• Issue Archive for
  • Mar 8-14, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 941

News

  • Black Snake Geisha?

    We've never heard of "Mean" magazine, but Black Snake Moan co-stars Christina Ricci and Samuel L. Jackson grace the cover of the March issue ...
  • Crichton Redevelopment Hits Snag

    Last spring, the leaders of Crichton College set forth a plan to buy numerous properties on Walnut Grove Road between Holmes and Tillman to build student housing and athletic facilities. President Larry Lloyd said the area would be ideal ...
  • MLGW Follies On A T-Shirt

    Local cartoonist Greg Cravens created the Flyer's MLGW cover this week. Due to the fact that several folks have expressed a desire to have their own copy of Craven's masterpiece, the enterprising artist is e-marketing the image. ...
  • African Men's Fashion at the Brooks

    The Brooks Museum of Art is celebrating the opening of the exhibit "Power Dressing: Men's Fashion and Prestige in Africa" with a free family day this Saturday. In addition to no-charge admission to the exhibit, visitors can create their own African-inspired art and clothes and will be treated to the song-and-dance rhythms of Watoto de Afrika....
  • Memphis Magazine Offers "Realty Check"

    The March issue of Memphis magazine is on newsstands now, and it's on the house. Not free, you understand, but it's all about how to make your house more saleable and more liveable. ...

    There are also timely articles on crime in Memphis, children whose parents are in prison, a review of Delta Kitchen, and a tasty story on ales.

    Pick it up on newsstands now, or go to MemphisMagazine.com to subscribe.

  • Elkington/Performa Make Another Pitch -- to Pine Bluff

    From the Pine Bluff (Ark.) Commercial — Local leaders promised their support Friday morning to a proposal to revitalize the downtown area of Pine Bluff.

    Before a standing-room only crowd at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, John Elkington, chief executive officer of Performa entertainment, presented plans to redevelop the downtown area ...

  • Dumas, Arkansas vs. FEMA

    The town of Dumas, Arkansas, first withstood a tornado. Now the town has to withstand being overlooked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    In late February, two tornadoes hit Desha County and the 5,500-person city of Dumas ...

  • Find Your Inner Goddess

    New age author Anita Ryan-Revel believes every woman has a beautiful goddess inside (sorry guys, she didn’t say anything about you). ...
  • Bredesen Hands Out First Card for “Cover Tennessee”

    In an outdoors ceremony at Nashville’s downtown Arcade on Thursday, Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen handed out the first “CoverTN” card to to Angie Moore, sales manager of The Pepper Patch, a small specialty foods shop.

    A similar ceremony was planned for Shelton Clothiers in Memphis on Friday. “Cover Tennessee," which is independent of the now shrunken TennCare, is a voluntary insurance plan processed through Blue Cross/BlueShield.

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Music

  • Lessons From Memphis' Music Past Key Its Music Future

    "They were outsiders.

    "Poor, unsophisticated, and living on the margins, they created music that carved out a mythic reputation for Memphis around the world.

    "Their heirs today are by their nature also outsiders, and perhaps, this is the fundamental fact of life that is hardest to grasp in Memphis’ quest to channel past music glories which defy top-down business plans. ...

  • Beale Street Music Fest Lineup Announced

    The lineup for the Beale Street Music Festival is out, and it’s a typical mix of regional roots acts, assorted big names from the ’70s-’90s, and a few contemporary stars. ...

Politics

  • Democrats Marrero and Hardaway Win Special Elections.

    Beverly Marrero, here with family members, will make the transition from state representative in District 89 to state Senator from District 30 sometime on Wednesday, having won over Republican Larry Parrish in Tuesday’s special election. Meanwhile, Democrat G.A. Hardaway won election as state representative in District 92 over Republican Richard Morton.

  • No City Mayor's Race for Wharton — Unless...

    Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton said Tuesday in response to news reports about a city mayor's race that he was “fully occupied” with his present duties and would never run in opposition to Memphis mayor Willie Herenton. He might, he said, reconsider a race if the incumbent for any reason decided not to run

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  • Duckett Replaces Anderson on State Election Commission

    A joint caucus of state House and Senate Democrats, meeting in Nashville on Thursday, confirmed the appointment of Greg Duckett to succeed fellow Memphian Calvin Anderson, who is stepping down voluntarily, on the five-member state Election Commission. Duckett has been serving as chairman of the Shelby County Commission.

  • Fred Thompson: "Door Open" for Presidential Bid

    Former Tennessee senator and actor Fred Thompson, who has spent his time since leaving the U.S. Senate in 2002 as a principal on NBC-TV’s Law and Order, may be a candidate for president in 2008. “I’m giving some thought to it. I’m going to leave the door open,” Thompson told host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, thereby confirming a spate of recent rumors on various weblogs.

Sports

  • Bracketology and the Tigers

    CBS Sportsline.com has a panel of experts who have bravely posted their NCAA Tournament brackets. Among them are former CA columnist Gary Parrish, CBS sports analyst Clark Kellogg, and Pete Gillen, former coach and now CSTV analyst (who has the Tigers in his Final Four. ...
  • Tigers Take CUSA Crown; Beat Houston 71-59

    AP — John Calipari doesn't know where No. 5 Memphis will be seeded or sent in the NCAA Tournament. He's not sure how good his Tigers really are, even with the nation's best winning streak.

    "Compared to everybody else, I don't know. I do know this. I don't think they're lining up to play us. ...

  • Grizzlies Edge Bobcats in OT, 115-107

    AP — Pau Gasol had 31 points and 15 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped a six-game losing streak with a 115-107 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday night.

    Hakim Warrick had 18 points for Memphis and Rudy Gay added 16 points and 10 boards. ...

  • Tigers to Dance in New Orleans

    The Memphis Tigers were rewarded for their 30-3 record and undefeated CUSA schedule by being given a Two Seed in the South Region in the NCAA basketball tournament. ...
  • Tigers Top Tulane for 21st Straight Win

    Associated Press — Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 17 points, and fifth-ranked Memphis extended the nation's longest winning streak to 21 straight Friday by beating Tulane 71-49 in the Conference USA Tournament semifinals. ...

Fashion

Film/TV

Opinion

  • MLGW Puts Marriage on the Rocks

    My friend Charley's marriage is on the rocks, and it's all MLGW's fault. Let me explain.

    Charley's wife, Cecilia, has always been a bit of a high-maintenence type, but she tolerated Charley's golf habit and he tolerated her insistence on trying to appear in RSVP every month, and they'd managed to live fairly contentedly for years. ...

Books

  • Eat It and Read It at Davis-Kidd

    As a kid, you might have flipped through comic books, imagining your muscled-up heroes springing off the page and into our living rooms. As adults, we do the same thing with cookbooks. What if that juicy rib roast with porcini and red wine sauce could just pop right off the page and onto the dinner table?

Food & Wine

Special Sections

  • Peter Max Exhibit to Open in Nashville

    A sweeping art exhibition showcasing decades of work from renowned pop artist Peter Max will be featured at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville from March 16 through May 20.

    The retrospective, entitled "Peter Max: Maximum Exposure," features more than 80 works created in various media. ...

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