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Here's Hillary!

PHILADELPHIA -- She was swathed in white, with all the multiple-choice symbolisms that go with that fact, pant-suit or not...

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words

Frank Zappa hated being interviewed. Early in Eat That Question, he calls it the most unnatural thing ever. But the...

Weekend Roundup 73: Crowbar, Jill Scott, Alvin Youngblood Hart

Welcome to the 73rd edition of my Weekend Roundup. The Summer Series at the Levitt Shell wraps this weekend, but...

Redbirds Profile: Alex Reyes

For various reasons, the 2016 season will be memorable for the Memphis Redbirds’ Alex Reyes. The 21-year-old pitcher (he turns...

Bernie vs. Protesters

Bernie Sanders has been addressing Democratic delegations on behalf of Hillary Clinton. In the street, supporters repurpose the progressive Senator's...

Sen. Bernie Sanders Addresses Tennessee Democrats

Senator Bernie Sanders dropped in on a joint breakfast for Tennessee, Michigan, and Minnesota delegations...

Streets of Philadelphia — DNC, 2016

While speeches were being made inside Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center Bernie Sanders supporters and Black Loves Matters protesters marched took...

New Grant Program Aims to Activate Public Spaces in Medical District

Students, employees, residents, and others in Memphis' Medical District looking to organize public events in the area can now apply...

Democrats in Philadelphia Wonder, 'Where's Jim?'

PHILADELPHIA —The mayors of Tennessee’s five largest cities have all been in attendance at the Democratic National Convention here this...

New Library Collection Preserves Memphis' LGBTQ History

History buff Vincent Astor donates LGBTQ memorabilia to Central Library. When asked how he became Memphis' unofficial gay historian, Vincent...

Startup Teaches Kids Computer Coding

Startup founder says under-represented children are the tech world’s future. A Texas Instruments home computer was the perfect Christmas gift...

Counter Intelligence

My 19-year-old stepson has been in France, in the city of Lyon, most of the summer. He's taking an intensive...

“Hunger Games” at The Commercial Appeal

If you work for the Commercial Appeal's copy desk these days, the odds are most definitely not in your favor...

Star Trek Beyond

The new crew of the Enterprise finally gets it right It ain't easy being a Trekkie. From the beginning, we've...

Not All Are Happy with the New Greensward Parking Plan

Greensward parking will end, but some park users still have concerns. Grumbles about the final Greensward parking plan began even...

Fly on the Wall 1431

On the scene at the Republican and Democratic National Convention. Verbatim Classic SNL-era writer/comic-turned-senator Al Franken was the guest speaker...

You Know You're From Memphis If...

You know the drill. These kinds of stories are stock-in-trade for local publications all over the country — and probably...

I just want it to be over.

A viewer's reaction to the RNC. I am dreaming about December. Not because of the Christmas holiday. I am not...

Carcass, Crowbar, and More at the New Daisy

The New Daisy has already had some of the biggest names in metal come through their doors this year, but...

Changes at Ghost River

The Memphis brewery is going with the flow. The space is a mess — dusty concrete floors, hanging wires, pipes...

Snowglobe Returns

Brad Postlethwaite on his band’s first show in four years. Not too long ago, the Memphis psych-rock band, Snowglobe, was...

The Drag Boat at Evergreen Theatre

What happens when a cast of drag queens accidentally ends up on a senior citizen cruise? That will all be...

“The Future Is Female” at Amurica

The Step Ahead Foundation provides the women of Memphis and Shelby County with free long-acting, reversible birth control. The foundation...

Politics and the Movies 2: Citizen Kane

This afternoon I popped the old Citizen Kane DVD in the Blu Ray player and sat down to fast forward...

Pets of the Week

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

The Memphis Flyer Podcasts from the DNC

It's hot as hell in Philadelphia. In the Wells Fargo Center and in the streets. Jackson Baker and Chris Davis...

Metal in Memphis: Three Days of Thrash

Every once in awhile the heavy metal music gods shine their light (or darkness?) upon Memphis, giving us multiple days...

Grizzlies announce 2016 preseason schedule

The Grizzlies have announced their 2016 preseason schedule, and it's not that much different from years past, except it's a...

Democratic Discontent in Philadelphia

After WikiLeaks revelations of DNC efforts favoring Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders moves to tame the tempest. PHILADELPHIA — Unsurprisingly, internal...

New Traffic Signal First Sign of 'Midtown Market' Project

Left turns from Union onto McLean will soon be possible thanks to a new traffic signal going up at the...

State Official Lauds City's New Financial Direction

Oh, the difference three years, a new mayor, a (mostly) new city council, and an overall turn in the national...

Relevant Roasters To Become French Truck Coffee

Geoffrey Meeker of the New Orleans-based French Truck Coffee has entered into a partnership with Jimmy Lewis of Relevant Roasters. ...

Bike Share Demos Happening This Week

A nonprofit group planning to launch a bike-share program in Memphis will host bike demo stations in Midtown, South Memphis,...

Music Video Monday: Frenchie

Today's Music Video Monday is getting up in your face. "#Renegades" is the first video from Memphis millenial popster Frenchie...

Politics = Sports = Politics

Like the Republican Party, college football’s reigning champions have an elephant for a mascot. Like the Democrats, the reigning NFL...

Al Franken Addresses the Tennessee Delegation: DNC 2016

Who loves Chachi? Judging by quips, comments, laughter and applause at the traditional DNC morning breakfast, Joanie's boyfriend isn't very...

Donald the Great

What separates us from animals, really? Elephants mourn their dead. Monkeys use tools. Octopi are creative problem solvers able to...

Trump's Acceptance Address Aimed Beyond the GOP Base

CLEVELAND — During the 76 minutes of his acceptance address at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, Donald J...

Weekend Roundup 72: Brian Wilson, The Night Owls, Data Drums

Good evening and welcome to the 72nd edition of my Weekend Roundup. Here is everywhere you need to be this...

A Temporary Truce Among Republicans

**The real story of the GOP convention, both in the Tennessee delegation and among Republicans at large, was that a...

Memphis Attorney Disbarred for Mishandling Veterans' Money

A Memphis attorney under investigation by the Veteran's Adminstration (VA) for mishandling veterans' finances has been disbarred, though the record...

TRUMP — The Memphis Flyer Podcasts from the RNC #3

Donald Trump promises to end violence and make America rich again — FAST. Jackson Baker and Chris Davis talk about...

Release the tapes from the Alexia Christian shooting

Nearly eight months have passed since controversial officer-involved killing.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Editorial Board  |  12-17-2015  |  Crime & Justice

Rat Tale

Portland cops hired a snitch. But he was already working for somebody else.
Willamette Week  |  Aaron Mesh  |  09-02-2015  |  Drugs

Same-Sex Marriage Comes to Louisiana

After the U.S. Supreme Court decision, New Orleans saw its first gay weddings.
Gambit  |  Kevin Allman, Jeanie Riess, Charles Cody Siler and Alex Woodward  |  07-06-2015  |  LGBT