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Memphis' Hip Hop Renaissance | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 21, 2018
Mark down 2018 as the year that Memphis music conquered the world — again. We can dwell on the chart conquests of yore by Sun and Stax, all fueled by the fiercely independent spirit of those studios' producers and artists. Or we can fast forward to the widespread use of Memphis soul s...
Haslam discusses achievements, expectations during Collierville event | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 21, 2018
Gov. Bill Haslam said he wants Tennessee's next governor to continue the state's progress.        
Lashara Wheeler saves eight ducklings in drain, named Peabody honorary duckmaster | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 21, 2018
Lashara Wheeler saved eight ducklings in a drain on Memorial Day, and a week later she was named Peabody Hotel's latest Honorary Duckmaster.        
Infill Frenzy | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 21, 2018
When development comes to neighborhoods, who listens to the neighbors? This week, developers of a massive apartment complex planned for Broad Avenue are in line for $12.1 million in public assistance, but the public — business owners around the development — say ...
Fly on the Wall 1530 | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 21, 2018
WBDS-Memphis This week's award for most awkward, faintly porny moment goes to Action News 5 reporter Janice Broach. Broach redefined teaser with a promotional clip introducing the Germantown psychiatrist Valerie Augustus of Christian Psychiatrist, who has been accused of, "using ridin...
Does posting calorie counts on menus make a difference? | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 21, 2018
"We need to shift our thinking and consider that the calorie count of each meal is even more important than the dollar amount."        
Tennessee's Senators Call for End to Separation of Families at Border | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 20, 2018
Tennessee’s two U.S. Senators, Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, joined 11 other Republican Senators Tuesday in sending a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for an end to the separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border. ...
Tom Lee Park to House Pop-Up Recreational Space | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 20, 2018
A temporary recreational pop-up space with basketball courts and lawn games is set to open Friday, June 15th in Tom Lee Park. The Memphis River Parks Partnership (MRPP) and the Memphis Grizzlies are partnering to activate RiverPlay for a sec...
Thousands Ride Explore Bike Share in First Month | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 20, 2018
In one month, 2,950 people have used Explore Bike Share (EBS), the citywide bike share system. They traveled 27,503 miles and burned more than 1 million calories. EBS launched last month with the Big Roll Out, an event in which volunteers rode 600 bikes to 60 bike share stations across th...
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Memphis Flyer | June 20, 2018
If you're still unclear about what really got done in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, you're in company with the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Trump and Kim did sign a document that said they'd work towards ...
EDGE Awards Tax Break for South Memphis Grocery Store | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 20, 2018
A new grocery store could soon take the place of the former Kroger in South Memphis that closed in February. The Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) for Memphis and Shelby County awarded Belz Enterprises a tax break to redevelop the shopping center where the vacant gro...
Corker Among Senators to Introduce Law to Keep Families Together | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 20, 2018
As President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to stop the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexican border, Tennessee’s Bob Corker, along with 25 other U.S. senators, introduced legislation that promotes keeping immigrant children and their parents together. ...
From Playhouse on the Square to New York: Memphian uses acting to engage communities | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 20, 2018
Jon Adam Ross took his acting talent to New York. Now he engages communities with his writing and acting.        
Dr. Phil Kronk: Does society based on consumption push us to greed? | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 19, 2018
Success in this society is tied to money and the display of possessions.        
Memphis Pets of the Week (June 14-20) | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 19, 2018
Each week, the Flyer will feature adoptable dogs and cats from Memphis Animal Services. All photos are credited to Memphis Pets Alive. More pictures can be found on the Memphis Pets Alive Facebook page.
We can all learn something from the Bar-Kays' story | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 19, 2018
The story of the Bar-Kays is one we can hold onto when times get tough.        
Event Hopes to Connect Shelby Residents with $109M in Unclaimed Property | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 19, 2018
The Memphis Redbirds want to help you find missing money this weekend. Well, kinda. The Tennessee Unclaimed Property Division of the Tennessee Department of Treasury will help 'Birds fans search for and possibly recover missing money during games on Friday and Saturday. The...
