February 2008

In This Issue

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.

(Pay) Checks and Balances

Is There Intelligent Life on Planet NBA?

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?

Give? Or Give Up?

February 2008 Backtalk

Oyster Soup

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

Flowers vs. Jewelry

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

Hard Knocks

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

At a Loss

Q&A: Paul Ryburn

In Sync

Teaching the tango is a labor of love.

March City Scene

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

Forest Fire

What About Bob?

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

First-Timers

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

The Good, the Bad, and the Inexplicable

Things are happening, people

Street Fare

Itta Bena adds new flavor to the Beale scene

Property Values

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

'Tis the Season

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

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).

Orchid Mania

Green thumbs create splendor in the glass.

From Doughnuts to Deco

Vance Lauderdale ponders questions about Memphis real estate.

Ruby Sippers

Winter blues? Make your way to the port.

Go Red With These Retro Kitchen Gadgets

By the Numbers