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State Health Comissioner: ‘Massive Shutdown’ Not Likely on Virus Surge

State Health Comissioner: ‘Massive Shutdown’ Not Likely on Virus Surge

Tennessee’s approach to a surge in COVID-19 might not include another “massive shutdown,” and hospitals here now have enough of the drug remdesivir to treat about 600 patients.

Positive Rate Rises Again

Shelby County’s positive rate for COVID-19 rose Thursday to 8.4 percent from Wednesday's rate of 7.6 percent.

Four New Deaths Reported Wednesday

Shelby County’s positive rate for COVID-19 ticked up slightly Wednesday to 7.6 percent from Tuesday's rate of 6 percent.

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Tennessee Legislators Advance Two Bills Targeting Refugee Resettlement

Tennessee Legislators Advance Two Bills Targeting Refugee Resettlement

A Tennessee House committee advanced two anti-refugee bills Thursday, that one refugee rights group calls hateful and untimely as the state grapples with a global pandemic and civil unrest.

State Health Comissioner: ‘Massive Shutdown’ Not Likely on Virus Surge

Tennessee’s approach to a surge in COVID-19 might not include another “massive shutdown,” and hospitals here now have enough of the drug remdesivir to treat about 600 patients.

Positive Rate Rises Again

Shelby County’s positive rate for COVID-19 rose Thursday to 8.4 percent from Wednesday's rate of 7.6 percent.

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Sports

A New "Feel" for Sports

A New "Feel" for Sports

There was once a discussion on Seinfeld in which it was agreed Tuesday is the one day that doesn't have a "feel," a distinctive place in the human psyche as a week unfolds.

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Music

Follow Me: Sheree Renée Thomas Releases Playlist to Accompany New Book

Follow Me: Sheree Renée Thomas Releases Playlist to Accompany New Book

Memphis author, poet, and editor Sheree Renée Thomas released a playlist Thursday, June 4th, via the music and literature website Largehearted Boy to accompany and celebrate her new short story collection Nine Bar Blues (Third Man Books).

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, June 4-10

As people turn to face gross injustice in public demonstrations, we're seeing a drop in live-streamed music events this week, but many songsters still soldier on.

The Funky Side of Protest: New Tracks From the Mighty Souls Brass Band

By now, the Mighty Souls Brass Band (MSBB) is a staple of life in Memphis, arguably the first New Orleans-style brass band to establish itself locally in this century.

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Politics

Judge Orders State to Allow Universal Mail-In Voting During Pandemic

Judge Orders State to Allow Universal Mail-In Voting During Pandemic

To anyone who watched the hearing on Wednesday by Zoom, the denouement was obvious: Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle was going to allow statewide voting by mail for this year’s coming elections.

Trump’s Reality Show and Other Matters

Did it actually happen, or did I just imagine it?

The Virus and the Vote

Tennessee gets a passing grade for its medical prep but problems with jails and voting land it in court this week.

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Food & Drink

It’s Not Time: Tsunami Not Ready for Flood of Dine-in Customers

It’s Not Time: Tsunami Not Ready for Flood of Dine-in Customers

Tsunami has a freshly painted floor, but it will be a while before the iconic Cooper-Young restaurant rings with the sound of footsteps from hungry customers.

Caritas Village Closes, Hopes to Return This Fall

Caritas Village, the Binghamton-based community center and cafe, closed this week and will remain closed throughout the summer.

David Grisanti’s Italian-style Patio Opens May 30th at His Restaurant

David Grisanti’s Italian Restaurant is about to become more Italian.

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Opinion

This American Carnage

This American Carnage

This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

Teach Your Children: Facing Racism and White Supremacy Takes Courage

It’s easy to think our kids are already experiencing too much.

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Film/TV

Space Force Falls Flat In Times Like These

Space Force Falls Flat In Times Like These

Maybe satire really is dead.

Never Seen It: Watching The Shining with Louise Page

For this edition of Never Seen It, I asked Memphis musician Louise Page what well-known film she had missed over the years.

Music Video Week: Don Bryant

Music Video Week is taking it back home.

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