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MPD, Jason's Deli Hosting "Holiday Ham Giveaway"

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Virghost Drops "K.O.M." Freestyle

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Bah Humbug: 2014's Memphis Music Letdowns

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Tigers 78, Western Illinois 51

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Sheriff's Office Busts Meth Lab, Seeks Man on Meth Charges

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Cherry's Hoochie Coochie Holiday Burlesque Review

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New Year's Eve at Club Spectrum

New Year's Eve at Club Spectrum

Club Spectrum, also known as Drink-N-Drag, opened its doors at 616 Marshall four years ago on New Year's Eve.

Protests, Rape Kits, and Trolley Fires

January

The Council and the Mayor

When I heard it, I thought, "This is the quote of the year."

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Music

Larry Raspberry at Lafayette's

Larry Raspberry at Lafayette's

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Gentrys' hit "Keep on Dancing."

Throwback Thursday: Project Playaz' "WTTWGALOM"

Gritty Memphis-bred rap group Project Playaz dropped their debut album, Til We Die, back in 2000.

A Look Back: 2014

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Politics

It Was What It Was

It Was What It Was

The year 2014 began with a call for unity from several of the political principals of Memphis and Shelby County — remarkable circumstances given that just ahead was another one of those knock-down, drawn-out election brawls that characterize a big-ballot election year.

A Surprise Consensus in Tennessee Government

Events in Tennessee state government were on center stage this week, with the convening of the Tennessee General Assembly just around the next turn of the calendar.

Even After Mayor's Announcement, Settlement of City's Debt to SCS is No Slam Dunk

Councilman Flinn says Mayor "undercut" mediation, may have to come to Council for money; Meanwhile, deal could enhance Fairgrounds TDZ's prospects with County Commission

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Food & Drink

The things we ate in 2014.

The things we ate in 2014.

Last winter, Holly Whitfield of the I Love Memphis Blog announced that Memphis is in the midst of a spectacular "Foodnado."

Culinary creativity and craft butchery at Porcellino’s.

With its black-and-white honeycomb tile and quaint vintage tableware, Porcellino's — the new restaurant from chefs Michael Hudman and Andy Ticer — strikes an appealingly casual note, one that is matched by its affordable menu.

Intensive BBQ Class Set for January

Troy Black, former Southern Living editor who left the gig to take up competitive BBQing full time, is teaching a day and a half class called Real BBQ Know How on January 9th and 10th.

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Opinion

A Merry Little Christmas

A Merry Little Christmas

So, I'm pushing a cart through the aisles of Kroger in Midtown, stocking up for an onslaught of holiday company. I've made it all the way to the frozen foods on the far side of the store. My cart over-floweth with Christmas bounty. I'm humming along with Al Green's version of the Bee Gees' classic "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," which is playing over the intercom. It's weird, but Al is nailing it ...

Midterm Election Lessons

A trouncing!

What They Said (December 25, 2014) …

About Joe Boone's music feature, "Venerable Studio Changes Hands" ...

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Film/TV

2014: The Year Television Kicked The Movies' Ass

2014: The Year Television Kicked The Movies' Ass

Television continues to be the narrative televisual storytelling medium par excellence.

2014: The Year In Film

2014 was the year we were told movies don't matter any more, even though there were more than 600 films released earning a box office total of at least $9 billion

In Re: 2014 In Film

[Flyer Film Editor Chris McCoy and frequent Flyer film contributor Addison Engleking had the following email exchange to discuss the 2014 Year In FIlm article in this week's paper.]

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Sports

Tigers 78, Western Illinois 51

Tigers 78, Western Illinois 51

The Tigers completed their busiest stretch of the season — five games in 11 days — with a thorough dismantling of the Fighting Leathernecks at FedExForum.

Next Day Notes: Jazz 97, Grizzlies 91

Note: Holiday duties intervene, so this will be a shorter rant than usual—whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is entirely up to you.

Tigers Take OT Thriller at Miami Beach Bowl

The Memphis Tigers took six years of bowl-free frustration and packed the energy into a football game that needed two overtimes to be decided.

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