Blog Roll

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.




Memphis History

Ask Vance

http://www.memphismagazine.com/askvanceblog/

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

http://gatesofmemphis.blogspot.com/

This architectural blog emphasizes the preservation of older buildings in Memphis and envisions new architectural gems for the city.

Arts and Music

Artbutcher

http://artbutcher.blogspot.com/

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

http://www.backroadsofamericanmusic.com/

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

http://weedenartswatch.blogspot.com

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

http://fearlessvk.blogspot.com/

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

http://thepeskyfly.blogspot.com/

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

http://inthebluff.blogspot.com/

Mary Cashiola's companion blog to the weekly Flyer column by the same name covers the city from end to end.

Mediaverse: Memphis

http://mediaverse-memphis.blogspot.com/

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

http://smartcitymemphis.blogspot.com/

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

http://diningwithmonkeys.blogspot.com/

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

http://mymidtownmemphis.blogspot.com/

A plethora of information concerning nightlife, bars, restaurants, and anything else going on in Midtown Memphis.

Paul Ryburn's Journal

http://www.paulryburn.com/blog/

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 Crunk

http://vegancrunk.blogspot.com/

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.

Sports

Beyond The Arc

http://www.cmimemphis.com/grizblog/

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.

Verno's Blog

http://chrisvernon.blogspot.com/

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. 

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