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Trader Joe's Project Back on Track

Plans for Trader Joe’s in Germantown got back on track recently as the store’s developer pulled a $2.5 million building...

Boca, Bartow, and Backflips

As “Group of Five” football program, the University of Memphis stands little chance of playing in one of the prestigious...

Music Video Monday: Richard James

Music Video Monday gonna slow it down a little this week. Richard James' reputation as one of Memphis' punk wild...

Ole Miss 85, Tigers 77

The Tigers traveled to Oxford, Mississippi, Saturday for their first true road test of the season. Forced to play much...

Weekend Roundup 89: Goo Goo Dolls, Nathaniel Rateliff, Nobunny

Welcome to the 89th edition of the Weekend Roundup, aka the best place to learn about live music every weekend...

Encouraging Cycling, City Will Offer Free Event Bike Racks

Pushing Memphians to cycle more often, the City of Memphis’ Division of Engineering will offer ten free bike racks for...

Tony Allen's Big D Beats Stiff Competition

Sometimes tweets have two meanings...

Naughty & Nice: What's on Stage this Christmas?

Thanksgiving's passed, and everywhere you look, Christmas ornaments are coming out. That means it's also time for area playhouses to...

Grizzlies 95, Magic 94: The Comeback Win and The Coming Storm

The Grizzlies, with nine players, won last night, only 24 hours after playing Toronto tougher than anybody expected. Head coach...

Etsy Declares Memphis an "Official Maker City"

Etsy, the online entity that enables entrepreneurs to sell their products internationally just designated Memphis as an official "Maker City"...

Rep. Ellison, Frontrunner in DNC Race, to be Honored Here

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), considered by many to be the front-running candidate to become chairman of the Democratic National...

Cohen Introduces Amendment to Scrap Electoral College

Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen, who is often in the vanguard of controversial or transformative efforts, has done it again, introducing...

Long Road Cider Opening this Weekend

Scott Patterson worked in marketing. Then he decided he didn't want to work behind a desk for the rest of...

Three Questions with "Santaland Diaries" Star Jonathan Christian

The Santaland Diaries, David Sedaris' bawdy and rebellious recollection of his days working as an elf in Macy's SantaLand, has...

DIY Booze

Crafty ideas for creating gifts with a buzz. One of the best gifts I've received in recent years was a...

Moana

Disney goes Polynesian! "If you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick, you're a Princess," says Maui, demigod of...

All Hands On Deck

While you and your family were enjoying the Thanksgiving weekend, hundreds of people wrongly spent the holiday at Shelby County...

“Purple Microdot, Yellow Sunshine” at MCA

"Seductive" is the word multi-media artist Thomas Everett Green uses to describe the visual triggers of addiction. "It's like you...

Bus Stopped: The Battle over Route 31

The controversial elimination of a key bus route illuminates larger issues facing Memphis’ public transportation system. Georgia A. King, 76,...

Cyber Ca$h

Will the city’s first Bitcoin ATM normalize electronic currency? Just past the front doors of a Medical District Shell station...

Makers Marked

New study maps makers and their needs. You have hundreds of options in Memphis for supporting small businesses this holiday...

Fly on the Wall 1449

Memphis Scanner When your Pesky Fly goes on holiday, he keeps in touch with what's going on in Memphis by...

Crime, I-240, & #ThanksgivingInJail

New crime figures are out, the flyover is open, and many spent the holiday behind bars. Cohen against TVA plan...

A host of holiday shows

Thanksgiving's passed, and everywhere you look, Christmas ornaments are coming out. That means it's also time for area playhouses to...

Dems on the Rebound

State party chair Mary Mancini inaugurates a statewide “debriefing” tour in Shelby County. A group of 75 to 80 people...

TVA Wells

On Wednesday morning of this week, a meeting of true moment for Memphis-area residents was scheduled to be held in...

NOLA’s Good Example

The Crescent City offers Memphis a guide to the solution of our raging homicide problem. Last week was Thanksgiving, and...

Clay Otis Tribute at the Hi-Tone

This Thursday night, friends and family of Clay "Otis" Hardee will gather for a memorial show at the Hi-Tone. Memphis...

Mr. Tangerine Man

In an effort to avoid politics, Randy writes about his new cat. Did you see that rancid kumquat's recent tweet,...

Nnenna Okore’s “Sheer Audacity” at the Brooks.

Wheeler Williams' 1961 female forms "Spring, Summer, Fall," flanking the main entrance of the Brooks Museum, cycles from birth to...

Now out: Reel Masters and Art of Dining in Memphis 3.

God bless Susan Schadt. As the progeny of a long line of sportsmen, to the level of religiosity, quite literally,...

Top Releases of 2016

Music Editor Chris Shaw picks his favorite albums and singles of the year. Next week our music staff writers and...

Tigers 84, Jackson State 69

Some nights, 20 minutes of basketball can win you the game. The Tigers shot a blistering 78 percent in the...

Water Quality Board Rejects Appeal of TVA Plans to Drill Into Aquifier

It was a long day at the County Code Enforcement building at the Shelby Farms governmental complex, where TVA’s plans...

Greenprint Summit Highlights Potential Impact of Ambitious Project

Livability, sustainability, and interconnectivity. That was the theme of the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability's third bi-annual Greenprint Summit. Centered...

Mid-South's First Virtual Reality Lab Coming to U of M

Memphis will soon be home to the first virtual and augmented reality lab in the Mid-South, thanks to a multi-pronged...

Arguments Begin on TVA Wells

Arguments began Wednesday on two permits for wells that the Tennessee Valley Authority wants to drill, tapping Memphis drinking water...

Memphis Pets of the Week (Dec. 1-7)

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

Comic Book Documentary Who The Hell Is Alfred Medley? Holds Preview Fundraiser

Harry Koniditsiotis is most familiar to Memphians as a musician. He is the mastermind behind punk bands like Angel Sluts...

Department of Justice Seeks Community Input for "COPS" Partnership

Less than 50 people showed up tonight for the first community forum held by the Department of Justice's Office of...

Bari's Speakeasy Bar Opens this Weekend

Bari Ristorante e Enoteca will open a new second-floor bar to the public this weekend. It's a speakeasy called Dodici. The...

Shipt Shoppers Get Groceries Thursday

For anyone who doesn’t love fighting the crowds at the new Union Kroger, Shipt is coming. Starting Thursday, Birmingham-based Shipt...

Combat Seasonal Depression With Seriously Cheap Holiday Cheer

My family is 940 miles away as the Google Map flies, and the familiar trappings of my Christmases -- and it's time to mark my own territory for the yuletide.
Willamette Week  |  Saundra Sorenson  |  12-05-2007  |  Shopping

Two New Books Take a Hard Look at the State of America's Public Schools

Baltimore schools today are in another round of substantial "reform" and two new books by important players in the national debate about how and where kids learn have direct relevance to the changes now taking place in the city
Baltimore City Paper  |  Michael Corbin  |  04-12-2010  |  Education

Giving It Away Can Pay

RCRD LBL lets advertisers support the artists so consumers don't have to.
Chicago Reader  |  Miles Raymer  |  03-03-2008  |  Music