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  • Sep 10-16, 2009
  • Vol. 1, No. 1072


  • On the Run
  • The Fly-By
  • On the Run

    Sheriff's deputies search for fugitives and find counterfeit merchandise.
  • Flyer Flashback
  • Flyer Flashback

    To mark the Flyer's 20th anniversary, we're looking back at stories from our first two decades.

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  • Letter From the Editor
  • Letter From the Editor

    If you live in one place for a while, you tend to get cynical about it. At least that's been my experience, having lived in such disparate cities as Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, and San Francisco over the past 30 years. Longtime residents of all those cities are convinced that their politicians are the crookedest, that their drivers are the worst, that their clerks are the rudest ...




  • Writers Series This Fall? Not So Much
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  • Writers Series This Fall? Not So Much

    It's the beginning of another fall semester, but Memphians looking to see, hear, and talk to out-of-town authors will be disappointed -- disappointed that this year the River City Writers Series at the University of Memphis has no authors, at this time, scheduled. Blame it on funding cuts, and hope that it's short-term. It was only last March that the writers series brought Elizabeth Strout to Memphis. A month later, Strout won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for Olive Kitteridge.

    Over at Rhodes College, there's, so far, one visiting-author event slated, and it's Thursday, September 17th. That's when the college will host not one but three returning alumnae -- Christina LaPrease, Aisha Sharif, and Caki Wilkinson -- who will read from their poetry starting at 7:30 p.m. in Blount Auditorium inside Buckman Hall.

    A little background on the poets:


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Special Sections

  • pictures of the resistance
  • Daily Photo
  • pictures of the resistance

    Temple Israel Museum hosts "Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photographs of Jewish Partisan Faye Schulman," featuring the only known Jewish partisan photographer during World War II. The exhibition runs through October 31st.

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