• Issue Archive for
  • May 24-30, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 952



  • Panda = Profits

    Memphis Zoo officials have confirmed that the panda Ya Ya is pregnant after being artificially inseminated several months ago. That’s tremendous news — not only because these endangered animals are notoriously hard to breed in captivity, but because if all goes well, a baby panda would bring in thousands of visitors. ...
  • Braunstein Convicted

    On Wednesday, a jury found Peter Braunstein guilty of the Halloween 2005 attack on a young ex-colleague. Braunstein fled New York after the incident and was arrested in Memphis two months later. ...
  • CODEPINK Exhibit Coming to Civil Rights Museum

    A traveling exhibit honoring U.S. soldiers, Iraqi civilians, and international journalists who have died in the Iraq War is coming to the National Civil Rights Museum’s courtyard on Saturday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...
  • Panda: The Other White Meat?

    At least one Memphian isn't passing out cigars because the Memphis Zoo's panda Ya Ya is pregnant.

    In fact, this guy has even set up an interesting website ...

  • Kid Stuff

    Voices of the South's second annual Children's Theater Festival gets underway tonight at 7 p.m. at Rhodes College with a pajama party and a performance of Eric Slangerup’s Dirt Boy. A bedtime story will be read by the author and milk and cookies are on the menu. ...
  • Undead Invade Memphis

    Tonight at 6:45 p.m. sharp, in front of the Old Daisy Theater, zombies will appear among the denizens of Beale and begin a slow, inexorable march through downtown Memphis...

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  • HIllary Clinton Will Not "Take You There"

    Americans have no soul.

    We make this conclusion from the results of Hillary Clinton's campaign-song contest. Clinton had asked people to choose one of 9 songs — among them a Stax hit — that she should use as her campaign-theme song. Round one is over...

  • Mayoral Candidate Morris Has a Good Night

    Well, it seems that mayoral candidate Herman Morris is still a force to be reckoned with. A generous crowd of attendees turned out for the former MLGW head at a Racquet Club fundraiser Thursday night. He may have over-promised somewhat on one score, though....

  • A Memorial Day Thought

    Richard Aberdeen, an activist and author living in Nashville, has "something to ponder on this memorial holiday that should cause every American to think twice about ever trusting our media or either party in power...."


  • U of M's West Wants 5-Year Rule

    University of Memphis football coach Tommy West has advocated five years of eligibility for Division I-A football players. (This would, in West’s view, alleviate some of the roster restraints due to injuries, red-shirting, and the 12-game schedule.) The NCAA rules committee seems ready to address the matter. Read more about it here.
  • 'Italian Night' for Calipari at Racquet Club

    No matter if the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA are coachless and luckless. The other basketball team in town, coach John Calipari's University of Memphis Tigers, made the Elite Eight in this year's NCAA and are widely touted as the team to beat in the '07-'08 season. Any reason why Calipari's fellow Italian-Americans shouldn't celebrate? Niente!...

  • Memphis Roller Derby Double-Header This Weekend

    With the adrenaline still pumping from its first travel team bout (and its first travel team win) last weekend against the Big Easy Roller Girls in New Orleans, the Memphis Roller Derby is ready for some more action.

    The second doubleheader ...

  • FROM MY SEAT: My Take

    I've got a few opinions to share this week, on topics you may have researched a little yourself. (Not that research has anything to do with having an opinion.) Number One: I think the Grizzlies have to trade Pau Gasol....
  • Memphis Tigers Make the Big Dance

    The baseball dance, that is. The U of M's baseball Tigers were one of the 64 teams selected to participate in the College World Series.

    Of course, not everyone's happy ...


  • Pirates 3 a Wash?

    Planning on topping off your Memorial Day weekend by seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End? You might want to read the Flyer's review before you board this ship....



  • Praying on the Right Side of the Brain

    Sybil MacBeth, a mathematics instructor and wife of the Reverend Andrew MacBeth, rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Memphis, has an innovative approach to praying. In her new book, Praying in Color she discusses "drawing a new path to God." She means it, literally: It's called doodling....

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