There's a lot of junk out there on "the Internets." So we weeded out some of the most interesting Memphis-related blogs for you. Happy scrolling.
Trivia expert Vance Lauderdale solves local mysteries of the city. For more than a decade, the eccentric recluse has roamed the highways and byways of Memphis, searching for the answers to our readers' endless questions on all things past. And we mean all things. You should see this guy's mailbag.
Gates of Memphis
This architectural blog emphasizes the preservation of older buildings in Memphis and envisions new architectural gems for the city.
Arts and Music
Dwayne Butcher's art blog explores happenings in the Memphis art scene. His entries bring local artists into the spotlight, update readers on news in the art world, and draw attention to notable art-related events.
Back Roads of American Music
Preston Lauterbach's incredible collection of off-the-beaten-path music spots and little-known musicians in the region. Stunningly designed and illustrated with some of local photographer Justin Burks' finest work.
Weeden Arts Watch
John Weeden, executive director of UrbanArt Memphis, provides this clearinghouse of happenings in the local visual arts scene, along with his own photographic musings and personal brand of editorializing that distinguishes the blogosphere from other media.
Politics, Media, and Civics
At Home She Feels Like A Tourist
A San Francisco native shares her observations upon her move to Memphis, offering an outsider's perspective on our cultural and political scene.
The Flypaper Theory
Memphis Flyer scribe and all-around wiseacre Chris Davis' political blog discusses anything and everything in city, county, state, and national politics, with some random funniness thrown in for good measure.
In the Bluff
Mary Cashiola's companion blog to the weekly Flyer column by the same name covers the city from end to end.
Mediaverse is an online trade publication that covers the Memphis media. The goal is to provide an open forum to media professionals and the general public, one that addresses the reality of the changing media landscape in Memphis and its surroundings.
Smart City Memphis
This incredibly well-written blog sets out to solve the city's ills — from the mayor to MATA — with out-of-the-box thinking, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ideas.
Nightlife and Dining
Dining with Monkeys
Got kids? Read this handy review blog listing which area restaurants are the most kid (monkey) friendly, including info on changing stations and children's menus, before you head out for a meal.
My Midtown Memphis
A plethora of information concerning nightlife, bars, restaurants, and anything else going on in Midtown Memphis.
Paul Ryburn's Journal
This informative, downtown-centric blog includes lists such as recommended restaurants and hotels, transportation, happy hours, free wi-fi, late-night dining, grocery and drug stores, apartments, panhandling, and help for the homeless.
Vegan maven Bianca Phillips shares how she manages to eat well and stay vegan in BBQ capital, USA. Includes recipes, where she buys her products, local produce information, and photos.
Beyond The Arc
Chris Herrington's Grizzlies blog covers all things basketball, with thorough entries and a list of helpful links. A must-read for pro baller fans.
The always-entertaining musings of ESPN radio's (730 AM) sports talk guru Chris Vernon. Catch him on air from 3 to 6 p.m. each day for additional enlightenment.