Millennials and the metaphysical: Why young people are turning to a more holistic way of living

By Allison Borrell, Studio M staff // On May 19-20, Nashville will welcome hundreds of attendees to the Galactic Expo, a spiritual exhibition featuring over 130 readers, healers, vendors and teachers of the metaphysical. Events like the Galactic Expo have fueled young people’s interest in exploring alternative, metaphysical practices that involve astrology, meditation, tarot card…

Local comics shops prepare for Free Comic Book Day

By Ryan Miller, Studio M On May 5 local comic book shops and bookstores will open their doors for Free Comic Book Day, an annual event open to comic readers, both old and new. Popular publishers like Marvel, DC and Dark Horse and independent publishers including IDW, Titan, Dynamite, ONI, Image and BOOM will offer…

Nashville VegFest returns with more speakers, fun and veggie eats

By Zamaria Thompson, Studio M staff // Nashville’s Vegfest, a nonprofit event that promotes a plant-based, healthy lifestyle, returns April 7 at The Fairgrounds Nashville. The family-friendly festival will be filled with food samples, cooking demonstrations, giveaways and more from some of Nashville’s best plant-based restaurants. How did a vegan festival make its way to Music…

21-year-old nail technician attracts clients from miles around

By Kyla Tillis, Studio M staff // The LED light shines down, and the gentle humming of an electric machine fills the room. The smell of acetone lingers while she works. This is just another day for Eldreana Louis. Louis, 21, of Clarksville, Tennessee, owns the nail business Polish Me Pretty and is a rising…

Three cat cafes to open in Middle Tennessee

By Carlee Francis, Studio M staff // Three local couples plan to open cat cafes in the coming months, officially bringing the coffee shop phenomenon to Middle Tennessee. And what, exactly, is a cat cafe? Essentially, it’s supervised indoor pet rental. The concept is to have two separate spaces: a space to make coffee and…

After high school, some millennials are choosing a different path

By Andrew Wigdor, Studio M staff // While many millennials choose to pursue higher education directly after making their way through middle and high school, some, such as Ellen Woods, the owner of Ellie Michellie’s Eatery and Catering in Morristown, Tennessee, prefer to take a different path; a path filled with hard work, goal-oriented passion…

Robyn Taylor’s Bird Song Studio serenades its guests

By Tessa Resko, Studio M staff // Nestled on a hill in the sleepy town of Woodbury, Tenn., sits a reimagined Presbyterian Church with a soft yellow door. This is the site of Robyn Taylor’s Bird Song Studio. The main room has been transformed into a concert venue, a home, a recording studio and a…

Murfreesboro media store celebrates 15 years

By Teylor Hines, Studio M staff //  For almost 15 years, one place in Murfreesboro has been promising its customers “recycled fun.” Media Rerun, located at 2820 S. Rutherford Blvd. in the College Central Shopping Center, opened its doors on March 18, 2003. When the shopping center was first being built, Larry Pinkerton would pass…