Vance Lauderdale

Toddle House was one of this country's most popular diners. more

Feb 16, 2018 5:00 PM Ask Vance 2 Comments

An old postcard shows a Memphis building described as "The Tallest Building in the South." more

Feb 16, 2018 2:00 AM Ask Vance

Overton High School was a relatively new school in Memphis when the newspaper introduced readers to its class leaders. more

Feb 13, 2018 6:00 PM Ask Vance

Our resident historian explores the history of the first place in Memphis to serve pizza. more

Feb 9, 2018 11:00 AM Ask Vance 1 Comments

St. Mary's Episcopal School is the oldest school in Memphis. Here's the entire senior class from 1909. more

Feb 6, 2018 6:00 PM Ask Vance

Vance isn't stumped very often, and a reader came to his rescue locating an unusual building in Memphis. more

Feb 2, 2018 5:00 PM Ask Vance 1 Comments

Leonard Graves in "The King and I"

University of Memphis Special Collections

His long-running role in "The King and I" propelled Memphian Leonard Graves to national fame. more

Jan 31, 2018 12:00 PM Ask Vance

Have you ever noticed the faces of two children carved above the entrance to Idlewild Presbyterian Church in Memphis? Here's the story. more

Jan 30, 2018 12:00 PM Ask Vance

Ever wonder what it was like to work at a TV studio in the early days? A set of old 35mm slides takes you behind the scenes of WREC-TV in Memphis. more

Jan 29, 2018 2:00 PM Ask Vance


Brandon Dill

After three decades, Contemporary Media says goodbye to South Main. more

Jan 26, 2018 11:00 AM Columns

Our trivia expert solves local questions of who, what, when, where, why, and why not. Well, sometimes. more

Jan 11, 2018 10:00 AM Ask Vance

This chain of stores offered something for every Memphis shopper. more

Jan 4, 2018 12:00 PM Ask Vance

The first J.B. Hunter store opened in Whitehaven in 1968, followed by two others in Memphis. more

Dec 15, 2017 12:00 PM Ask Vance

Our trivia expert solves a mystery involving two of our own dedicated department store employees. more

Dec 12, 2017 10:00 AM Ask Vance 7 Comments

The restaurant on Huling closed last week. If you liked some of the Neat Old Stuff on the walls (and hanging from the ceiling), here's your chance to buy it. more

Dec 4, 2017 10:00 PM Ask Vance

Crump Stadium was the site of many college football games over the years. more

Nov 26, 2017 12:00 PM Ask Vance 1 Comments

Vance Lauderdale tells the tales of a Central super-fan and a French-themed hotel café. more

Nov 20, 2017 10:00 AM Ask Vance

Weather forecasters didn't need high-tech gadgets to tell you the weather years ago. more

Nov 4, 2017 12:00 PM Ask Vance

Few photos seem to exist of this popular eatery across the street from East High School. more

Nov 1, 2017 10:00 PM Ask Vance 1 Comments

The mystery behind the name of more than one downtown lunch spot. more

Nov 1, 2017 10:00 AM Ask Vance 1 Comments