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  • Feb 8-14, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 937

News

  • Smart City Memphis on Dumb Political Moves
  • Smart City Memphis on Dumb Political Moves

    "Commissioner Henri Brooks’ racial tourette syndrome, combined with Juvenile Court Judge Curtis Person’s officious predilection, have resulted in a deterioration of simple manners that has been uninterrupted by anyone on the commission calling for a more collegial environment for reasoned decisions ..."
  • Tennessee’s Share of the Iraq War's Costs
  • Tennessee’s Share of the Iraq War's Costs

    The National Priorities Project recently released data on what the war in Iraq is costing each state. Now they’ve taken it a step further and are have compiled what else that money — $7 billion from Tennessee, and counting — could be used to buy. ...
  • Justin Timberlake Signs TV Deal With Verizon
  • Justin Timberlake Signs TV Deal With Verizon

    A number of show-biz websites are reporting that pop superstar, actor, clothing designer, and former Millingtonian Justin Timberlake can add TV mogul to his impressive resume after signing a new partnership deal with communication giant Verizon to launch JT TV. The new network will feature movies, music and fashion programming. ...
  • NY Times: Craig Brewer is Memphis' Fellini
  • NY Times: Craig Brewer is Memphis' Fellini

    From a story about Black Snake Moan music producer Scott Bomar in Sunday's New York Times: "If contemporary Memphis has found its Fellini in Craig Brewer, the young director best known for Hustle & Flow, then the film's composer, Scott Bomar, is its Nino Rota ...
  • Black Snake Moan Releases 7-Inch
  • Black Snake Moan Releases 7-Inch

    From IGN Music: In celebration of the release of Black Snake Moan, the new film from writer/director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow), a limited 7-inch vinyl record has been pressed up.

    The collectible features two songs performed by the film's star, Samuel L. Jackson. ...

  • Mississippi Pelican Saved by Rescue Group
  • Mississippi Pelican Saved by Rescue Group

    This is Bobby, an American White Pelican who was unable to fly or migrate because of an old wing injury. When his bill pouch was damaged, the Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitation group provided him with a safe place to recover. ...
  • Greening Greater Memphis is Home Run
  • Greening Greater Memphis is Home Run

    Well over 1,000 people showed up the Greening Greater Memphis program Thursday at Memphis Botanic Gardens to hear New York parks consultant Alex Garvin and other speakers talk about bike trails, parks, and walking paths...

  • Memphis School Board Discusses Military Testing
  • Memphis School Board Discusses Military Testing

    It looks like the Memphis City Schools (MCS) board may continue to allow student information to be released to the military through Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test.

    At a special MCS board staff conference meeting last night, members discussed a resolution proposed by board member Jeff Warren that would shield students’ personal information on the test from military recruiters. ...

  • Hack's Cross: The Most Dangerous Street?
  • Hack's Cross: The Most Dangerous Street?

    Hacks Cross may be the most dangerous street in the county. According to this month’s Shelby County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) crash report, more wrecks have occurred there last month than any other area in the SCSO patrol district. ...
  • Tunica Queen Has Been Transformed
  • Tunica Queen Has Been Transformed

    If you’re heading south next month to Memphis' nearby gambling mecca, you might want to check out the revamped Tunica Queen.

    This 19th-century-style riverboat has undergone a major transformation ...

We Recommend

Politics

  • There He Goes Again!: Willingham for Mayor
  • There He Goes Again!: Willingham for Mayor

    The old warrior's presence in the race will give it a grace note or two. Just don't expect candidates named Chumney and Morris, doing the math for an ever more crowded mayor's race, to be all that enamored of it.

  • Not One, but <i>Two</I> Morrises for Mayor?!
  • Not One, but Two Morrises for Mayor?!

    We didn’t believe it either, when we first heard it, but it’s true: Bill Morris, who was mayor of Shelby County from 1978 to 1994 and ran an ill-starred race for governor of Tennessee in 1994, still has seeds to cook...

Opinion

  • Is Memphis Too Timid for its Own Good?
  • Is Memphis Too Timid for its Own Good?

    Sometimes, it just seems that Memphis is too timid for its own good.

    Too often, the people we expect to articulate and fight for a defining principle or a critical issue seem to go along to get along. ...

  • When Is It a Crime to Lie?
  • When Is It a Crime to Lie?

    I once had a colleague who thought it was clever and funny to ask people, "Do your parents know you’re gay?"

    The point, if you can call it that, was that you couldn’t answer this tricky question without falling for the "joke" and incriminating yourself, ha ha. ...

  • Greening Memphis: What Does It Mean?
  • Greening Memphis: What Does It Mean?

    What next? Now that two speakers in three days have drawn larger-than-expected crowds to get fired up about "greening Memphis," what does that mean?

    On Saturday, parks expert Charles Jordan of Portland, Oregon, spoke to an estimated 300 people at the Memphis College of Art ...

Music

Film/TV

Books

  • The Memphis "Adoption for Profit" Scandal
  • The Memphis "Adoption for Profit" Scandal

    A new book is coming out about the adoption-for-profit scandal that rocked Memphis in the 1950s.

    The notorious story of Georgia Tann is being told by New York author Barbara Raymond in a new book, The Baby Thief: The Untold Story of Georgia Tann, The Baby Seller Who Corrupted Adoption ...

  • Black Expatriates and the U.S. Civil Rights Era
  • Black Expatriates and the U.S. Civil Rights Era

    Dr. Kevin Gaines will discuss "Watching the World from Ghana: Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Panhellenic Building Ballroom at the University of Memphis. The lecture is free and open to the public. ...

Theater

Food & Drink

Sports

  • Grizzlies to Move to Las Vegas?
  • Grizzlies to Move to Las Vegas?

    That's the bet that Robin Leach (Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous) is pushing on his "Luxe Life" blog at the VegasPop website.

    "Last minute negotiations are ongoing in a dramatic 48-hour countdown that might make Vegas history with official news of a NBA team getting approval for a move to our desert kingdom. ...

  • Grizzlies Knock Off Wolves, 105-97
  • Grizzlies Knock Off Wolves, 105-97

    Rudy Gay provided the spark with clutch shooting and Pau Gasol had 17 rebounds as the Grizzlies rallied in the fourth quarter to force overtime, then went on to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves at FedExForum Friday night. ...
  • Grizzlies Top Hornets, 108-104
  • Grizzlies Top Hornets, 108-104

    (AP) - Hakim Warrick scored 15 points, including six straight in a key stretch late in the fourth quarter, and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 108-104 victory over the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.

    Mike Miller scored 22 points to lead Memphis ...

  • Fixin' the Griz
  • Fixin' the Griz

    The NBA’s Western Conference is, according to SI.com’s Chris Mannix, the varsity to the East’s JV. Which makes it especially hard for the conference’s bottom-feeders to close the gap with the league’s elite teams. Check out Mannix’s prescription for the Grizzlies.

Special Sections

  • Ginnifer Goodwin is Normal
  • Ginnifer Goodwin is Normal

    From L.A. mega-gossip site Defamer.com: "Saw Ginnifer Goodwin & Chris Klein at John O' Groat's for brunch on Saturday, 1/27 around 1:30pm. She was wearing this awesome beige, wool wrap with Uggs and yoga pants ...
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