Jackson Baker

The New Tri-State Defender and the legacy of Bernal Smith. more

Dec 28, 2017 12:00 PM Columns


Photograph courtesy Michael Gilbert

He’s the impresario of a world-class musical clan, but Michael Gilbert is always seeking new ways to serve his native city. more

Dec 11, 2017 2:45 PM Arts

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Dick Hackett reflects upon his tenure in City Hall. more

Nov 6, 2017 11:00 AM Features


Illustration by Ed Hirth

From our September, 1977 issue, Jackson Baker on the death of a legend. more

Aug 2, 2017 11:30 AM Elvis

Has Elvis left the building, or vice versa? And how much does it really matter? more

Aug 2, 2017 5:00 AM Elvis

A meditation on the durability of a legend more

Aug 2, 2017 3:00 AM Elvis

The Eighth District’s congenial and disciplined new congressman has read the pulse of an unruly new age. more

Jan 9, 2017 11:00 AM Features


Larry Kuzniewski

To our 2016 Memphian of the Year, the word “caseload” literally means an opportunity to create a better world. more

Dec 19, 2016 12:00 PM Longform

Four candidates, including party front runners Trump and Clinton, make weekend visits in advance of March 1st voting here and in 12 other states. more

Feb 29, 2016 11:45 AM Blog

It wasn't My Dinner With Andre, but this reporter learned a lot. more

Dec 7, 2015 12:00 AM Features

As Memphians prepared for their annual Thanksgiving break, no doubt a good many of them were grateful in particular for the break from non-stop politics. The Memphis city election of 2015 finally ende... more

Nov 27, 2015 7:00 AM Columns

For voters in five City Council districts, it's not too late to choose representatives. more

Oct 14, 2015 12:45 PM Columns

Oklahoma City chief executive, a Politico “Mover and Shaker,” is third in annual “Memphis” magazine series. more

Sep 14, 2015 5:00 AM Columns

Your Guide to the 2015 Memphis Election more

Sep 3, 2015 11:42 AM Features

The shooting death last week of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton has done more than cast a pall of grief over Memphis and the Mid-South and contribute to a spate of news headlines and broadcast bull... more

Aug 5, 2015 1:29 PM Columns

In late April of this year, the dilemma facing “Insure Tennessee,” Governor Bill Haslam’s signature piece of healthcare legislation, was dramatized when the Governor, along with Republican leaders... more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Columns

State Rep. Mike Stewart (D-Nashville)

Photo by Jackson Baker

State Rep. Mike Stewart files bill to be heard in next session of General Assembly. more

Jul 15, 2015 2:46 PM Columns

Sidney Chism and Jim Strickland at Sunday community picnic.

photo by Jackson Baker

The well-known political broker’s endorsement at his annual community picnic surely didn’t hurt the councilman. more

Jun 15, 2015 2:10 PM Columns

Interim-only applicants may have an edge when Council chooses a replacement. more

May 4, 2015 1:30 PM Columns

The upcoming event at the Tennessee Brewery will be a partial reprise of a recent fundraising gala at Graceland for the Church Health Center. more

Apr 20, 2015 1:02 PM Columns