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December-2012

2012 Holiday Gift Guide more

It's only a matter of time in Alan Lightman's latest novel. more

Arts

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photography by Justin Fox Burks

Chef Joel Miller elevates American cuisine with seasonal cooking and local food. more

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photography by Amie Vanderford

As metaphor, nothing in these parts could be more profound. As the Mississippi River flows, so flows the life of Memphians and so many thousands more, from Lake Itasca in Minnesota to New Orleans. ... more

Columns

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supermarket photograph courtesy Janis Shirley

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Downtown’s magnificent 
Madison Hotel is celebrating its 10th anniversary this holiday season, so we went on location to capture its renovated splendor —  in the Presidential Suite, the lobby, and ... more

Style

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photograph by Carlos Soler Martinez | Dreamstime

Could Lincoln win the presidency today? It's doubtful. more

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<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Smoked garlic chicken broth, a chicken wing, duck sausage, crispy pig ears, pickled shitake, daikon, noodles, nori and a s... more

Dining

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photo courtesy Bonnie Daws Kourvelas

Look what my pal Bonnie Daws Kourvelas has turned up — some rare interior shots of the Luau, the Polynesian-themed restaurant that stood on Poplar across from East High School. Bonnie, who atte... more

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<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> When I did a book signing at the Cooper-Young Farmers Market before Christmas, I was lucky enough to share the community t... more

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After more than 100 years in the same building, Southern Meat Market is moving to a new location on Park Avenue not far from Pete and Sam’s.   The move, tentatively set for mid-March, will ... more

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As I was mulling over menu plans for Christmas dinner Thursday, I got this an email from Bonnie Dodson of Dodson Farms: “Wind gusts up to 42 miles an hour. Wow! Tom is still out there starting the ... more

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photo by Don Boatright

A few days ago I received an interesting query from reader Cynthia Raleigh: "During the process of scanning my family's old photographs, I came across a collection of my Dad's photos taken whil... more

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The third Wing Stop location in Memphis, which opened about two months ago in Knickerbocker Plaza on Poplar, is a good fit next to The Dixie Café. Part of a national chain, the restaurant's service... more

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ad courtesy Memphis Press-Scimitar

Flipping through the pages of the Memphis Press-Scimitar on a Friday afternoon in 1939, readers were probably surprised at the headline they encountered here: "Let's Do Some Kissing, Let's Do Some ... more

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<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } -->      Rock ‘n Dough Pizza Co.     , the much loved pizza truck operated by Jeremy and Amanda Denno, is opening a brick and ... more

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Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, as presented by Thomson Reuters in the December edition of Memphis magazine, were celebrated at the annual issue release reception on December 6th at Merce... more

For 21 years, Memphis magazine has sponsored the annual short story contest for Mid-South writers. And this year is no different. What is different is the deadline.  Instead of August 1st, we want ... more

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Hugo Dixon (fourth from left) during World War I

photo courtesy Shelby County Register / Dixon Gallery and Gardens

My regular readers already know how fond I am of the Shelby County Register of Deeds website. Oh, sure, it contains plenty of great information about deeds. But it also features an entirely separat... more

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Wow. What a difference a pop-up store can make.   Customers packed the holiday Memshop Pop-up in Overton Square Sunday afternoon, browsing the pop-up store for crafts and art by some 40 loc... more

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