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Never Seen It: Watching The Shining with Louise Page For this edition of Never Seen It, I asked Memphis musician Louise Page what well-known film she had missed over the years. First she said Jurassic Park, but by the time we got our act together, she had already watched it at the Summer Malco Drive-In's re
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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It's Not Time: Tsunami Not Ready for Flood of Dine-in Customers Tsunami has a freshly painted floor, but it will be a while before the iconic Cooper-Young restaurant rings with the sound of footsteps from hungry customers. Owner Ben Smith isn't ready to open. He still is doing curbside takeout and delivery, but that
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The Funky Side of Protest: New Tracks From the Mighty Souls Brass Band By now, the Mighty Souls Brass Band (MSBB) is a staple of life in Memphis, arguably the first New Orleans-style brass band to establish itself locally in this century. But it might not have turned out that way if it hadn't been for Spike, the album Elvi
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