Q & A


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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

A decade ago, back when he reported dining health inspections for WMC-TV, Richard Ransom gained notoriety for his bark to dirty restaurants: "Clean up!" These days, on WREG-TV's evening news,... more

Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM Columns

When it comes to travel planning, have we gotten too tech-savvy for our own good? Have we sacrificed the expertise of a seasoned travel agent for the lure of cheaper plane fares and discount hotel pac... more

May 16, 2011 12:00 AM Columns


Brandon Dill

He’s owned Wiles-Smith Drug Store — “the Union Avenue Country Club” — since 1967. Between filling prescriptions and serving the finest milkshake in the Mid-South, Charlie Smith has done much to shape ... more

Mar 17, 2011 3:52 PM Columns

Though she ran cross-country in high school, Natalie Isaac didn't really get serious about fitness till a dozen years ago when she discovered, and is now a co-owner of, InsideOut Gym. She loved pou... more

Mar 15, 2011 12:22 PM Columns

On June 1, 2004, John Farmer and Garner Chandler moved their family from Midtown Memphis to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. John had been a commercial banker and Garner the owner of Chandler Reports. Far... more

Mar 14, 2011 3:00 PM Columns

Dr. Mei-Ann Chen is the newest music director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, beginning her tenure with the 2010-11 season. Fresh off gigs as assistant conductor of the Baltimore and Atlanta sym... more

Mar 14, 2011 1:26 PM Columns

Dr. K.J.S. "Sunny" Anand is the director of the critical care program at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center. He led a team of 13 Le Bonheur doctors and support staff on a trip to Haiti where — fo... more

Mar 14, 2011 11:23 AM Columns

This month, Shen Yun Performing Arts brings its gorgeous dance and music to The Orpheum Theatre. Based upon Chinese culture, history, and traditions that date back millennia, the show is a rich pagean... more

Mar 4, 2011 4:02 PM Style

New to the Mid-South this winter is the Memphis Zoo's ice rink — 5,400 square feet of slippery fun for a region more accustomed to skating on wheels than blades. Located near Teton Trek, the rink is o... more

Feb 24, 2011 12:48 PM Columns

After William Griffin Jenkins graduated from Memphis University School in 1989, he picked up an English degree from Ole Miss, and then headed for Washington, D.C., where he interned for Senator D... more

Dec 31, 2009 6:00 PM Columns

Lester Gingold has done enough in his 87 years to fill multiple lifetimes. Past president of the Memphis Cotton Carnival and the Better Business Bureau, board chairman of the Memphis College of Art a... more

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 AM Columns

Last year he swept the Memphis Indie Film Festival Awards for his film OMG/Hahaha. Although he doesn't have a film in this year's festival, he will still be part of the action. Here's what up-and-comi... more

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 AM Arts

Former University of Memphis All-American DeAngelo Williams opens his fourth season as a pro this month. A year ago, Williams rushed for 1,515 yards and led the NFL with 20 touchdowns as his Carolina ... more

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 AM Columns

As the historian of Elmwood Cemetery, Jorja Frazier knows where the bodies are — more than 70,000 of them. She helps family members locate the graves of loved ones, maintains the archives, helps condu... more

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM Columns

Memphis has a few places where you can buy sweet scoops of syrupy ice to savor on a steamy summer day. But none has been around as long as Jerry's Sno Cones in the Berclair area. Located in a former s... more

Jun 1, 2009 12:00 AM Columns

He grew up on a dairy farm in Olive Branch and never expected to land in downtown Memphis. But in 1980, Clyde Carson started as a Circuit Court "runner," moved up through the ranks, and since 2002 has... more

May 1, 2009 12:00 AM Columns

The 23rd-annual Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival takes place April 16th through the 19th at Robert Church Park on Beale Street. Created to raise awareness of diversity and ethnicity in Memp... more

Apr 1, 2009 12:00 AM Columns

In a city known for its characters, perhaps none so successfully steals the spotlight, literally, as Sister Myotis. Imagine Saturday Night Live's "church lady," but with a Southern accent, fl... more

Feb 1, 2009 12:00 AM Columns

Cafe Society's bar manager Tiffaney Boldt has seen pretty much everything in the restaurant business. more

Feb 1, 2009 12:00 AM Columns