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May-2012

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photography by Justin Fox Burks

What has happened at 940 South Cooper is nothing short of alchemy. Read more

Food

Dixon Gallery and Gardens' board member John Horseman collects twentieth-century regional American art. We should be very glad he does. Read more

Culture

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photography by Brandon Dill

Through partnerships with local leaders, this man who loves Memphis guides Latinos to a brighter future. Read more

Columns

Ace Atkins does double duty; Winston Groom remembers Shiloh; and more from Mississippi. Read more

Culture

Name the sport, and Memphis has more seats than spectators. Read more

Columns

A unique educational center in Arkansas called the Heifer Ranch has an ambitious goal: ending world hunger. We could all learn something there. Read more

Features

Meeting the city budget may be a special challenge this year. Read more

Columns

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Photo courtesy Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries

Dear Vance: I read your column about the 1941 Eads school bus tragedy, and you said the students were returning home from the George R. James School. Where was this school, and what happened to it?... Read more

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The remarkable careers of four individuals who helped Baptist Memorial Hospital reach its centennial. Read more

Features

One good thing about continuity here at Memphis magazine — we celebrated our 36th anniversary last month — is that we’ve been able to track our readers’ likes and dislikes over a very long period o... Read more

Columns

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> On a visit to Fuel Café for an early lunch, I was delighted to see that the restaurant now has hand-crafted popsicles in f... Read more

Food

For Christmas, my friend Victoria gave me three books by Ruth Reichl. She couldn’t believe that I had never read them. Neither could I, as I’ve followed Reichl’s career. As you probably know, Reich... Read more

Food

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Photo courtesy Benjamin Hooks Central Library

Some of you may know that former Wonders director Jon Thompson has embarked on an ambitious campaign to solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart, the famed aviatrix who disappeared while attempting a ro... Read more

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Today is the farm-to-table celebration at Newman Farm, and since we are having to miss the party, Tony started our holiday by frying up a batch of the farm's fabulous pepper-crusted bacon. I know l... Read more

Food

The firemen keep saying if I don't clean up the clutter that blocks every room and hallway of the Lauderdale Mansion, they will issue me a citation. Good. I'll hang it on the wall with my other dip... Read more

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Digging through some old boxes in the Lauderdale Library the other night — I was sure I had squirreled away some tasty cans of Hormel potted meat for a midnight snack (yum!) — I happened to come ac... Read more

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Image courtesy Key Magazine

I wonder why people think the name "Mark IV" is synonymous with elegance and class? As far as I can tell, no great world leader was ever called Mark IV. For years, though, Lincoln sold a Mark IV ve... Read more

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Chef Rodelio Aglibot is bringing Filipino cooking to downtown's Eighty3.

Yes, the barbecue cooking contest is over, but there are still two excellent foodie events at the Madison Hotel to recognize the Memphis in May tribute to the Philippines. In fact, Eighty3, the... Read more

Food

Here’s an idea for Memorial Day weekend: Why not skip the home grilling and leave it to the professionals? On Sunday, Newman Farm chefs head to the country for a day of cooking in Myrtle, Misso... Read more

Food

The handwritten sign posted on the front door of The Elegant Farmer said it all: Shooting Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. Open @ 5:30.” Inside, a few dozen people drank cokes and ice tea while waiting t... Read more

Food