For patients with Meniere's Disease, every day feels like a merry-go-round. And believe me, it's not a fun ride. more

Aug 1, 2012 12:05 AM Columns

Richard Ford's new novel offers cold comfort. more

Aug 1, 2012 12:05 AM Arts

Dear Vance: Why are the ghosts of a dozen children painted on a high concrete wall along Chelsea close to downtown? — G.Y., Memphis.   Dear G.Y.: I had no idea what you could mean by thi... more

Aug 1, 2012 12:05 AM Ask Vance

Sweeping vistas, such as this view looking across the sunny lawn to the rear of the home, are important features of this East Memphis garden.

photography by Andrea Zucker

A private estate in East Memphis contains one of our city's finest gardens. more

Aug 1, 2012 12:05 AM Great Homes

The Wandering brings together a supergoup of local musicians steeped in our region's music history. more

Aug 1, 2012 12:05 AM Arts

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis — don't make me humiliate you by naming names — know how obsessed I am about locating a high-quality image of several "Lost Memphis" establishment... more

Jul 30, 2012 11:05 PM Ask Vance 2 Comments

The salsa tasted too much like tomato sauce at the new Las Delicias on Quince Avenue, but the guacomole was the same excellent chunky mix of avocados, cilantro and lime that I order every time I vi... more

Jul 30, 2012 5:06 PM Dining Out

Voting in the Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis Readers' Poll is a lot like participating in a national election: No bitching about the results unless you play the game. There is one catch. Today is th... more

Jul 29, 2012 1:41 PM Dining Out

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> A spontaneous right turn Thursday landed me in the parking lot of Burger King on Poplar, so I walked in for a late lunch a... more

Jul 27, 2012 11:55 AM Dining Out


Photo courtesy Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries

Last week I posted an old color postcard of Clearpool, and everyone — well, at least some of my half-dozen readers — got such a thrill out of it that I thought I'd mosey down the road a bit (that r... more

Jul 26, 2012 11:31 AM Ask Vance

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> My sister Debbie is a great cook with a real feel for updated Southern cooking. During a visit with her in Richmond this w... more

Jul 24, 2012 1:12 PM Dining Out

I found this old postcard at an estate sale, and I keep it propped up on my desk during these miserably hot summer days, because just looking at it makes me feel cooler. Not that many years ago... more

Jul 23, 2012 11:58 AM Ask Vance

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Peaches have been disappointing to me the past few summers, so I hesitated in front of this display at Easy-Way Produce on... more

Jul 21, 2012 4:45 PM Dining Out

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Prosciutto, fennel, taleggio, lardo and slices of fresh fig on a brick-oven pizza sent me over the moon Tuesday night at H... more

Jul 20, 2012 2:13 PM Dining Out


Photo by Don Perry

For the second year, the Memphis Flyer is hosting a series of Open Casting Calls at the Peabody Hotel Rooftop Parties in search of models for their annual Fall Fashion issue. The Memphis Flyer ... more

Jul 17, 2012 10:13 AM


Tom Donahue in 1995. Photo by Murray Riss

Memphis artist Tom Donahue passed away this weekend at the age of 64. He was perhaps as well known for his extraordinarily skillful portrait painting as for being the older brother of Commercial Ap... more

Jul 16, 2012 2:23 PM Columns

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Raise your hand if you remember Mallo Cups. No? How about Zagnut, Banana Turkish Taffy or Sky Bars, those fabulous four sq... more

Jul 15, 2012 5:35 PM Dining Out

Earlier this summer, I received a bottle of Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka from Bottle Tree Beverage Company in Gluckstadt, Mississippi. The press release describes the vodka as the “first legally-disti... more

Jul 14, 2012 4:19 PM Dining Out

With one of the most distinctive voices on stage or screen, it's nice to know that acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman isn't at a loss for words. In a recent story in The Guardian, published in the ... more

Jul 13, 2012 2:53 PM Columns

I've written many times before about the quasi-military Safety Patrols that guarded the lives of children attending schools in Memphis. Most of those stories were written in the "dark ages" — befor... more

Jul 13, 2012 2:33 PM Ask Vance