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Memphis Magazine April 2008

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The Crucible

The National Civil Rights Museum: from scarred to sacred ground more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Features

Minority Report

Few phrases are as overused today as "defining event," but it's never as accurate as when Boomers look back at the life and death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was as large an infl... more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Columns

Full Circle?

I wasn't alive when Martin Luther King was killed. My senior editors recall the tanks rumbling down Poplar Avenue. Other writers have memories of a city paralyzed with fear after King... more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Columns

Shelf Life

Imagine: You're in a bar, and William Blake walks in, only to be shown the door when he says to the first woman he sees, "Hey, Angel." Or imagine: You're in a bar, the last bar on ear... more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Arts

The Strike Zone

It seems impossible that 40 years have passed since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was martyred in my hometown. In so many ways, the shockwaves still emanate from Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel and contin... more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Features

31 Hours, 28 Minutes

A timeline of Dr. Martin Luther King's last hours in Memphis more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Features

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Brad Jones

The Lions in Winter

Ten Civil Rights pioneers take us back to the dark days of April 1968. more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Features

Getting Ahead

Dear Vance: While I was looking through the old Memphis Press-Scimitar files at the University of Memphis library, I came across references to a restaurant on Poplar that was topped with a giant statu... more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Ask Vance

Reign Check

The year Cotton Carnival took a backseat to tragedy more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Columns

Filo Chicken Rolls

This big Greek recipe is courtesy of Angelo D. Liollo Jim's Place more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Food & Wine

Backlash

Tired of "playing by the rules," the invaders- Memphis' version of the Black Panthers - adopted a more militant approach to the movement. But did it work? more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Columns

News Bites

Three Oaks Grill has closed its doors after many years in Germantown. Taking over the space is Elfo's, the lunch restaurant operated by Alex Grisanti. It had been well to the west in Chickasaw Oaks sh... more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Food & Wine

Staff Pick: The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War

by Denise Chong (penguin group) The first time I saw the photograph, the expression on the naked girl's face brought to life for me the horror of war for civilians. B... more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Arts

Price Points

What makes a bottle worth the extra money? more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Food & Wine

Poetically Speaking

Beth Ann Fennelly: in Oxford, for good. more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Arts

Backtalk

Cold Case, Getting Warmer? Thank you for the article on Matt Pendergrast [March 2008]. Just last night I was at a dinner and someone I didn't know started talking about how intrigued ... more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Columns

Cover Story

Stax puts its spin on Motown. The result? Soul, man. more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Arts

Martin Luther King: The Man, The Mountaintop

In the following pages, you'll read how and where King spent his last hours of life in Memphis. You'll read how King's assassination affected the city — and its residents — in ways that still linger. ... more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Features

Johnnie Turner

For the last 11 years, Johnnie Turner has presided over the Memphis chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). It's a job she came well-prepared to tackle. Grow... more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Columns

The Uncertainty of Hope

I voted for Hillary Clinton. Saying it out loud now sounds almost like a confession: Black Man Votes Against Barack Obama. But my vote in Georgia's Democratic primary... more »

Apr 1, 2008 12:00 AM Columns

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