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Last Thursday, my wife and I were driving to my Missouri hometown to celebrate my stepmom’s 97th birthday. We were listening to NPR on Sirius, and much of the news and commentary concerned President Trump’s then-recent speech in Alabama, in which he said that any NFL owner who had a player on his team who knelt for the National Anthem, should “fire the son of a bitch!” The president’s agenda was clear: If you kneel, you’re a flag-disrespecting son of a bitch. If you stand, you stand with real Americans and, of course, with Donald Trump. NASCAR fans wouldn’t kneel, Trump added, further finessing the not-sohidden racial element of his Alabama speech. It was red meat for all. Here you go, Fox! Here you go, CNN! Have at it, NPR! Your news cycle is set, courtesy of President Blowhard. My wife and I listened to this stuff for a while, but we soon tired of it and turned it off. We began talking about Mom and her long and interesting life. She was a woman ahead of her time, serving in World War II as a sergeant in the U.S. Marines. After the war, she worked as a secretary in various companies in St. Louis, before moving to my home town in the early 1950s, where she met and married my dad. She got three very young boys with that deal: me and my two brothers. Three little hellions, to be honest. It can’t have been easy, but she was a firm and caring mother, and she and dad had more than 50 years together — and my sister. After my dad died, Mom kept going, driving her pristine Senator vintage Buick to the grocery store John and church and taking long walks McCain around my hometown. We had to take the car away last year, and in recent months, her health had declined. She was living in a rehabilitation facility after suffering a broken hip in August. Most years, the family gathers from around the country for Mom’s September 24th birthday — my brothers, my sister, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. My wife and I arrived Thursday night. Mom died at 6:30 Friday morning. So, what was going to be a birthday weekend became a family gathering for a funeral. We buried her Monday. There were plenty of tears, but there was laughter, too. At two days short of 97, she’d had a life well-lived and one well worth celebrating. She was always frugal and Midwest-practical; we decided she just went ahead and passed, knowing we were all going to be in town, anyway, thereby saving us a trip. Semper Fi, Mom. On the way home, the radio pundits were still parsing the NFL/anthem controversy. Trump had kept feeding the fire over the weekend, alternating insults of NBA and NFL players with insults of Senator John McCain, an American war hero and Republican who’d had the nerve to call out the GOP’s “health-care” bill for the sham that it is. Trump has made a habit of disparaging McCain, of course, most famously by saying in 2015, “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.” This, from a man who got out of serving his country by claiming he had flat feet. What a patriot. Trump has crossed the line of human decency so often and so egregiously, that his stupidity N E WS & O P I N I O N and cruelty have become almost THE FLY-BY - 4 normalized. Trashing a dying man NY TIMES CROSSWORD - 5 who’s served his country for 60 years POLITICS - 8 is just par for the course for this EDITORIAL - 10 VIEWPOINT - 11 unrepentent dotard. COVER — “BEST OF MEMPHIS ” Like Senator McCain, my Mom BY FLYER STAFF - 12 served her country, and like McCain, MUSIC - 62 she was a life-long Republican. And AFTER DARK - 64 though she would be horrified by CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 67 the words, I like to think even Mom BAR REPORT - 70 might agree that when it comes to this SPIRITS - 71 president, it’s time to fire the son of a FILM - 72 bitch. C L AS S I F I E D S - 76 Bruce VanWyngarden LAST WORD - 79 brucev@memphisflyer.com

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WTF-TV This week’s most pulse-pounding local news spot was WREG’s story of a grandmother who risked everything to save her grandchild from the terrifying maw of a fivefoot hole. “It seems shallow, but there’s much more to this hole than what meets the eye,” a WREG reporter said of the five-foot hole. The grandmother realized the five-foot hole was curved rather than straight and she’d have to go in a couple of feet “just to lay a finger” on her grandson. “All I could say was ‘Lord, take me and not my grandchild,’” she said. Thankfully, the Lord took nobody — and neither did Memphis’ deadly five-foot murder-hole.

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APO CALYPS E LATE R The world didn’t end Saturday like doomsday prophet David Meade said it would. He now predicts the real end will be Sunday, October 15th. Plan accordingly. LEAD I N G New Mexico’s KiMo Theatre cancelled a planned screening of Gone With the Wind for reasons related to ongoing controversies about the continued acceptability of Confederate symbols. In August, Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre made international headlines when it did the same (and did it first).

