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  • Mar 12-18, 2009
  • Vol. 1, No. 1046

News

  • the Art of Teaching
  • the Art of Teaching

    Two years ago, 60 professional artists were brought into Memphis City Schools to teach. Their stories paint a picture of innovation and hope.
  • Sister Myotis' Church Retreat

    Sister Myotis, the satirical saint of all things Southern and sanctified, is opening her new show, Sister Myotis' Church Retreat, at Theatreworks on March 20th.

    Meanwhile, the good sister -- who has been known to provide "good Christian panties" to naughty young ladies who've been seduced by the liberal thong ...

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  • Two Memphis Singers Slated For American Idol Final Four?
  • Two Memphis Singers Slated For American Idol Final Four?

    The New York Daily News has posted a story about an American Idol "staffer" who's purportedly claiming finalists on the popular Fox show are predetermined by the judges. That's bad news for the integrity of the show, but apparently good news for the Memphis contestants ...
  • Rails to Trails
  • Rails to Trails

    A few years ago, the new "beachfront" property in Atlanta was along 22 miles of railway corridors that circled the city.

    "Property values increased almost overnight," said Jim Langford, principal creator of Atlanta's Beltline initiative and the featured speaker at ULI Memphis' Transformative Roles of Greenways event last night at CBU.

  • Sing and Dance This Weekend
  • Sing and Dance This Weekend

    If weight loss and good health aren't enough to inspire you to workout, maybe charitable giving will get you moving. On Saturday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m., dance instructor Carolyn Maragno will lead a Zumbathon for Bridges at the Rumba Room on South Main. Zumba is a dance workout that combines Latin dance with hip-hop and even a little belly dancing. So get off your butt and help Bridges, a local nonprofit that helps youth fight racism, poverty, and educational challenges. ...
  • National Civil Rights Museum to Get Facelift
  • National Civil Rights Museum to Get Facelift

    The National Civil Rights Museum will unveil the two design firm finalists chosen in the museum's renovation competition in a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    Representatives from Amaze Design in Boston and Howard+Revis Design in Washington D.C. will be at the museum ...

  • On the Job
  • On the Job

    Public defenders — and an enthusiastic volunteer — help defendants find work.
  • Flyer Flashback
  • Flyer Flashback

    To mark the Flyer's 20th anniversary, we're looking back at stories from our first two decades.

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Politics

  • Partisan Foes Bunker and Kuhn Suit Each Other Fine -- Up to a Point
  • Partisan Foes Bunker and Kuhn Suit Each Other Fine -- Up to a Point

    Two weeks ago, when the majority Democrats on the county commission elected party-mate Matt Kuhn to succeed a departing Republican, the GOP's Wyatt Bunker was embittered to the point of declining to agree on a vote of acclamation. But that hasn't prevented a modus vivendi of sorts between the two District 4 commissioners.

Opinion

  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps a Broke Wimp
  • Bianca Knows Best ... And Helps a Broke Wimp

    Dear Bianca,

    A good friend of mine owes me $600, which I loaned him in a time of need five months ago. He originally promised to pay me back within a month. I let it slide for about three months without saying anything and he never so much as mentioned the debt ...

Music

Film/TV

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Food & Drink

  • Join the Club
  • Join the Club

    When David Brown and Steven Hooper moved to Memphis seven years ago from Austin, Texas, they felt something was missing.

Real Estate

Sports

  • C-USA Quarterfinals: Memphis 51, Tulane 41
  • C-USA Quarterfinals: Memphis 51, Tulane 41

    In the game of basketball, it's not so much the number of points a great scorer accumulates, but rather when he scores the points. Held scoreless over the first 24 minutes of Friday night's Conference USA quarterfinal game with Tulane at FedExForum, the Memphis Tigers' Tyreke Evans scored 12 consecutive points midway through the second half to turn a 32-28 deficit into a 40-32 lead ...
  • C-USA Championship: Memphis 64, Tulsa 39
  • C-USA Championship: Memphis 64, Tulsa 39

    There are times when a crowd of 14,000 basketball fans sounds like 40,000. Such a moment occurred with just under eight minutes to play in the Conference USA championship game at FedExForum Saturday ...
  • Grizzlies Player Accused of Sexual Assault
  • Grizzlies Player Accused of Sexual Assault

    From the "just when you thought this season couldn't get worse" department: An unnamed Grizzlies player has been accused of sexual assault, according to an NBC affiliate in Philadelphia.

    According to the report, the alleged assault occurred when the Grizzlies were in town to play the Philadelphia 76ers (which would have been February 11th). The report says the Grizzlies organization is aware of the allegation and that Phildelphia police will only confirm an investigation, but not the name of the target.

  • FROM MY SEAT:  For the Memphis Tigers, the Dance Begins
  • FROM MY SEAT: For the Memphis Tigers, the Dance Begins

    Sixty-four games will be played over the next three weeks, and 64 teams will leave the court for the last time with a loss. The 31-3 Memphis Tigers hope to be the one team with a "shining moment" to celebrate. Here are four keys to the Tigers winning the four games necessary for a return trip to the Final Four....

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