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  • Feb 4-10, 2010
  • Vol. 1, No. 1093

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  • Tigers Top UAB, 85-75
  • Tigers Top UAB, 85-75

    After 31 lead changes — read that again, 31 lead changes — the Tigers pulled away over the last four minutes to give the Blazers only their fourth loss of the season.

    Read the rest at Tiger Blue.

  • Time for "Summer Hours"
  • Time for "Summer Hours"

    Tonight's screening of Summer Hours at the Brooks is deliciously (and possibly deliberately) ironic — for in spite of its solid, low-key ensemble cast, the most affecting stretches of this film concern the fates and futures not of people but of displaced works of art.

    Read the rest of the review here.

  • Rebecca Skloot: She's Everywhere
  • Rebecca Skloot: She's Everywhere

    The New Times, NPR ... Rebecca Skloot, assistant professor in the creative writing department at the University of Memphis, is getting a lot of press for her newly released book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

    Leonard Gill has the details in &tcetera.

  • Former Animal Shelter Director Indicted
  • Former Animal Shelter Director Indicted

    At a candlelight vigil in November, animal advocates who were gathered outside Memphis Animal Services on Tchulahoma Road chanted “Fire Alexander! Put him in jail!”

    Those advocates may be getting their wish now. That is, if the authorities can locate former Memphis Animal Services director Ernie Alexander. District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced the former director’s indictment for animal cruelty charges this morning, but authorities believe he may be on the run. The Shelby County Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in locating Alexander.

  • The Easy Way? Not on Cleveland
  • The Easy Way? Not on Cleveland

    It was a bummer when I stopped at Easy Way on Cleveland this afternoon and saw the empty parking lot, the empty shelves, and the sign that said the grocery store and produce market was permanently closed and the suggestion to visit one of their other stores in Memphis.

    Read more at John Branston's City Beat blog.

  • Her Man's In...
  • Her Man's In...

    A supporter of Willie Herenton for Congress sports a T-shirt indicating that a congressional race is on for real in the 9th District. See Jackson Baker's take on the ex-mayor's kick-off event in Political Beat.
  • Mel's Edge
  • Mel's Edge

    In Edge of Darkness, Mel Gibson gets to act the emotions he's drawn to again and again, from Mad Max down to Signs: rage, grief, existential haunt. And, as before, his movie's plot advocates a violent cleansing, a ritual purification bathed in blood. Ain't that America?

    Read the rest of the review here.

  • Out to Pastor

    Catholic school alumni angered after diocese fires a principal and two teachers.

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Politics

  • Money
  • Money

    If it's the mother's milk of politics, some candidates are fatter than others; plus, Luttrell goes for mayor.

Opinion

Music

Film/TV

Books

Theater

Food & Drink

  • Kiss the Cook
  • Kiss the Cook

    We asked our food writers what they did for love.

Sports

Special Sections

  • Dog Sled
  • Dog Sled

    Memphians gathered at Overton Park today for a snowball fight. Meanwhile, one man gave dog-sledding a new meaning.
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