Casey Phillips, Times Free Press

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Chattanooga, TN, United States

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Past articles by Casey:

Study says parents turn to TV to punish tablet-obsessed children

About four years ago, Andrew Kelsay bought an iPad for himself and his daughter Rhiannon, who was 4 at the time. These days, however, he barely gets a chance to lay a finger on the device. → Read More

UTC hosts visually impaired artist whose participatory art redefines accessibility

Consider how fundamental vision is to the typical museum or art gallery visit. → Read More

Guitar collector says his six-string horde is all about the stories, not the money

To a non-musician, Brad Putt's Gibson J-35 probably doesn't seem all that special. The double curves of its dreadnought body look similar to countless other guitars, and its blond spruce top has been lightly scuffed from 74 years of honest use. → Read More

No free launch: Free-to-play video games rarely live up to that title

For most of its 40-odd-year existence, the home video-game market has been built on a fairly clear-cut, traditional economic model: Once a player buys a game, it's theirs in its entirety to enjoy as they see fit. → Read More

Christian buddying evangelism

Growing up, Jason Cha thought he was the best kind of Christian. Later on, he discovered he was also one of the worst. → Read More

Chances are you won't even read this article

To some, the idea of curling up by the fire with a good book sounds like an ideal way to while away an evening or a rainy day. → Read More

'Call of Duty,' 'Halo,' 'Fallout' among most-anticipated new entries in video game releases this fall

The first day of fall is Wednesday, which obviously means it's time to start thinking about the holidays. → Read More

Fans react to changes being made to gender, race, sexual orientation of beloved characters

To fans who aren't accustomed to its shifty ways, the landscape of pop culture must seem like a fairly untrustworthy place to navigate of late. Many familiar landmarks are changing, sometimes in dramatic fashion. → Read More

Newly opened barcade attracting retro gaming fans to M.L. King Boulevard

Brian Hennen is the first to admit that his is a selfish dream. → Read More

Trolls: Online ne'er-do-wells take sadistic pleasure in sowing discontent

Sometimes, throwing your two cents into an online conversation can feel about as foolhardy as taking a woodland stroll during hunting season while sporting your finest set of deer antlers. → Read More

North Alabama's Hallelujah Tour promotes region's abundance of century-old worship sites

When tourism officials decided eight years ago to develop an attraction that leveraged North Alabama's abundance of historic worship sites, they quickly realized they were going to need to use some fairly rigid criteria or risk being overrun with applicants. → Read More

Smart devices, apps, video tutorials a 21st-century chef's best friend

Whether she's watching cooking programs on TV, streaming them on Netflix or eating out while on vacation, Stephanie Clark is constantly absorbing culinary inspiration. → Read More

A handful of video games offer a digital respite in midst of the summer dry spell

Press "start" to snooze. Every summer, video gamers face weeks of doldrums as studios hold their biggest, most-anticipated titles in reserve for the holidays. As a result, the release cycle slows down to a lethargic crawl, but that doesn't mean there's nothing worth playing. With a lack of competition from AAA titles, publishers often choose the summer months to release their wild cards, games… → Read More

The Duality of Dixie: This century's civil war

There are many Southerners still caught in the grip of a civil war, only there are no battle lines to draw, and victor and vanquished are one and the same. → Read More

Upcoming photo walk leverages Instagram social media features to share Scenic City scenes with the world

At its core, Instagram is a social network, not just a photo gallery, no matter how many of its 300 million monthly users choose to employ it solely as a storehouse of selfies and artfully composed cat pictures. → Read More

In town, on track: Boom in local studios offering Chattanooga musicians a cheaper recording alternative to bigger cities

In a day and age when more and more aspects of life are rooted in digital soil, Marty Bohannon is hoping to lay the foundations of his musical legacy in analog bedrock. → Read More

Why Beats, Apple and other companies are marketing wearable devices as high-tech fashion accessories

In February, Chinese researchers released the results of a poll asking consumers what luxury brand was the most attractive to the country's upper-class gift givers. → Read More

New director of Folk School of Chattanooga seeking to broaden offerings, relocate facility

Communal dances. Outdoor concerts. Traditional crafting classes. A 50-seat performance venue. An overflowing student roster. → Read More

Local singer/songwriter's vintage sound attracts avid following

There is an aura surrounding Clark Williams that seems not so much timeless as just plain old. → Read More

Riverbend's director of sales oversees many facets of festival organization

Even in the spartan, wood-paneled interior of a nondescript trailer parked under the Olgiati Bridge, Karen Shostak can't quite seem to switch off her instincts as a hostess. → Read More