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COVID-19 Coverage

Virus Deaths Rise by 26

Virus Deaths Rise by 26

New virus case numbers rose by 220 over the last 24 hours.

Virus Numbers Continue Slow Decline

New virus case numbers rose by 221 over the last 24 hours.

New System Brings Equity for Unused COVID-19 Doses

Unused doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will soon no longer go only to those well-connected in Shelby County.

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Virus Deaths Rise by 26

Virus Deaths Rise by 26

New virus case numbers rose by 220 over the last 24 hours.

How Has the Pandemic Affected Divorce?

How tired are we of the COVID virus and the ensuing lockdowns, employment loss, and total disruption of our way of life?

20 < 30 The Class of 2021

This is the 12th year the Memphis Flyer has asked our readers to tell us about outstanding young people who are making the Bluff City a better place.

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Sports

Tigers 76, SMU 72

Tigers 76, SMU 72

Backbone.

Memphis 901 FC Transfer Tracker - Triston Hodge Heads to Colorado

Keep up with the latest player movements in and out of Memphis 901 FC during the offseason.

Ja Morant Is Larger Than Life On and Off The Court

Longtime Grizzlies fan Roni Matthews was hungry and skipped breakfast so she could eat at the new restaurant Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria in downtown Memphis. 

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Music

R.U.D.Y: Gritty, Philosophical Rap from the Quarantine Age

R.U.D.Y: Gritty, Philosophical Rap from the Quarantine Age

"T o infinity and beyonnnnnnnd!" screams the chorus, over a dead-stop Memphis beat that evokes wide, empty streets in the night.

Your Academy Schools You in Memphis Power Pop with New Album

For a certain age group in this region, the two album titles from blind to blue (Craven Hill, 1999) and Another Vivid Scene (Craven Hill, 2002) are sure to conjure up memories.

The City Champs’ New Single, “Luna ’68”: First New Music in Over a Decade

This is a halcyon day for fans of local soul/jazz combo The City Champs, as they've just dropped their first single in over 10 years, the title song from their upcoming album, Luna ’68 (Big Legal Mess).

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Politics

Touching the Hot Buttons: County Commission Takes on Trump, PILOTs

Touching the Hot Buttons: County Commission Takes on Trump, PILOTs

The public musings of the Shelby County Commission add up at times to as accurate a bellwether on issues at large as can be found in these parts, and that applies to state and national subjects as well as purely local ones.

County Commission: Do the Ayes Still Have It?

Little by little, current English is encroaching on traditional parliamentary language. Are we for that? Aye or Nay, please.

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.

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Food & Drink

Salt/Soy to Open in February

Salt/Soy to Open in February

Salt/Soy is slated to open in February in the Broad Avenue Arts District.

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."

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Opinion

A French Village

A French Village

For the past couple of weeks, my wife and I have been watching a television series called (in America) A French Village.

Fenced In

Donald Trump's flight to the border — six days after the Capitol insurrection — focused the nation on the foundational lie (and enduring failure) of his administration: the border wall.

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.

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Film/TV

Sundance in Memphis: Kentucker Audley Returns with Strawberry Mansion

Sundance in Memphis: Kentucker Audley Returns with Strawberry Mansion

It's been 30 years since the U.S. Film Festival in Park City, Utah, changed its name to the Sundance Film Festival.

Music Video Monday: The Pop Ritual

Music Video Monday goes goth.

News of the World: A Wistful Western Throwback

Whither the Western?

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A French Village

Bill Burchfield: Excellent essay. For more on the theme of collaboration, see Anne Applebaums essay in the July 2020 Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/07/trumps-collaborators/612250/ »

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Experts: Racial Income Gap Still Wide

ALJ2: Thanks for the concern, but I live in the center of Midtown. And I do get to sit at the »

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Experts: Racial Income Gap Still Wide

Jeff Holloway: Crackofamerican - I hope ALJ2 does not live at the racist burg or Collierville, since the 50 bus does not »

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Experts: Racial Income Gap Still Wide

Jeff Holloway: As a country, we must concentrate on how we can train our young people to be productive and make enough »

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