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The Memphis Flyer Announces Its New Editor

Anna Traverse Fogle

I am pleased to announce that the next editor of the Memphis Flyer will be Jesse Davis.  Outgoing editor Bruce VanWyngarden first announced plans to step back on January 30, 2020. Then Covid-19 changed so many plans, including his: Better to maintain continuity in a time when not much felt familiar. His ongoing leadership over […]

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The Memphis Flyer Announces Its New Editor

I am pleased to announce that the next editor of the Memphis Flyer will be Jesse Davis.  Outgoing editor Bruce VanWyngarden first announced plans to step back on January 30, 2020. Then Covid-19 changed so many plans, including his: Better to maintain continuity in a time when not much felt familiar. His ongoing leadership over […]

A Moment of Felicity

“Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects […]

MEMernet: Weather Magic, a Masking Debate, and Kings of Mother’s Day

A roundup of Memphis on the World Wide Web. Weather Magic Memphis was spared from a nasty storm line Sunday, breaking over the city and heading north and south. Reddit user VariableBooleans posted a weather map showing “live imagery of the Pyramid working its black magic on the weather.” Posted to Reddit by VariableBooleans Masking […]

Over and Out: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the 2021 Tennessee General Assembly

Finally, well into the evening of Wednesday, May 5th, the first year’s session of the 112th Tennessee General Assembly came to an end, just slightly behind schedule. The leaders of elected state government stood in a row, as is the custom, on a low platform in the Capitol’s Old Supreme Court Room to face the […]