• Issue Archive for
  • Nov 23-29, 2006
  • Vol. 1, No. 926



  • Oops! The CA Edition

    Looks like someone over at the Commercial Appeal had a problem with the shift key today. An errant curse word appeared in the headline of an online story about the U of M Tigers. The error was corrected quickly, but not before one internet site got a screen capture. Click on the headline to see a larger picture.
  • Memphis and Norah Jones' Face

    In a recent New York Times article about My Blueberry Nights, an upcoming movie by Wong Kar-wai starring Jude Law, Norah Jones, and Rachel Weisz, Wong says the setting plays prominently on Jones' face. ...
  • Panda Porn: It’s Working!

    Somebody alert officials at the Memphis Zoo. According to MSNBC.com, the video Chinese officials showed of mating pandas in hopes of getting them to procreate may have been a factor in the panda baby boom in China. The Memphis Zoo’s pandas, Le Le and Ya Ya, have been decidedly disinterested in each other. Worth a shot.
  • HIV Positive Photojournalist To Host Lecture

    Disheartened by negative images of black men in the media, Greg McNeal taught himself photography in 1994 in the hopes of capturing a more uplifting, somewhat sexy representation of the black man.

    Since then, he’s shot for numerous publications in African, Spain, and Thailand. Locally, his work has appeared in the Tri-State Defender. He also happens to be HIV positive, and he’ll be speaking at Friends for Life tomorrow night in conjunction with World AIDS Day (December 1st).

  • MPD Launches Operation Jingle Bells

    Just in time for Black Friday — the biggest shopping day of the year during which everybody gets up at 4 a.m. to cram themselves in their local big-box store to get a .99 cent DVD player — the Memphis Police Department has launched "Operation: Jingle Bells" ...
  • WDIA Founder John R. Pepper Dies

    The Associated Press is reporting that John R. Pepper II, co-founder of the first nationwide radio station with programming targeting a black audience, died Monday at 91.

    Pepper died at St. Francis Hospital after an extended illness ...

  • Hooks Jr. Wants More Time to Review Evidence in Waltz Case

    Scarcely a week before his father, former county commissioner Michael Hooks Sr., is due to be sentenced for his role in the Tennessee Waltz scandal, former school board member Michael Hooks Jr. has asked for, and been granted, additional time to review the government's evidence against him. ...
  • Automatic Slim's Birthday Party Friday

    Automatic Slim's Tonga Club celebrates its 15th anniversary this Friday with music by the Coolers, the restaurant's former house band, with the Wild Magnolias as the opening act. Diners can order off the original menu and pay the prices from 1991 ...
  • Hey, Memphis is Integrated! Holy Crap!

    "I was in Tennessee yesterday, scene of this year's most racially-charged Senate race. I got the holiday gluttony off to a roaring start with a stop at Interstate Barbecue in Memphis. It was my first time, and I now mourn all those lost years. If you ever get the chance, it's a must-stop. You can't go wrong with the pork ribs.

    "The family that runs the joint has a little girl, the same age as my daughter, who was helping out for the holiday. ...

  • President Bush Offers Pardon to Flyer

    Not us, sadly. A turkey named Flyer. It happened today at that corny annual Thanksgiving ritual in which the president of the United States takes a break from screwing up the world for a few minutes to officially "pardon" a turkey. ...
  • Memphis Marines Receive New Medals for World War II Service

    Seven Memphians who battled the Japanese forces during World War II have been awarded new United States Asiatic Pacific Victory Commemorative Medals. The medals honor Marines “who served with distinction in the Pacific island campaigns against the Imperial Japanese Forces from 1941 through 1945.”

    The new medals — authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps — were ...

  • Debt Trap

    Did the new bankruptcy act solve debt problems in Memphis? Not by a long shot.

We Recommend


  • Can't Fight The Moonlight

    Harbor a secret love for the schmaltzy flick Coyote Ugly? Yeah, us too. Like to spend time in bars? Yeah, us too. Why not combine those two passions and try out to be one of the boot-scootin' bartop babes yourself? That's right, future coyotes, get yourself and your best midriff-baring outfit to the downtown Marriott on Sunday, December 3rd, and see if you've got what it takes to make the cut for the CMT show The Ultimate Coyote Ugly Search.

  • Elvis Doesn't Get Much Respect

    Time magazine recently published "The All-TIME 100 Albums," a list of what it considers the 100 greatest and most influential albums. So how many do you think Elvis has? 10? Five? Nope. ...
  • Hangin' 16.9

    Gossip site Celebrity Dirty Laundry is reporting that Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz have purchased a home together in Hawaii. The cost? A mere $16.9 million. Sorry to any ladies who held out hope that the sexy singer's relationship with the new-nosed actress was on the rocks. When we break up with our boyfriends around here, we don't purchase a new home together, we simply change the locks on the one we have. More scoop here.


  • Frist Won't Run for President

    Tennessee Senator Bill Frist has issued an announcement that he is not running for president in 2008. Frist was recently voted "least popular Republican ...


  • Griz Fall to Rockets, 85-76

    "When they finally shook themselves out of the second quarter doldrums and got their heads back into the game, the Rockets made beating the Grizzlies look more than easy. They made it look fun. ...
  • Griz Beat Wizards, 95-80

    "The Grizzlies beat the Wizards at FedExForum Friday night to improve their record to 3-9, no longer alone for the worst record in the league. They now need to win one or two on a coming three-game road trip to reach the 4-11 or 5-10 November record I predicted.

    "1. Free Throws: The biggest reason the Grizzlies won tonight was because of the disparity at the free-throw line. ..."



  • Letter from the Editor

    When I was a child, my entire family -- on my father's and my mother's side -- lived in the same small town ...

Food & Wine

  • New Traditions

    What's a foreign chef to do on Thanksgiving?

Special Sections



Flyer Flashback

Looking Back at Flyer Story About a "Religious Freedom" Protest in Mississippi.

To celebrate the Flyer's 25th year, we're looking back on stories from past issues.

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