Budget cuts are hampering MATA's innovative plans to add new passengers. more

Oct 8, 2012 1:33 PM Columns

The school merger will require more than just platitudes to be successful more

Oct 8, 2012 1:28 PM Columns


photograph by Kyle Kurlic

This foodie never doubted he could make it as a chef. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Dining Out

Craig Claiborne gets his due in a first-time biography. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Arts

Mindy and G. Frank Roberts

photoraphy by Jonathan Postal

Mindy and G. Frank Roberts have made their collection of businesses along Central Avenue the centerpiece of Midtown's antiques district. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Arts


illustrations by Tyler Hildebrand

What really happened in the Trinity Commons parking lot? more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Longform

Vance Lauderdale's Mid-South Travel Guide more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Ask Vance

Jim Duncan, executive director of hte Memphis Botanic Garden, takes a break in the shade of a favorite tree, a Chinese chestnut.

photographs by Amie Vanderford

No horticulture experience? No problem. Jim Duncan's "green thumb" nurtures the bottom line and keeps this garden growing. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Great Homes

Former bandmates regroup to experiment with a brand-new sound. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Arts

Man with a plan: Opera Memphis director Ned Canty

photograph by Larry Kuzniewski

Ned Canty's vision for a brand-new Opera Memphis more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Arts

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> The freestanding vintage sign is the only trace of CK’s Coffee Shop left at the corner of Perkins and Southern, but even t... more

Sep 30, 2012 5:45 PM Dining Out


Postcard courtesy of Vincent Astor

If I were a betting man, I'd wager that nobody in Memphis knows more about the history of old movie theaters in Memphis than my pal Vincent Astor. The well-known actor, historian, and man about... more

Sep 28, 2012 4:07 PM Ask Vance

What makes Las Delicias guacamole so wonderful? Avocados, lime juice, tomatoes, onions, cilantro and jalapenos.

Justin Fox Burks

How much do I love Superlo Foods in East Memphis? Let me count down the ways:   10. Superlo is located so close to my house that Tony rides his bike there to shop. 9. I can stop by  The... more

Sep 27, 2012 8:56 PM Dining Out

A scene from the Quaker Oats corncob fire of 1952.

Photo courtesy Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries

Just before 2 a.m. on Monday morning, September 24th, an explosion wrecked the Penn-A-Chem chemical plant at Chelsea and Holmes in north Memphis, destroying buildings and sending two critically inj... more

Sep 25, 2012 11:14 AM Ask Vance

Alexander J. Shaia speaking at Trinity Baptist Church

Photo by Anna Cox

Addressing four main questions relatable to every individual. more

Sep 22, 2012 4:26 PM Columns


Bianca Phillips is ready to introduce her book all over town, starting with a booksigning at Imagine Cafe.

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> If seitan, tempeh and silken tofu worry you a little, don’t dismiss Bianca Phillips' new book “Cookin’ Crunk: Eating Vegan... more

Sep 22, 2012 10:43 AM Dining Out

Today I woke up to no coffee, and it was my own fault. I had mistakenly bought Ugly Mug First Cup in beans instead of ground. And I couldn't grind the beans because in a manic yard sale fit a few y... more

Sep 19, 2012 8:23 PM Dining Out


Photo courtesy Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries

As you know, I've been talking recently about the old Fortner Furniture Company clock, and thought I'd share a story about an interesting event in the life of that building. On June 15, 1979, M... more

Sep 18, 2012 1:00 PM Ask Vance

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> If you were one of the 100,000 people who partied at the Cooper-Young Festival Saturday, you surely mixed in some eating a... more

Sep 16, 2012 7:05 PM Dining Out

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Warming up to bourbon was one of the unexpected consequences from my three-day party blow-out at the Cochon Heritage BBQ. ... more

Sep 13, 2012 9:45 PM Dining Out