City Journal

A recent Memphis Music Magnet concert paired the Memphis Symphony Orchestra with 
(left to right) Booker T. Jones, Susan Marshall, Wendy Moten, William Bell, and Kirk Whalum.

photograph by Andrea Zucker

An innovative music project hopes to bring new life to the Soulsville neighborhood. more

Jul 1, 2013 10:54 AM Columns


illustration by Skypixel | Dreamstime

Property taxes weren't lower years ago, and selecting the correct rate today comes down to simple math. more

Jul 1, 2013 12:05 AM Columns


Rendering courtesy of Bass Pro Shops

After years of delay, the Bass Pro Shops deal actually seems to be happening. more

Dec 3, 2012 1:44 PM Columns


photograph by Farang | Dreamstime

Who should raise their sales taxes to pay for schools – the city, the county, or both? more

Nov 1, 2012 12:05 AM Columns

Budget cuts are hampering MATA's innovative plans to add new passengers. more

Oct 8, 2012 1:33 PM Columns

As city leaders ponder ways to improve public services, MATA seems stuck in neutral. more

Aug 1, 2012 12:05 AM Columns

Two factors could derail any chances our city has for improving its fortunes. more

Jun 1, 2012 12:05 AM Columns

They said it couldn't be done, but that hasn't stopped political gadfly John Willingham from thinking big. more

May 1, 2012 12:05 AM Columns

Annexation at all costs sometimes means we are paying for the decline of our own city. more

Apr 1, 2012 12:05 AM Columns

In our efforts to cut costs, the quality has suffered on our city's major civic projects. more

Mar 1, 2012 12:05 AM Columns

St. Jude opening ceremony with Danny Thomas, 1962

Courtesy St. Jude

Other cities beckoned, but, thanks largely to Danny Thomas, Memphis kept St. Jude here. more

Jan 1, 2012 1:56 AM Columns


Brandon Dill

Experts ponder ways to make better use of Tom Lee Park. more

Dec 31, 2011 12:00 AM Columns


Brandon Dill

Now the real work begins for Mayor Wharton. more

Dec 2, 2011 12:49 PM Columns

Albert King

Jonathan Postal

For too long, Memphis hasn’t taken full advantage of its musical heritage. That’s about to change. more

Nov 1, 2011 12:00 AM Columns


Brian Anderson

The direct link between race and poverty will always cause economic woes for Memphis. But we’re seeing progress. more

Oct 5, 2011 9:57 AM Columns

It’s nice to finally be in the news for all the right reasons. Can Memphis stay that way? more

Aug 1, 2011 10:59 AM Columns

City mayor A C Wharton and county mayor Mark Luttrell have put aside their differences for the betterment of our region. more

Jul 1, 2011 8:36 AM Columns


Photograph by Amie Vanderford

Cooper-Young can serve as a shining example of how to improve other neighborhoods more

Jun 1, 2011 11:37 AM Columns

When it comes to tax freezes, it's time for Memphis to chill out. more

Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM Columns

Can Memphis turn its space into place? more

May 16, 2011 12:00 AM Columns