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Beyond the Arc Podcast #93: Rising Stars, Raging Refs

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Grocery in Spaghetti Warehouse?

Hungry Memphis

Lucky Cat featured at City Block Salumeria dinner

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New Actions Against Ranked Choice Voting

Hungry Memphis

Rise Opening March 10th

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Selma: A Musical Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Feb. 23-March 18 @ Hattiloo Theatre

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City Council Votes to Remove 'Offensive' Paint Memphis Murals

City Council Votes to Remove 'Offensive' Paint Memphis Murals

The Memphis City Council voted Tuesday to immediately remove six Paint Memphis murals they’ve deemed offensive in the past.

New Report Shows Immigrants Contribute Billions to Local Economy

In 2015, immigrants contributed $4.2 billion to Memphis’ gross domestic product, according to a a report by Latino Memphis and New American Economy.

Lawsuit: New Lethal Injection Method 'Like Being Burned Alive on the Inside'

Attorneys for 33 Tennessee death row inmates said inmates killed using the state’s new lethal injection drugs will “needlessly experience terror, pain, and suffocation during execution” and they hope a court will deem it unconstitutional.

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Beyond the Arc Podcast #93: Rising Stars, Raging Refs

Beyond the Arc Podcast #93: Rising Stars, Raging Refs

This week on the show, Kevin and Phil talk about:

The 1980s "Grizzlies"

As tough as the 2017-18 season has been for the Memphis Grizzlies — far more of a transitional campaign than most expected — I feel like I’ve seen this movie before.

Tigers 68, Tulane 63

It appears one game was all the American Athletic Conference's top scorer needed to regain his form.

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Music

¡Cuba, Sí!

¡Cuba, Sí!

One of the leading purveyors of the rich musical heritage of Cuba will lead his 14-piece orchestra in concert Saturday at the Germantown Performing Arts Center.

The Dixie Dicks: Having Their Way With Country

While a quick Google search turns up such events as the Gay Ole Opry, begun in 2011, the subgenre of queer country music has been dominated by one artist, Phranc, for the last three decades.

North Mississippi's Museum de Sankofa Honors Bobby Rush

The word Sankofa, originating in Ghana, means "Go back and get it" in the Twi language, and the concept is often represented by the image of a bird flying forward while looking behind.

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On Eve of GOP's 'Lincoln Day' Celebration, Local Republican Chair Warns of Tight Race with Democrats

On Eve of GOP's 'Lincoln Day' Celebration, Local Republican Chair Warns of Tight Race with Democrats

Lee Mills: ""If the Democrats turn out 20 percent, and we turn out 30, we still lose. We’ve got to turn people out. There’s no other way to win in Shelby County."

New Actions Against Ranked Choice Voting

The City Council schedules a Tuesday discussion in executive session of the matter, already subject of a November referendum; also on Tuesday, a bill to prohibit any statewide use of RCV (aka Instant Runoff Voting) comes before a state Senate committee.

Rep. Johnnie Turner Takes Her Leave

Veteran legislator announces her retirement at NAACP headquarters, expressing satisfaction that it occurs in the year of MLK50 commemorations.

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Food & Drink

Grocery in Spaghetti Warehouse?

Grocery in Spaghetti Warehouse?

Sources say that a grocery store may be going into the Spaghetti Warehouse building on Huling.

Lucky Cat featured at City Block Salumeria dinner

Zach Nicholson, owner of Lucky Cat, will team with Memphis chef Fortunato Oliva for the monthly City Block Butcher’s Dinner March 8 at Alchemy Memphis.

Rise Opening March 10th

Biscuits and donuts?

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Opinion

MS-13 For Dummies

The term MS-13, (Mara-Salvatrucha) is from "Mara" (gang) + Salvatrucha, which derives from a common expression in Salvadoran street Spanish, "Ponte Trucha" — an informal way of saying "stay alert!"

A Future for All

We Love (Some of) Memphis.

All the President’s Memories

So I'm sitting in my favorite bar last Tuesday.

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Music Video Monday: Daz Rinko

Music Video Monday: Daz Rinko

Got those Monday morning blues?

Black Panther

One of the most remarkable thing about Black Panther is how unremarkable it is. To beat a dead sports metaphor, Ryan Coogler is a player who gets the fundamentals right.

Fifty Shades Freed

Feature length commercial for luxury goods or chilling glimpse into the post-human future?

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City Council Votes to Remove 'Offensive' Paint Memphis Murals

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City Council Votes to Remove 'Offensive' Paint Memphis Murals

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