City Sets Rules for Bird | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 19, 2018
After a new dockless scooter system launched here on Friday, the city looks to set regulations for their operation. A Memphis City Council committee recommended approval of an ordinance Tuesday that would regulate the Bird scooter system and other all shared-mobility sys...
Barbecue Cooking Contest: Weather doesn't dampen these teams' spirits | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 19, 2018
On Thursday, lightning brought a halt on Memphis in May, but the shoulder teams stayed positive as the rain delayed their plans        
Flyer, CMI Win Big in Green Eyeshades Journalism Awards | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 19, 2018
The Green Eyeshade Awards (named for the visors worn by old-timey newspaper editors) salute the best journalism in an 11-state Southern region. The competition is administered by the Atlanta Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. 2018 GREEN EYESHADE AWARDS PRINT / NO...
Protesters to Demand End to Separation of Immigrant Families | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 18, 2018
A demonstration calling for an end to the separation of immigrant families is planned for Friday evening outside of Memphis City Hall. Protesters will take part in the National Day of Action for Children, a day of rallies across the country protesting ...
U of M to Host First Women's Hackathon in Memphis | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 18, 2018
The first-ever women-only hackathon is coming to Memphis on Friday, July 20th. The University of Memphis’ FedEx Institute of Technology, in partnership with Memphis Women in Technology and other local tech organizations, will host ATHENAtechne, a two- ...
Josh Steiner opens Strano by Chef Josh in East Memphis | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 18, 2018
Josh Steiner, a 27-year-old executive chef and restaurant owner, goes bigger with new restaurant.        
Memphis Literary Arts Festival: Not your traditional book festival | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 18, 2018
The festival, set for June 15 and 16, "showcases literary writers alongside reporters, musicians, muralists, and deejays."        
Inaugural Camp DJ Memphis builds confidence, new skills | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 18, 2018
Memphis based DJ Devin Steel created a camp where he could pass on his knowledge to the latest generation.        
Memphis Flyer | June 18, 2018
You've probably seen folks riding those Bird scooters by now. I rode one over the weekend. They are a total blast. And they could be a good transportation option, depending on where you're headed. I took a scooter out for a spin today at lunch to show you how they work. I got some side eye from m...
Son's diagnosis prompts Bartlett doctor's fight against diabetes | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 17, 2018
When Dr. Kashif Latif's son was diagnosed with diabetes, Latif made a decision. He would become an endocrinologist to help his son and others.        
Planned Parenthood Consolidates Across Tennessee | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 17, 2018
Two Planned Parenthood organizations that cover Tennessee's three Grand Divisions will join as one. Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region announced this week it will consolidate with Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee. They will operate as Planned Parenthood of Tenn...
Synagogue members follow command to gather food and serve families | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 17, 2018
Beth Sholom takes leftover produce to families.        
Explore Bike Share: How to sign up and explore Memphis | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 17, 2018
With more than 60 stations across Memphis, Explore Bike Share is easy to use.        
Trouble at the dock: Locking community bikes | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 17, 2018
The locking process isn't difficult, but we struggled in the beginning.        
Best summer cocktails: 7 recipes to keep you in good spirits | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 16, 2018
What are the best summer cocktails? We've collected seven cocktail recipes — from the classic Moscow Mule to a unique kombucha smash — to beat the heat        
Eye Institute grants improved vision to Memphians | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 16, 2018
Cataract-A-Thon provides vision care to cataract patients        
New movies in Memphis and special screenings, June 1-7 | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 16, 2018
Here are the movies opening in the Memphis area this week, plus special screenings.        
The silent breast pump is so quiet you can apparently nap while using | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 16, 2018
The Freemie Liberty and Independence pumps are compact, portable, rechargeable pumps that are "hospital grade" and cost around $300.        
Graceland rated one of Top 25 U.S. landmarks by TripAdvisor | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 16, 2018
TripAdvisor ranks Graceland one of the Top 25 U.S. landmarks for its Travelers' Choice awards.        
