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April-2008

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

Culture

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

Columns

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

Culture

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

Columns

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

Features

The year Cotton Carnival took a backseat to tragedy more

Columns

Quality cuisine in a riverside setting makes for a winning combination more

Food

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

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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

Columns

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

Columns

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

Columns

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

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

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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

Food

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

Food

Beth Ann Fennelly: in Oxford, for good. more

Culture

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

Columns

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

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What makes a bottle worth the extra money? more

Food

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

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