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Taking It to the Street

Taking It to the Street

A fee onto Beale Street won’t solve violence.
Last week, the Memphis City Council voted to instate a temporary entrance fee for Beale Street. The $5 cover charge will be in place

The Joys of Watching Jeopardy!

Fans of the quiz show Jeopardy! already know that there's something special happening on the venerable old program. A 35-year-old professional sports gambler from

Louisville’s Kentucky Derby Festival Offers Lessons for Memphis

I visited Louisville for the first time last weekend to run in the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon. Stay there. Before you close your browser

Tim Sampson Recalls the Flyer’s Early Daze

Okay, I have a big, fat knot in my stomach. A knot the size of a Burger King Double Whopper with cheese, although I

Lost in the Weeds: Tennessee Just Says No

A bill that would have allowed medical marijuana in certain forms was abandoned last week by Tennessee lawmakers. Tennessee was poised to join the

The Democratic Party’s Candidate Cluster

Somehow, "President Hickenlooper" just doesn't sound right. But then neither does "President Trump." But the former Colorado governor is one of nearly two dozen

Snow Cones and Nazis: Twitter Keyboard Commandoes Strike Again

The billionaire Reimann family — owners of Krispy Kreme, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Panera Bread, Dr. Pepper, Stumptown Coffee, and a long list of other

Women of the South are Speaking Out

International Women's Day was March 8th. National Women's History Month started on March 1st and ends on March 31st. As this month comes to

Walk Smart, Drive Smart

Progressive cities are pedestrian friendly, and drivers need to wise up.
One night, not too long ago, I was merging onto the interstate near Downtown. I was going a solid 45 miles per hour and
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Louisville’s Kentucky Derby Festival Offers Lessons for Memphis

FUNKbrs: I remember quite well when Raleigh had a thriving business community that had the Jackson overpass built directly over it »

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Louisville’s Kentucky Derby Festival Offers Lessons for Memphis

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Louisville’s Kentucky Derby Festival Offers Lessons for Memphis

ALJ2: Yep, the trolleys benefiting Downtown "magically became 'unsafe'". It definitely couldn't be that the usual cast of chowderheads bought over-priced, »

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Louisville’s Kentucky Derby Festival Offers Lessons for Memphis

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