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  • Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2007
  • Vol. 1, No. 979


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    What's new in books? Coward in letters and Borat in the U.S. and A.; plus a latke on the run, Cleopatra's nose, and the conscience of a liberal. The Flyer has a look.
  • Radar Names Craig Brewer "New Radical"
  • The Daily Buzz
  • Radar Names Craig Brewer "New Radical"

    Local director Craig Brewer is among the nine named a "New Radical" in the December/January issue of Radar. The feature is the first in what is planned to be an annual salute to "exciting rogues, renegades, and rule-breakers of the year."

    Winners will be feted at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday and will receive a golden replica of Marcel Duchamp's urinal...

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  • AutoZone Stock Rises on Good Earnings News
  • The Daily Buzz
  • AutoZone Stock Rises on Good Earnings News

    Shares of Memphis-based AutoZone (AZO) motored higher Tuesday after the auto-supply retailer handily beat Wall Street's first-quarter profit targets.

    From For the first quarter ended Nov. 17, the Memphis company earned $132.5 million, up 7 percent from $123.9 million a year earlier ...

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  • Shane Battier Sings Neil Diamond!

    This is disturbing, but it must be shared. Beloved former Griz star Shane Battier has been videoed performing a karaoke version of "Forever in Blue Jeans" by Neil Diamond.

    The Griz take on Battier's Rockets tonight at FedExForum. Watch this video and get prepared. What's next? Yao Ming crooning Celine Dion?

    Watch it here, but don't say we didn't warn you.

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