• Issue Archive for
  • Oct 4-10, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 971


  • Oxford American's Music Issue is a Winner

    Around here, we always look forward to the Oxford American's annual Music Issue. And this year, as usual, it's worth the wait.

    The free CD with tunes from Dwight Yoakam, Thelonious Monk, Percy Mayfield, Iris DeMent, Fred Neil, and Memphis' own Amy LaVere, and 18 others is worth the issue cover price ...

  • Police Seek Two U of M Students in Taylor Slaying

    From the U of M Daily Helmsman's Nevin Batiwalla:

    Two University of Memphis students are being sought by police for information in connection with the murder of Taylor Bradford, including one woman who Bradford had filed a restraining order against last year ...

  • Tunica Queen Offers Evening Jazz Cruise

    If an early fall evening on the Mississippi River floats your boat -- especially one filled with the music of Mercer, Gershwin, Porter, and Ellington -- check out the Tunica Queen's first jazz dinner cruise scheduled for this Thursday, October 11th.

    The cruise, which will leave the dock at 7 p.m., features an acclaimed trio of Mid-South musicians ...

We Recommend


  • Soul You Can See

    The explosion of Stax products expands to DVD with three new releases.


  • Looking for the Real Mayor?

    Curiosity about the Memphis mayoral race is far and wide. At a rally for Mayor Willie Herenton earlier this week, promised guest Harold Ford Sr. was a decided no-show, but, as these photos indicate, perhaps another Florida resident might have dropped by for a closer look.
  • So Just Who or What Have We Elected?

    Let's be optimistic. The new city council may turn out to be ideally balanced between Memphis' disparate races, social groups, and special interests. Just ask these three guys....
  • Fred Thompson is Not Boring, Dammit

    The New York Times has a new story up today about former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson on the campaign trail, and it ain't pretty:

    Twenty-four minutes after he began speaking in a small restaurant the other day, Fred D. Thompson brought his remarks to a close with a nod of his head and an expression of thanks to Iowans for allowing him to "give my thoughts about some things." ...


  • Chris Herrington's NBA Division Previews

    From "Beyond the Arc," the Flyer's Grizblog:

    Between now and the start of the regular season, I'll be posting brief previews and predictions for the other 29 NBA teams out there, taking them one division at a time. With the Grizzlies in Spain, this seems like a good time to kick things off, starting with the Atlantic division ...

  • Griz Game in Spain to be Broadcast Today

    From Beyond the Arc, the Flyer's GrizBlog: The Grizzlies preseason kicks off Tuesday with a game against Unicaja Malaga, which will be broadcast on NBA TV at 1 p.m. This year, preseason seems more important than ever in terms of getting a feel for how the team will play and how the starting lineup and rotation will shake out.

    Here's an early guide on the roles that seem to be up for grabs ...

  • Short Subjects in the Sports World

    A poignant moment at the Liberty Bowl; UT and LSU kick some butt; tradition takes a butt-kicking in the NL; and Frank Murtaugh has something to say about LeBron James' shorts. Really.



  • One Night Only

    A restored version of the 1969 French masterpiece Army of Shadows screens at the Brooks.


  • Early Birds

    2007 saw a large pre-Election Day voter turnout and an emerging new culture among municipal candidates.


Food & Wine

Special Sections

  • Best of Memphis 2007

    Here at the Flyer we like to joke that the votes cast in the annual Best of Memphis Readers Poll are the most important ones of the year. And they are important — important to the hundreds of people represented in the categories who strive to make this city a more interesting and vibrant place to live. What it means when someone casts their vote — be it for "Best Restaurant" or "Best Sports Team" — is that they care. As it happens, this issue hits the stands the day before the mayoral and City Council elections. We hope readers hit those polls as well. It's important.


Flyer Flashback

Looking Back at the Flyer’s Elvis Coverage

To celebrate the Flyer's 25th year, we're looking back at stories we've covered in the past.

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