Truly rare is the city that becomes a celebrity. Read more


Courtney Miller Santo: one writer's beginnings. Read more


Our local trivia expert solves local mysteries of 
who, what, when, where, why, and why not. Read more

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Cynthia Strain

Highlands, North Carolina, offers a place to "renew your soul." Read more


Chad Mellon

The Ostrander Awards, Memphis’ answer to the Tonys, are many things. Most obviously, the theatre awards competition sponsored by this magazine and Arts Memphis honors the best and brightest work of... Read more



Larry Kuzniewski

Memphis in September 
is still really hot, but who can resist the fall fashions in all the stores? Keep some of your favorite summer pieces in rotation and slowly transition them when the weather f... Read more


Like the chameleon of a place that it is, our own little city has been many things in its past, besides just, well, itself. In the twentieth century alone, for example, Memphis was two different U.... Read more



Brian Anderson

The direct link between race and poverty will always cause economic woes for Memphis. But we’re seeing progress. Read more


Look who’s paying (and not paying) what they owe. Read more



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Don Sundquist at a Distance Read more


Since my failed attempts to make lemongrass tofu, my mini fryer has stayed buried in the cabinet until this week when I fried squash blossoms stuffed with Bonnie Blue Farm goat cheese.   Th... Read more


Anyone who knows me knows I'm a consummate animal person, so I'm writing this blog posting to help drum up attendance for Saturday's Paw Prints 2011 fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society. The ev... Read more


My daughter goes to art school in New York City, so I travel to the Big Apple regularly. People assume that my visits to New York include great restaurants, but let me set them straight: Mostly, I ... Read more


Everybody knows by now the story of the Memphis Belle — the famed B-17 Flying Fortress that was the first bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe during World War II. The plane piloted by Captai... Read more

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In 1969, more than 100,000 people converged on a dairy farm in upstate New York for "three days of peace and music" that came to be known as Woodstock. This weekend in Memphis, more than  100,0... Read more


Seared tuna at Fleming's: $6 until 7 p.m.

One of the many good things about being a food writer is that people always tell you where to eat. My neighbor Lil has mentioned more than once how much she likes the happy hour specials at Fleming... Read more

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Don't worry; I don't intend to use my valuable blog space promoting estate sales every few weeks. But this weekend, there will be an estate sale at a rather unusual location — a sprawling Adirondac... Read more

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The beaches of Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida have been drawing Memphians to their gleaming white sands and clear blue waters for decades, and the Lauderdale Library contains an album of photos ... Read more

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I don't care if it's the owner's last name. It's the wrong thing to call your drugstore. From a 1924 Christian Brothers College variety show program.... Read more

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As you probably know, craft beers are quite the trendy beverages these days, and Memphis chefs are taking note. On Wednesday, September 28, Chef Jordan Buchanan will cook a five-course meal at L’ec... Read more