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White Boy Rick's re-sentencing appeal denied

Richard Wershe Jr., commonly known as former Detroit drug dealer White Boy Rick, was denied a re-sentencing appeal Wednesday by the...
Metro Times  |  06-23-2016  |  Blogs

Breaking barriers

Based on the true story of a group of free black actors who dared to perform Shakespeare in New York...
Isthmus  |  06-23-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

English Avenue's Boone Park West won't be just another pretty greenspace

On a busy but run-down block in English Avenue, in view of way too many houses that have plywood or...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  06-23-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Former Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh arrested on molestation charges

Former Detroit City Council President and FOX 2 television personality Charles Pugh was arrested early Thursday morning in New York...
Metro Times  |  06-23-2016  |  Blogs

The Wild Bunch is back

Saddle up! The Wild Bunch annual benefit for The Giving Kitchen is back this Sun., June 26!…...

Weekend Arts Agenda: A tragic taste of 'Foxglove'

This weekend, Foxglove makes its world debut at the Alliance Theater. The retelling of Tristan and Isolde’s tragic love story...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  06-23-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

More thoughts from Wadada Leo Smith

While talking to trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith about his upcoming performance at the Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Festival, it becomes...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  06-23-2016  |  FFW>>

Man who recorded Madison police arrest speaks out

Daniel Patrykus was in Madison visiting friends when he happened to stop by East Towne Mall. A video he shot...
Isthmus  |  06-23-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Al Kapone to Promote Hustle Vodka, Memphis Heat Cinnamon Whiskey

Bill Brooks has been in the liquor business out of St. Charles, Illinois, near Chicago, for nearly 40 years. Most...

Listen Up! June 22

Every Wednesday, we make a Spotify playlist containing tracks from artists mentioned in the current music section. Listen below! …...
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  06-23-2016  |  FFW>>

Theater Review: Patrick Torres Finds a Fresh Take on an American Classic, The Glass Menagerie, at Raleigh Little Theatre

The Glass Menagerie★★★★ Through June 26 Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh They’re conventions of theater criticism: no spoilers, and please, don’t...
INDY Week  |  06-23-2016  |  Artery

First Slice 6/23/16: Ga. court transcript reads like perverted courtroom porn lit

This sexually explicit, profane exchange between a judge and a defendant makes your typical courtroom drama look tamer than Saturday...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  06-23-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

The Beer Yogis will help you combine a pint with your pranayama

Strictly speaking, you don’t usually think of yoga and beer together. Sure, it’s not unheard of to go through a...
Metro Times  |  06-23-2016  |  Blogs

Tinsley Ellis talks Red Clay Soul and Atlanta in the ’70s

Tinsley Ellis has travelled the world over, but is firmly rooted as a Georgia artist. His nineteenth album Red Clay...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  06-23-2016  |  Crib Notes

David Bowie in Aztlán

Forty years ago, Chicano students in Crystal City created a Bowie-inspired rock opera. Teacher Gregg Barrios wonders if his kids...
The Texas Observer  |  06-23-2016  |  La Linea

Win tickets to Motion City Soundtrack - July 28 at Barrymore

Win tickets to Motion City Soundtrack at the Barrymore Theatre on July 28...
Isthmus  |  06-23-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The Morning Roundup: Rallies in Raleigh

Good morning, folks. Here's your news for Thursday. 1.…...
INDY Week  |  06-23-2016  |  Triangulator

Fix Tennessee’s Healthcare System

Too many of our citizens fall into the “Medicaid Gap”; it’s time to solve the problem. Tennesseans have a strong...

Amid racial tensions, Soglin leaves town again

An arrest by Madison police officers draws national attention and condemnation from area leaders. But that is not stopping Mayor...
Isthmus  |  06-23-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Madison Mirror: June 23, 2016

Isthmus staff writer Dylan Brogan and Isthmus arts & culture editor Catherine Capellaro presented the "Artist of the Year" award...
Isthmus  |  06-23-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

5 things to do: Get Centered

Thursday, June 23, 2016 Open Studios at Atlanta Contemporary…...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  06-23-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Go Back, Jack, and Do It Again

It was a pretty good week for do-overs. Almost a year to the day after his three-putt meltdown on the...

