Blog Posts

Memphians Stage First Public Rebuke of MPD's List

"A" is for activist. At least, that was one of the ideas tossed around among a crowd of 60 people...

TDOT Hosts PG-Rated Highway Safety Message Contest

If you do any interstate traveling in and out of Memphis, you've likely noticed our state is #blessed with more...

Beer Bracket Challenge Launches Wednesday

Can you get a little weird about your local craft beer? Do you find yourself in full-on preacher mode when...

Intriguing Details Emerge In Wide-Ranging Beale Street Debate

Plenty of intrigue pushed the Memphis City Council’s discussion on Beale Street Tuesday (a deathbed settlement agreement, a lawyer disbarred,...

Hamilton in 2019! (Orpheum Also Announces its 2017-18 Season)

The good news: Hamilton's coming to the Orpheum. The less good news: It won't be showing up until the 2018-19...

Questions Remain About City Hall "Blacklist"

Memphis Police Department director Michael Rallings said that "peace and safety" are the motivating factors behind keeping a list if...

Muslims, Jews, and Shakespeare: Rhodes Hosts a Timely Symposium

Can a symposium inspired by the works of William Shakespeare really be timely? Like the man says, "that is hot...

Resources for Artists

Being an artist is hard work. Minimal opportunities for funding, exhibitions, resources, and employment exist for us creatives. Those that...

Beyond the Arc Podcast #70: Grading the Grizzlies

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about: The Kings traded DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans,...

Music Video Monday: Infinity Stairs

This week, Music Video Monday is a house of lies! Memphis musician Graham Burks has clearly been watching too much...

The Monstrous Feminine: Dr. Marina Levina Talks Horror At Crosstown Arts

The 2017 Memphis Women In Film Speaker Series begins tonight at Crosstown Arts with a discussion on women in horror...

Memphis Tiger Super Sophs

Dedric Lawson is only the 10th Memphis men's basketball player to score 1,000 points in his first two seasons as...

Blood & Ballet: Dance Two Ways

Ballet Memphis opens Places Beyond at Playhouse on the Square this weekend. The anthology of new work is being described...

Make Art Great Again

I hate Trump. We are less than a month into his presidency and I think I am going to have...

New Laws Could Open Some Government Records, Close Others

State lawmakers have filed a raft of bills for this legislative session aimed at changing public access to public records,...

More Tennessee Students Are Turning to Online Fundraising for Help With Tuition

GoFundMe, the DIY online fundraising platform, says that Tennessee students collected $1.3 million in tuition and education-related donations on their...

Talking Carole King with Beautiful Star Julia Knitel

Sure, you probably know Carole King’s double-sided hit single, “It’s Too Late Baby,” backed with “I Feel the Earth Move.”...

UConn 65, Tigers 62

This one will linger. The Tigers played in Hartford, Connecticut, Thursday night — site of the American Athletic Conference tournament...

#adaywithoutimmigrants in Memphis; Not Quantifiable, But Noticeable

Businesses and organizations across the United States locked their doors as part of the #daywithoutimmigrants protest, a wide-spread clap-back to...

Everything I Learned About Arenacross from Miss Arenacross, Lindsey Alkire

The Internet makes everybody a know-it-all. But not your Pesky Fly. Because I know I'm clueless about so much stuff,...

Oxford Film Festival Celebrates History, Diversity

Time to sally down to Oxford town! The 2016 Oxford Film Festival is underway with a packed schedule of new...

ArtsMemphis Combats Funding Threats

ArtsMemphis is combatting threats to federal arts funding with postcards, information, fun, and beer. The nonprofit arts agency will host...

Memphis Film Prize Kicks Off Second Competition

The Memphis Film Prize invites filmmakers to The Cove tonight, Feb. 16, for its second annual kick off party.  Last...

Pyramid $cheme

Pyramid $cheme, Growlers, former Hi-Tone now Growlers, Chase One, Bored Lord, Minivan Marcus, Codak, Johnathan Kiersky, Luke Sexton, IMAKEMADBEATS, PreauXX...

Fifty Shades Darker

America gets the boundary pushing lifestyle porn it deserves Aloha, dear readers! Happy late V-Day and thanks for reading this...

Valerie June Comes Home

She’s back with a new album, a new band, and new attitude. Valerie June announced her return with "Shakedown," a...

Shelby County Democrats to Revive

Mancini forms group to begin reorganization for defunct local party; Cohen holds town hall. Mary Mancini of Nashville, who in...

Resisting From the Left

The modish word "proactive" presumably says something both quantitatively and qualitatively more than "active" does, and there is compelling reason...

Nashville’s Silly Season

If it's February, it must be silly season in Nashville, as the Tennessee General Assembly starts cranking out bills that...

Booze Reform

Lawmakers tap bills against open containers and for Sunday wine sales. Nashville is flooded with new booze laws this year...

Cops, Lottery, & Racism

The mayor wants more police, council members say race played in Beale Street vote. State of the City Public safety...

Fly on the Wall 1460

Dead On "You'll enjoy this even if you're not a fan of The Walking Dead, and maybe they'll have me...

Opera Memphis’ The Pirates of Penzance

Opera Memphis' general director Ned Canty likes to do things differently. With Gilbert & Sullivan's beloved buccaneer The Pirates of...

A Visit to Dirty Crow Inn

The Dirty Crow Inn is the neighborhood bar that's not. Located at the corner of Crump and Kentucky, it's near...

Hair of the Dog? Yes, Please.

Last Monday morning, I woke up with a pounding headache, dry mouth, and bloodshot eyes. When I sat up, covered...

Renaissance and Resistance

Supporting our artists is a vital part of fighting oppression. Toni Morrison said that art must be beautiful and political...

Marketing Fear

The Memphis Police Association is right to want its members’ benefits restored; it is wrong to use scare tactics. Just...

Carnita Atwater's Hidden History

One woman's battle to preserve Black history — and save her New Chicago neighborhood. The facade of the New Chicago...

Opera Memphis Stages a Pop Culture Classic

Opera Memphis’ general director/nerd-in-chief Ned Canty compares Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance to Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition sketch. “It’s a...

North Memphis Selected for $1 Million Equitable Development Grant

Memphis was selected as one of six cities to receive a $1 million grant from the Strong, Prosperous, And Resilient Communities Challenge...

Memphis Pets of the Week (Feb. 16-22)

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

Kelsey, Harris File Legislation to Regulate Future Water Policy in West Tennessee (EDITED AND UPDATED)

Though currently approved projects like the Tennessee Valley Authority's plan for operating five wells to draw water from the Memphis...

NBA Finals Game 1: Winning Time

If you're a fan of low scoring games, low-percentage shooting and sleep depravity, then Game 1 of the NBA Finals was the game for you!
Miami New Times  |  Chris Joseph  |  06-01-2011  |  Sports

Latinos Warn of 'False' Credit Card

Advertised nationwide to Spanish speakers as offering a $2,000 line of credit, Pro Line is derided as a scam by consumer advocates.
East Bay Express  |  Kara Platoni  |  09-07-2004  |  Business & Labor

Is OxyCide Making Hospitals Cleaner or Is It a Health Hazard?

This new hospital disinfectant is designed to stop the spread of infection, but it may be making the employees who handle it sick in the process.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Rebecca Nuttall  |  02-19-2015  |  Health