Blog Posts

Winning: You Can't Blame Trump for Selling the Sizzle

From "alternative facts" to the claque of shills and yes-persons planted to energize President Trump's rambling address to U.S. Intelligence,...

South Memphis Becomes Bicycle 'Lab' With New Grant

South Memphis will become a laboratory for bicycle infrastructure over the next three years thanks to a newly won grant...

New MemPops Store in Crosstown

Here's some yay! news: MemPops' owner Chris Taylor confirmed today that he will be opening a second store in the...

Planet Fitness Coming Soon to Imperial Lanes Site

Planet Fitness will soon begin construction on its $3.8 million new building on the site of the Old Imperial Lanes...

Beyond the Arc Podcast #67: Is it time to worry yet?

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about: ESPN's Zach Lowe loves JaMychal Green and so do we...

Luttrell Weighs in for Governor's Proposed Gas-Tax Increase

Last week, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam  proposed a 7 per cent increase in the state gasoline tax to enable work...

New Plan, New Task Force Coming for Riverfront

A task force will soon be convened to guide the next stage of development for the Memphis riverfront, a move...

Grizzlies to bring expansion D-League franchise to Southaven

The Grizzlies (via Grind City Media) have announced that they'll be bringing an expansion franchise of the NBA Development League...

Music Video Monday: Alyssa Moore

Today's Music Video Monday brings you a message from space. This is the world premiere of "Not Of This Earth",...

Memphis Tigers: By the Numbers

As I left press row after the Tigers win over UCF Sunday, a game official asked me, "How is it...

Tigers 70, UCF 65

This is what college basketball looks like come March. Memphis and UCF traded big punches early, then jabbed one another...

Thousands Join Memphis Women's March

More than 3,000 people marched from the D'Army Bailey Court House to the National Civil Rights Museum Saturday in solidarity with...

One Eye on The Memphis Women's March, January 21, 2017

Among the thousands who turned out on Saturday for the Memphis Women's March was my daughter Rose Baker, who took...

PODCAST: Two Flyer Guys and the Portland Protests

Flyer folk are in Portland this weekend for a newspaper conference. Last night (Friday night), Toby Sells and Kevin Lipe...

Grizzlies 107, Kings 91: Game Notes

The first time the Grizzlies welcomed former head coach Dave Joerger back to Beale Street manning the sidelines for a...

Student Organizers From Four Colleges Lead Protest Against Trump, Issue Demands

It started at the University of Memphis. They then moved to Christian Brothers University. After that, to LeMoyne-Owen College. And,...

Hitchcock, Cock Rock, and Bayard Rustin Live on Stage

Rock of Ages I'm sure the Germans must have a word for it. (What does "Gunter gleiben glauchen globen" mean,...

How David Fizdale's Successes Cast A Different Light on Dave Joerger

Editor's Note: I am at a conference this week out of town, so I asked my old friend and brilliant...

Tigers 70, Houston 67 (OT)

The Tigers erased a five-point deficit in the last three minutes of regulation, then outscored Houston 6-3 in a sloppy...

Sierra Club Protests Trump's EPA Choice

Members of the Sierra Club's Tennessee Chapter gathered at the Clifford Davis Federal Building Thursday to protest the nomination of Scott...

Drinking “Well”: Should You Order the High-end Stuff at a Bar?

After work one day last week, a friend and I made an impromptu stop at the backroom bar at Cafe...

Kedron Johnson: From Hoops to Hip Hop

You might remember Kedren Johnson as the Vanderbilt transfer who helped shape the final years of the Pastner era of...

The Only Two Questions That Matter

Another Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is behind us, a weekend in which his life and his dream of...

Key Political Moves Underway in Memphis and Nashville (UPDATED)

A statement made by state Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville) in Nashville last week all but put the Senate Majority Leader in...

Collage's RISE

The energetic work of Collage Dance Collective takes center stage at the Cannon Center January 22nd. Kevin Thomas, artistic director...

Vitus Shell and the Moonpie Project

Crosstown Arts’ The Moonpie Project. "Protect Her" by Monroe, Louisiana, artist Vitus Shell is the latest to be featured in...

20<30: The Class of 2017

Twenty young Memphians who are making difference. Did you see that? That awful year that was 2016? The bad news,...

Fresh Air

Shelby County's air quality has improved in the years since Memphis shuttered its vehicle emission testing facilities in 2013, but...

#Babykillers, lottery, and buskers

Roland: Planned Parenthood "#babykillers" A Shelby County Commissioner said Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) are "baby killers" and gave...

Fly on the Wall 1456

That's Entertainment Breaking entertainment industry news: Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta made headlines this week when a couple of strippers at...

The MLGW Groundhog

The issue of county participation on the board of the city-owned Memphis Light, Gas & Water is, for the time...

Silence

Cultures clash in Martin Scorsese’s epic of Christianity in feudal Japan If God is good, and everything he does is...

Gilbert Gottfried at Chuckles

Some things are always true. The sun comes up in the east, water flows downhill, and Gilbert Gottfried is funny...

Night of the Lepus at the Brooks

What's the best thing about the Brooks Museum of Art installing Australian artist Amanda Parer's acclaimed giant, illuminated rabbit sculptures,...

Living the Dream: Are We Really Working in Service to Dr. King’s Vision?

By the time you read this, we will have celebrated a national holiday commemorating the life and work of Dr...

Memphis Comedy Bad, Bad Men Premieres on Amazon Video

Bad, Bad Men, an independent comedy made by Memphians Allen Gardner and Brad Ellis, is now available on Amazon streaming...

Cafe Brooks Debuts, etc.

• Cafe Brooks by Paradox, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, opened today. The cafe is in the space...

Redbirds Rebrand

The ’Birds have left the bat, but they’re still red, and now more than ever, distinctly Memphis. The Memphis Redbirds...

Memphis Pets of the Week (Jan. 19-25)

Each week, the Flyer will feature adoptable dogs and cats from Memphis Animal Services. All photos are credited to Memphis...

Beyond the Arc Podcast #65: MLK Day, All Stars, Playoff matchups, and more

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about: My piece about how the NBA has turned Martin Luther...

Council Members Say Racism Motivated Beale Street Vote

Some Memphis City Council members said a company was cheated out of a contract to manage Beale Street because the...

Rape Kit Backlog Testing to Finish This Year

The final, untested rape kits from the city’s backlog of more than 12,000 should be sent to labs for review...

Should the government pay for Bradley Manning's gender reassignment surgery?

Shortly after Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks in one of the biggest security breaches in recent history, he announced that he was transgendered.
Charleston City Paper  |  Leah Rhyne  |  09-04-2013  |  Commentary

I Had Sex at a Swingers Club and Liked It

An inside look at Atlanta sex swingers clubs.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Melysa Martinez  |  10-18-2012  |  Sex

Bolognese and Blarney

Gullah cuisine, genetics, and Michael Twitty's beef with Sean Brock.
Charleston City Paper  |  Chris Haire  |  04-05-2016  |  Food+Drink