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

This South African man is an AIDS victim who is blind and struggling to take care of his daughter after his wife's recent death.

Kimberly Vrudny

Poverty, fear, suffering, mortality. All of these conditions and more permeate the exhibit 30 Years/30 Lives: Documenting a Pandemic -- along with a strong but understated current of hope for a world ... more

May 13, 2011 10:54 AM Columns

It's difficult to believe that AIDS has been around for three decades, and even more difficult to imagine the lives it has stolen or the wounded it's left in its wake. But there's no mistaking the imp... more

May 10, 2011 10:45 AM Columns

Our trivia expert solves local mysteries of who, what, when, where, why, and why not. more

May 4, 2011 9:52 AM Ask Vance

Thirty-five years can seem an eternity in the life of a city— and a city magazine. In both cases, we have made such huge advances that we might not even recognize the way we worked, lived, and played ... more

May 4, 2011 9:42 AM Features

Dr. William Falvey

Amie Vanderford

A unique art exhibit aims to draw readers to great literature. more

May 1, 2011 2:01 PM Columns

Earling Jensen: Chefs Karen Roth and Erling Jensen with some of the featured attractions at their newly constructed bar.

Justin Fox Burks

Small plates have it all: taste, personality, and pretty as a picture. more

May 1, 2011 1:53 PM Dining Out

When Memphis offers incentives for companies to move here, what exactly are we getting in return? more

May 1, 2011 1:44 PM Columns

Elvis Presley and a student nurse from Baptist College of Nursing — circa late 1950s

photograph used by permission — Baptist Memorial Healthcare archives

Thanks to the local medical society, Memphis medicine gets an up-to-date, comprehensive history. more

May 1, 2011 1:43 PM Arts

As stocks recover, local experts could say, “We told you so.” At least for the time being. more

May 1, 2011 1:33 PM Columns

Two new albums showcase the early days of Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. more

May 1, 2011 1:30 PM Arts

Age is really just a state of mind. more

May 1, 2011 1:24 PM Columns

Last summer, I noticed the return of a few bumblebees and honeybees to my yard in East Memphis. So did my friends. This photo is a bumblebee happily buzzing around my vegetable garden.I mention this b... more

Apr 29, 2011 4:43 PM Dining Out

The past few weeks have certainly been nerve-wracking times. First, we endured terrible thunderstorms, with rain and hail and straight-line winds that toppled giant old trees — sometimes onto houses, ... more

Apr 28, 2011 9:30 PM Ask Vance

After hearing good things about Ben Vaughan's new El Diablo in Cooper-Young, Tony and I decided to check it out Wednesday evening. Unfortunately, the day's rock and roll storms shut down power in part... more

Apr 28, 2011 2:06 PM Dining Out

If you had dared to hope that the former Sam Stringer Chickasaw Gardens nursery at 2974 Poplar would be bought by another garden center, consider that hope dashed to dirt. Although Sam Stringer Jr. co... more

Apr 26, 2011 3:12 PM Columns

For many years, my proclivity for olive oil kept me away from butter. I used a little butter on pancakes and toast, but when it came to cooking, I skewed toward the good fat.But lately, as I look for ... more

Apr 26, 2011 10:37 AM Dining Out

My pal Lindsay Jones recently published a story in the Memphis Flyer about the fancy electric charging stations for battery-powered automobiles that will (we hope) be installed at various locations in... more

Apr 25, 2011 6:58 PM Ask Vance

Last Saturday, Tony and I had a late dinner at John Bragg’s new Circa, located in East Memphis in the Regalia Shopping Center. The simple summary? We were impressed.Our neighbor had visited the week b... more

Apr 22, 2011 9:41 AM Dining Out

Lexington, Kentucky, has not been kind to Memphis recently. First, the state university lured away Tiger basketball coach John Calipari.  Now the fate of a city treasure — Davis-Kidd Booksellers — lie... more

Apr 21, 2011 3:30 PM Columns