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

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Freewheel Bicycle Ride Highlights Medical District and Downtown

In Detroit, more than 1,500 cyclists turn up every week for Slow Roll, a group bicycle ride that explores neighborhoods throughout the city.

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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.

Carson Kelly: Yadier Molina's Heir Apparent?

Someone had to play centerfield for the San Francisco Giants after Willie Mays.

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Sweatfest II at Shangri-La

Sweatfest II at Shangri-La

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

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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.

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RIP for the Shelby County Democratic Party

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. 

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 Democratic Party over the correct procedures for dealing with ousted former SCDP chairman Bryan Carson, officially decertified the local party.

Breaking the Lull

As it turns out, the political Dog Days have a modest amount of woof to them. E.g., Friday, August 26, will see the unveiling of a monument to Tennessee’s ratification of the 19th or Women’s Suffrage Amendment.

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Prichard’s Double Barreled Bourbon: Sold Out

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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.

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 tossed out another idea.

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 agent Robert Taylor turned Lee on to the old Greencork space in Cooper-Young. 

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Opinion

Common Sense Pot Policy

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."

Offering a little help with Trump’s test.

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

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Film/TV

Politics and the Movies 3: Olympia

Politics and the Movies 3: Olympia

If you want to open a can of philosophical worms, watch Olympia.

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.

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.” The voice, we will soon learn, belongs to our hero Kubo (Art Parkinson, aka the youngest Stark on Game Of Thrones), and “If you must blink…” is the beginning of his carny pitch.

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