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Repticon Memphis Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

Repticon Memphis Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

July 30-31, 10 a.m. @ Landers Center (DeSoto Civic Center)

Reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and raffles.

Harry Potter Midnight Release Party

Sat., July 30, 10 p.m.-12 a.m. @ The Booksellers at Laurelwood

The bookstore will be transformed into Hogwarts featuring magical activities for all ages, including a costume contest and HP Trivia.

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Startup Teaches Kids Computer Coding

Startup Teaches Kids Computer Coding

A Texas Instruments home computer was the perfect Christmas gift for 10-year-old Meka Egwuekwe in the early 1980s since he loved video games like Combat and Pac-Man. Months later, Egwuekwe was bored with those games, so he turned to studying a BASIC computer programming textbook.

New Library Collection Preserves Memphis' LGBTQ History

When asked how he became Memphis' unofficial gay historian, Vincent Astor responds, "I'm the original queen who remembers too much."

New Grant Program Aims to Activate Public Spaces in Medical District

Students, employees, residents, and others in Memphis' Medical District looking to organize public events in the area can now apply for grant funds to do so.

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Sports

Redbirds Profile: Alex Reyes

Redbirds Profile: Alex Reyes

For various reasons, the 2016 season will be memorable for the Memphis Redbirds’ Alex Reyes.

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.

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Music

Weekend Roundup 73: Crowbar, Jill Scott, Alvin Youngblood Hart

Weekend Roundup 73: Crowbar, Jill Scott, Alvin Youngblood Hart

Welcome to the 73rd edition of my Weekend Roundup.

Carcass, Crowbar, and More at the New Daisy

The New Daisy has already had some of the biggest names in metal come through their doors this year, but Friday's show that features grindcore legends Carcass along with Night Demon, Crowbar, and Ghoul might be the biggest metal bill of 2016.

Snowglobe Returns

Not too long ago, the Memphis psych-rock band, Snowglobe, was one of the most popular and prolific acts in town.

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Bernie vs. Protesters

Bernie vs. Protesters

Bernie Sanders has been addressing Democratic delegations on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

Sen. Bernie Sanders Addresses Tennessee Democrats

Senator Bernie Sanders dropped in on a joint breakfast for Tennessee, Michigan, and Minnesota delegations.

Streets of Philadelphia — DNC, 2016

While speeches were being made inside Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center Bernie Sanders supporters and Black Loves Matters protesters marched took to the streets to make some noise.

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Food & Drink

Changes at Ghost River

Changes at Ghost River

The space is a mess — dusty concrete floors, hanging wires, pipes sticking out of the floor, plastic hung over doorways.

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.

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Opinion

Counter Intelligence

Counter Intelligence

My 19-year-old stepson has been in France, in the city of Lyon, most of the summer.

I just want it to be over.

A viewer's reaction to the RNC.

“Hunger Games” at The Commercial Appeal

If you work for the Commercial Appeal's copy desk these days, the odds are most definitely not in your favor.

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Film/TV

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words

Frank Zappa hated being interviewed.

Star Trek Beyond

It ain't easy being a Trekkie.

Politics and the Movies 2: Citizen Kane

This afternoon I popped the old Citizen Kane DVD in the Blu Ray player and sat down to fast forward through to the parts about politics.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Addresses Tennessee Democrats

ern: So, he's too lazy to go to each state. »

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Democrats in Philadelphia Wonder, 'Where's Jim?'

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Addresses Tennessee Democrats

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Tennessee Senator Quotes Abraham Lincoln In His Support of Cockfighting

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