Thursday, December 16, 2010

On "Snitches"

Posted By on Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 7:43 AM

What did Ronald Reagan and Ernest Withers have in common? They were both labeled "snitches" for the FBI. Editor Bruce VanWyngarden has some thoughts about that.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Opera Memphis Names New Director

Posted By on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Opera Memphis names new general director. Chris Davis has a report.

Wild Abundance

Posted By on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 11:16 AM

A locally published book, Wild Abundance, is getting national attention. Flyer book editor Leonard Gill has more.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Restaurant Grace to Close

Posted By on Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Susan Ellis reports on the shuttering of the upscale Cooper-Young restaurant, Restaurant Grace.

MCS Board Faces the Ultimate Test

Posted By on Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 1:50 PM

There's no pressure on members of the Memphis City Schools board. They're only facing the biggest vote of their lives. John Branston explains.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Schools Meeting Goes Nuclear

Posted By on Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 9:34 PM

A meeting attended by most the major political and educational leaders of Shelby County blew up over the question of special school district status for Shelby County schools. John Branston has a report.

Memphis Tigers Christmas Carol

Posted By on Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 9:52 AM

Frank Murtaugh has an active imagination and comes up with a Dickens of a tale about Tiger hoops.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

You Don't Know Jack ...

Posted By on Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 9:17 PM

Jack advises a woman who can't leave her ex -- or his Facebook -- behind.

Wurzburg Honored on Human Rights Day

Posted By on Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Jocelyn Wurzburg
  • Jocelyn Wurzburg
Longtime Memphis activist Jocelyn Dan Wurzburg was among those honored with the Human Rights Advocate Award at a celebration of International Human Rights Day on Thursday, December 9, at the downtown Nashville Public Library. This award is given annually to individuals who, in the words of the press release announcing the award, “have dedicated their lives to ending discrimination and promoting human rights.”

In the 1970s Wurzburg, who represents West Tennessee on the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, drafted Tennessee’s first anti-discrimination law in employment and public accommodations in the 1970s. In 1981 she wrote the Fair Housing amendments to the act creating the Tennessee Commission for Human Development Act (now the Tennessee Commission for Human Rights).

She also founded the Memphis Panel of American Women, a project to address religious and racial prejudice, and was appointed by President Gerald Ford to the International Women’s Year Commission.

Human Rights Day began in 1950 when the General Assembly of the United Nations declared December 10th as official day of recognition of “human rights defenders who act to end discrimination.” Since 2003, the Tennessee Human Rights Commission and various faith-based and non-profit organizations have held an annual celebration in recognition of the day

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Five Best Films You Never Saw

Posted By on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Our Flyer reviewers highlight five excellent films that never made it to Memphis screens in 2010.

Tigers Look Crummy on TV

Posted By on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 7:43 AM

Randy Haspel says the U of M needs to get a better TV deal, one with a network that has real cameras.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bargain in Victorian Village?

Posted By on Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Interested in a cozy 8,300 square-foot, 160-year-old Victorian mansion? Chris Davis says there may be a deal for you on Adams Street.

RIP: Richard Knowles

Posted on Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 2:15 PM


Richard "Dick" Knowles, noted painter and educator, passed away on Tuesday after a long illness.

Knowles' wife Carol, art reviewer for the Flyer, said, "He touched so many people."

Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the memorial service from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, December 11th at Memorial Park.

Scrooge and Crumpets

Posted By on Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Theater critic Chris Davis reviews "If Scrooge Was a Brother" and "Santaland Diaries.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cherry Davis: An Opportunity Missed

Posted By on Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 1:38 PM

John Branston says local activist groups should have put their money and shoe leather where their ads were in Tuesday's special school board election. Instead, we get more of the same old, same old.
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