Most talked about Tennessean stories

Eyewear upstart Warby Parker eyes Nashville expansion — Online eyewear retailer Warby Parker is considering Nashville among several cities nationwide for a corporate expansion to accommodate its growth. The New York-based company has already been mentioned in local real estate circles as a corporate relocation prospect.

Artist snags historic downtown building for $1M — Nashville architect Roy Gilleland has sold the downtown building that has housed his company for 35 years to a local family partnership. The buyers include Vadis Turner, a mixed media artist who recently returned to Nashville with her husband and son from New York, where the couple lived for 15 years.

Nashville demonstration asks for independent Kurdistan — About 50 people are in front of the federal building in downtown Nashville, waving flags in a demonstration for an independent Kurdistan. The region is part of Iraq, and its regional president, Massoud Barzani, recently took the initial steps to get a referendum on independence.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @HeidiHallTN: Your answer to what's happening in front of the federal building in downtown Nashville right now:… #Kurdistan

Jul 25, 2014

Your answer to what's happening in front of the federal building in downtown Nashville right now:… #Kurdistan

Cursive writing standards in the works for Tennessee schools — Cursive handwriting is making a comeback in Tennessee, with performance benchmarks in the works to guide the teaching of the fading art to students. Proposed cursive standards that would begin in second grade, accelerate through third grade and finish in fourth grade received preliminary approval Friday from the Tennessee State Board of Education.
Jul 25, 2014

Tennessee students will turn focus to dying art of cursive writing.… via @tennessean

Jul 25, 2014

RT @joeygarrison: Cursive handwriting standards in the works for Tennessee schools

Training Camp Preview — The Tennessean's John Glennon and Jim Wyatt give their thoughts before the start of Titans Training Camp.

McBrides wanted 'Everlasting' perfection — To understand the intricacy and thoughtfulness put into producing Martina McBride's album "Everlasting," consider the level of detail given to simply recording the string section. The four-person section of two violins, a viola and a cello stood together in a small studio space.

Nashville Catholics to welcome 9 priests Saturday — Nine new priests will join the Diocese of Nashville Saturday morning, marking the biggest Catholic ordination ceremony in Tennessee's history. The nine men come from as far away as Tanzania in East Africa and as close as Dickson County. They range in age from 26 to 49.

Gordon Ball, Terry Adams release early voting ads — The main two Democratic candidates for Senate, Terry Adams and Gordon Ball, have released their early-voting period TV ads. Adams stresses his military service and pledges to make veterans' issues a priority if he wins election.

GameStop subsidiary Simply Mac buys MacAuthority — Simply Mac, the largest Apple specialist in North America, has made a deal to purchase Nashville-based MacAuthority. Mark Gregory, the former CEO of MacAuthority, now serves as vice president of education and services for Simply Mac. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We have known members of the management team of Simply Mac for seven years.

Titans add a guard, cut a tight end — With starting guard Andy Levitre (appendicitis) unable to practice for a couple of weeks, the Titans made a move to bolster the position on Friday. The Titans added rookie free agent guard Kevin Danser to the roster and waived tight end Adam Schiltz.

Garth Brooks to play 10 concerts in Chicago — As tickets went on sale Friday morning at 10 a.m. CT, Garth Brooks was set to kick off his comeback tour with a single concert at Chicago's Allstate Arena. Less than three hours later, one show had turned into 10. That includes three double-headers on September 6, 12 and 13, when he'll give two performances at 6:30 p.m.