As COVID-19 restrictions roll back bit by bit, many movie theaters are beginning to open their doors again, all while streaming services are continuing to pump out new content like never before.
As everybody prepares to move into the spring season, it also means that a host of new games are now available to download. Whether you’re looking to slay llama hordes or take part in an epic RPG adventure, we have you covered on what’s coming to your download queue for the month of March.
There are various locations right here in Knoxville where people can get vaccinated for COVID-19. Currently, vaccines are available statewide, but only people who are eligible can get it. To determine eligibility, the state of Tennessee is using “phases” that are based on age, risk of infect…
What is the most important aspect of a video game? There are tons of things that come together to make a good game, but if a game isn’t fun, there really isn’t much point in playing it.
According to a report released Tuesday morning from the Knox County Health Department, Knox County has administered more than 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The number includes both first and second doses.
Local restaurant Captain Jack’s Fish & Chicken offers the classic combination of chicken and fish paired with timeless side dishes like hush puppies, mac and cheese and more.
On Thursday night, the Beck Cultural Exchange Center hosted “A Movement of Black Arts & Culture,” highlighting Black artists and creatives in Knoxville.
On Feb. 25, the Knoxville History Project hosted a webinar on Jazzbilly and its origins in Knoxville. This webinar is part of a series of historical Zoom chats that the Knoxville History Project hosts highlighting specific historical topics in Knoxville.
For those who remember it, Crazy Taxi was an arcade classic about driving customers and pulling off absurd stunts. With its punk-rock attitude and frantic driving action, Crazy Taxi was a staple in old-fashioned, score-attack fun.
Ever wanted to know which businesses in Knoxville are Black owned? Want to show them more support and bring light to the things they do but not sure where to go?
On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Mabry-Hazen House hosted “Under Rebel Rule Once More - The Constitutional Convention of 1870 and the End of Tennessee's Reconstruction,” an online lecture featuring William Hardy, who received a Ph.D. in history at UT.
Since Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ubisoft has supported their open-world titles as a live service with free content drops. Both Origins and Odyssey received updates such as weekly boss fights and interesting quest chains within months of their release, and Ubisoft has made similar plans for Va…
With Masashi Kishimoto (author of the original “Naruto” series) taking over writing duties for “Boruto” back on chapter 52, fans felt that something big may be coming for the series. After multiple chapters of build up and action, we finally have payoff that will forever change the future of…
Last year, coffee shop Mahalo made the decision to open another location in downtown Knoxville. A soft launch took place back in December and has led to regular hours Monday through Saturday. They feature Flour Head Bakery pastries and a food menu from Simpl on Sevier.
The Buzz is the Beacon’s brief look into all the happenings on campus and in pop culture. Join hosts Austin Orr and Braxton Z. for a rundown of 2020's most Googled terms! Make sure to drop a comment if there is a topic you want to see covered next!
On Thursday, Feb. 18 Keep Knoxville Beautiful, a local organization that focuses on the upkeep of the local environment, hosted Home Composting, the first webinar in their new Thursday Talks series.
The Arts and Culture Alliance has announced the arrival of five new exhibitions at The Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville from March 5 to 26.
If the Switch was your first Nintendo console since the Wii, you may be wondering what Nintendo was up to from 2012 to 2017. Well, they made this little console called the “Wii U” that was a major flop for a ton of reasons, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t have any good games.
Welcome back to Watch to Watch Wednesday! What to Watch Wednesday returns with a brand new host Austin Acevedo! On this episode, Austin talks about "Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel" and"Bridgerton."
On Feb. 3, a familiar pattern repeated itself: the Golden Globe nominations were announced and there was public outcry over the snubs of critically acclaimed Black TV and films, as well as many lauded performances by Black actors.
In little over a month’s time, Kaiju movie fans around the globe will be tuning in to the colossal match-up of the century, “Godzilla vs. Kong.” In the first couple of trailers shown, Godzilla has mysteriously begun rampaging across the globe, so the humans decide to capture King Kong in ord…
Though many fans of manga and anime might not be fans of sports, sports series such as “Slam Dunk” and “Haikyu!!” are consistently some of the most popular in the medium. A good mangaka can take something that many may consider boring (such as football, volleyball, chess or go) and make it i…
On this special President’s Day edition of Beacon Beats, we’re looking at “POTUS,” a historical folk album by indie singer/songwriter David W. Jacobsen, which was released last year.
Since 2017, Token Game Tavern has been a staple in nightlife culture for the geek culture community in Knoxville. Even during the pandemic, the Tavern has not only managed to keep their doors open, but has decided to expand into another, similar themed venue.
This week, we’re looking at Drew and Ellie Holcomb’s newest singles, “Feels Like Home” and “Hey Rivers,” both of which were released today.
With Valentine’s Day approaching and the COVID-19 pandemic still in full effect, there aren’t a lot of places that you can go to or feel safe attending.
The Buzz is the Beacon’s brief look into all the happenings on campus and in pop culture. Join hosts Austin Orr and Braxton Z. for a rundown of this past weekend's best and worst Super Bowl spots! Make sure to drop a comment if there is a topic you want to see covered next!
During the Knox County Board of Health’s bi-weekly meeting Wednesday night, Dr. Martha Buchanan, senior director of the Knox County Health Department, said that the KCHD had inadvertently disposed of a tray of 975 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines that the department believes workers had confused wit…
Welcome back to Watch to Watch Wednesday! What to Watch Wednesday returns with a brand new host Austin Acevedo! On this episode, Austin talks about "In & of Itself," "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Rick and Morty."
“Witch Watch” is the newest series to join the ranks of “Weekly Shonen Jump,” the biggest manga publication in Japan. This series looks to become a mainstay in the magazine and become the next big comedy/romance series.
Black communities have been subjugated to mistreatment by the government and society for centuries in the U.S. This didn’t automatically change when integration was implemented or voting rights were granted in the 1960s. The struggle for equal opportunity and recognition is ongoing, and 2020…
With discussion about the hip-hop/rap industry constantly being taken up by just a few rappers and artists, it’s always nice to see a new-comer debut with a quality first album.
Though this Black History Month might look a little bit different from those we’ve seen before, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate. From informative lectures to live acrobat shows, here are some events celebrating Black History Month at UT and in Knoxville.
In honor of Black History Month, now is the time to reflect on the achievements of Knoxville’s Black community and its history, as a means to see where the city has been and where it could be going. And remember — it’s important to remember and pay homage to Knoxville’s Black trailblazers ye…
Whether you’re a committed football fan or someone who doesn’t even know which teams played in the Super Bowl this year, everyone can find enjoyment in the commercials.
When the first Little Nightmares game was released back in 2017, it took the gaming scene by storm with its clever puzzles and horrific atmosphere. Though it and its DLC told a strong story, most assumed that we wouldn’t see anything else from the Little Nightmares universe.
The strange times we live in have prompted Hollywood to take a leap of faith this year, with some studios opting to release theatrical movies concurrently on streaming platforms.
On Thursday, Feb. 4, the Knoxville Writer’s Guild hosted an online event, “PAST PRESENT: Tips for Good Writing About History,” which featured author and director of marketing & public relations at Blount Mansion, Michael Jordan.
Remember the summer of 2016? Not only was it a world completely free of a global pandemic, but it was also a world completely obsessed with Pokémon Go.
Now that limited supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine are available in Knox County, the distribution of the vaccine is subject to a slow and steady phased process outlined by the state of Tennessee.
Once the last boss has fallen in Cyber Shadow, the game provides the player a stat screen of their playthrough. For this review, the game took a little over 10 hours to complete and resulted in 468 deaths.