The short but exhausting NBA season is over and we all know who won the championship. Nonetheless, it was an exciting showing for the Grizz as there were significant bursts of energy throughout... Read more



illustration by Matt Wiseman

On the anniversary of a horrific accident, a woman confronts her long-held fears. Read more


A dissertation on cats from Memphis' most famous painter. Read more


Designers channel the Bluff City with locally made jewelry and garments. 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



Photograph by Mark Coleman

The "Playhouse Killer" captured, "Wild Bill" remembered, and Richard Bausch bids a fond farewell. Read more



Photography by Andrea Zucker

Harmony and Happiness in East Memphis Read more


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Meet the winner of our latest fiction contest. Read more



Photograph by Sam Greenwood; Getty Images Sport

Justin Leonard is one of only five golfers to have won multiple championships in Memphis (he was victorious in 2005 and 2008). The Texas native — who turns 40 five days after the final round of thi... Read more


Meet four up-and-comers in the Memphis rap-music scene. Read more


That was the title that scholar James C. Cobb gave to his sweeping 1992 history of the Mississippi Delta. His is a claim that’s difficult to dispute, given the Delta’s distinctive geography, its ra... Read more


Harlan T. Bobo and a youngster at a 2010 Rock-n-Romp.

photograph by Chip Chockley

Memphis' Rock-n-Romp provides adult music in a family-friendly environment. Read more


At 72, William Eggleston is still an incredibly striking man. When I first met him back in 1994 — to interview him for a feature article in this magazine — he had just arrived home from photographi... Read more


<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } A:link { so-language: zxx } --> After cocktails and dessert at Acre (try the raspberry pistachio cake), I spotted Chef Andr... Read more


Hog & Hominy, the sister restaurant to Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, is set to open as early as July 5. Then again, it might be as late as July 12 as permits are pending.   I stopped by W... Read more



Image courtesy Key Magazine

I put a question mark after the "Lost Memphis" in this title here because even though Friday's — at one time the centerpiece of Overton Square — is long gone, I hope the nice-looking old building i... Read more

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<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> This is a post about a personal best and what we ate to celebrate. On Sunday, I filed the final manuscript for my book tit... Read more


I owe my earliest memory of a chopped barbecue sandwich to the Dixie Pig, a roadhouse drive-in in Bladensburg, Maryland. My parents, aunts and uncles all grew up in Bladensburg, a small town near W... Read more



Photo by Vance Lauderdale

Every day, people drive past this impressive ruin overlooking Crump Blvd., close to Riverside Drive, without realizing it was once home to one of the largest mail-order companies in America. Th... Read more

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