901 August 2011

Last night I was working at home, not too far away from the Liberty Bowl, where the University of Memphis Tigers were opening their football season against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.I was too bus... more

Sep 2, 2011 2:02 PM Columns

The Children's Museum of Memphis (CMOM)  took first place in its category  — "Best Children's Museum" — in the AAA "Best of South" membership poll for 2011. Readers of AAA Southern Traveler Magazine... more

Aug 31, 2011 4:14 PM Columns

Well, the Happiness Happens nanas are at it again. Or, to be more precise, they never stopped being "at it" in the first place. As communicated in a May 16 blog post ( more

Aug 26, 2011 11:13 AM Columns

The best stories usually come from close observation of the world around us. There is hardly a more gruesome account than the actual events which occurred near West Memphis in 1993 when three 8-year-o... more

Aug 19, 2011 1:10 PM Columns

Few crimes have horrified our community so much as the 1993 murders of three Arkansas children — Christopher Byars, Stevie Branch, and Michael Moore — whose bound and strangled bodies were found in wo... more

Aug 18, 2011 5:28 PM Columns

Louretta Rias grew up on a farm in Mississippi, and let's just say the agrarian life wasn't conducive to book-learning. But the wife and mother eventually decided her time for literacy had come. So sh... more

Aug 11, 2011 1:52 PM Columns

Shhhh. Can you keep a secret? We don't see any point in waiting until the end of August  to announce the 2011 winners of the Ostrander Awards — saluting the best work from the local theater community ... more

Aug 10, 2011 10:57 AM Columns

In our June 2011 issue dedicated to culture, we ran a story that  was originally published in 1993 titled "The Life and Work of Carroll Cloar." The story presented an in-depth look at a man who was ar... more

Aug 8, 2011 3:58 PM Columns

On Sunday, August 28th, friends and supporters of  John "Bad Dog" McCormack will host a special event to raise funds for the beloved radio personality's children.  McCormack died in March 2011 after a... more

Aug 8, 2011 11:56 AM Columns

It was a short, significant drive after the longest trip home of my life. After a year in Turin, Italy (where my parents had done research for their dissertations), my family had flown home to the Sta... more

Aug 8, 2011 9:06 AM Columns

The entry deadline for our annual short story contest, now in its 22nd year, has been extended to August 15th. Entries should be postmarked on or before that date.Other than the deadline extension,... more

Aug 1, 2011 11:28 AM Columns