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U N-LI C E N S E D TO D R IVE Just City filed a class action lawsuit last week to stop Tennessee’s practice of suspending drivers licenses because drivers could not pay traffic tickets. The practice criminalizes poverty and disproportionately affects African Americans, according to Just City, the Memphis criminal justice reform nonprofit. “Getting caught means hundreds of dollars in costs and fines and potentially jail,” said Just City executive director Josh Spickler. “Not driving means not working.” The suit asks the state to end the practice and to reinstate the drivers licenses of about 250,000 who lost them because they couldn’t afford to pay traffic tickets. S U P R E M ES STE P I N Last week, the Tennessee Supreme Court helped determine who should be the pastor of a Fayette County church. Moscow-based Temple Church of God in Christ and its parent group, the Memphis-based Church of God in Christ (COGIC), disagreed on who should pastor the small church in Fayette County and to whom the church property belonged. The Supreme Court here sided with the parent group in the property dispute, giving it ultimate control on the pastor decision. LEGALI Z E IT A state task force got to work last week, examining the ins and outs of a possible medical cannabis program in Tennessee. Lawmakers focused mainly on the drug’s efficacy in treating patients and whether or not the feds would be cool with Tennessee legalizing it. “Whether you are ready or not, marijuana is coming to America, all 50 states,” said Rep. Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby). “Tennessee has the chance to not be 50th.”

TR O LLEY TR IALS Steel-wheeled trolleys returned to Main Street last week, but only as a test and not for passengers. Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) began testing trolleys in preparation for their full return and operation in the coming months. Trolleys are rolling on Main between A.W. Willis and Greenlaw to ensure that new safety systems on the cars are working properly. B OYD BAC KS U P Memphis City Council chairman Berlin Boyd announced Tuesday he is ending his publicly criticized contract with the Beale Street Merchants Association. Boyd, also chair of the council’s Beale Street Task Force, signed a contract with the association last month for his firm to secure corporate sponsors for the district. However, when the council voted to allow the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) to compensate merchants for security costs at the September 5th council meeting, Boyd forgot to recuse himself from the vote.  N EWS R O O M C UT (AGAI N) Two newsroom staffers were let go at The Commercial Appeal Tuesday, another round of reductions here from the newspaper’s newest owner, Gannett Co. Daniel Connolly, a CA reporter and president of the Memphis Newspaper Guild, said veteran reporter Kevin McKenzie and a manager were let go. P HAR MA F I G HT Memphis City Councilman Edmund Ford Jr. told a council committee last week that the city should look to pursue litigation against large pharmaceutical companies for their roles in the opioid crisis here. Suing the companies could offset some of the negative economic impacts of opioid-related incidents in the city. Ford said he plans to present a joint resolution, between city and county, supporting litigation at the October 3rd council meeting.


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Violent crimes across the city are up almost 6 percent from this time last year, but an Innovate Memphis program is working to reverse those numbers in some of the city’s most violence-prone neighborhoods. The 901B.L.O.C. program focuses specifically on youth crime involving guns. Its guiding principle is to meet the city’s at-risk youth where they are and help them pursue a non-violent path, according to the director of Innovate Memphis, Justin Entzminger. 901B.L.O.C. operates in Frayser, South Memphis, the Mt. Moriah corridor, and Orange Mound. It is one of Innovate Memphis’ most “mature programs,” Entzminger said, formed during the A C Wharton administration. It was created to make people more safe and connect at-risk youth to a non-violent life. “There are a number of approaches to do that,” Entzminger said. “The police have a role, but that’s not the whole picture. The effort should include intervention and prevention programs.” The 901B.L.O.C. Squad provides both by doing three things. In each of the four target zones, B.L.O.C. Squad interventionists respond to shootings to reduce the likelihood of retaliation, mediate in situations that could lead to violent incidents, and mentor vulnerable youth by connecting them to needed resources. Entzminger said whether they seek education or employment, the interventionists will help them find that, as well as “walk with them on that path.” More than 400

at-risk youth, the bulk of them between ages 18 and 22, have benefited from the initiative since its inception. The program rates its effectiveness by comparing the youth-involved violent crime rate in its four zones to “control zones,” comparable neighboring areas to the zone. Since 2016, youth crime rates in the Frayser, South Memphis, and Orange Mound target neighborhoods have consistently been lower than control areas, according to 901BLOC. Crime in the Mt. Moriah area is down 30 percent so far in 2017, but Entzminger said it has historically been the toughest challenge. This raised concern for Memphis City Council member Patrice Robinson, whose district includes areas of that target zone, areas she said used to be “her jewels.” “I have a lot of homeowners in that area,” Robinson told B.L.O.C. Squad staff in a council committee meeting last week. “What am I dealing with in the Mt. Moriah area?” B.L.O.C. staff member Brian Tillman said the area has become home to many who once lived in the

