Monday, May 3, 2010

"Green" is Good Business for Memphis

Posted By on Mon, May 3, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Outdoors Inc. owner Joe Royer says Memphis needs to focus on going green beyond the downtown area.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Crackers Go After Graham

Posted By on Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 8:06 AM

Randy Haspel rants about the latest happenings in conservative bizarro-world, where Lindsey Graham is being outed by wingnuts.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Flaming Lips Cancel Memphis Music Fest Gig

Posted By on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 4:21 PM

The Flaming Lips, who were scheduled to perform at the Memphis in May Music Fest have cancelled due to the hospitalization of guitarist Steven Drozd.

This will settle the dilemma of those who were pondering whether to see the Lips or Hall & Oates, who were scheduled to perform at the same time Saturday. But it's a big hit for the festival, since Wayne Coyne and crew were one of the weekend's major headliners and one of the bands that was sure to draw fans from out of the area.

The Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band will perform in the Lips' closing time slot on Saturday.

Dine Out in Memphis. Fight HIV.

Posted By on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Thirty-two Memphis restaurants are donating proceeds from meals sold to fight HIV on Thursday. Bianca Phillips has the details.

Hellhound on His Trail

Posted By on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 8:39 AM

Former Memphian Hampton Sides talks with Flyer book editor Leonard Gill about his latest best-seller, Hellhound on His Trail.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bianca Knows Best ...

Posted By on Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 12:47 PM

... and Helps a Suspicious Boyfriend.

Former CA Cartoonist Wins National Award

Posted By on Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 10:36 AM

Former Commercial Appeal cartoonist Bill Day, who was laid off from the paper last year, was named best cartoonist in the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism awards.

Day, who is now syndicated but unaffiliated with a newspaper, won for a series of cartoons on infant mortality. The series also received a special citation at the National Press Foundation dinner in February, and was lauded at the 2009 Berryman Awards as well. Day still lives in Memphis. And The Commercial Appeal is still without a local cartoonist.

Look for a story in this week's Flyer about the end-game negotiations between the Newspaper Guild and the CA.

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Vote for the "Other Chick"

Posted By on Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 8:27 AM

Some thoughts about next week's elections from Bruce VanWyngarden.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Conference Shopping?

Posted By on Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Frank Murtaugh speculates on the pros and cons of various theoretical conference options for Memphis.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

In the Mood for Mexican?

Posted on Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 11:29 AM

Hannah Sayle has the details on the newest location of Swanky's Taco Shop and El Toro Loco in this week's Food News.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shortwave Dahlia and Grupo Jobu Record-Release Party Saturday

Posted on Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Members of Shortwave Dahlia and Grupo Jobu talk about their new records and the joint record-release party being held Saturday at Nocturnal in Sing All Kinds.

Friday, April 23, 2010

A Beautiful Night of Opera

Posted on Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Chris Davis catches Opera Memphis' Madame Butterfly at Levitt Shell.

See video proof at Intermission Impossible.

Hampton Sides' "Hellhound"

Posted on Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 7:47 AM

Author Hampton Sides talks about his latest book Hellhound on His Trail, about Martin Luther King Jr. and James Earl Ray this week in Books.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

For the Ladies ...

Posted By on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 3:38 PM

Tonight is the Style Sessions Swap & Shop at Hunt Phelan. Get all the deets here.

Sylvia Browne and the Orpheum Ghosts

Posted on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 2:35 PM

Psychic Sylvia Browne performed an over-the-phone ghost reading of the Orpheum to preview her Friday-night appearance.

"He hung himself. I think he was mentally deranged," she said of one spectral theater-goer.

Get the full story in Fly-By.

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