jan. 26 2015

MIAMI -- Miss Colombia Paulina Vega, a relative pageant newcomer, has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss...

Countertop composting catches on among apartment dwellers

Published Jan. 26 2015

Composting and collecting kitchen scraps, once the province of those with gardens or space for a big, pungent, outdoor composter,...

'Birdman' tops Screen Actors Guild Awards; Redmayne upsets Keaton

Published Jan. 25 2015

The backstage farce "Birdman" topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Award, winning best ensemble cast, even though its star,...

Fun and brains: National Puzzle Day celebrates fun -- and seriousness -- of head games

Published Jan. 25 2015

Chase Foster is trying to concentrate, but the noise around him is borderline chaos.

Celebration of Southern Lit set for April, evening events added

Published Jan. 25 2015

The Celebration of Southern Literature for 2015 will bring such familiar names to town as "Cold Mountain" author Charles Frazier,...

Kennedy: Why audiences are falling silent at the end of 'American Sniper'

Published Jan. 25 2015

Everybody is buzzing about the film "American Sniper."

Thanksgiving on Ischia: American living in Italy appreciates quiet calm of the island

Published Jan. 25 2015

Southern Italy is known for its sunny skies and gorgeous terrain, but on this day, the sun won't even get...

Birth, decay and werewolves: sculptor uses stop-action animation to create worlds

Published Jan. 25 2015

Monica Cook, a Dalton, Ga. native now living as a successful sculptor in Brooklyn, creates entire alternate worlds with interactive...