The short but exhausting NBA season is over and we all know who won the championship. Nonetheless, it was an exciting showing for the Grizz as there were significant bursts of energy throughout... more

Jul 9, 2012 3:49 PM Style

A dissertation on cats from Memphis' most famous painter. more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Columns


illustration by Matt Wiseman

On the anniversary of a horrific accident, a woman confronts her long-held fears. more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Features

Designers channel the Bluff City with locally made jewelry and garments. more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM

An illustration from Harper's Weekly shows the chaos of the 90-minute Battle of Memphis.

Image courtesy Memphis and Shelby County Room, Benjamin Hooks Central Library

One hundred and fifty years ago this month, a one-sided skirmish that barely deserves its name — the Battle of Memphis — was fought by naval gunboats on the Mississippi River alongside our city. Bu... more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Features


Photograph by Mark Coleman

The "Playhouse Killer" captured, "Wild Bill" remembered, and Richard Bausch bids a fond farewell. more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Arts


Photography by Andrea Zucker

Harmony and Happiness in East Memphis more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Great Homes

Looking for a long-term relationship with your investments? more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Columns

Meet the winner of our latest fiction contest. more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Features


Photograph by Sam Greenwood; Getty Images Sport

Justin Leonard is one of only five golfers to have won multiple championships in Memphis (he was victorious in 2005 and 2008). The Texas native — who turns 40 five days after the final round of thi... more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Columns

That was the title that scholar James C. Cobb gave to his sweeping 1992 history of the Mississippi Delta. His is a claim that’s difficult to dispute, given the Delta’s distinctive geography, its ra... more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Columns

Meet four up-and-comers in the Memphis rap-music scene. more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Arts

Harlan T. Bobo and a youngster at a 2010 Rock-n-Romp.

photograph by Chip Chockley

Memphis' Rock-n-Romp provides adult music in a family-friendly environment. more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Arts

At 72, William Eggleston is still an incredibly striking man. When I first met him back in 1994 — to interview him for a feature article in this magazine — he had just arrived home from photographi... more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Arts

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } A:link { so-language: zxx } --> After cocktails and dessert at Acre (try the raspberry pistachio cake), I spotted Chef Andr... more

Jun 30, 2012 10:40 PM Dining Out

Hog & Hominy, the sister restaurant to Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, is set to open as early as July 5. Then again, it might be as late as July 12 as permits are pending.   I stopped by W... more

Jun 29, 2012 2:00 PM Dining Out


Image courtesy Key Magazine

I put a question mark after the "Lost Memphis" in this title here because even though Friday's — at one time the centerpiece of Overton Square — is long gone, I hope the nice-looking old building i... more

Jun 28, 2012 1:33 PM Ask Vance

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> This is a post about a personal best and what we ate to celebrate. On Sunday, I filed the final manuscript for my book tit... more

Jun 26, 2012 1:26 PM Dining Out

I owe my earliest memory of a chopped barbecue sandwich to the Dixie Pig, a roadhouse drive-in in Bladensburg, Maryland. My parents, aunts and uncles all grew up in Bladensburg, a small town near W... more

Jun 21, 2012 11:23 AM Dining Out


Photo by Vance Lauderdale

Every day, people drive past this impressive ruin overlooking Crump Blvd., close to Riverside Drive, without realizing it was once home to one of the largest mail-order companies in America. Th... more

Jun 19, 2012 2:31 PM Ask Vance