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Booksigning by John M. Kovach

Booksigning by John M. Kovach

Fri., July 28, 6-9 p.m. @ South Main Book Juggler

Author discusses and signs Women's Baseball with over 160 images of girls and women playing baseball from 1866 to the present.

Artist reception for "Vital Ingredients"

Fri., July 28, 6-9 p.m. @ Marshall Arts Gallery

Exhibition of work including paintings, sculpture, and photography by local artists benefiting Dorothy Day House Memphis.

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Passengers, Flights Up at Airport

Passengers, Flights Up at Airport

Over the last 12 months, passenger counts through Memphis International Airport reached levels not seen since 2012 and the airport also saw gains in air service, according to figures recently released.

Planned Parenthood Memphis Joins Federal Abortion Lawsuit

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) joined a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the Tennessee state law that requires a woman seeking an abortion to wait 48 hours and see a doctor before the procedure.

Latino Memphis Mobilizes in Response to ICE Surge

After a "surge" by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), seeking arrests of undocumented immigrants in Shelby County commenced Sunday, local activist group Latino Memphis began to mobilize a counter surge.

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Sports

2017 Memphis Redbirds: Wisdom Prevails

2017 Memphis Redbirds: Wisdom Prevails

The Memphis Redbirds are enjoying a season for the ages.

An Athlete's "Third Death"

Thirteen days before Christmas in 1980 — I was 11 years old — I received quite the opposite of a Santa Claus delivery.

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Music

From Hex Dispensers to BBQ glory: Goner hosts Austinite's food trailer tour

From Hex Dispensers to BBQ glory: Goner hosts Austinite's food trailer tour

Austin band The Hex Dispensers were a delicious mix of punk and pop that won over a lot of Memphis fans.

Poppa Willie's Night: Royal Studios kicks off 60th Anniversary Celebration

“Hey, I"m looking forward to this!

MonoNeon Vision

Dywane Thomas, Jr., has written out his artistic philosophy.

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Politics

Shafer En Route to Commission Chairmanship — and Maybe More

Shafer En Route to Commission Chairmanship — and Maybe More

She and State Representative White are both eyeing the soon-to-be-vacated Norris state Senate seat, and other aspirants (possibly including Bill Giannini) are expected; Brooks, Jones to vie for Commission vice-chair slot.

Ricky Wilkins, battling cancer, to Head “Mem-Power Conference”

In the same week that one victim of a malignant brain tumor, U.S. Senator John McCain, was somehow managing to go hiking on his home ground and planning a return to his U.S. Capitol workplace, another so stricken public figure, attorney and former congressional candidate Ricky Wilkins, was up and going and advertising a new public venture here in Memphis.

Luttrell Endorses Randy Boyd for Governor

Shelby County Mayor hails former state Commissioner of Economic Development and celebrates the rural West Tennessee roots he shares with the Knoxville native's family. "We're going to run a campaign of 'Be Like Fruitvale,'" Luttrell suggests.

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Food & Drink

Oyster City

Oyster City

It gave me a fine feeling of hometown pride a few months back to order a Wiseacre down at SoBou in New Orleans.

Chef Cole Jeanes on growing up and the power of wood fires

Until he was 12, Cole Jeanes hunted with his dad.

Royal's Yvonne Mitchell Cooking Up Hits

A couple things to know about Yvonne Mitchell, daughter of the legendary founder of Royal Studios Willie Mitchell: She can cook and she can cook for crowds.

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Opinion

The Russians Are Coming

The Russians Are Coming

There was a package addressed to me on our front porch the other day.

The Endless War in Afghanistan

Shortly after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, I differed with a friend who said I was wrong to support an invasion of Afghanistan to root out al-Qaeda and punish the Taliban.

Be Like Ivanka

Y'all, Ivanka Trump has inspired me. I've been perusing her book, Women Who Work.

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Film/TV

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

At this point, Christopher Nolan is a lot like Led Zeppelin.

Never Seen It: Watching We Jam Econo with Documentary Filmmaker Joann Self-Selvidge

For the latest installment of Never Seen It, I wanted to watch a documentary with True Story Pictures founder Joann Self-Selvidge.

Music Video Monday: Valerie June

Good morning from Music Video Monday.

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