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Your Quarantine Reading List

Your Quarantine Reading List

Since we’ll all be socially distancing and sheltering in place for a while, we thought we would put together this Memphis-centric reading list.

New App Can Help Track Social Distancing, Possible COVID-19 Exposure

There is now an app that can help track social distancing thanks to researchers based at the University of Memphis.

COVID-19 Cases Rise to 845 in Shelby County, 18 Deaths Recorded

Shelby County currently has 845 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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News

New App Can Help Track Social Distancing, Possible COVID-19 Exposure

New App Can Help Track Social Distancing, Possible COVID-19 Exposure

There is now an app that can help track social distancing thanks to researchers based at the University of Memphis.

COVID-19 Cases Rise to 845 in Shelby County, 18 Deaths Recorded

Shelby County currently has 845 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Model Predicts Fewer COVID-19 Deaths in U.S., But Strickland Prepares ‘for Worst’

A forecasting model by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation released Sunday predicts fewer COVID-19 fatalities in the country than first anticipated, but Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said that won’t change the way the city is responding to the pandemic. 

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Sports

Your 2020(?) Memphis Redbirds

Your 2020(?) Memphis Redbirds

If the Memphis Redbirds play a 2020 season (granted, a tremendous if these days), it's bound to be successful.

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Music

Crosstown Arts Creates 'Against the Grain' Platform For Local Musicians

Crosstown Arts Creates 'Against the Grain' Platform For Local Musicians

Crosstown Arts has been bringing local and international talent to its stages since it first opened, with superb curation and eclecticism.

Bailey Bigger: Smaller Is More

Memphis Folk, Folk Rock, Singer Songwriter, Bailey Bigger, Blue Tom Records, University of Memphis

Mario Monterosso Reimagines Sun Records History With Heathens’ “Steady Girl”

Sun Records, Black & Wyatt Records, Mario Monterosso, Rockabilly, Garage Rock, Country, I-40 Country

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Politics

Lee Firms Up Previous Order, Makes 'Stay-at-Home' Mandatory

Lee Firms Up Previous Order, Makes 'Stay-at-Home' Mandatory

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Thursday he would sign Executive Order 23 requiring that Tennesseans "not carrying out essential activities" must stay at home as data shows an increase in citizen movement across the state.

Election Commission Hears from Public, Will Delay Vote on New Voting Machines

Decision means probable wait on new machines' purchase until next year; County Mayor, County Commission will have role.

More Voting Machines Controversy

Among the potential local casualties of the coronavirus, there is an unexpected one — the democratic process itself. A scheduled meeting of the Election Commission to vet alternatives for new voting machines is mired in uncertainty.

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Food & Drink

Father Ben Bradshaw's 'Soul Food' — Food for Body and Soul

Father Ben Bradshaw's 'Soul Food' — Food for Body and Soul

Father Ben Bradshaw is host of Soul Food, but this isn’t a show about how to make sweet potatoes, fried chicken, and collard greens.

Memphis Made Brewing Co. to Distribute in Mississippi Beginning this Week

In a press release today, Memphis Made Brewing Co. announced it will begin distribution of its craft beers outside of Shelby County for the first time since the company’s inception.

Local Farmers Impacted by COVID-19

COVID-19 is radically changing how local restaurants operate, and, in tow, local farmers are facing mounting challenges as well.

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Opinion

It’s Time To Let Low-Level Offenders Out of Jail

It’s Time To Let Low-Level Offenders Out of Jail

The COVID-19 pandemic has people keeping their distance from each other, but what if you had no choice but to be in a crowded room, sharing a sink and a toilet, unable to so much as sanitize your hands or step away from a person when they sneezed?

Stir Crazy

I've got an announcement: The Memphis Flyer will temporarily be going to an every-other-week print schedule.

“Your Money or Your Life”

I'm writing this on Tuesday, the day Mayor Strickland's "shelter in place" edict goes into effect.

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Film/TV

The Whistlers Brings International Intrigue to Indie Memphis Movie Club

The Whistlers Brings International Intrigue to Indie Memphis Movie Club

This week's new selection for Indie Memphis' Movie Club is a stylish thriller from Romania called The Whistlers.

Music Video Monday: Don Lifted

Today's Music Video Monday is going long.

Better Call Saul Puts on a TV Masterclass

Here’s the trouble with prequels: Their ostensible reason for being is to explore an intriguing backstory suggested by their parent story.

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Why Are There So Many Dead Fish at Shelby Farms?

Jim Hooper: Ain’t dat special!
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Down at the End of Lonely Street: Beale Street in Quarantine

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Down at the End of Lonely Street: Beale Street in Quarantine

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Why Are There So Many Dead Fish at Shelby Farms?

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