• Issue Archive for
  • Mar 29 - Apr 4, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 944

News

  • Every Step You Take, I'll Be Watching You

    Can’t get enough of your handsome mug? Or maybe you’d like crunch your ex-boyfriend’s face with every step you take. Either way, you can now have a face (yours or someone else's) emblazoned on your shoes. ...
  • Fred Thompson Could Ruin It for the Rest of Us

    If ever there were a reason for former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson not to run for president, this could be it: If he runs, networks will probably not air reruns of Law & Order, on which Thompson played DA Arthur Branch, to avoid having to give Thompson's opponents equal air time, as mandated by the FCC....
  • No Smoking, Except for Ribs

    An article by WVLT-TV Knoxville outlines Tennessee First Lady Andrea Conte's plan to rally public support for a state-wide ban of smoking in the workplace.

    Governor Phil Bredesen put forth the bill ...

  • Newly Discovered Martin Luther King Papers

    The family of Martin Luther King Jr. is trying to stop an upcoming auction of the slain civil rights leader’s papers.

    The green folder with notes, letters, and speeches believed to be written by King is set to be auctioned off in two weeks ...

  • How the Mighty Are Falling

    Demolitionists are putting on quite a show today outside the Flyer’s offices, razing a building known to most as the site of the recent Butler Street Bazaar. The building, which in former lives was also a post office annex and a warehouse for the Tennessee Brewery, is being torn down in advance of becoming, what else, a new town home/condo development. ...
  • Oh, Sweet Jesus, What an Ass!

    Sometimes, here in MemphisFlyer.com-land, we get bored. We start feeling jaded. What, we wearily ask, could the world ever offer that would surprise us? You ever feel like that? Sure you do. Which is where serendipity — and this photo — come in.
  • Janie Joplin: A Memphis Radio Pioneer

    Janie Joplin passed away in Ellendale last week at the age of 85. Her name may not be familiar to Memphians today, but in the 1950s, Janie Joplin was a household word. She and a dozen or so other young women were the disk jockeys on WHER, the nation’s first all-female radio station.

    WHER, recently featured on National Public Radio ...

  • G.E. Patterson Lies in State

    A steady stream of mourners filed past the remains of Church of God in Christ (COGIC) presiding bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson today at Mason Temple, COGIC world headquarters.

    Flags flew at half staff ...

  • Memphis' Goal: Beat Soddy-Daisy!

    In its second annual ranking of business-friendly cities in Tennessee, the state’s Center for Policy Research placed Memphis at number 47 out of 50. (What, they don't think John Ford is business-friendly?) ...
  • John Lennon's Piano to be Photographed at Civil Rights Museum

    This is a little strange. We received the following release from the Goss Gallery:

    "The famous piano on which John Lennon composed 'Imagine' in 1971 is being sent to Memphis by superstar musician George Michael and will be photographed at the historic site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's assassination. ...

  • Bobby Womack at the Cannon Center Sunday

    Bobby Womack says the recent death of Stax compatriot Luther Ingram is another reminder that he’s among the last of the great soul men still working. This Sunday at 7:30 he'll be working here in Memphis at the Cannon Center.

    "Memphis did so much for me ...

  • Timberlake Brings Sexy Back to Nickelodeon

    AP - Justin Timberlake took home the trophy as favorite male singer Saturday night in the raucous, slime-drenched 20th Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on Viacom International Inc.'s Nickelodeon channel. ...

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Politics

  • Bredesen Sets Dates for House District 89 Election

    Yes, Virginia, there's another special election coming in Shelby County. This one, at Governor Bredesen's direction on Monday, is for the seat in state House District 89 (centered on Midtown). The seat became vacant with the election last month of then Rep. Beverly Marrero to fill a vacancy in state Senate Distrtict 30.

  • It's Official: Brent Taylor Will Leave Council

    City Council member Brent Taylor has formally announced a decision that has been privately known for some time: Taylor, who was first elected in 1995 to represent District 2 (Cordova) and was the council's best-known and most consistent conservative, will not seek a fourth term.

  • Chumney Leads a Lagging Herenton, Say Two New Polls

    New voter surveys show that Mayor Willie Herenton not only is in significant decline with the electorate - both white and black-- but that councilwoman Carol Chumney's two-years'-worth of high-profile challenges to the mayor have elevated her to first place among the mayoral candidates now in the field.

  • ‘Mr. Chairman’: Shelby Dems Name Keith Norman

    Shelby County Democrats have a new leader as of Saturday. Elected party chairman by the newly chosen Democratic executive committee was the Rev. Keith Norman. The vote, at Airways Middle School, was 48 to 18 for Norman over lawyer Jay Bailey. Before the vote, Norman (right) counseled with a supporter.
  • Two Fresh Polls Show Chumney Leading Herenton in Mayor's Race

    New voter surveys show that Mayor Willie Herenton not only is in significant decline with the electorate - both white and black-- but that councilwoman Carol Chumney's two-year's-worth of high-profile challenges to the mayor have elevated her to first place among the mayoral candidates now in the field.

Sports

  • Your Next Grizzlies Coach …

    SI.com’s Ian Thomsen profiles the man he considers the top candidate for an NBA head-coaching job next year. With Memphis’ Tony Barone carrying “interim” as part of his title, this candidate is sure to be given consideration ...
  • Don't Worry, TIger Fans. We'll Get 'Em Next Year.

    SI.com’s Luke Winn proves it’s never too early to create national rankings. Merely hours after Florida cruised to its second straight national championship, Winn presents his top 10 college basketball teams for next season. ...
  • Wooooh, Pig. NO Dana!

    Creighton Coach Dana Altman became the third coach to leave the University of Arkansas at the altar, following rejections from Billy Gillespie and John Calipari.

    After first accepting the offer to coach the basketball Razorbacks, Altman reconsidered ...

Film/TV

Opinion

  • Memphis is the “Most Corrupt City”? No Way.

    The notion flogged by The Commercial Appeal that Memphis is the most corrupt urban city in America is sophomoric, self-serving, and unsupported by facts.

    Ranking cities on sketchy and subjective data is a product of our Internet age ...

Books

Food & Drink

  • Musical Memphis Meat

    "The Memphis Barbecue combines the two great loves of any self-respecting bloke: rock and roll and flammable materials.

    "At a shade under £230 it's a touch on the pricey side for a bog-standard flesh-furnace ...

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