July 2006

In This Issue

Contributors

Backtalk July 2006

Letters to the Editor

Our Tangled Web

Surfing for info about the city and county? Good luck.

By The Numbers

Chaos Theory

French Grilled Pork Chops

Chef Michael Turner from Azalea Grill shares his take on summer grilling.

Q & A Emily Schultz

Back in the Building

Meet the owner of downtown's most rockin' residence.

Lawdy Miss Clawdy!

For a new perspective of the city, just get on the bus.

Pyramids From The Past

Bragging Rights

Chef John Bragg's River Oaks fares well in East Memphis.

Coming Home

Not entirely appreciated in their day, the Seventies band the Scruffs has better luck with today's fans.

Frozen In Time

A tour of the area's one-of-a-kind spots for cones, shakes, and other cool concoctions.

Strange Days

Introducing Sidney Thompson: writer and, for the time being, car salesman.

Crash Tests

Trouble sleeping? A local clinic might help you rest easy.

Absinthe Minded

Shedding light on the fabled, if murky, history of the legendary liquor.

Chitlin' Circuit

Meet the performers who bring their own, unapologetic brand of "grown folks" blues to life, one show at a time.

Cool Aid

Chris Parnell

Live From New York
He's a guaranteed laugh generator on one of television's most iconic shows. He's appeared in movies such as The Ladies Man and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and guest-starred on sitcoms like Friends and Seinfeld. But before he made his mark in the entertainment world, Chris Parnell was a Memphis kid with a passion for theater.

The Beach vs. The Pool