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Time Warp Drive-In

Time Warp Drive-In

Sat., Sept. 16, Sat., Oct. 14, Sat., Nov. 18 and Sat., Dec. 16 @ Malco Summer 4 Drive-In

Movies start at dusk. See website for theme and movie line-up.

Bendy Brewski Yoga

Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. @ High Cotton Brewing Co.

Yoga and beer pairing. Beginner-friendly, fun yoga followed by a pint. No experience necessary. No watchasana.

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Mayor Strickland Joins Coalition of Mayors Vowing to End Bigotry, Extremism in Their Cities

Mayor Strickland Joins Coalition of Mayors Vowing to End Bigotry, Extremism in Their Cities

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced Friday that he is joining a coalition of more than 200 mayors nationwide who are committed to combatting hate, bigotry, and extremism.

Members of UT Health Sciences Community Want Nathan Bedford Forrest Statue Gone

Nearly 100 students and faculty members from University of Tennessee Health Sciences participated in a walkout on Friday around noon to promote the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in the Health Sciences Park that sits adjacent to the campus and that the school manages.

Greenline Western Extension: Should Emphasis be on Bridge or its Amenities?

Two alternative designs to the Shelby Farms Greenline western extension project were presented to the public Thursday by the City's Division of Engineering and its consultants.

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Sports

Q & A: Stubby Clapp

Q & A: Stubby Clapp

In his first year as a Triple-A manager, Stubby Clapp has led the Memphis Redbirds to the longest winning streak in franchise history (11 games), the most single-season wins in franchise history (83 through Sunday), and a division title clinched with more than 20 games to play in the regular season.

The Sports World When Elvis Died

It’s safe to say the world changed on August 16, 1977, when Elvis Presley died at his Graceland mansion.

Grizzlies Announce 2017 Preseason Schedule

The Grizzlies have announced their preseason schedule for 2017:

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Music

BÊNNÍ: The Dirty South’s analog auteur visits Memphis

BÊNNÍ: The Dirty South’s analog auteur visits Memphis

Welcome to the most sonically fluid age in history; a gazillion sounds can be yours for the asking.

Movin’ On Up

Church Health is unique among Memphis institutions.

Trap Revival: Moneybagg Yo & the Second Coming of CMG

There wasn’t a group prayer, but the anticipatory energy, the pop and rumble from the crowd, and the obligatory smoke (fog and otherwise), called for one.

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Politics

Angry Mayor Responds to Critics on Statue Removal

Angry Mayor Responds to Critics on Statue Removal

Strickland takes space on Facebook page to defend his record on minority issues and says that criticism of him for not acting immediately on Confederate monuments is "an attempt to divide this city with the kind of racial politics that we should all reject."

Gubernatorial Candidate Fitzhugh Wants Forrest Bust Gone from State Capitol

Democratic House Leader from West Tennessee says it's time "to take Confederate monuments and the evil they represent down." Statement would seem to apply to controversial memorials in Memphis as well.

Sen. Kyle Offers Bill to Allow Statue Removal

Would exempt Shelby County from provisions of Heritage Protection Act requiring 2/3 waiver vote for action on monuments.

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Food & Drink

Now open in Crosstown Concourse: French Truck and I Love Juice Bar

Now open in Crosstown Concourse: French Truck and I Love Juice Bar

For a while there, the running joke was that Geoffrey Meeker's laundry smelled like coffee.

Eclipse Drink Suggestions From Quintron

During these trying times, it's tempting to look at next Monday's solar eclipse — the first to be visible on U.S. mainland in 38 years — as a scary omen: the dragon devouring the sun, as the ancient Chinese imagined.

Bubbling Under: Australian Sparkling Burgundy

You have to admire the Aussies for their seeming inability to care what other people think.

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Opinion

Remember The Time Andy Holt Said Nathan Bedford Forrest Was a Civil Rights Leader?

Remember The Time Andy Holt Said Nathan Bedford Forrest Was a Civil Rights Leader?

Hey kids, sometimes current events make old news relevant again.

Pick a Side

1960s: Threat of nuclear war, civil rights protest marches, bloody clashes in the streets, riots.

Downtown Rotary to Move to Clayborn Temple

Next month, the Rotary Club of Memphis, which was chartered in 1914 and has seen much local history, will embrace one of the most honored and venerable symbols of that history when it begins its regular weekly club meetings at the historic Clayborn Temple downtown.

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Film/TV

Music Video Monday: Eclipse Special

Music Video Monday: Eclipse Special

Normally on Music Video Monday, we feature a music video by a Memphis artist.

An Inconvenient Sequel

About a third of the way into An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, something remarkable happens: Al Gore gets mad.

When Geeks Icons Collide: RiffTrax Takes On Doctor Who

Tonight and next Thursday, August 24, at the Malco Paradiso, Doctor Who gets skewered.

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Angry Mayor Responds to Critics on Statue Removal

Edie Love: The mayor's response was essentially, 'But look what I've done for you ungrateful people,' and 'I have a black friend.' »

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Angry Mayor Responds to Critics on Statue Removal

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Angry Mayor Responds to Critics on Statue Removal

Brandy Keyser: He isn't the idiot here at the moment! He just wants to do things by the law! Unlike some people »

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When Geeks Icons Collide: RiffTrax Takes On Doctor Who

Keith Garrett: Malco's website doesn't list a showing for the 24th at Paradiso. Sad, because I was unable to make the first »

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