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New Virus Cases Rise by 432

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News of the World: A Wistful Western Throwback

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COVID-19 Coverage

New Virus Cases Rise by 432

New Virus Cases Rise by 432

New virus case numbers rose by 432 over the last 24 hours.

Memphis Zoo to Reopen Saturday

The Memphis Zoo will reopen Saturday after a shutdown from a Stay-At-Home order from the Shelby County Health Department.

"Safer At Home" Lifted In New Health Directive

The Shelby County Health Department formally issued a new health directive (No. 17) Wednesday afternoon and the new, looser rules will go into effect Saturday.

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Experts: Racial Income Gap Still Wide

Experts: Racial Income Gap Still Wide

Experts say we must equalize the wealth gap in Memphis but we’re not doing it now.

New Virus Cases Rise by 432

New virus case numbers rose by 432 over the last 24 hours.

Memphis Zoo to Reopen Saturday

The Memphis Zoo will reopen Saturday after a shutdown from a Stay-At-Home order from the Shelby County Health Department.

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Sports

Grizzlies at Blazers Game Postponed

Grizzlies at Blazers Game Postponed

The Grizzlies game scheduled for Wednesday night in Portland at the Moda Center against the Trail Blazers has been postponed.

Of Dreams and Ja

The Memphis Grizzlies' annual Martin Luther King Day game is the most important sporting event in this city.

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Music

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, January 21-27

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, January 21-27

This week offers many shows from our regular online concertmasters, plus a couple of unique events.

For Inauguration, Justin Timberlake & Ant Clemons Drop Video Shot at Stax

The music video begins inconspicuously, with a city cross section at night, a lonely train horn in the distance.

Made in Memphis: MIME is a 2020 Success Story

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. championed civil rights, but he also had a proactive message for Black businesses: Build your own economic power.

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Politics

Former Memphian Wins State Dem Chair; Cohen Outs Boebert

Former Memphian Wins State Dem Chair; Cohen Outs Boebert

In American popular music history, there is a long-established tradition whereby individuals with talent begin their rise to prominence in Memphis, a "roots" city in every sense, and extend their careers in Nashville, site of a monolithic music and broadcast industry.

Bob Corker’s Back: Resumes Criticism of Trump, Eyes Political Future

Not everybody thinks he's entitled to do so, but former Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is making a point of saying "I told you so" about the potentially ill consequences of Donald Trump's presidency, now on life support as a bipartisan coalition seeks to terminate it less than a week before it's scheduled to expire.

Memphis Congressmen on Wednesday’s Vote to Impeach President Trump:

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-9th), Aye: “After President Trump was impeached but not convicted last year, Senator Susan Collins said ‘He’s learned a pretty big lesson.

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Food & Drink

Non-Alcoholic Beer? Temper Your Expectations

Non-Alcoholic Beer? Temper Your Expectations

I haven't heard much about New Year's resolutions, but there has been a lot of talk about "cleansing diets."

The Pastry Dance: Treats from Pearl’s Delights Make You Want to Shimmy

Pearl's Delights was named after her paternal grandmother, says Vinicia Murrell, owner of the online pastry business.

Sushi Jimmi Now Starring in His Own Cooking Show on YouTube

Jimmy “Sushi Jimmi” Sinh is starring in his own cooking show, Jimmi Sinh, on YouTube.

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Opinion

Little Dark Age

Little Dark Age

"If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition, and ignorance on the other." — Ulysses S. Grant.

COVID, Kroger, and History

I live in Midtown, Memphis.

Apples to Oranges

I've heard a lot of folks compare the heinous acts that took place in the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday to the demonstrations of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Film/TV

News of the World: A Wistful Western Throwback

News of the World: A Wistful Western Throwback

Whither the Western?

Music Video Monday on Tuesday: Lukah

Music Video Monday is a day late, but no dolla short.

The Greatest: Four Legends Gather in One Night in Miami

One of my all-time favorite plays is Copenhagen by Michael Frayn.

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"Safer At Home" Lifted In New Health Directive

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2018: A Transitional Time for Politics

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