Memphis Magazine January 2012

Long before St. Jude, an aspiring actor named Danny Thomas appeared in The Unfinished Dance (1947) with Margaret O'Brien.

photograph courtesy St. Jude

Celebrating the first half-century of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. more

Mar 14, 2012 4:34 PM Features

Tsunami owner and chef Ben Smith

photographs by Justin Fox Burks

With an inspired menu that keeps diners coming back, Tsunami holds true to its owner's vision. more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 PM Dining Out

Tony Thomas propels his father’s vision to new heights. more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 PM Features


Courtesy St. Jude

Dear Vance: Is it true that Danny Thomas hired a little-known African-American architect from Memphis to design St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital? — M.F., Memphis Dear M.F.: Well, it’s cert... more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 PM Ask Vance

St. Jude director and CEO Dr. William Evans with 3-year-old patient Kylie Overton.

Photograph by Brandon Dill

It started with one determined young doctor and his maverick theory. And the survival rate has been climbing ever since. more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 PM Features

Damien and Jim Kovarik

Photograph by Amie Vanderford

St. Jude set my family on a new path, and we're better for it. more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 PM Columns

Since it opened in 1999, Target House has hosted more than 2,400 families of St. Jude patients.

photographs courtesy of St. Jude

How ALSAC has become one of the world's most prominent charities. more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 PM Features 1 Comments


Ty Seagall

Memphis-connected garage-rock collections put a bow on 2011. more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 PM Arts


Jack Robinson self-portrait, Photograph Courtesy The Jack Robinson Archive

Jack Robinson's swinging '60s; Tav Falco's Mondo Memphis more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 PM Arts

From Priceline to Sky Miles, travelers have options for cutting their fares. more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 AM Columns


photographs by Brandon Dill

They weren't expected to live. St. Jude gave them hope - and a future. more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 AM Features

In the 35 years since its founding in 1976, Memphis magazine has covered just about every subject under the Mid-South sun. Over that period we’ve run a dozen different Elvis covers, rolled out well... more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 AM Columns


Timothy Hursley/LRK

Even in the Age of Google, the Memphis Public Library retains its core mission as a cultural unifier. more

Jan 9, 2012 11:02 AM Features

In 1981, 3-year-old Damien Reed Kovarik was a very sick little boy. The diagnosis: leukemia. Today, Damien is a healthy 9-year-old. This is the story of one family’s fortitude, and a miracle of modern medicine. more

Jan 6, 2012 10:50 AM Features

St. Jude opening ceremony with Danny Thomas, 1962

Courtesy St. Jude

Other cities beckoned, but, thanks largely to Danny Thomas, Memphis kept St. Jude here. more

Jan 1, 2012 1:56 AM Columns


Courtesy St. Jude

1  He wasn’t always “Danny Thomas.” Alphonsus Muzyad Yakhoob Kairouz Jacobs came into this world on January 6, 1912. One of nine children born to Lebanese immigrants living in Deerfield, Michig... more

Jan 1, 2012 1:00 AM Features 13 Comments



Photography by Larry Kuzniewski, Styling by Augusta Campbell more

Dec 21, 2011 3:07 PM Style