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Relevant Roasters To Become French Truck Coffee

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Music Video Monday: Frenchie

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Twilight Tuesday Movie Series

Tuesdays, 8:30 p.m. Continues through July 26 @ Beale Street Landing

See a different movie each week on a 24 foot screen. See website for movie schedule.

April & the Extraordinary World

Wed., July 27, 7 p.m. @ Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Animated film, based on Jacques Tardi’s graphic novel of the same title. Sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe. Set in circa-1941 Paris.

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News

State Official Lauds City's New Financial Direction

State Official Lauds City's New Financial Direction

Oh, the difference three years, a new mayor, a (mostly) new city council, and an overall turn in the national economy can make.

New Traffic Signal First Sign of 'Midtown Market' Project

Left turns from Union onto McLean will soon be possible thanks to a new traffic signal going up at the busy intersection next week.

Bike Share Demos Happening This Week

A nonprofit group planning to launch a bike-share program in Memphis will host bike demo stations in Midtown, South Memphis, and downtown this week. 

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Sports

Grizzlies announce 2016 preseason schedule

Grizzlies announce 2016 preseason schedule

The Grizzlies have announced their 2016 preseason schedule, and it's not that much different from years past, except it's a six game schedule now:

Politics = Sports = Politics

Like the Republican Party, college football’s reigning champions have an elephant for a mascot.

2016: A Year of "Endings" in Sport

It may be only July, but I can’t recall a calendar year with as many significant losses (measured a few ways) in the world of sports.

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Music

Weekend Roundup 72: Brian Wilson, The Night Owls, Data Drums

Weekend Roundup 72: Brian Wilson, The Night Owls, Data Drums

Good evening and welcome to the 72nd edition of my Weekend Roundup.

The Buccaneer is Back

The Buccaneer, a venerable Midtown dive bar, got a new owner last week.

Feel the Sweet Spirit

Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen — the two main songwriters in A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit — can't get enough of each other.

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Politics

Democratic Discontent in Philadelphia

Democratic Discontent in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Unsurprisingly, internal tensions are predominating at this week’s Democratic National Convention — held, ironically, in a city whose name translates from its Greek roots as “city of brotherly love.” In that regard, the Democrats gathered here face a challenge somewhat similar to one the rival Republicans had to deal with at their own nominating convention last week in Cleveland.

Trump's Acceptance Address Aimed Beyond the GOP Base

Clinton still has most of the advantages, but she'll need to nail them down at her own convention this week in Philadelphia.

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Food & Drink

Relevant Roasters To Become French Truck Coffee

Relevant Roasters To Become French Truck Coffee

Geoffrey Meeker of the New Orleans-based French Truck Coffee has entered into a partnership with Jimmy Lewis of Relevant Roasters. 

A new potato salad is a blank canvas.

New potato salad recipes abound online, as do those for normal potato salad.

Music, Food, Fun at First Caribbean Jerk Festival

The first annual Memphis Caribbean Jerk Festival took place at the Water Tower Pavilion on Broad Street last Saturday.

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Opinion

Donald the Great

Donald the Great

What separates us from animals, really?

From Sea to Shining Sea ...

As what's left of the Republican Party gathers in Cleveland for what promises to be the most chaotic nominating convention since the 1968 Democratic gathering in Chicago, the rest of the country is wondering where the next shots are coming from — and who's going to be pulling the trigger.

What They Said...

About Toby Sells' story, "Tina Sullivan Talks Trams in the Old Forest" ...

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Film/TV

Music Video Monday: Frenchie

Music Video Monday: Frenchie

Today's Music Video Monday is getting up in your face.

Politics And The Movies 1: All The President's Men

Today, as neofascist candidate Donald Trump prepares to accept the Republican nomination, I’m beginning a new series on the Film/TV/Etc blog.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

I've been thinking about the concept of "guilty pleasures."

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