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Bike Boxes To Hit Memphis Streets

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One Weird Trick: Classics of Southern Literature Reimagined as Clickbait

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Wind Gap

On the anniversary of a horrific accident, a woman confronts her long-held fears.

A Murder in Central Gardens Part II

The story behind a horrific Midtown murder that took a dozen years to solve.

A Murder in Central Gardens Part I

The story behind a horrific Midtown murder that took a dozen years to solve.

The Crying Angel

What is the story of the “Crying Angel” — a terrifying creature that supposedly roams a patch of woods near Millington?

Lady of the Lake

Martha McKay's love affair with Arkansas' iconic Horseshoe Plantation.

Pain Pioneers

Thirty years ago, an Arkansas anesthesiologist and a Brazilian neurologist opened the Mid-South's first accredited pain clinic.
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Famed Memphis trivia expert Vance Lauderdale answers reader questions weekly here on his blog!

Lost Memphis: Gragg School

One of the few art-deco school buildings in Memphis, Gragg School stood out from the traditional red-brick schools in the city and county.

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

Lost Memphis: South Belvedere — Wait, It’s Still the Same!

The trees have grown, but South Belvedere has changed very little since this photo was taken in 1926.

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

When Trent Wood Met George Bruno

It’s handy when two people I’ve written about come together in one photo: in this case, TV personality Trent Wood and Bruno’s By-Ryt owner George Bruno.

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

Want a Bird’s-Eye View of Memphis 50 Years Ago? The Historic Aerials Website Gives You That — and More

The Historic Aerials website is a treasure trove of images for historians and anyone who wants a glimpse into the past — without using a time machine.

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

Is This the Original Sign from the Capitol Theatre? (Today Home of Stax Records)

A photo mystery: Was this metal dome ever part of the sign for the old Capitol Theatre, which was converted into Stax Records?

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

True Hart: A Glimpse into the Family of True Vine Farm

The Harts make farming a family affair.

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

Remember Lakeland?

No trace — except for the lake itself — remains of the 1960s amusement park Memphians fondly remember as Lakeland. Just a few photos, like the one shown here.

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

Now Sprouting Up in Germantown: New Grocery Officially Opens on Wednesday, and We Previewed It for You

Sprouts Farmers Market now open in Germantown.

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

Chubby Vegetarian Brings Pop-Up Restaurant to Iris Etc. on Saturday

Local cookbook authors and bloggers Amy Lawrence and Justin Fox Burks host the Chubby Vegetarian pop-up restaurant at Iris Etc. this weekend.

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

More Details About the John Wilkes Booth Mummy Mystery

In the 1930s, “LIFE” magazine told the story of a Memphis attorney who claimed he owned the mummified body of John Wilkes Booth. Here’s more information about that story.

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

Relevant Roasters Set To Open Coffee Bar in Mid-July

Specialty wholesale roaster to bring third wave coffee to Broad Avenue neighborhood.

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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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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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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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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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Inside the Hotel Pontotoc

On a quiet street off South Main, the Pontotoc has been a part of downtown Memphis for more than a century. The building has a story to tell. And so do the people who've made this one-of-a-kind urban treasure their home.
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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Growing Up With Harper Lee

Memphian John Turner remembers the Lee family.
August 1, 2015 12:00 AM

Jun Kaneko at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens

August 1, 2015 12:00 AM
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Emily Neff

Our interview with the new director of the Brooks Museum of Art.
August 3, 2015 11:02 AM

Inside the Hotel Pontotoc

On a quiet street off South Main, the Pontotoc has been a part of downtown Memphis for more than a century. The building has a story to tell. And so do the people who've made this one-of-a-kind urban treasure their home.
This downtown building has a story to tell.
July 2, 2015 03:41 PM
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