• Issue Archive for
  • Sep 13-19, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 968

Art

News

  • "Art Today" Exhibit Opens at The Brooks

    Back in 1953, a handful of Memphis women who sought to educate the public about contemporary art launched a support group for the Brooks called Art Today.

    Their first acquisition was a group of paintings by Jackson Pollock ...

  • Anderton's Building Sold

    A Midtown architectural icon may be poised for new life. Crye-Leike real estate company has bought the building that held Anderton's Restaurant at 1901 Madison Avenue for $700,000 ...
  • Go Wild

    On Saturday, September 15th, the Memphis Zoo will close to the public at 3 p.m. to prepare for what promoters like to call "the best party in town," "a hair-raising good time," and the biggest fund-raiser of the year -- the Zoo Rendezvous...
  • Block Party

    One of Memphis' most successful and most beloved festivals will happen for the 20th time on Saturday, September 15th.

    The annual Cooper-Young Festival will take over the streets of that neighborhood with its usual complement of music, arts, and food...

We Recommend

Music

  • Ramble On

    Wandering Magnolia Electric Co. frontman Jason Molina keeps Memphis on his itinerary

Politics

  • No-Shows: The Case of the Missing Candidates

    The Big Unit (i.e., Mayor Willie Herenton) hasn't been the only absentee from candidate cattle calls this year. Two major contenders for council seats have been conspicuous absentees, as well. Somebody alert the Coasters! We’ve started searchin', and, by golly, we’ll find ‘em!

  • Black on Black Politics: Herenton on South 3rd

    A Thursday press conference at his South 3rd St. headquarters found Mayor Willie Herenton, surrounded by supportive members of the city's black clergy, inveighing against against various enemies including, but not limited to, the media, house Negroes, and more nebulous anti-Herenton forces, which were repeatedly identified as simply "they," and "them."
  • So, In Other Words, the "Surge" Is Permanent?

    "Mad as Hell" columnist Cheri DelBrocco makes the case that the latest Iraq War plan of General Petraeus/President Bush seems to call for continued sacrifice into the indefinite future. Unless the congressional Democrats somehow manage to stir themselves. (Yeah, right!)
  • Tanner Sparring with Fellow Democrats Over Iraq

    The 9th District's Steve Cohen isn't the only local member of Congress to be in the middle of a verbal firefight these days. Tennessee's 8th District congressman John Tanner, who represents part of Memphis and much of northern Shelby County, is feuding with fellow Democrats over a bipartisan measure he's sponsoring to relax the terms of a congressionally mandated withdrawal from Iraq.

Sports

  • Tigers Sail by Jacksonville State, 35-14

    AP -- Memphis used a night of big scoring plays to get its first win of the season.

    Quarterback Martin Hankins threw for 289 yards and three touchdowns Saturday night to lead Memphis to a 35-14 victory over Jacksonville State ...

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Looking Back at the “Best Of Memphis” List That Started It All

Tidbits from the 1994 "Best of Memphis" list.

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