February 2008

In This Issue

The Good, the Bad, and the Inexplicable

Things are happening, people

February 2008 Backtalk

(Pay) Checks and Balances

Is There Intelligent Life on Planet NBA?

Ruby Sippers

Winter blues? Make your way to the port.

From Doughnuts to Deco

Vance Lauderdale ponders questions about Memphis real estate.

'Tis the Season

For those with seasonal affective disorder, winter is the time for sunshine in a box

In Sync

Teaching the tango is a labor of love.

Oyster Soup

Reinaldo Alfonso, of Chez Philippe, ladles out this hearty soup that's sure to take the chill off.

Go Red With These Retro Kitchen Gadgets

First-Timers

Cold Tree of Nashville; bringing Memphis authors into print one title at a time.

Forest Fire

Property Values

Rehabbing houses - and the integrity of a practice that's gotten a bad rap - in today's real estate market.

Street Fare

Itta Bena adds new flavor to the Beale scene

Flowers vs. Jewelry

Nothing is more permanent than true love. And nothing is less permanent than a flower.

Give? Or Give Up?

Hard Knocks

Charter Schools aren't failing us. Let's return the favor.

Staff Pick: The Unfinished Presidency

A Historical Reflection on the Rise of Jimmy Carter
If you're lucky enough to become a former U.S. president at the relatively young age of 56, what do you do with the rest of your life?

March City Scene

Sponsored by Bud Davis Cadillac, located at 5433 Poplar Avenue in Memphis. www.buddaviscadilac.com

February 2008 Contributors

Corey Mesler has published in numerous journals and anthologies. He has published two novels, Talk: A Novel in Dialogue (2002) and We Are Billion-Year-Old Carbon (2006).

At a Loss

Q&A: Paul Ryburn

Nothing Goes Unsolved

"Honorable Mention Winner" in the Memphis Magazine 2007 Fiction Awards Contest Every year, Memphis magazine challenges local writers to submit their best short fiction pieces for our annual contest.

Orchid Mania

Green thumbs create splendor in the glass.

By the Numbers

What About Bob?

A homegrown music talent comes back from obscurity, with a little help from his friends