Blog Posts

Report: Alcohol Crashes Down, Distracted Driving Accidents Up

Most car accidents in Shelby County happen on Thursday between 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Drivers between 16-25 get in more accidents...

Politics and the Movies 3: Olympia

If you want to open a can of philosophical worms, watch Olympia. I originally decided to add Olympia to my...

"Small and Essential," New Quark Theatre Company Offers Alternatives

Did you miss Krapp's Last Tape at Theatre South last season? If the answer is yes — and given trends...

Common Sense Pot Policy

Unlike Bill Clinton, I've inhaled. So have 49 percent of all Americans, according to a recent National Survey on Drug...

Fly on the Wall 1435

CHOAS and reefer madness! CHOAS 901 Remember Elvis Week 2016? Gosh, it seems like it was only last week when...

Freewheel Bicycle Ride Highlights Medical District and Downtown

New bicycle ride was inspired by Slow Roll ride in Detroit and Chicago. In Detroit, more than 1,500 cyclists turn...

Bad Behavior

Strip clubs, porn, booze, weed, guns — the Flyer staff does naughty stuff so you don't have to. The world...

RIP for the Shelby County Democratic Party

State Democratic chair Mancini rings down the curtain, at least temporarily, on the SCDP. For what it's worth — and...

Late Summer Record Reviews

New albums from Hartle Road, the Numero Group, and NOTS Hartle Road — Maxx (Jenny Records) Hartle Road have been...

Two Political Milestones in Shelby County

Mary Mancini drops the dime on the Shelby County Democratic Party So it's come to this: There is, as pointed...

The World Series of Drag Racing at Memphis International Raceway

The World Series of Drag Racing has been an Illinois staple for more than half a century. This year, the...

Group Paints, Hides Rocks Around Memphis

Q&A with the co-founders of 901 Rocks! Cardiology nurse Lisa Dawson wanted to combine her children's desire to create with...

Beer Flight Theatre Night at the Evergreen Theatre

"I'll walk alone and be blown thinner and thinner. And thinner and thinner and thinner and thinner and thinner —...

Sweatfest II at Shangri-La

This Saturday afternoon Shangri-La Records will host their second annual Sweatfest in the store's front parking lot. Much like Sweatfest...

Bardog celebrates eight years with 5K and street fest.

In 2010, as local restaurateur Aldo Dean was planning for Bardog's second anniversary alley party, one of his former employees...

Prichard’s Double Barreled Bourbon: Sold Out

Phil Prichard, the Memphis-born master distiller at Prichard's Distillery, Inc., the rum and whiskey manufacturer located some 280 miles due...

War Dogs

Todd Phillips' new film is a worthy attempt that falls short. "Bush opened the floodgates in Iraq," Efraim Diveroli (Jonah...

Offering a little help with Trump’s test.

Some sample questions for Trump's immigrant "vetting" test. I want desperately to help Donald Trump. I think I can be...

The Seismic Shift in Voting Demographics

A seismic demographic shift in the United States has forced some to consider what actually "makes America great." This debate...

Disgraced Sets A Course for Conflict

So a muslim, a white liberal, a black, and a jew walk into a theater... And no, that's not the...

Pets of the Week

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

Greensward Plaintiffs: Boyd's Statement 'Not True,' 'Completely False'

Both plaintiffs in the now-dismissed lawsuit against the Memphis City Council regarding the Greensward said Wednesday that they did not...

New Trail to Connect Greenline, Agricenter Farmer's Market

An bike and pedestrian trail will soon be paved and finished to more easily connect the Shelby Farms Greenline with...

Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo And The Two Strings starts out with a moment of quiet bravado: “If you must blink, do it now.”...

Live Review: Cody Dickinson at the Grammy Museum

“This album is really my love letter to the road,” Cody Dickinson said on stage at the Mississippi Grammy Museum...

Grizz 'Conductor' Mike Conley Celebrated as Mid-South Maze 'Corn-ductor'

Pathways etched into a field of corn have transformed Grizzlies' own Mike Conley from "conductor" to  "corn-ductor." The sprawling ten-acre...

Greenprint Plan Gets Unanimous Support

The Mid-South Regional Greenprint plan now has buy-in from every jurisdiction touched by the massive project to build greenways, parks,...

Wiseacre Bid for Coliseum Moves Forward

Wiseacre Brewing officials have 180 days (or about six months) to inspect the MidSouth Coliseum and decide if they want...

Boyd Threatens Overton Park Conservancy Funding Over Greensward Suit

Legal wrangling on the Greensward parking issue re-surfaced Tuesday as Memphis City Council member Berlin Boyd accused the Overton Park...

The Details: The Devil's Music is an intimate night with the ghost of Bessie Smith

The Devil's Music is a simple pleasure. It's not one of the Hattiloo's most ambitious shows, but it's certainly one...

Korean BBQ To Open in Cooper-Young, etc.

Jun Lee says the original plan was to open the second DWJ Korean Barbecue in Oxford, but then real estate...

Marijuana Law Passes First Hurdle in Council

An ordinance to decriminalize marijuana possession will get a full vote by the Memphis City Council in two weeks and...

Jones Opposes TVA Wells with Resolution Tuesday

Memphis City Council member Martavius Jones formally added his voice Tuesday to the chorus of Memphians who don’t want the...

Cities Aviv at the Brooks Museum

This Wednesday night Cities Aviv will perform at the Brooks Museum. The performance will feature unreleased music and video from...

Three Things to Watch on City Council Day

The Memphis City Council meets Tuesday and while its agenda isn’t thick, it is interesting. Here are three big things...

Music Video Monday: The Shieks

Music Video Monday works hard for its money.  Memphis garage psychos The Sheiks have built a reputation around their hard-rocking,...

Coalition of Concerned Citizens Plans Legal Action After Graceland Protest

The group that organized last Monday's protest outside Graceland, which aimed to raise awareness of police violence against black citizens,...

Q & A: Top Fuel Champion Clay Millican

After more than 60 years in Illinois, the World Series of Drag Racing has found a new home at Memphis...

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Start Work on Memphis Habitat Homes

Former President Jimmy Carter kicked off Habitat for Humanity's 33rd Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project near Uptown on Monday...

Ostrander Winners, 2016

Please join me in an ovation for this season's winners. Or don't it's entirely up to you.  COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY...

Shelby County Democratic Party Decertified

State Democratic Party chair Mary Mancini has, in the wake of the dispute between the TNDP and the Shelby County...

Jim & Jo Lynne Palmer Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Memphis Theatre

I can’t remember when I’ve received a press release that made me happy like this year’s Ostrander nominations. There it...

Urban Homesteading: Probiotics a Yummy Alternative

Modern homesteaders, that is, urban and rural folks who are into self-sufficiency, could do little better in regard to their food choices than delving into probiotics.
Jackson Free Press  |  Jim Pathfinder Ewing  |  03-14-2013  |  Food+Drink

What Happened in Gaza

Parents of deceased activist Rachel Corrie to keynote Israeli Apartheid Week.
VUE Weekly  |  Rebecca Medel  |  02-28-2013  |  International

Dream On

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer tells young immigrants to take a hike—literally.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Vanderpool  |  11-15-2012  |  Immigration