• Issue Archive for
  • Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2008
  • Vol. 1, No. 1018



  • Drink Beer With Animals This Weekend

    Don't do your drinkin' in a dive Friday night. Instead, head to the Memphis Zoo for the annual Zoo Brew party, where guests will sample fine microbrews from around the world. The best part -- it's only $15! The party starts tonight at 6 p.m. ...
  • Title Talk

    The Memphis Tigers open the 2008 football season with a goal of nothing less than a conference championship.
  • Vance Lauderdale Likes Bowling For Health

    For reasons that I can't explain, two indoor sports in particular always used the best artwork to promote their virtues. I'm talking roller-skating and bowling. Roller-skating rinks across the country cranked out the most amazing decals, neon signs, and other advertising graphics, and let's face it, few sports produced as many cool shirts as bowling ...

    Read Memphis magazine's resident eccentric Vance Lauderdale's latest blog entry.

  • Dog Days

    City forms animal shelter advisory board to assist with shelter oversight.

Real Estate

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  • Voices of the South

    The Memphis Music & Heritage Festival goes back to the future.


  • Tennesseans See Barack Speech as Powerful Motivator

    “I cried. I couldn’t help myself”: That was the reaction of an emotionally stirred Memphian, Lois DeBerry, to the acceptance address of newly nominated Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. DeBerry's reaction was typical of many members of the Tennessee delegation to Obama's remarks.
  • Almost Done: The Democrats Lead Up to One More Big Moment

    Wednesday's lengthy floor session, the penultimate one of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, might be remembered by those relatively few individuals who experienced all of it -- mainly delegates and other direct participants -- as a fairly complete grab bag of styles, performances, and obligations. A larger audience may recall mainly the Dramatis Personae.
  • McCain the Meme-Maker: a First-Blush Look at Sarah Palin

    Palin's is an image that could go either toward the banal or toward the heroic, but on a giant Imax-sized screen either way. Depending on the reviews and the audience response (and on the memers and counter-memers of either side), she could be leading lady or flop, in either instance transforming the history of the Republic.
  • Masque of the Red States: Gustav Puts Damper on GOP Convention

    BLOOMINGTON, MN -- Several kickoff events that should have formed the preamble to a week-long celebration went ahead as scheduled on Sunday, but the thousands of attendees gathered here for the 2008 Republican National Convention suddenly faced the prospect that their quadrennial showcase could be washed out, quite literally, by dire events elsewhere. In that case, they would just have to party!


  • FROM MY SEAT: Redbirds Recap

    There are two ways to measure the success of a Triple-A baseball team's season. The first is rather obvious. Look at the record of the 2008 Memphis Redbirds -- who concluded their 11th season on Labor Day -- and you see a final mark of 75-67, the franchise's best record in eight years. Alas, though, the team again missed the postseason.



  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Builds Self-Esteem!

    Dear Bianca

    I have some really hot girlfriends. They're skinny. They have great hair, the works. Every Saturday night, they're fending off cat-calls and pick-up lines left and right.

    It's great for them. Not so much for me. I'm short, chubby, and I have bad skin ...

  • Letter from the Editor

    The letter began: "Chicken Journalists are absolutely afraid of the Jews" ...

Food & Wine

  • Way Back When

    One afternoon with Circa's John Bragg and a blast to the past.

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Flyer Flashback

Looking Back at Flyer Story About a "Religious Freedom" Protest in Mississippi.

To celebrate the Flyer's 25th year, we're looking back on stories from past issues.

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