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Memphis Twins Produce Jim Varney Documentary

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Playing Opossums: Memphis Rockers Release New Record

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“Feeling” Music: Funky Fridays with Kameron Whalum

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Bluff City Law: Here's How They Got to Memphis

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Crosstown Arthouse Presents: Boyz in the Hood

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Memphis Twins Produce Jim Varney Documentary

Memphis Twins Produce Jim Varney Documentary

Remember Jim Varney, who played Ernest — the pop-eyed, rubbery-faced guy with the big smile?

Bluff City Law: Here's How They Got to Memphis

In 1991, John Grisham published his second novel, The Firm.

Mid-South Staycation Guide

It's summertime, and the living is easy.

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Sports

The NBA's Supermen

The NBA's Supermen

Quentin Tarantino likes Superman.

Grizz Add Young Steady Hand In Tyus Jones

The Grizzlies officially added a young, yet experienced point guard in Tyus Jones.

Super Collier to the Rescue as 901 FC Routs Hartford

After an unstoppable performance, the specter of Elliot Collier will long haunt the nightmares of Hartford Athletic.

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Music

Playing Opossums: Memphis Rockers Release New Record

Playing Opossums: Memphis Rockers Release New Record

Opossums are medium-sized omnivorous North American marsupials, too often maligned because, well, they're ugly.

DittyTV Steps Up To Major Radio Markets & Beyond

Local heroes DittyTV, who have steadily grown their online music television streaming presence since 2014, made a major leap forward this week when they announced a new partnership with the New York-based Krantz Media Group/KMG Networks (KMG), which specializes in marketing audio-only content, chiefly in what is still broadly called "radio."“DittyTV is the most robust video channel in the world dedicated to the diverse and growing Americana and Roots music categories,” said Gary Krantz, CEO of KMG.

The Secret Room at the Lamplighter: Grand Opening On Saturday

It was so like a dream.

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Politics

Multiple Choices for Justin Ford and Mauricio Calvo

Multiple Choices for Justin Ford and Mauricio Calvo

This is the deadline week for candidates in the 2020 Memphis city election, and by Thursday, July 18th, some of the mysteries that have lingered for weeks will have been resolved.

Trump Endorsement of Hagerty Senate Bid May Have Force of Edict

Presidential tweet boosting candidacy of Ambassador to Japan would seem to foreclose further Republican competition for seat being vacated by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander. Nashville Democrat Mackler also seeks the seat.

Haslam Says No to Senate Race; Kustoff Says Maybe

8th District Congressman teases availability for run at Alexander seat; others are likely to be heard from

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Food & Drink

High Cotton’s Irish Red is a Taste of the Auld Sod

High Cotton’s Irish Red is a Taste of the Auld Sod

European heat waves are not impressive, at least not for humans born and bred in the American South.

Ryan Trimm to Open Funky Downtown Bar

It doesn’t have a name - and might never have one - but visitors to the basement of 3rd & Court Diner in Hotel Indigo soon will be transported back to the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Literature-Themed Cafe Planned for Vacant Madison Building

A new literature-themed dessert lounge is in the works for a three-story building on Madison.

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Opinion

Public Money, Private Schools

Public Money, Private Schools

In May — with help from legally questionable arm-twisting by disgraced and soon-to-be-deposed House Speaker (and general all-around sleazebag) Glen Casada — the Tennessee General Assembly passed an education voucher bill.

Millington: One of Tennessee’s Five Best Cities to Live In

Franklin, Millington, Germantown, Brentwood, Collierville.

Lesssons From Countess de Castiglione: Inventor of the Selfie

For artists, self-portraits have been a way to explore form, movement, and representation with the most accessible model around: the self.

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Film/TV

Stranger Things Season 3

Stranger Things Season 3

When it comes to film and TV, my viewing experience is different from yours.

Award-Winning Filmmaker Matteo Servente To Shoot His New Film "Nessun Dorma (No One Sleeps)"

Bluff City Law isn’t the only production ramping up in Memphis this month.

Music Video Monday: Louise Page

Music Video Monday won't leave you at the altar — unless you deserve it.

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