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Five Things To Do This Weekend in Memphis July 3rd-5th

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No Excuses: Fitness Station Coming to Audubon Park

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The M.U.L.E. Rides Again

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Elvis: End of an Era

The story of the King's passing, as told in our September 1977 issue.

Kallen Redux

The greatest diva Memphis has ever produced, Kallen Esperian has sung with Pavarotti and Domingo, performed before kings and queens, and starred in opera classics all over the world.

Art Attack

Naked girls, death threats, car bombs, even a kidnapping. Are you kidding? Nope — Just a day in the life of Memphis College of Art 40 years ago.

Forest of Dreams

The Grove at Ole Miss is to college football what Valhalla was to Norse warriors. There is no other place like it on earth.

The Winners of the 2014 “Memphis” Magazine Readers’ Restaurant Poll

Honor Bound

What really happened in the Trinity Commons parking lot?
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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

Lost Memphis: Lauderdale Industries

Readers have asked Vance, “How did your family make its money?” Well, here’s how.

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Growing, cooking, and eating food in the Mid-South

Five Spot Menu from Kelly English: Fun, Filling, and Delicious

Don’t miss chicken-skin BLT’s, catfish in a skillet, and $6 Tito’s Bloody Mary’s.

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Growing, cooking, and eating food in the Mid-South

Ice Cream Treats at Los Jarochos Cool Down Memphis Heat

Look for creamy paletas and fruit-filled Tornados at this shop on Summer Avenue.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

A 1911 View of Broad Avenue in Memphis

A 1911 postcard offers a rare view of Broad Avenue before it was annexed. Look closely and you’ll see a hog hanging outside an old-timey grocery store.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

The Mulford Mansion: Then and Now

Vance Avenue is a street of ghosts. Not a trace remains of one of this city’s nicest homes, the residence of jewelry store owner John Mulford.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

Lost Memphis: Wolf River Bathing Beach

The beaches and sandbars of the Wolf River attracted Memphis swimmers and sunbathers in the early 1900s.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

Lost Memphis: Filler Burger Drive-In

In the 1960s, Frayser High School students flocked to the Filler Burger Drive-In after school, but not a trace remains of the building today.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

Quince Station Shopping Center As It Was Supposed To Look in the 1950s

When developers laid out the Country Club Estates subdivision around Quince and White Station, they included a shopping center. The architectural rendering doesn’t quite match what was actually built there.

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Growing, cooking, and eating food in the Mid-South

E’s On Down the Road for Breakfast 24/7

E’s Cafe serves up hearty plates, Ultimate Hash Browns, and a happy dose of nostalgia.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

Another View of the Man Who Ran the Popular BBQ Joint on Summer

Torn down in the 1960s, the Pig Pen has survived in the memories of everyone who ate there — and in the Crump family’s scrapbooks and photo albums.

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Snaps and pics from events around Memphis, by our staff photographers

Model Search at Peabody Rooftop Parties

The search continues this summer as the “Memphis Flyer” hosts its annual open casting call for models at the Peabody Rooftop Parties.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

My Quest Continues To Find a Decent Photo of This Popular East Memphis Hangout

The Tropical Freeze opened in the 1950s at Poplar and White Station, but few photos exist of the popular hangout.

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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

The Strange Obsession of Memphis Artist Miriam Haas

A Memphis artist named Miriam Haas embarked on a campaign to paint oil portraits of seemingly every dog she encountered. After her death, her home was filled with hundreds of these little paintings. Why did she do it?

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Growing, cooking, and eating food in the Mid-South

Another Broken Egg Cafe Brings Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch to East Memphis

Don’t miss biscuit beignets, dressed up chocolate milk, or Popeye’s Favorite.

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Buy the Ask Vance Books

Memphis' premier trivia expert tells all in his new book Ask Vance: Book Two. Order your copy for $24.00 today!

Office Rehab

Creating great workspaces
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More »Food & Wine

Memphis Is Having a Big-League Moment

The Grizzlies have done their part in making Memphis a better place.
July 1, 2015 12:00 AM

Hot dog! Memphis Restaurants Gussy Up Summertime's Party in a Bun

Try any of our top picks for best hot dog in Memphis!
July 1, 2015 12:00 AM
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More »Home & Garden

Inside the Hotel Pontotoc

This downtown building has a story to tell.
July 2, 2015 03:41 PM

Memphis Slim House

Bridging history and the “now.”
July 1, 2015 12:00 PM
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More »Arts

Royal Studios

Boo Mitchell and the legacy of sound.
July 1, 2015 12:00 PM

The Booksellers at Laurelwood

A Memphis institution.
July 1, 2015 12:00 AM
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More »Style

Inside the Hotel Pontotoc

This downtown building has a story to tell.
July 2, 2015 03:41 PM

Memphis Slim House

Bridging history and the “now.”
July 1, 2015 12:00 PM
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