Shawn Ryan (Reporter)

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Shawn Ryan is the features editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Mind Coffee: My TV-watching skills are dwindling rapidly

Published Apr. 17 2019

So last night about a gajillion people watched the first episode of the final season of HBO's "Game of Thrones."...

Mind Coffee: Hey! Try showing some courtesy, you jerk

Published Apr. 10 2019

You know what really ticks me off?

Mind Coffee: Recalling the music of my 'Younger Days'

Published Apr. 3 2019

A few weeks ago, some friends went on Facebook to post the "Most Influential Albums of My Younger Days."

Mind Coffee: Here's my list of favorite TV series of all time

Published Mar. 27 2019

The New York Times recently released a list of its choices for the Top 20 TV dramas of the past...

For rest and relaxation, try Florida's 'Forgotten Coast'

Published Mar. 24 2019

The sticker on the sliding-glass door says: "Keep sea turtles in the dark. Close window treatments dusk to dawn 5/1-10/31."

Mind Coffee: The Oscars are sometimes right, sometimes very wrong

Published Mar. 20 2019

After "Green Book" won the Oscar for Best Picture, I decided it was time to check it out. I don't...

Former UTC student lands recurring role on NBC's 'This is Us'

Published Mar. 18 2019

Even though she's been an actor for more than 20 years and knows how things work behind the scenes, Maury...

Mind Coffee: Danger! The past is a dicey place

Published Mar. 13 2019

Revisiting your past carries some dangerous risk.

Trying to contact the ghost that haunts Room 311 of downtown Chattanooga's Read House

Published Mar. 8 2019

We tried. We really tried.

Mind Coffee: Comparing the book to the movie...just don't

Published Mar. 6 2019

A couple of weeks ago, I started re-reading Stephen King's "It," gearing up for the release of "It: Chapter Two,"...

MPI global conference visits SimCenter this week

Published Mar. 4 2019

It's not a phrase that most people understand: Message Passing Interface, or MPI.

Registration for StoryCorps sessions begins Tuesday

Published Mar. 3 2019

Want to have a conversation heard across the Chattanooga area and beyond? Your chance soon will be hanging out in...


Mind Coffee: Marc Martel as Freddie Mercury will rock you

Published Feb. 27 2019

Marc Martel doesn't remember the first time someone told him he sounded like Queen's Freddie Mercury when he sang.

Mind Coffee: Overcoming the guilt of binge-watching

Published Feb. 20 2019

A couple of weeks ago I did something I've never done before.

Mind Coffee: The good, the bad and the underwhelming of movie sequels

Published Feb. 13 2019

I finally got around to watching "Black Panther."

Mind Coffee: Changes at Riverbend seem like good ideas

Published Feb. 6 2019

So Riverbend is being cut to four days.

Mind Coffee: The 'Invisible Elite' musicians behind the curtain

Published Jan. 30 2019

Guitarist Reggie Young recently died. Despite a lifetime of loving and studying music, I'd never heard of him, so I...

Mind Coffee: No need to powder your nose on the radio

Published Jan. 23 2019

As the saying goes: He has a face for radio.

Mind Coffee: Only a birdbrain would take the 'Bird Box Challenge'

Published Jan. 16 2019

Sometimes you just throw up your hands and say, "We're doomed as a species."

Mind Coffee: Cardboard characters reduce emotional impact of 'Roma'

Published Jan. 9 2019

"Roma" is a lock to get an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.