• Issue Archive for
  • Dec 13-19, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 981


  • "I Am Legend": Not Worth the Wait

    Attention all fans of 28 Days Later, Children of Men, Twelve Monkeys, The Descent, Signs, The Road Warrior, Night of the Comet, and/or Richard Matheson fiction: Do I have a film for you to avoid: I Am Legend. (Independence Day devotees, your movie is waiting ...
  • Scalia's Funny Side

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made a strong case for being the wittiest member of the court in a speech at The Peabody Monday to the Memphis Bar Association.

    Scalia, often called the court's most conservative member, was as informal and engaging as a talk-show host or politician. He spoke without a prepared text and punctuated his remarks about the Constitution and other topics with one-liners....

  • Peter Holsapple at Otherlands Tonight

    Great news for audiophiles and fans of classic guitar pop: Peter Holsapple is in Memphis to play an intimate show at Otherlands Coffee Bar tonight, Friday, December 14th.

    Holsapple's name may not be a household word, but it should be. In the 1980s, as the bed-headed (the bed-head is no more, judging from the accompanying photo) and bespectacled singer/songwriter for North Carolina's The dBs, Holsapple bridged the gap ...

  • Living in an Uptown World

    Seven years ago, Greenlaw was a blighted area just north of downtown. Now, after more than $35 million in federal funds, a public/private partnership, and 5,000 new residents, Uptown is a national model for urban revitalization.
  • "Rocket 88" -- A Tribute to Ike Turner

    Ike Turner's death yesterday at 76 has been duly noted in the worldwide press. The words "wife-beater" were in every obituary, a result of his wife Tina Turner's revelations after the breakup of their relationship in the 1970s.

    That episode in Ike Turner's life defined him as a villain him in the minds of many. But, villain or not, the man was a genius -- a songwriter, guitarist, and piano player with few equals.

    Here's a nice video tribute. Rest in Peace, Ike.

  • ABC Covers FedEx's "Biggest Night"

    ABC News has a nice piece online today about FedEx's biggest night, coming up later this week.

    Here's a sample: You think Santa has a hard job delivering millions of packages on a single night? Well, he only does it once a year. FedEx does it every day ...

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  • Will the New City Council Have More Power Vis-a-Vis the Mayor?

    After looking at city charters (old and new) and hearing some expert testimony, 5th District councilman-elect Jim Strickland opines: " On the face of things, it would appear that the Council could adopt 'policies' and the Mayor would have to follow them." But he finds a catch or two to that.


  • Pre-Game Notes for Grizzlies-Clippers

    The Grizzlies are in the midst of a season-long five-game losing streak with the team’s confidence and chemistry looking particularly shaky. But, if there’s any good news in the middle of the bad it’s that this losing streak also happens to be when the team’s two best players — Pau Gasol and Rudy Gay — have played their best combined basketball of the season. That the Grizzlies are losing anyway is mostly because of everything else falling apart ...
  • Grizzlies President Andy Dolich Resigns

    Andy Dolich, President of Business Operations of the Grizzlies has announced his resignation effective December 31, 2007. Dolich has been responsible for the overall day to day functioning of the business and marketing side of the Grizzlies and FedExForum. He was appointed to the position by team owner Michael Heisley in May of 2000.

    "It was an honor to work for the Grizzlies ..."

  • Grizzlies Top Magic in Orlando, 123-119

    (AP) The Memphis Grizzles finally won a close game.

    Rudy Gay scored a career-high 32 points and Juan Carlos Navarro added 27 to lead the Grizzlies to a 123-119 victory over the slumping Orlando Magic on Saturday night.

    The Grizzlies, who are 0-6 in games decided by three points or fewer




  • Tim Sampson Rants About Otis Redding, Ethyl Mertz, and Other Crap

    Well! I just said that out loud, very haughtily, like Ethel Mertz used to do when Lucy Ricardo said something snide about her. Much to my surprise, I opened this paper last week only to read that "The Rant" I usually write was not by me but about me, written by that guy Dennis Phillippi, who called me a dissolute misanthrope and a lunatic. Some of my friends took offense to this but mainly because they don't know what "dissolute misanthrope" means ...

    Read the rest of Tim Sampson's Rant from this week's Flyer.


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

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