Christopher Blank

The Battle of Memphis isn’t so much the epic fodder of Civil War narratives as it is a cautionary tale for overconfident underdogs. This story, which originally appeared in our June 2012 issue, is included in our Memphis at 200 collection. Read more


An illustration from Harper's Weekly shows the chaos of the 90-minute Battle of Memphis.

Image courtesy Memphis and Shelby County Room, Benjamin Hooks Central Library

One hundred and fifty years ago this month, a one-sided skirmish that barely deserves its name — the Battle of Memphis — was fought by naval gunboats on the Mississippi River alongside our city. Bu... Read more



Jonathan Postal

The addition of Memphis College of Art’s gallery and grad school brings new life to South Main. Read more


Can Playhouse on the Square reinvigorate the Memphis arts community? Read more