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  • Jul 10-16, 2008
  • Vol. 1, No. 1011

News

  • Experience Rebirth This Weekend in Memphis
  • Experience Rebirth This Weekend in Memphis

    Some folks claim they've been re-born after finding religion. But you don't need a higher power to revive your spirit this weekend. Just check out one of these activities for a resurgence of self.

    The Boyz II Men concert at Harlow's Casino in Greenville, Mississippi, will surely revive youthful energy ...

  • Here's an Idea: An Online Land Bank
  • Here's an Idea: An Online Land Bank

    The city of Indianapolis is taking a lesson from eBay.

    The city recently started an online land bank for vacant property and abandoned homes. The site includes a list of available properties, as well as photos and an estimate of the home's value.

    The land bank is part of a plan to get residents back into Indianapolis' roughly 8,000 vacant homes and stop crime.

  • Only Walls Remain at Anderton's East
  • Only Walls Remain at Anderton's East

    Like shucking an oyster, wrecking crews with Chandler Demolition have pretty much scraped away the interior of the old Anderton's East restaurant at 1901 Madison. Crye-Leike Realtors, which owns the property, have announced they may convert the building into retail space or use it for their own Midtown offices ...
  • Vance Lauderdale Sees Another Mysterious Sign
  • Vance Lauderdale Sees Another Mysterious Sign

    Hanging beneath the old Frisco Bridge is a sign that has baffled me for two years now -- ever since I discovered it during one of my drunken "explorations" (I was looking for a shortcut to West Memphis). But as you can see from the scan, a bright red metal sign dangles from the underside of the old bridge. Neatly cut into the quarter-inch steel are the words "S.L. Lipe 1943-2004."

    Who was S.L. Lipe, and why is he memorialized in such a strange location ...

  • Sustainable Shelby Presents Agenda
  • Sustainable Shelby Presents Agenda

    Shelby County mayor A C Wharton said that when he was first elected, it became clear to him that we were "creating disposable neighborhoods." That realization eventually led to his Sustainable Shelby initiative, which included yesterday's call to action at the Memphis Botanic Garden.

  • Excessive Force

    New group asks council to require more sensitivity training for police officers.

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Politics

Opinion

  • The Memphis Week That Was
  • The Memphis Week That Was

    Spin City: There's nothing like running down your hometown.

    The release of U.S. Census data this week triggered a fresh wave of city bashing. In 2006-2007, the population of Memphis, the nation's 18th largest city, declined by 3,317 while the population of Nashville, the 25th largest city, increased by 5,200.

    The boo birds and naysayers came out ...

  • Strange Bedfellows for Memphis
  • Strange Bedfellows for Memphis

    "Common ground" is a feel-good phrase, but a common threat is more likely to bring different groups together as strange-bedfellow coalitions that carry the day.

    The late Jesse Helms knew it. Republican political strategist Karl Rove knows it. And some people in Memphis with long memories know it ...

  • Tim Sampson's Rant: Stax, LAX, Australia, and Obama
  • Tim Sampson's Rant: Stax, LAX, Australia, and Obama

    Well, I am even more out of the loop than usual. I have just come back to Memphis having had the privilege of accompanying 15 Stax Music Academy high school students on their Summer Soul Tour Presented by FedEx to Australia and I have not seen one American television show or news broadcast and I have not picked up one American newspaper in two weeks. I can't tell you how thrilled I am -- or was ...
  • Memphis' Fourth of July Was a Blast ... For a While
  • Memphis' Fourth of July Was a Blast ... For a While

    I love the Fourth of July. It's a holiday with something for everyone -- good food, beer, a day off, and explosives. And I love the rituals -- heading across the bridge to buy sparklers and bottle rockets, grilling hamburgers, swimming, and watching fireworks against a starry sky ...
  • Bianca Knows Best
  • Bianca Knows Best

    Dear Bianca,

    I've been with my girlfriend now for about six months, and since my lease is about to run out at my apartment, she's asked me to move in with her.

    There's just one problem: She has six cats. I'm not allergic or anything. I'm just not that into pets. I could probably deal with one cat, but I refuse to share my space with six fuzzy, four-legged creatures ...

  • Letter from the Editor

    I love the Fourth of July. It's a holiday with something for everyone — good food, beer, a day off, and explosives ...

Music

  • Tony Joe White at the Hi-Tone Friday

    Tony Joe White is a one-man genre, the first and perhaps only progenitor of a particular, potent strain of swamp rock, which he alone seems to have the musical gifts to play: a deep voice that has gained grit over the years, a guitar filtered through an arsenal of old fuzz boxes, a scowling harmonica, and an eye for backwoods characters ...

Film/TV

  • Craig Brewer Unveils <i>$5 Cover</i>, a Web-based Project Focused on Memphis Music
  • Craig Brewer Unveils $5 Cover, a Web-based Project Focused on Memphis Music

    Director Craig Brewer went public yesterday with a long-gestating project rooted in the Midtown Memphis music scene: $5 Cover, which begins shooting July 18th with an all-local crew and cast and is being produced by Brewer in partnership with MTV New Media.

    A planned series of 15 inter-linked short films (roughly eight minutes each) involving people and places in the Midtown Memphis music scene, $5 Cover will be seen online and via other new media outlets.

Food & Drink

Real Estate

Sports

  • Tigers Land Hot QB Prospect
  • Tigers Land Hot QB Prospect

    From the Baltimore Sun: Quarterback Tyler Bass has enrolled at the University of Memphis after originally signing with Maryland.

    The school announced Tuesday that Bass will be eligible for the 2008 season ...

  • Grizzlies' Mayo Goes "LaLoosh" in Vegas
  • Grizzlies' Mayo Goes "LaLoosh" in Vegas

    Like Bull Durham's great Nuke LaLoosh, O.J. Mayo announced his presence with authority in his pro debut Friday night.

    Mayo had 15 points, 5 assists, 3 steals and a monster dunk, while fellow rookie Darrell Arthur scored a game-high 18 points with silky outside shooting as the Grizzlies beat the Hornets 88-75 in the team's first game at the Las Vegas Summer League ...

Special Sections

  • VH1 to Visit Memphis
  • VH1 to Visit Memphis

    From MemphisRap.com: VH1 Soul will be in Memphis later this month filming their television series, "Soul Cities," a show that attempts to discover the "real soul" of cities that are historically known for soul music. The digital network will be here for five days ...
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