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Feds Converge on Memphis Due to 'Dramatic' Virus Increases

Feds Converge on Memphis Due to 'Dramatic' Virus Increases

Federal health officials have been in Shelby County to offer assistance as a part of a tour to the country’s top 10 locations seeing “dramatic” numbers of new coronavirus cases.

New Virus Cases Swell by 394

Test results reported Wednesday morning showed 394 new cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County, nearly 100 more positive tests than were reported Wednesday morning.

Total Virus Cases Top 10,000 As New Cases Rise by 304

Test results reported Wednesday morning showed 304 new cases of COVID-19 in Shelby County.

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News

MEMernet: Lloyd Crawford, Underwear, and Pride Paint

MEMernet: Lloyd Crawford, Underwear, and Pride Paint

MEMernet is a weekly roundup of Memphis on the World Wide Web.

OUTMemphis Program Offers Financial Assistance for LGBTQ+ Adults

OUTMemphis is offering financial support for LBGTQ+ adults who are the most disenfranchised from social services and community support.

Feds Converge on Memphis Due to 'Dramatic' Virus Increases

Federal health officials have been in Shelby County to offer assistance as a part of a tour to the country’s top 10 locations seeing “dramatic” numbers of new coronavirus cases.

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Sports

The Ghosting of Memphis Sports (Part 2)

The Ghosting of Memphis Sports (Part 2)

“I coach and mentor young people who are hurting, angry, and expressing themselves in the only way they know how.

901 FC Learns Group Opponents for Regular Season Return

With the United Soccer League (USL) season set to return on July 11, 901 FC learned its placement in the league’s provisional format for the remainder of the 2020 season.

The Ghosting of Memphis Sports (Part 1)

It felt almost perfect, in that “too-good-to-be-true” territory the most passionate fans have grown to fear.

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Music

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, July 2-8

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, July 2-8

While some venues are back to hosting live music on patios and decks, most Memphis musicians are erring on the side of caution.

Listen Up: Brooke Fair — Taking Ukuleles Seriously. And a New Single July 17th.

Brooke Fair wrote her first song when she was in the third grade.

The Stax Heritage: William Bell Honored by NEA

The legacy of Stax Records lives on.

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Politics

Alexander Says Trump Should Wear Mask, Addresses Other Controversies in Chat with Rotary

Alexander Says Trump Should Wear Mask, Addresses Other Controversies in Chat with Rotary

Retiring U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, who, like any seasoned politician, knows how to pull a punch, didn’t pull many in discussing President Donald Trump with members of the Rotary Club of Memphis this week.

Candidates for Senate and State House are Running Hard

On the surface of things, Nashville physician Manny Sethi, GOP primary candidate for the U.S. Senate seat that incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander is vacating this year, would seem to have a long row to hoe.

Gov. Lee Extends Emergency Order on Coronavirus

Evidently spurred on by rising numbers of coronavirus cases in Tennessee, Governor Bill Lee has extended his state-of-emergency order (or “Executive Order Number 50,” as the Governor’s office refers to it) until August 29th.

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Food & Drink

Bardog Tavern, Slider Inn, Aldo’s Pizza Pies Close Temporarily After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Bardog Tavern, Slider Inn, Aldo’s Pizza Pies Close Temporarily After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Local restaurant chain Packed House Productions (PHP) announced Thursday, July 2nd, it would be closing its restaurants temporarily after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Soul Food From the Heart at Alcenia’s

B.J. Chester-Tamayo is known for hugging customers who enter her restaurant, Alcenia’s. She doesn’t do that anymore since she converted the restaurant to takeout only because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tattoos, Piercings, and Eats

Tattoos and chicken wraps are among the “menu” items at The Rook x Raven Tattoo Creative.

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Opinion

American Idiot

American Idiot

Was it only a little more than three months ago when President Trump was loudly disparaging countries that hadn't controlled the coronavirus — like China, Italy, Greece, and Germany?

Trump’s DACA Defeat

Ten years ago, 41 senators voted down the “Dream Act” which — if passed — would have allowed young people not born in America but brought here by migrant parents the opportunity to apply for U.S. Citizenship.

Big, Loud, Quiet, Calm

I've walked nearly 300 miles over the course of quarantine.

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Film/TV

History Has Its Eyes on You: Hamilton Bows on Disney+

History Has Its Eyes on You: Hamilton Bows on Disney+

I have a confession and a prediction.

Never Seen It: Watching Malcolm X with Flyer Writer Matthew Harris

Matthew Harris is the newest edition to the Contemporary Media team.

Tell Me A Memory: Jon Bryant Crawford's Video Portraits of Memphis

Memphis has always been a refuge for misfits and outcasts, which is why a queer community quietly thrived here in the underground for decades.

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Feds Converge on Memphis Due to 'Dramatic' Virus Increases

CL Mullins: Philip,
I'm guessing those health officials have had a few more objectionable diagnoses for you. »

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Week That Was: Virus Spikes, Police Reform, and Mental Health

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Feds Converge on Memphis Due to 'Dramatic' Virus Increases

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