We also revisit McEwen's on Monroe, catch up with Ben Cauley, the only surviving member of the plane crash that took the lives of Otis Redding and the Bar-Kays, and of course, Vance gets to the bottom of more of your local history mysteries. On newsstands now!

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December 2007

In This Issue

The Desperado Omelet

Pauline Koplin of Brother Juniper's shares the secrets to the perfect omelet, named in homage to her son's favorite actor, Antonio Banderas.

By the Numbers

Happy Days

Ask Vance
Our trivia expert solves local mysteries of who, what, when, where, why, and why not.

Thanks A Lot

Editor's Letter

Got You Covered

An old favorite returns with a bold new look.

Squashing a Bug

Will doctors win the battle against anti-resistant "super germs"? That depends on what you read.

Going Pro?

Memphis and Bass Pro Shops: one expensive fishing expedition.

News Bites

Mud Island is getting two new restaurants at the River Inn hotel

Q&A: Karen Peacock

Further Reading

So what do the writers at Memphis magazine's parent company Contemporary Media (CMI) do during their spare time? At last count, more than a dozen current and former staffers of CMI have written books.

The Torso

Our 2007 Fiction Contest Winner
When Brian and his buddy stumble upon a riverbank mystery, they battle the temptation to share it with their schoolmates -- especially the luscious Jeannie McAdam.

Holiday Hits

Four new DVD collections showcase America's greatest musicians -- and they make great stocking-stuffers, too.

Still Fishing Around

The Pyramid has searched for the right tenant ever since it opened. Will we ever land Bass Pro Shops?

Home For the Holidays

Author Michael Knight takes the merry out of Christmas and the happy out of New Year's.

Fiction vs. Nonfiction

New Year's Revolution

'Tis the Season

Break out the good stuff and pop those corks -- the holidays are here.

Delicious Decade

McEwen's on Monroe celebrates 10 years on the downtown dining scene.

December 2007 Backtalk

Letters to the Editor

Staff Pick: Mutts

December 2007 Contributors

The Day the Music Died

Ben Cauley remembers the passing of Otis Redding and the Bar-Kays

32 by 32

Our list of the finest literary works with a Memphis flavor.
Whether you agree with our selections or not, one thing is clear: in terms of our contributions to the world, there's more to Memphis than blues and barbecue.