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Another Best Memphis Burger Fest in the Books

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Music Video Monday: Don Lifted

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Guess Where I'm Eating Contest 110

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Top Guns: Shelby Tops Tennessee in Handgun Permits

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Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. @ High Cotton Brewing Co.

Yoga and beer pairing. Beginner-friendly, fun yoga followed by a pint. No experience necessary. No watchasana.

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Third Saturday of every month, 10:30 p.m. @ Cafe Eclectic

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State Tourism Breaks Spending Record

State Tourism Breaks Spending Record

Tennessee tourism shattered records in 2015 with visitors here spending more than $18 billion, up 3.7 percent over 2014. 

Group Paints, Hides Rocks Around Memphis

Cardiology nurse Lisa Dawson wanted to combine her children's desire to create with their daily use of technology — all while getting them outdoors.

MATA Security Guard Placed on Diversion in Passenger Death

A private security guard responsible for pushing a Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) passenger, which resulted in that passenger's death, has been placed on diversion for three years. 

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Sports

Q & A: Top Fuel Champion Clay Millican

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 International Raceway in Millington.

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Music

Weekend Roundup 77: Sweatfest II, Billy Bob Thornton, Cryptic Hymn

Weekend Roundup 77: Sweatfest II, Billy Bob Thornton, Cryptic Hymn

Good afternoon and welcome to a condensed version of my Weekend Roundup.

Sweatfest II at Shangri-La

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

Late Summer Record Reviews

Hartle Road — Maxx (Jenny Records)

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Politics

County Commission Takes First Step Toward Power-Sharing in Hiring and Firing of County Attorney

County Commission Takes First Step Toward Power-Sharing in Hiring and Firing of County Attorney

Luttrell offers mild protest to measure, which will be imbedded in a referendum, presumably on the November ballot.

Haslam, in Memphis, Suggests Calling Special Session

Governor says bill raising blood-alcohol levels for young motorists must be amended, or state could lose $60 million in federal funds; Haslam also "no fan" of decriminalizing marijuana.

RIP for the Shelby County Democratic Party

For what it's worth — and that is a very open question — the Shelby County Democratic Party has ceased to exist, having been formally decertified last Friday by state Democratic Party chair Mary Mancini of Nashville. 

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Food & Drink

Another Best Memphis Burger Fest in the Books

Another Best Memphis Burger Fest in the Books

The 5th Annual Best Memphis Burger Fest took place on Sunday, Aug 28.

Guess Where I'm Eating Contest 110

Oh my goodness ... 

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 east of us, has a supply-and-demand issue many distillers only dream about: His hand-crafted Double Barreled Bourbon, which typically retails for $50-60 on liquor store shelves, has been unavailable for over a year.

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Opinion

Offering a little help with Trump’s test.

Offering a little help with Trump’s test.

Some sample questions for Trump's immigrant "vetting" test.

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 Use and Health. Marijuana (medical or otherwise) has been decriminalized or legalized in 23 states, and measures are on the ballot to legalize it in five more states this November, including Arizona, Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, and California (where medical pot is already legal). A recent Gallup poll found that 53 percent of Americans think pot should be legalized and regulated like alcohol ...

The Seismic Shift in Voting Demographics

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

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Film/TV

Music Video Monday: Don Lifted

Music Video Monday: Don Lifted

Today's Music Video Monday is pretty heavy. 

War Dogs

"Bush opened the floodgates in Iraq," Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) tells his junior-high best friend turned gun-running associate David Packouz (Miles Teller) over breakfast in a Miami, Florida, diner.

Movies and Video Games Meet at the Cossitt Library

Downtown's Cossitt Library is one of the city's most overlooked and underused assets.

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