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Ask Vance March 2012

Call me crazy (many of my doctors do), but I really love the stark simplicity of this ad, found in the back pages of a 1954 Treadwell High School yearbook. It tells you to "Eat" and then it tel... more

Mar 30, 2012 3:24 PM Ask Vance

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photo by Melissa Brazell Geralds

It's not too often that the King of Rock-and-Roll and Vance Lauderdale share the same billing — it certainly doesn't happen enough, that's for sure — but just look at the interesting line-up on thi... more

Mar 28, 2012 8:55 PM Ask Vance

Last week, when I took my half-dozen readers on a virtual tour down our city's "Automobile Row," we stopped — just go along with this fantasy, will you? — at most of the main car dealerships on Mad... more

Mar 26, 2012 10:54 AM Ask Vance

It's depressing to think of the wonderful historical artifacts that lie hidden away in trunks, or pasted down in old scrapbooks, never to see the light of day until they are tossed in the trash or ... more

Mar 20, 2012 3:06 PM Ask Vance

In this month's issue of Memphis magazine, I tell the story of the "Big Shoe" (as it was usually called) — the big white concrete shoe-shaped shoe store on Lamar that so many of you seem to remembe... more

Mar 13, 2012 9:22 PM Ask Vance

Over the years, Confederate Park in downtown Memphis has acquired a lot of curious things that have nothing to do with the Civil War. The most bizarre example of this was the totem pole that po... more

Mar 6, 2012 10:58 AM Ask Vance

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