National Doughnut Day: Where to find freebies and deals in Memphis | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 16, 2018
Several Memphis area spots are offering deals in honor on National Doughnut Day.        
Queuing for 'cue: Most recommended barbecue restaurants in Memphis | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 16, 2018
Memphis has more than 100 barbecue restaurants, but the same 10 are routinely recommended. We want to know where else locals are getting their ribs.        
Explore Bike Share demo | The Commercial Appeal
The Commercial Appeal | June 16, 2018
An Explore Bike Share organizer demonstrating how to properly lock a bike. The bike share programed launched in Memphis on May 23, 2018.        
Driver's License Suit Moves Ahead | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 15, 2018
Earlier this week, a federal judge moved ahead a lawsuit that seeks to stop the state's practice of allowing driver's licenses to be suspended for not paying fees and fines associated with traffic tickets. The lawsuit was filed last September by Just City, the Memphis criminal r...
Memphis Gets Bird | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 15, 2018
Bird, the tech start-up that famously foists its scooters on city streets usually without any permission, is coming to Memphis. But it seems the company did at least talk to folks here first. An announcement is expected Thursday afternoon about the "future of dockless shared ele...
Lion in Winter: The True Adventures of Stanley Booth | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 15, 2018
"I think it's only fair that all those people are dead, and we're not." This was said on a recent evening by Stanley Booth, aged 76, and my friend for well more than half a century. Yes, we have outlived our share of contemporaries, but I am not quite sure how to take t...
Gulf 'Dead Zone' Smaller This Year But Still Huge | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 15, 2018
The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico will be "average" this year, scientists said Thursday, and while it's much smaller than last year's zone, it's still about the size of Connecticut. Pollution from the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers spills into the Gulf and promotes algae gro...
Create Space | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 15, 2018
Memphis artists have a new Downtown home. In her fourth-floor loft near South Main, April Jones sings as loud and as often as she wants, and her neighbors don't mind. That's because Jones, a musician and painter, recently moved into the South Main Artspace Lofts, ...
Alexander Urges In-Flight Call Ban | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 15, 2018
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander urged government officials to finalize rules passed Thursday that will ban cell phone calls on commercial flights. The issue has been a longtime focus for Alexander. He and Senate Democrat Ed Markey, of Massachusetts, filed the bill a year ago ...
Fly on the Wall 1528 | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 15, 2018
Bottom Shelf Diane Black, a U.S. Representative and candidate for Tennessee governor, believes grocery-store porn is a "big part" of the "root cause" of "why school shootings happen." Fly on the Wall decided to see if there was anything to Black's claim. Convenience stores in Midto...
Stormy Daniels Brings 'Horny' Tour to Memphis | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 14, 2018
Stormy Daniels, maybe the most famous porn star in the United States, will bring her "Make America Horny Again" tour to The Pony later this month. Daniels, who once allegedly had an affair with President Donald Trump, will perform at the famed, pink strip club on Wincheste...
‘Mighty Lights’ Headed for Hernando DeSoto Bridge | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 14, 2018
The Memphis riverfront is in for a "mighty" new light show. The Hernando de Soto Bridge, known to some as the "M Bridge" or the "New Bridge," will get a new lighting package much like the Harrahan Bridge did in 2016. Nightly light shows on both bridges will combine for Mighty Lights....
Key Takeaways from the New City Budget | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 14, 2018
The Memphis City Council approved Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s proposed 2019 budget Tuesday after less than an hour of debate. The budget focuses heavily on public safety, youth programs, and infrastructure improvements. There’s no property tax hike in the budget...
New Coffee Shop Pitched for The Pinch | Memphis Flyer
Memphis Flyer | June 14, 2018
A new coffee shop may be headed for The Pinch District. Comeback Coffee may help a now-vacant space come back to life at 358 North Main, a spot next door to the now-vacant T.J. Mulligan’s location. Comeback owners Hayes and Amy McPherson called the space an “empty canvas”...