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The City of Memphis’ Parks Naming Committee is hosting a public forum to discuss potential names for three Memphis parks. Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, Confederate Park, and Jefferson Davis Park were given new, temporary names in February because of their negative associations with slavery and the Civil War. The forum, set for Monday April 1, [...]
At approximately 4 p.m. Central yesterday, a massive atmospheric shift was recorded in the city of Memphis. It was the result of thousands of UofM basketball fans simultaneously sighing with relief — relief not only that our Tigers had managed to escape a comeback by their first-round opponent, but that coach Josh Pastner had finally [...]
From Victorian Village to Cordova. What’s going on here?
I got an email yesterday about Movoto.com’s ranking of the least and most hipster cities in the country. Usually, I roll my eyes and think “Oh great, another one of these.” But this morning during yoga class, when I was supposed to be getting deep within myself, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Sure, Memphis [...]
It never fails. A conversation with someone who “never leaves the parkways” (Midtown’s official-enough boundaries, for the non-Memphians) almost always results in a run-in at Whole Foods or Target. “How was your trip?” “Trip? What trip?” “Outside the parkways. Wasn’t it the worst? I mean, having to hire an Indian to get across the river… [...]