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Ask Vance August 2012

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Photo courtesy White Station High School

A standard feature of old (and maybe recent) high-school yearbooks is to pose groups of students in popular settings or hangouts away from the school. And so the editors of the 1964 edition of the ... more

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The one good thing you could say about the old Palomino Motel, just past the city limits on Summer, was that it had a cool-looking neon sign. But just everything else about this place was bad n... more

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Various biographies mention that I "probably" am the only person on the Memphis magazine staff (if not the entire city) who has his own personal shock-treatment machine. I can't say if that is ... more

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Photo courtesy Benjamin Hooks Central Library

The Memphis Room at the Benjamin Hooks Central Library contains a marvelous collection of old photographs: buildings, streets, people, and events. Many of the images are so well-known — to history ... more

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Consider this a "tease" for a longer piece I intend to run on the old Pitchfork BBQ restaurant, located on South Second, close to The Peabody. It's entirely possible that another Memphis landma... more

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