The Band Road

The Band Camino on their recent local success. Since forming in the summer of last year, the Band Camino has...

Operation Broken Silence

How Memphis activist Mark Hackett turned to filmmaking to shed light on the plight of Sudanese refugees. The Yida refugee...

Blasts of Static

Fat Possum set to release Grifters albums. Earlier this month, Fat Possum Records announced that the label would grant a...

Frank Stokes Headstone Dedication Friday

Blues stories don't get any blusier than that of Frank Stokes, who passed away in 1955 at the age of...

Local Gay Bars Still Busy a Week After Orlando Shooting

LGBT bars and clubs beef up security, host Orlando fund-raisers It's just after midnight on Saturday, June 18th, and drag...

What They Said...

Letters and comments from Flyer readers ... bicycling in Memphis, and the Orlando shooting. About Toby Sells' cover story, "Bike...

Veda Reed’s “Day Into Night” at the Brooks.

It took the painter Veda Reed years to lose the horizon. In her younger years, the Oklahoma native would make...

Finding Dory

Ellen Degeneres swims into peril in this muddled sequel 2003's Finding Nemo was the first Pixar film to win the...

Steep Canyon Rangers At The Levitt Shell

Grammy award-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers play the Levitt Shell this Friday night. The Summer Series is in full...

“Urban Meridians” at 82 S. Main

Photographer and multi-media artist Robin Salant is performing CPR on a lifeless downtown building. She explains the process she and...

Coming soon to Collierville: Brooks Pharm 2 Fork and 148 North.

Mac Edwards is an inside-the-freeways kind of guy, so the thought of an enterprise in Collierville never crossed his mind...

Fly on the Wall 1426

A naked guy and Jerry Lawler Naked City If you're going down, you might as well go down swinging. Am...

Toeing the GOP Party Line

There’s stiff competition among the entrants in the 8th District congressional race, but no one’s breaking away yet. The 8th District congressional...

TN AG Should Clarify Transgender Policy

Memphis was favored last week with a visit from state Attorney General Herb Slatery — who turns out, by the...

MATA President Won't Give Start Date for Trolley System

Ron Garrison says MATA is taking its time to make sure new trolleys are safe. The good, the bad, and...

Summer in the South is No Damn Good

My friends up North tell me I won't complain about 96° and 500% humidity before noon once I have spent...

Feedback: Letters & Comments

Comments and letters from the June 23, 2016 issue...
Isthmus  |  06-23-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Life behind the board

Live sound engineers are packing gear long after last call. And they often have to deal with patrons telling them...
Isthmus  |  06-23-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Rapping old-school

Rap is about much more than violence. It’s about community and connecting with others. And the Black Poets Society —...
Isthmus  |  06-23-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Madison Matrix for June 23, 2016

Madison sometimes defies categorization, but we give it a shot every week with the Madison Matrix...
Isthmus  |  06-23-2016  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Fifteen Years After the Murder of Trent DiGiuro, His Killer Is Free

After a years-long investigation and a convoluted legal battle, the conviction of accused killer Shane Ragland was overturned.
LEO Weekly  |  Sarah Kelley  |  07-10-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Access Denied

Systematic statewide abuse of Oregon public records laws thwarts the people's right to know.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  05-31-2016  |  Civil Liberties

Secondhand Smoke: Spilling the Beans in 11 Chatty Skits

Perhaps a trifling gag gift like Coffee and Cigarettes is the price we pay for Jarmusch's redoubtable presence; think of your 10-spot, if you're so inclined, as a tithe to his next real film.
The Village Voice  |  Michael Atkinson  |  05-21-2004  |  Reviews