Fly on the Wall 

Memphis, New York

Memphis the Musical has ended its Tony-winning Broadway run after 1,196 shows. But there's still a little Memphis on the Great White Way. Last week, Cybill Shepherd made her Broadway debut in Gore Vidal's The Best Man. She has received positive reviews in the role of Alice, the wife of a politician played by John Larroquette, who, according to TalkingBroadway.com, she's learning a lot about. "John's been marvelous to me. We share a bathroom backstage, so we've gotten to know each other very well," she says.

Listed

Forbes has listed three of Memphis' higher-education institutions in the top 20 percent in the nation from the students' point of view: Christian Brothers University, University of Memphis, and Rhodes College. So, if you're keeping track of your magazine lists, that means Memphis is populated by obese, lazy, sad, yet relatively sober criminals who think they're really smart. But it's a great place to retire.

Broken English

Last week, a Sharpie art tombstone for the First Amendment went missing when city officials evicted Occupy Memphis from Civic Center Plaza. It has since been found — broken.

Family Values

Tennessee's David Fowler is pushing back against a "biased" media machine that had the audacity to print what he wrote instead of what he intended. In a sternly worded letter to The Tennessean, the Family Action Council president complained that the "obvious point" of his recent Facebook status update "is that government can foster and create dependence on government." What he wrote about government aid and the people who receive it: "Do Not Feed the Animals."

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