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October-2012

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Just when I thought there wasn't another reason for me to love Superlo more than I already do, I spotted this sign in larg... more

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photograph by Susanne Neal | Dreamstime

Both parties say they want to help the middle class, but nobody seems to be speaking my language. more

Columns

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photograph by Larry Kuzniewski

Two West Berliners share their appreciation of Memphis with a monthlong exhibition. more

Columns

William R. Moore School of Technology in the 1940s

All photographs courtesy of Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries

Dear Vance: Who was William R. Moore, and why does he have a downtown building and a school on Poplar named after him? — m.k., memphis. Dear M.K.: Not only that, but he has what I consider ... more

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{L to R} Jenny Turner Koltnow, Rosalind Martin, Chelsea Boozer, Lori Spicer, Dr. Mary Relling

photography by Larry Kuzniewski

Meet five women who are making a difference in Memphis. more

News & Features

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photograph by Amy Walters | Dreamstime

We have more to worry about than gay marriage. more

Columns

Memphis retailers are full of must-have menswear styles, leather pieces, polka dots,  and print designs — all in seasonal colors.  Structured tailoring and looser casual wear is still very chic. Go... more

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photograph by Farang | Dreamstime

Who should raise their sales taxes to pay for schools – the city, the county, or both? more

Columns

Last week, one of the copy editors for our sister publication, the Memphis Flyer, nudged me from my slumbers and asked if the proper name was the Chisca Hotel or the Hotel Chisca. After pondering t... more

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Photo courtesy Special Collections, University of Memphis Libraries

I've written before about Berl Olswanger — musician, composer, music store owner, and all-around great fellow. In fact, I had so much to say about his remarkable career that I devoted an entire col... more

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<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> I've been messaging with Hungry Memphis about where to have dinner before Anthony Bordain's Guts and Glory tour at the Orp... more

Food

Chuck Hughes visits the trophy room at Graceland during a break from filming "Taste of Soul."

Photo courtesy of Cooking Channel

Canadian Chef Chuck Hughes knows how to pick a street. When I spoke to him last week, he was cruising down Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, taking in the sights on a day off.   Hughes was i... more

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Artwork by Mickey Hossenlopp

Downtown Memphis Commission and the Hotel Chisca Development Team partner with St. Louis Catholic School for a project building a more vibrant city through art.   Selected St. Louis student... more

Columns

In the olden days — and I'm talking, oh, 1950s here — to get to Maywood you drove out Lamar until it became Highway 78 (nowadays Old Highway 78), and you eventually reached your destination, with i... more

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Justin Fox Burks

Three Angels Diner on Broad Avenue makes its television debut Monday at 9 p.m. on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, which is why I slipped in for lunch Saturday to beat the rush. Business jumps so s... more

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I've been looking through a box of color prints that I converted years ago from 35mm slides, when I came across this. Please accept my apologies for the poor quality of the image. The original ... more

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This Thursday, October 18th , Lisa Marie Presley will debut the video for "I Love You Because" featuring a duet with her late father Elvis Presley, on CMT and CMT.com during the 8 and 10 a.m. ET/PT... more

Columns

Don't forget to turn on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives tonight at 9 p.m. for the premiere of the Triple D episode featuring The Elegant Farmer, voted best new restaurant this year b... more

Food

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Photo by Vance Lauderdale

In the November issue of Memphis magazine, I tell the dramatic story of the original Summer Drive-In — not the Summer Twin that most of you remember. Just as a tease for that — a prelude to the... more

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Chef Ben Vaughn pictured at his former restaurant Au Fond Farmtable in Cooper-Young.

Justin Fox Burks

<!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --> Chef Ben Vaughn of former Cooper-Young restaurants Grace and Au Fond Farmtable has a new gig on the Food Network. Vaughn i... more

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