October 2007

In This Issue

A Murder in Central Gardens Part I

The story behind a horrific Midtown murder that took a dozen years to solve.
She was Emily Klyce Fisher, wife, mother, sister, friend, arts patron, philanthropist, and advocate for the poor. She was also the victim of a murder — among the most horrific and heartbreaking murders in Memphis history and one that took a dozen years to solve.

October 2007 Backtalk

The Best Medicine

Dial 'N' Smile

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

Q&A: Ray Ballard

Beer: Domestic vs. Import

All Aboard!

A new restaurant in Collierville offers a railroad dining experience -- without ever leaving town.

Contributors

Many years ago, more than she wants to recount, Marilyn Sadler took a freelance writing class taught by one of the editors of Memphis.

By the Numbers

To Have and to Hold

The ins and outs of proper wine storage.

Hub of Hope

Memphis church leaders combine their resources to help the city's growing homeless population.

Voting Lines

What Memphis elections can and cannot change.

Take it or Leaf It

Solutions for miles of piles.

Beginning of the End

Expatriate Memphians Bob Frank and John Murry come together half a country away.

Allergic to Everything

An ailment not just for rich kids anymore.

Quest for Quality

County government is learning -- finally -- that it's smart to go green.

Hometown Heroes

A reluctant superman takes a leap of faith; a Cold War warrior fights for his life.

Papa Bear

Meet Marc Iavaroni, the self-proclaimed late bloomer now in charge of the Grizzlies' revival.

Sorry Excuses

Designs for Downtown

Artwork in empty storefronts spiffs up languished properties.

Staff Pick: On The Road

If there is a literary prescription for surviving adolescence in America, it would be reading Huckleberry Finn (by age 13), The Catcher in the Rye(16), and Jack Kerouac's On the Road (21).

Halibut and Sweet Corn

Chef Ike Logan of Fresh Slices offers this tasty concoction.