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COVID-19 Coverage

Fall Surge Continues with 407 New Cases

Fall Surge Continues with 407 New Cases

New virus case numbers rose by 407 over the last 24 hours.

Health Official Offers Few Details on Expected Restrictions

A new health directive with likely (maybe?)

Virus Case Count Rises by 389

New virus case numbers rose by 389 over the last 24 hours.

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News

Fall Surge Continues with 407 New Cases

Fall Surge Continues with 407 New Cases

New virus case numbers rose by 407 over the last 24 hours.

Kresge Foundation Grants $1.9 Million to Local Social Justice Organizations

The Kresge Foundation has announced a $30 million suite of grants for grassroots racial and economic justice organizations in Memphis, as well as in Detroit, New Orleans, and Fresno, California.

WATCH: Council Member Edmund Ford Sr. Insults Martavious Jones, Gets Mic Cut Off

Tuesday’s Memphis City Council meeting ended in a vulgar display of anger as one council member called another nasty names, his words are now part of an official city ethics probe.

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Sports

2020-21 Tiger Hoops Preview

2020-21 Tiger Hoops Preview

If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.

Tigers 56, SFA 14

The Memphis Tigers secured their annual victory over FCS competition Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Bowl with a drubbing of Stephen F. Austin.

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Music

Advice from Midnight Sound Services: How to Tame a Hedonist

Advice from Midnight Sound Services: How to Tame a Hedonist

Years ago, the drummer in a band I used to play in brought over his homemade “Dreamachine,” a low-budget stroboscopic “flicker device” that can induce a sort of hypnogogic state.

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, November 19-25

Even as the COVID-19 numbers go up and down, the stalwart live-streaming musicians carry on with the online flow, that most prudent form of concert-going in 2020.

Bailey Bigger: Confronting Traumas Through Music

What a difference a year makes.

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Politics

Election Commission “End-Run”: Phillips Announces Purchase of ES&S Machines for Collierville Election

Election Commission “End-Run”: Phillips Announces Purchase of ES&S Machines for Collierville Election

It may be too late in the election year for an October surprise (i.e., some unexpected development that stands the pending political situation on its head), but the calendar clearly allows for a November surprise, and, courtesy of the Shelby County Election Commission, we have one.

Wish Lists

As expected, the Biden-Harris ticket was an easy winner in Democratic-dominated Shelby County last week; also unsurprising was the overwhelming support enjoyed by the Trump-Pence Republican ticket in Tennessee at large.

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Food & Drink

Flavors of the Delta at King & Union Bar Grocery

Flavors of the Delta at King & Union Bar Grocery

At the corner of B.B. King Blvd. & Union Ave., the site of the former TGI Friday’s now offers something that feels a little closer to home.

Action Beer!

Due to the lingering plague, as well as a violent grab-bag of hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, my topsiders have been drying out for over a year.

Little Gourmet: Toddler Enjoys “Grownup” Meals on Instagram

Justin Dorroh and his wife, Paige, cooked up highchair_gourmet when their daughter, Lottie, was old enough to eat like a grownup.

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Opinion

The Circle Game

The Circle Game

As I predicted would be the case last week, we still don't have a concession from President Donald Trump, who by the Associated Press' most recent accounting, lost the popular vote by more than 5 million and will lose the Electoral College vote 306 to 232.

Who’s Who Online?

By now, surely you've heard about Dean Browning's Twitter slipup of last week.

Appeasing the Mighty Oz

Was it really just a week ago that I was sitting up late with politics editor Jackson Baker and Flyer art director Carrie Beasley (in our own homes) waiting to decide what cover to run for our issue covering the 2020 election results?

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Film/TV

Experience the Special Effects Genius of Ray Harryhausen at the Time Warp Drive-In

Experience the Special Effects Genius of Ray Harryhausen at the Time Warp Drive-In

The special effects extravaganzas that have dominated big-budget moviemaking over the last few decades could never have existed without Ray Harryhausen.

Coen Brothers Film Festival Brings Fargo, The Big Lebowski Back To Big Screen

It’s hard to overstate the impact Joel and Ethan Coen have had on American film.

The Queen’s Gambit: Sex, Drugs, and ... Chess?

Some artists' talent emerges fully formed, while others' takes time and practice to come to fruition.

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Reader Comments

“I’m No Newcomer”

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Wrong Turn: A Minor Traffic Violation Becomes a Nightmare

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Wrong Turn: A Minor Traffic Violation Becomes a Nightmare

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Remember the Merrymobiles

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