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Memphasis > Statuesque

March 29th, 2012

STANDING FOR HISTORY. She’s tall and proud, sole representative of an all-but-forgotten people, standing alone where hundreds once lived in a village, where thousands once thrived in a nation. She nobly bears the weight of the loss of all of that, wrapped in skins against the lonely chill of that, and in images of all that has come to pass since her time. Silently ...

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Memphasis > Sam's Slice Of Memphis

March 22nd, 2012

FOR PETE’S SAKE, IT’S SAM’S. And it always will be. Turning basic things into things Memphis is part of our story-telling alchemy. Some mixture of food, drink and funky has to be involved in the telling, and the telling should take a while. Sometimes the stage itself may be the story. For instance, Italian food is basic, but Pete & Sam’s ...

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Memphasis > It's Not Helpful

March 15th, 2012

IF YOU WANT TO HELP, STOP. My high school classmate, Donna Davis, and I are doing an intervention. We’re asking our other classmates, and yours, to stop sending helpful, lifesaving email. Tell us what you’ve been up to…briefly…maybe even something…a little something…about your children/grandchildren or your plastic/heart/knee/hip ...

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Memphasis > In A Word

March 8th, 2012

A WORD ABOUT MEMPHIS. THREE, IN FACT. I’m paraphrasing a bit, but this was the gist of what they were asked: What matters most to our city’s future? What do we promote to bring your friends here? What do we creatively energize to become a talent magnet? The Daily News is kind enough to give me 500 words each week to rattle on about the this and ...

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Memphasis > A New View

March 1st, 2012

A NEW WAY OF SEEING THINGS. New Orleans is the city that throws the country’s biggest party about this time of year, putting on the biggest show in return for a few colorful beads and trinkets since the Indians gave away Manhattan. It is also the city so much larger than life that Katrina couldn’t drown it, the subsequent loss of virtually every support ...

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