Here's a taste: "This is indie Memphis, a long way from the tourist crush of Beale Street and Graceland, in spirit if not in actual distance. Midtown, just a short drive from a downtown famous for its blues, jazz and barbecue hounds, is its hipster epicenter. a diverse area that is now home to posh cocktail bars as well as divey rock clubs and longstanding juke joints. It parties late, very late, and stays friendly through the night."
Read it here.
Read the rest of Greg Akers' review here.
The SMU Mustangs shouldn’t necessarily be overlooked, but today’s matinee was a game the Tigers were, indeed, supposed to win.
Read the rest of Frank Murtaugh's take at Tiger Blue.
Virtually every year has some kind of Memphis flavor. This year the connection comes from nominees MGMT, Robert Gordon, Justin Timberlake, Booker T. Jones, and Mavis Staples. Read the rest at Sing All Kinds.
But my favorite is the father-son angle.
More at Frank Murtaugh's From My Seat.
Thanks to surveillance video, the three business owners suspect the same man is responsible. But up until today, they’ve felt like the Memphis Police Department has been ignoring their pleas for help. This morning at Caminos de Michoacan Restaurant, those business owners (as well as media outlets and other Hispanic leaders from throughout the community) met with about 10 Memphis Police officers to demand answers.
NBC anchor Brian Williams makes $10 million a year; Katie Couric at CBS makes $15 million; Diane Sawyer at ABC makes $12 million; Anderson Cooper at CNN makes $10 million. The average starting salary for a reporter in television news is about $28,000 a year. Can you imagine the kind of news coverage we could get if CNN spent, say, half of Cooper's salary on reporters and researchers?