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Crosby, Stills & Nash at The Orpheum

The legendary Crosby, Stills & Nash play The Orpheum Wednesday night. [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...

Review Finds Union Health Proposal Inadequate

The new health insurance plan proposed by unions representing city employees will not fix the city’s long-term problems or even...

Stats Show Violent Crime In Memphis, Shelby County Is Up

New data shows murders, forcible rapes, aggravated assaults, and robberies across Shelby County are on the rise compared to 2013...

VECA Plans V&E Greenline Improvements

The Vollintine Evergreen Community Association (VECA) pioneered the city's first rails-to-trails project with its 1.7-mile V&E Greenline back in 1996...

Virghost Drops New Track From #GHOSTS Album

Less than a month before his #GHOSTS album drops on September 13th, Virghost has released a song off the project...

Fore! New City Golf Administrator on Deck?

Toby Sells reports that the city is considering hiring an new administrator for its public golf courses. [ Subscribe to...

Rudd: U of M Making Strides

David Rudd, recently appointed Chancellor at the University of Memphis, says the university is making great progress. [ Subscribe to...

Public Golf Courses Could Get New Leader

Memphis city leaders want to increase the rounds of golf played on city-owned courses and to do that, they want...

Insanity Plea Ends in Not Guilty Verdict

Louis Goggans reports on the trial of a Memphis man charged with killing his father. [ Subscribe to the comments...

Paa Kow at the Hi-Tone

Joe Boone interviews Ghanian master drummer Paa Kow, who plays the Hi-Tone Tuesday. [ Subscribe to the comments on this...

Man Found Not Guilty of Killing Father By Reason Of Insanity

A man charged with fatally shooting his father in the head two years ago was declared not guilty by reason...

Not Much Magic in This "Moonlight"

Addison Engelking doesn't think much of director Woody Allen's latest film, Magic in the Moonlight. [ Subscribe to the comments...

Guess Where I'm Eating Contest 36

Going old school this week ... The first person to guess where I'm eating wins his or her choice of...

The Shameless NFL

Frank Murtaugh rails on the NFL for its meaningless, over-priced, and dangerous preseason games. [ Subscribe to the comments on...

The Shameless Cynicism of the NFL's Preseason Games

I was a 10-year-old Dallas Cowboys fan on August 18, 1979, enjoying a late-summer weekend at my grandparents’ home in...

A Farmers Market Challenge

Memphis chef Ryan Trimm puts together a delicious lunch with farmers market fare. John Klyce Minervini has the story. [...

The Howling Monkey Reads The Comics: 8/17/14

We do not know why we are still running this. But we are.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to...

"Wait 'Til This Year: Brandon Hayes"

The third in a series of promotional videos for the 2014 Tiger football season, featuring senior running back Brandon Hayes...

Summer Movie Journal #5

In the fifth edition of reviewer Addison Engleking's summer movie journal, he takes a look at Eric Rohmer's A Summer's...

Elvis in Flyerland

Toby Sells takes a look back at some of the coverage of the King that's been in the Flyer through...

Time Warp Drive-In Pays Tribute To Elvis

In a special edition of the Time Warp Drive-In, Memphis auteur Mike McCarthy and Black Lodge Video’s Matthew Martin celebrate...

"Wait 'Til This Year: Charles Harris"

The second in a series of promotional videos for the 2014 Tiger football season, featuring senior linebacker Charles Harris. "No...

MLGW's A-Blazing Race

Saturday, from 8 til noon, Memphis youngsters will be racing solar-powered cars atop the Beale Street Landing parking garage. Louis...

Q&A with Nathan Tipton and Paul Foster

On Wednesday, Hernando couple Nathan Tipton and Paul Foster went to the DeSoto County Chancery Court Clerk's office and recorded...

You Can Own the Key to the City of Memphis Presented to Phyllis Diller by Mayor W.W. Herenton

But you've got to act fast because, at posting time, there's only six hours left before the auction ends. That's...

Parks and Recreation Says Farewell

Greg Akers sure will miss Parks and Recreation when it finishes its final season. [ Subscribe to the comments on...

Cohen Gets Involved in the Ferguson Police Issue

Rep. Steve Cohen has signed a letter demanding a hearing on the use of force by local law enforcement officials...

Summer Movie Journal #5

Full Metal Jacket (1987; dir. Stanley Kubrick)—Kubrick is a cable television hypnotist; stop to watch a scene or two, and...

Cohen Demands Hearing on Use of Force by Ferguson Law Enforcement

Memphis Rep. Steve Cohen has signed on to a letter issued Thursday demanding a hearing on the use of force...

Disc Golf Course Opens At Libertyland

Fun will return to old Libertyland theme park site when a new disc golf course officially opens there Saturday. Memphis...

"Wait 'Til This Year: Bobby McCain"

The Tigers are rolling out a series of promotional videos (produced by archer>malmo), emphasizing 2014 as the year a long...

The Hattiloo Brings Stick-Fly star Ruben Santiago-Hudson to Memphis

The Hattiloo Theatre wants to give local actors a chance to meet, greet, and pick up some tips from a...

"Mary Poppins" Opens at Playhouse on the Square

The musical about a magical nanny who's practically perfect in every way (and maybe just a little stuck on herself)...

City Considering Swag-Based Incentive Model

Rick Ross was in town this week to open his 25th WIngstop restaurant, and his 5th in Memphis. Mayor Wharton,...

Sara Kyle Will Apparently Contest Marrero for Husband Jim Kyle’s Senate Vacancy

UPDATE: Correct date of nomination meeting is Thursday,August 28, at 6 pm. at IBEW Hall Although former state Senator Beverly...

Fraudulent Credit Card Manufacturers Busted in Shelby County

Toby Sells reports on arrests made by the Shelby County Sheriff's Department of those involved in a major fake credit...

Throwback Thursday: Project Pat's "Out There"

On September 14th, 1999, Project Pat released his album, Ghetty Green. A youngster at the time, I had to buy...

"We Are The Best" at The Brooks

We Are The Best, Lukas Moodysson's playful look at Swedish punk-rock in the 1980s, plays at The Brooks Thursday night...

Huge Credit Card Fraud Lab Uncovered

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office [SCSO] has uncovered what it calls "one of the largest labs for the manufacturing of...

Helpful Advice for Shelby County Schools

Former columnist John Branston has some thoughts on how SCS can compete in the Brave New World of Shelby County...

Settling Up With Chips: American Sound Studio Marker

Friends of American Sound Studios and the Shelby County Historical Commission unveiled a Shelby County Historic Marker on Wednesday at...

Shelby County Commission Committee Approves Amendments to Non-Discrimination Policy

"Sexual identity," "gender identity," and "gender expression" may soon be added to the non-discrimination policy for Shelby County government employees...

Tainted bloom

A Toxic Algae Bloom Caused a Three-Day Ban on Water Usage for a Half-Million Residents in Toledo. Experts Say it's a 'Wake-Up Call' for Lake Erie
Cleveland Scene  |  Ryan Felton  |  08-19-2014  |  Environment

Zeitgeist: John Lithgow and Alfred Molina Get Married

Although it suffers from a glaring third-act jump that makes you wonder where four or five ostensibly missing scenes went, “Love Is Strange” resonates as a heartfelt allegory about committed gay relationships in modern day America.
Cityview  |  Cole Smithey  |  08-19-2014  |  Reviews

Monterey Herald Reporters To Go On Byline Strike

The one-day byline strike has been planned by members of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, who say they've been in stalled contract negotiations for months.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Sara Rubin  |  08-19-2014  |  Media