901 May 2011

From our friends at 417 Magazine in Missouri:"Greetings from 417 Magazine in southwest Missouri. "Earlier this week, in place of our 417 Magazine Deal of the Day, we asked our readers and friends to d... more

May 26, 2011 9:41 AM Columns

Teen sensation Justin Bieber and singer/performance artist Lady Gaga have been duking it out lately on YouTube, seeing who can set a record for the most online views in history. So far, Justin is the ... more

May 20, 2011 8:07 PM Columns

During the flood, several rescue groups partnered to set up and operate an an emergency animal shelter. Now, however, the operation is winding down, and owners are urged to come and reclaim their pets... more

May 20, 2011 2:11 PM Columns

I visited Barack Obama's house on St. Patrick's Day, so it was especially nice to have him in town earlier this week, during this most signficant of months for Memphis. Felt like we were exchanging vi... more

May 18, 2011 3:14 PM Columns

First it was the "little suitcase dog." Now it's "trashcan puppies."Those are images on the webcam of Memphis Animal Services — better known as the Shelter — that are sparking outrage and making news ... more

May 17, 2011 3:31 PM Columns

A couple months ago, I wrote a piece for the Memphis Flyer about a group of grannies who call their joint effort to reach out to strangers "Happiness Happens."The women, who range in age from 50 to 70... more

May 16, 2011 3:23 PM Columns

The bookstore formerly known as Davis-Kidd has a new moniker. "We made the decision late yesterday [May 10th]," says marketing rep Carley Cianciolo. Henceforth the popular business and cultural center... more

May 11, 2011 3:47 PM Columns

Whenever I'm able, I eat my lunch on the Bluffwalk, high atop the 50-foot bluff that holds the southern portion of downtown safely above the mightiest river in North America. The time I spend on that ... more

May 10, 2011 10:26 AM Columns

Spotted in the 1700 block of Chelsea on Monday afternoon — an electrical transformer surrounded by more than 200 sandbags.Just a few blocks south of the ever-rising Wolf River, certain low-lying parts... more

May 9, 2011 11:18 PM Columns

As the Old Muddy continues its rise to historic levels, attracting media attention from around the country, some folks are looking out for the welfare of animals. The Red Star team, located at 1716 ... more

May 9, 2011 3:01 PM Columns

As the rising Wolf River threatened to engulf neighborhoods and businesses in North Memphis, city officials closed off sections of Chelsea Avenue as a safety precaution.Sections of the street east and... more

May 9, 2011 2:16 PM Columns

At around 8 p.m. on Wednesday evening, in response to rising floodwaters, an animal rescue convoy rolled into Memphis.American Humane Association's Red Star Emergency Animal Services team is  statione... more

May 4, 2011 2:56 PM Columns

  “Romeo is sweating like a dog, and you can see his spit!”  My wife whisper-shouted these observations to me last Friday night during the Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s performance of Romeo an... more

May 4, 2011 10:00 AM Columns

We don't often toot our own horn — but humor us a bit.At a banquet held on May 2nd in Chicago, winners of the 2011 City and Regional Magazine Awards were announced. We're proud to report that Memphis ... more

May 3, 2011 12:13 PM Columns

A group of Dixon Gallery trustees, donors, and interested individuals travelled to Paris for the March 9th opening of the Jean-Louis Forain exhibition at the Petit Palais.  Barbara Williamson, who was... more

May 2, 2011 10:32 AM Columns