• Issue Archive for
  • Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 979

Art

News

  • AutoZone Stock Rises on Good Earnings News

    Shares of Memphis-based AutoZone (AZO) motored higher Tuesday after the auto-supply retailer handily beat Wall Street's first-quarter profit targets.

    From TheStreet.com: For the first quarter ended Nov. 17, the Memphis company earned $132.5 million, up 7 percent from $123.9 million a year earlier ...

  • Radar Names Craig Brewer "New Radical"

    Local director Craig Brewer is among the nine named a "New Radical" in the December/January issue of Radar. The feature is the first in what is planned to be an annual salute to "exciting rogues, renegades, and rule-breakers of the year."

    Winners will be feted at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday and will receive a golden replica of Marcel Duchamp's urinal...

  • AIDS Memorial Quilt To Be Displayed

    A portion of the massive AIDS Memorial Quilt will make a one-day appearance in Memphis on Saturday, December 1st in honor of World AIDS Day.

    Twenty 12-foot-by-12-foot blocks from the colorful quilt will be shown at Rhodes College. Established in 1987, the NAMES project Foundation designed the 50-ton quilt. Over 40,000 blocks memorialize someone who has died from AIDS....

  • Shane Battier Sings Neil Diamond!

    This is disturbing, but it must be shared. Beloved former Griz star Shane Battier has been videoed performing a karaoke version of "Forever in Blue Jeans" by Neil Diamond.

    The Griz take on Battier's Rockets tonight at FedExForum. Watch this video and get prepared. What's next? Yao Ming crooning Celine Dion?

    Watch it here, but don't say we didn't warn you.

  • Endpapers

    What's new in books? Coward in letters and Borat in the U.S. and A.; plus a latke on the run, Cleopatra's nose, and the conscience of a liberal. The Flyer has a look.

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Music

  • Master Blaster

    Surveying Stevie Wonder, the now-underrated owner of one of modern pop's greatest discographies.

Politics

Sports

Film/TV

  • Stephen King's "The Mist" Just Misses

    The Mist opens on a dark and stormy night in Castle Rock, Maine, in the home of a book-cover artist (Thomas Jane) whose horror, fantasy, and sci-fi images cover his living room. If you've read much Stephen King, you sense the author's presence even if you haven't seen the Stephen King's appendage on the film's title.

    For a while, The Mist, adapted from a novella at the end of his '80s-era story collection Skeleton Crew, seems like it's going to be a pretty good King adaptation ...

Opinion

  • Letter from the Editor

    They broke the service window, then went inside, kicked off their stilettos, removed their accessories, and proceeded to kick McAss ...

Food & Wine

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