Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Rudy Gay: Should He Stay or Should He Go Now ...

Posted By on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 9:37 PM

Chris Herringtons examines the pluses and minuses -- and potential pitfalls -- in the Grizzlies' quest to resign Rudy Gay.

West Memphis Shoot-out Tapes Released.

Posted By on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 4:07 PM

Prosecutors have released dash-cam video and other tapes of the incidents surrounding the shooting of two West Memphis police officers. More here.

Bass Pro Is a Go

Posted on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Bass Pro Shops signed an agreement Wednesday for a 20-year lease on The Pyramid that they hope will transform the north end of downtown from the river to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

John Branston has more details at the City Beat blog.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bianca Knows Best ...

Posted By on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 12:05 PM

... and helps save a man from alien mutants.

Rob McGowan's "Stirring Body of Work"

Posted on Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Flyer books editor Leonard Gill chats with Memphis author and artist Rob McGowan.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Is BP's Dispersant Killing Crops?

Posted By on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Reports of mysterious crop damage in Mississippi and Tennessee have some wondering if BP's dispersant is the cause.

R.C. Johnson: "We're Not Done Yet."

Posted By on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 1:56 PM

Tiger athletic director R.C. Johnson hosted a "State of the Tigers" luncheon Monday for media and Tiger boosters. Frank Murtaugh has a report.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

R.I.P. Tommy Hoehn

Posted By on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Local musician and power pop cult figure Tommy Hoehn died on Thursday at age 55 after a long struggle with cancer. J.D. Reager has more.

Knight and Day

Posted By on Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 9:19 AM

Yes, the title is pretty lame, but Greg Akers says Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are enough to make Knight and Day a summer movie treat.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Justin Timberlake to Star in Facebook Flick

Posted By on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 8:47 PM

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming film The Social Network just came online. The movie follows the story of Mark Zuckerberg as he creates Facebook. Justin Timberlake will be playing Sean Parker, who not only helped run Facebook, but was also one of the creators of MySpace.

Watch it here.

Peabody Rooftop Parties Named to "Top 10"

Posted By on Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 1:02 PM

The 80-plus year-old tradition of hosting rooftop parties at the Peabody Hotel has paid off, with the popular Thursday night post-work soiree making the Top 10 list for roof/deck parties on the well-regarded travel blog

The Peabody ranked number seven on a list that also included rooftop parties in New York, Miami, San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Last Thursday night, a pajama pants-wearing Muck Sticky and his “tribe” drew a huge crowd to the weekly gathering. A surprise appearance by homegrown rapper Al Kapone had nearly every attendee dancing and recording the show on iPhones and Blackberries. Next Thursday, 1980s hair band cover act Aqua Net takes the stage.

To read about how the Peabody Hotel boosted attendance in the past couple of years, check out Mary Cashiola’s Flyer story.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Oil Spill's "Footprint"

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 2:14 PM

Bruce VanWyngarden has been watching the spread of the Gulf oil-spill closely on an interactive map. Things seem a bit wonky.

The Big Consolidation Meet-up

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Members of the County Commission, City Council, and Charter Commission all met in the same room Thursday (the mind reels). Mary Cashiola has a report on the proceedings.

Ferraro's: A New Downtown Memphis Pizzaria

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 8:13 AM

Hannah Sayle stopped by the new pizzeria and pub, Ferraro's, located in the Pinch District. She liked what she saw -- and ate.

Grizzlies Draft Henry, Vasquez

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 7:34 AM

Chris Herrington has some initial thoughts on the Grizzlies' slightly underwhelming NBA draft choices, Xavier Henry and Greivis Vasquez.
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