From “Big Jim” to The Farmer’s Revenge, Alyssa Moore Finds Relief in Creation


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Two Works of Nonfiction Examine the Cultural Reach of Mississippi

Jesse Davis

For today’s Flyer book column, we turn our gaze to our neighbor to the south — Mississippi. And why, in the Memphis Flyer, am I choosing to write about Mississippi? The answer lies in the many shared connections.  Canadian music writer Rob Bowman made his name writing about Stax Records, both for his Soulsville, U.S.A. […]

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Two Works of Nonfiction Examine the Cultural Reach of Mississippi

For today’s Flyer book column, we turn our gaze to our neighbor to the south — Mississippi. And why, in the Memphis Flyer, am I choosing to write about Mississippi? The answer lies in the many shared connections.  Canadian music writer Rob Bowman made his name writing about Stax Records, both for his Soulsville, U.S.A. […]

Rec Room Reopens — With Immersive Yoga — June 5th

Rec Room, which has been closed for about a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will celebrate its grand reopening Saturday, June 5th, with a neighborhood festival and a completely revamped experience, which will include Memphis’ new immersive yoga studio.  And customers will again be able to enjoy vintage pinball, arcade, and other games. The […]

MRPP: Summer Season Upgrades Coming for Mud Island

“It’s going to be a very popular photo spot and, together with a whole package of upgrades, will generate new interest and foot traffic on Mud Island Park this summer.”

Legislative “Power Grabs” Watered Down

NASHVILLE — As the Tennessee General Assembly entered into its last week, two bills that, if passed in their original form, would drastically change the nature of Tennessee jurisprudence, were official cliffhangers. One bill, the brainchild of state Senator Brian Kelsey, was in serious jeopardy. This was SB 915/HB 1072, which would have prohibited local […]