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Trump's Reality Show and Other Matters Did it actually happen, or did I just imagine it? In my uneasy dream, Jerry Lewis — not the Last Man Standing, the roots artist with Lee as his middle name, but the late movie comic, the rubber-faced man of exaggerated whines and pratfalls — is at the
Memphis Flyer | 10 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Everyday Conversation: Unapologetic's “What You Doin, Nothin?” More than a month ago, local hip-hop record label Unapologetic introduced a series of comical skits and interviews called “What You Doin, Nothin?” on YouTube and on its Unapologetic World app. In the series, hosts A Weirdo From Memphis (AWFM) and Came
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Teach Your Children: Facing Racism and White Supremacy Takes Courage It's easy to think our kids are already experiencing too much. That they have been living in fear of a virus for months now, with no end in sight. It may seem that while we shelter them from disease, that we should also shelter them from the news about
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Reunion: Libby Copeland's The Lost Family Author explores changing ideas of family and identity in her new book. In November of 2017, journalist Libby Copeland published an article for the Washington Post about at-home DNA testing called “She thought she was Irish — until a DNA test opened a
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Justice for All: Existing as a Person of Color Can Get You Killed We live in a scary world. A world in which just existing as a person of color is enough to get you killed. A world in which running, walking down the street, bird-watching, or sleeping in our own homes (to name just a few activities) can lead to threats,
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A Week of Unrest Protests erupted all around the country over the past week in the wake of the unjust, brutal, and very public killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Memphis was no exception, with five nights of marches and prayers and confrontations tha
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Week That Was: Virus Spike, Money for MATA, and a 'Successful' Memorial Day The virus rate surged, MATA got $2.5 million from Shelby County, and health officials were optimistic about the holiday. For coverage of the George Floyd protests in Memphis last week, please see our more-in-depth piece later in this issue. Virus Rate Spi
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The Turnstyles' Two-Cylinder Engine Revs To Life Duos hold an honored place in the rock-and-roll pantheon. In the '80s, the concept seemed obscure, though the moderate success of the Flat Duo Jets and House of Freaks served as a proof of concept that duos could indeed rock. Before those bands, aside f
Memphis Flyer | 20 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Dozens of Memphis Restaurants, Organizations Show Solidarity With Black Community In the wake of George Floyd's death, local organizations, leaders, and businesses have issued their own statements on racial inequality and support for protesters. University leaders here largely spoke out against injustice in statements to their campus
Memphis Flyer | 21 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
GOP considers moving convention to Nashville, officials to visit Thursday Republicans are looking for a place to hold a party, and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee says Nashville is open for business. Lees office is in early talks with the GOP about moving the 2020 Republican National Convention from Charlotte to Nashville, Lee said Tue | Jun 2, 2020 7:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend

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