Friday, October 23, 2009

The Secret Mansion

Posted By on Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 2:12 PM

There are some places in town that you just have to see, but you rarely get an opportunity to do so ... This morning, as I was motoring down Lamar Avenue, I stumbled on an estate sale at the historic Snowden home ...

Check out Mary Cashiola's report from behind the hedges.

Movies This Week: Good Hair and Amelia

Posted on Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 9:19 AM

Today in theaters, Chris Rock takes a concerned but entertaining look at black hair-care issues and Hilary Swank makes another Oscar bid in an Amelia Earhart biopic. Chris Herrington takes a look at Rock's Good Hair, and Hannah Sayle jumps in the cockpit with Amelia.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Relationship Advice from Former School Board Members

Posted By on Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 10:34 PM

After being friends for 14 years — six of them while serving together on the Memphis City Schools board — Lora Jobe and Barbara Prescott decided to form a new partnership.

Scarves, Boots, Layers

Posted By on Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 2:54 PM

It must be fall. See the latest on the Style Sessions blog.

Rush Limbaugh: Out of Bounds?

Posted By on Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 9:37 AM

Editor Bruce VanWyngarden weighs in on the state of sports in Missouri and Rush Limbaugh.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Grizzlies' Passing Fancies

Posted By on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 9:15 PM

The Grizzlies were dead last in assist ratio among NBA teams last season, and it wasn't even close.

Chris Herrington begins his preseason analysis of the Grizzlies with a look at the team's assists problem.

Glenn Beck is Crazy for "Memphis"

Posted on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 11:25 AM

Everybody has been chomping at the bit, waiting for FOX news commentator Glenn Beck to weigh in on Memphis the musical, which opened on Broadway this week. Well, wait no longer.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Does Herman Morris Believe in "Open Government"?

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 9:26 PM

The Memphis City Council should ask Herman Morris Jr. what he thinks of open government before confirming him as city attorney ...

So says John Branston.

Bianca Knows Best ...

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 11:08 AM

... and Helps a Horny Roommate. Bianca's got a hot one this week.

The Killer Workout

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 9:18 AM

We've all heard some weekend warrior say it: "I'm going to do this if it kills me." And every once in a while it does. Last Sunday, three people died running the half-marathon in Detroit, a jinxed city if there ever was one ...

John Branston reflects on marathons and mortality.

Proposed Bill: Every Child Deserves a Family

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 7:45 AM

Congressman Pete Stark of California has proposed a federal bill — the Every Child Deserves a Family Act — that would deny funding to states that pass bills banning adoption by gay, transgender, or unmarried heterosexual parents ... Bianca Phillips reports.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Elbert Jefferson Has Left the Building

Posted on Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 9:46 AM

The Flyer received the following news release from Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery this morning:

In a meeting last night at City Hall, Former City Attorney Elbert Jefferson submitted a second, and final, resignation letter to Memphis Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery.

At that time, he also turned in his key card, keys to his city vehicle and laptop computer.

Mr. Jefferson verbally expressed that he will not return to his office, and made arrangements for any personal belongings to be delivered to him.

Mayor Lowery will comment on Mr. Jefferson’s resignation at a news conference ...

Stay tuned for updates as warranted.

The Eternal Mysteries of the NFL

Posted By on Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Frank Murtaugh ponders the inconsistencies and ironies of the National Football League.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lucero in New York

Posted on Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 1:12 PM

Flyer contributor Stephen Deusner is a former Memphian now living in New York City. He remembers local rockers Lucero playing to 100 people at the Hi-Tone Cafe. So when he went last night to check out the Manhattan stop on the band's current "Ramblin' Roadshow & Memphis Revue" tour, he was in for a surprise. Deusner reviews Lucero's Big Apple concert for our pop culture blog, Sing All Kinds.

Making Memphis More Bikable and Walkable

Posted on Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 12:23 PM

Coalition for Livable Communities (CLC) recently launched Walk Bike Memphis!

Mary Cashiola considers the campaign in her In the Bluff column.

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