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Midtown, East Memphis Coronavirus Hot Spots

Midtown, East Memphis Coronavirus Hot Spots

The Shelby County Health Department is starting to compile and make available a ton of demographic information about the coronavirus pandemic here.

Light in the Dark: Good News for Bad Times

Light in the Dark is an ongoing blog for those good-news stories arising everyday during this awful coronavirus pandemic.

Local Abortion Provider: ‘Phone Ringing off Hook,’ Staff Short, But Services Continue

With a smaller staff and a slightly different set operating procedures, CHOICES, one of two clinics in the city that performs abortions, is still open and providing services.

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News

Midtown, East Memphis Coronavirus Hot Spots

Midtown, East Memphis Coronavirus Hot Spots

The Shelby County Health Department is starting to compile and make available a ton of demographic information about the coronavirus pandemic here.

Light in the Dark: Good News for Bad Times

Light in the Dark is an ongoing blog for those good-news stories arising everyday during this awful coronavirus pandemic.

Local Abortion Provider: ‘Phone Ringing off Hook,’ Staff Short, But Services Continue

With a smaller staff and a slightly different set operating procedures, CHOICES, one of two clinics in the city that performs abortions, is still open and providing services.

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Sports

Our Pivot Point

Our Pivot Point

World-changing events are rare, to say the least.

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Music

Video Pairs Amurica's Indelible Local Portraits With Gifted Teen Singer

Video Pairs Amurica's Indelible Local Portraits With Gifted Teen Singer

As it has for so many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted some long-anticipated events in the life of teenager Skyy Jordan.

Listen Up: Tony Holiday

Tony Holiday just released his first single, “It’s Gonna Take Some Time,” from his debut album, Soul Service, but the album’s release-date party has been postponed because of the COVID-19 virus.

Will Sexton on His New Album, Reinventing Himself, & Writing With Waylon

Will Sexton, Charlie Sexton, Amy LaVere, Austin Music, Memphis Music, New Orleans Music, The Iguanas, Big Legal Mess, Songwriting

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Politics

More Voting Machines Controversy

More Voting Machines Controversy

Among the potential local casualties of the coronavirus, there is an unexpected one — the democratic process itself. A scheduled meeting of the Election Commission to vet alternatives for new voting machines is mired in uncertainty.

Lee Issues Order "Urging" Statewide Shutdown, Stops Short of Mandating It

Under increasing pressure from numerous quarters, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on Monday issued what he called “safer at home guidelines in every Tennessee county as a response to the coronavirus pandemic."

Lee Visits Memphis, Gives Status Report on Coronavirus Actions

Enumerates steps taken to counter the pandemic, even as legislative Democrats offer criticism and call for "statewide plan."

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Food & Drink

Working — and Drinking — From Home

Working — and Drinking — From Home

Like a lot of people in my profession, I work at home.

Best Bets: Steelhead Trout Fish Tacos to go at Elwood's Shack

With social distancing, it’s great to get close to an old friend at my dining room table.

Emergency Rule Allows Restaurants to Sell Beer for Takeout, Delivery

A temporary rule will allow restaurants and bars to sell beer for takeout and delivery thanks to quick moves by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis Alcohol Commission (MAC).

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Opinion

“Your Money or Your Life”

“Your Money or Your Life”

I'm writing this on Tuesday, the day Mayor Strickland's "shelter in place" edict goes into effect.

Times are Tough, So We Need to Pull Together

So far, 2020 has played out like a bad movie, one that's far too dramatic.

That Escalated Quickly

To quote noted television anchor, Ron Burgundy: "Well, that escalated quickly."

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Film/TV

Supernatural Polygamy! Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands On This Week's Indie Memphis Movie Club

Supernatural Polygamy! Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands On This Week's Indie Memphis Movie Club

Marriage is a sacred institution between two people and also sometimes a nude ghost.

Music Video Monday: Stephen Chopek

Hit the (virtual) road with Music Video Monday.

Never Seen It: Watching Mad Max: Fury Road with Comedian Katrina Coleman

In the Time of the Rona, I’m reviving my Never Seen It series, in which I convince a cool person to watch a classic film they have somehow missed.

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Reader Comments

Report: 1,076 Tennesseans Will Die from Coronavirus

Jessie MacCullum: Thats so sad, this is becoming so scary! I know our hospitals like le bonheur will do their part. »

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Edgar Cayce and the Current Dystopia

Claudia Taylor: I heard there was a large asteroid heading towards Earth that will arrive at the end of April. Would that »

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Martha McKay Murdered at Horseshoe Lake Home

crackoamerican: Nothing to see here folks??
Does Southern Gothic count for nuthin' anymore? »

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COVID-19 Cases Rise to 405 in Shelby County, 3 Deaths Recorded

John Wilkens: Oh wow! It's getting pretty surreal! People need to stay home and protect themselves, the cases are spreading fast and »

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