Wise Words from Lessons Learned

Ralph Waldo Emerson is often credited with saying, "Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood." Whether or not Emerson is the real source of such wisdom makes no difference when it comes to its truth. It's only when we reflect on where we've been and what we've experienced can we learn the best lessons. Take it…

Stock Up on Summer Must-Reads

 The Secret Token by Andrew Lawler  Andrew Lawler takes a deep dive into the mystery of the lost colony of Roanoke in this absorbing history. The book does not only describe Roanoke but also details on how the incident has haunted America since it happened. Perfect for both history nuts and the casually interested. Available in paperback on June 4.  Andrew Lawler…

Trendy Cuts for Men

The Styles You Want + How to Get Them The Fade + Hard Part HAIR TYPE Straight + Short WHAT IT IS There are many different types of fades, but ultimately a fade haircut is one that tapers in length the further down you go on the back and sides, meaning it isn’t trimmed to just one … Continued

Money is the Fuel, Not the Destination

It is not uncommon for guys to frame financial and retirement planning in quantitative terms only. How much money do I need to have saved? How many years do I plan on being retired? What will my monthly expenses be in retirement? While all of these are necessary and important considerations, they are only part of the overall equation.

Drink to Donate

When Matthew Daniel was diagnosed with Duchenne disease, a type of muscular dystrophy, his parents, Martin and Melissa, were determined to do something to help the cause. After launching a successful beer festival in his native Memphis, Martin thought this type of fun, local event could be just the thing to raise funds and awareness for Duchenne research and treatment.…

Go Out and Play

 You never know how one trip can change someone’s life.  That’s the idea that started it all for Ed McAlister, founder of River Sports Outfitters. Originally from West Tennessee, Ed moved to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee. While working as an engineer, it was his own unexpected adventure—backcountry skiing in Colorado—that made him want to share that with…

June 2019 Around Town

Knoxville Brewfest 2019 The Ninth Annual Knoxville Brewfest will be held Saturday, June 22 in downtown Knoxville from 4–8 p.m. Breweries, beer and enthusiasts from all over will gather for a summer afternoon sampling fresh beers of all colors, styles and flavors. Knoxville Brewfest is held around the fountains and lake at the base of the Sunsphere and Tennessee … Continued

Attention, Gentlemen!

You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue. Yes, we celebrate the dads in our lives with Father’s Day on June 16, but there are so many more reasons why it’s great to be a guy this … Continued