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Memphis Pets of the Week (Jan. 18-23)

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Tigers 73, UConn 49

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Flyer Will Come Out on Thursday This Week

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I, Tonya

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The NFL's Final Four — Destined for Upset City?

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Grizzlies at the Halfway Point: Ten Commandments

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Get Lit Book Club

Get Lit Book Club

Thu., Jan. 18, 6-9 p.m. @ Ghost River Brewing

Interested readers will be able to purchase the book of the month at Novel Memphis with a discount. To start we are reading Annihilation by…

Crosstown Getdown: Memphis Style

Thu., Jan. 18, 6-8 p.m. @ Crosstown Concourse (formerly Sears Crosstown)

Pat and Rose Moore bring the Smooth Steppers for dance lessons and dance party.

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Boozy Main

If the Memphis City Council okays a change to the city's current open container law, open plastic containers of alcohol will soon be allowed beyond Beale and onto Main.

Zombie Apocalypse: The Battle Over a Paint Memphis Mural

"I haven't had a single person reach out to me yet," says Pat Surratt, whose Lamar Avenue property suddenly became infamous after an enormous gray zombie was painted on one of its exterior walls last September.

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Sports

Tigers 73, UConn 49

Tigers 73, UConn 49

No team in the vast land of college basketball has won more championships over the last 20 years than the Connecticut Huskies.

The NFL's Final Four — Destined for Upset City?

The greatest two-man dynasty in the history of American team sports rolls on.

Grizzlies at the Halfway Point: Ten Commandments

Technically the halfway point of the season came before yesterday's MLK Day game, in which the Grizzlies beat the Lakers 123-114 in front of a sold-out crowd while wearing the new and very attractive "City" jerseys honoring the 1968 Sanitation Workers' Strike.

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Music

Great Plains Soul

Great Plains Soul

The Zoo Bar in Lincoln, Nebraska, is a hidden gem tucked away in a corner of the national blues circuit.

Daniel Eriksen: Straight Outta Oslo with the Arctic Slide

This January 16th through 20th, blues performers hungry for glory (and for Memphis’ famed soul food, a topic that came up in every interview) will descend on Beale Street from all over the world.

Blues Invasion: International Blues Challenge Returns to Beale Street

For one week each year, there is a sudden, temporary population spike in the number of blues musicians on Beale Street.

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Politics

MLK Challenge Issued

MLK Challenge Issued

Appropriately, the first week of organized appreciation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — centered on Monday's national holiday in his honor and the weekend preceding — focused less on the usual veneration attached to his name and rather more on the continuing challenge to change and human progress that his life represented.

Politics as Performance Art

Although Friday night came in with ice and cold, Thursday night just offered a bit of rain, giving some of the pols at large a fair chance to do their stuff.

Norris Says He Now Doubts Judicial Confirmation

Collierville state Senator complains of feared “cruficifixion” in U.S. Senate to fellow members of GOP state Senate caucus.

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Food & Drink

Sailor Jerry Rum: Legend in a Bottle

Sailor Jerry Rum: Legend in a Bottle

Sailor Jerry Rum might evoke visions of native girls beckoning on Hawaiian beaches and deeply tanned sailors at Fleet Week, but the day I talk spiced rum with Sailor Jerry brand ambassador Daniel "Gravy" Thomas, the view outside my office window, Memphis is frozen under an inch of ice and snow.

The Belle Tavern — don’t spoil it for the rest of us.

Over the past month several people have recommended the Belle Tavern to me, citing great drinks, an impressive bar food menu, and the happy hour, and service industry prices.

Blackstone Brewing Makes a Successful Return to Form

Kent Taylor, co-owner of Nashville's Blackstone Brewery, pointed to the glass in front of us: "We are all about what is in there," he said.

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Opinion

Snow Day

Snow Day

On Tuesday — day five of the Memphis snowpocalypse — the Flyer editor sat by the fireplace in his home.

A Dream in Limbo

Keeping Up with D. Trump is one of the most difficult reality TV shows to follow.

Respect the Voters

In 2008, in a series of referendum votes, Memphis voters made clear how they wanted Memphis City Council elections to work. This year, the city council is systematically disrespecting the voters' preferences through a series of votes for referendum do-overs this November. The result will be voter confusion at best and, at worst, the entrenchment of incumbents in an undemocratic system.

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Film/TV

The Post

The Post

Spielberg’s journalism epic is the film our troubled country needs

I, Tonya

The 24 hour news cycle began in earnest in 1991, when CNN drew big ratings with its coverage of the Gulf War.

French New Wave Pioneer Agnes Varda's Acclaimed Documentary Faces Places Comes To Memphis

The French New Wave movement of the 1950s and 60s broke new ground in a film world that was, at that time, dominated by an ossifying Hollywood aesthetic.

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Commercial Appeal Illustrates Local Earthquake Story with Non-Local Disaster Photographs

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Mayor Delivers State of City Address, Promises to Reinvest in City’s Core

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'Poopline' Moved, Megasite Needs Additional $80M

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