Saturday, April 21, 2012

"If Everybody is Thinking Alike, Then Somebody Isn't Thinking"

Posted By on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 2:14 PM

John Branston says what the schools merger mess needs is General Patton -- or someone like him.

"Bully" Pulpit

Posted By on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Greg Akers says the new documentary, Bully, is powerfully effective.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Dude, It's 4/20

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 7:02 PM

The annual April 20th "legalize pot" celebration at Overton Park was fairly uneventful Friday. Louis Goggans checked it out and talked to some participants.

A Tempest in Shelby Farms Park

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Chris Davis reviews the Tennessee Shakespeare Company's outdoor production of The Tempest, which closes Sunday.

"Farm-to-School" at Grahamwood

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Grahamwood Elementary School is participating in an innovative "farm-to-school" garden project. Louis Goggans reports.

Memphis' Homeless "Occupiers"

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 9:00 AM

A new state law designed to prevent Occupiers from using state land has impacted Memphis' homeless population. Andrew Caldwell reports.

Earth Day 2012

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Editor Bruce VanWyngarden reflects on Earth Day.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Transition Team Troubles

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 10:15 PM

The Shelby County schools Transition Planning Commission is getting — and sending — mixed messages. John Branston reports.

In the Hive

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Film-maker Robert Townsend brings his film, In the Hive, to the On Location Film Festival in Memphis this week.

Search and Rescue Task Force Will Select Shelter Dogs

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 4:52 PM

More shelter dogs will be given a second chance at life, thanks to a new partnership between Memphis Animal Services and the Tennessee Task Force, one of 28 national Urban Search and Rescue task forces. Bianca Phillips has the story.

Tennessee! Get It? Har, Har.

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Bruce VanWyngarden wants to thank our stalwart legislators for keeping Tennessee in the national spotlight -- and making Iran look good.

Grizzlies Crunch Hornets, 103-91

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 7:36 AM

Chris Herrington recaps the Grizzlies' playoff-clinching victory over New Orleans Wednesday.

Change of Heart

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Memphis' historic Overton Park is getting a make-over, thanks to a new citizens group that's taken over. Bianca Phillips reports.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Letter to Haslam

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Flyer copy editor Joe Boone has some thoughts to share with Tennessee's governor in this week's Viewpoint.

Some Crazy Ideas?

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 7:18 PM

John Branston looks at the feasibility of some civic ideas -- from state income tax to the Hanrahan Bridge.
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