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September 28-October 4, 2017

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In the same way that subtle changes in the color of leaves signal the onset of a new physical season, the increased number of fund-raisers in Shelby County — several each week and sometimes overlapping — are a reliable harbinger of the approaching 2018 election season. A case in point was the fact that Shelby County Republican rank-and-filers had to choose Thursday of the week before last between paying homage to county sheriff candidate Dale Lane, beneficiary of a fund-raiser in Whitehaven, and rendering an ear (plus coin of the realm) to mayoral candidate Terry Roland at Southwind Country Club. To be sure, neither candidate is yet assured of being the Republican nominee next year, although the chances of Lane, who has no name GOP opponent on the horizon yet, are better in that respect than those of Roland, who knows he has a serious race for county mayor, with fellow Republicans David Lenoir and Joy Touliatos as primary opponents, and very likely a name Democrat if he gets to the general. But there are some card-carrying Republicans who want to support both Lane and Roland, and, unless they could clone themselves on Thursday, there was no way they could do both — not in person, anyhow. Both are looking not just for an audience and a vote, but for the fund-raising dollar. As Roland said in his pitch to the crowd at Southwind: “I need the money, the money to get our message out. The people I’m running against are some very wealthy people.” And, lest that appeal come off as too abject, Roland rephrased it with a cultural allusion: “I didn’t know I was going to be running against Mr. Drysdale, but I guess I am.”   The “Mr. Drysdale” in question would be the wealthy banker/bankroller played by actor Raymond Bailey in the vintage ’60s TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. That many members of Roland’s fund-raiser crowd guffawed in appreciation is some indication perhaps of one of the demographics he is counting on for support. County Trustee Lenoir was being cast by Roland as someone in league with the county’s political/financial

establishment. Nor did the commissioner overlook his other GOP opponent, Juvenile Court Clerk Touliatos, about whom he said this, clearly tailoring his remarks to a suburban constituency: “The other one that I’m running against, if you look at the people that’s supporting her, it’s the people you’re fighting right now; it’s the pro-consolidation people, okay? And Jim Strickland is one of her lead dogs. Let me tell you this: If she gets to be the mayor, then you might as well say that Jim Strickland will have free run of the whole county.” This attempt at drawing a connection between city Mayor Strickland and a candidate running for county mayor foreshadows what could become a serious leitmotif in the politics of 2018. On Monday of this week, Roland, in his guise as county commissioner, had no difficulty persuading fellow commissioners to hold off on approving an interlocal agreement with the city on financing a new sports arena.

Lest that appeal come off as too abject, Roland rephrased it with a cultural allusion: “I didn’t know I was going to be running against Mr. Drysdale, but I guess I am.” Right now, as it happens, the city and county are at loggerheads on several issues — that of de-annexation, for one (a co-speaker at the Roland fund-raiser was Patty Possel, an activist in that movement and a forthcoming GOP candidate for the District 96 state House seat now held by Democrat Dwayne Thompson). Another is the recent decision announced by Strickland shutting off any new taps on the city sewer line by county developments. • Across town, on the same day that week, in Whitehaven, a former county commissioner, James Harvey, was hosting an event for Lane, the county director of homeland security, who is the odds-on favorite to be the Republican nominee for sheriff next year. At least half the crowd was African American, a good sign for a Republican candidate, especially one likely to be facing a credentialed black candidate, Chief Deputy Floyd Bonner, as the Democratic nominee for sheriff. And

Bonner, let us remember, drew an appreciable number of white folks to his recent kickoff at the Racquet Club, among them current Sheriff Bill Oldham, who was elected eight years ago as a Republican and who made a point of endorsing Bonner. While clearly we are not yet in a post-racial political environment — and may never be — both candidates will be pitching in all directions. A good thing, that. Incidentally, Harvey, who was elected to two terms as a commissioner as a Democrat, spoke at some length in his introduction of Lane, making the point that he himself had crossed the party line and was now a Republican. Make of that what you will. In his remarks, Lane, as usual, stressed his intention to focus on combatting youth violence.   • Another recent fund-raiser was the one held last week at the Donati law office on Union for County Commissioner Van Turner, who is unlikely to attract any serious opponents of his reelection next year but is taking no chances. A goodly crowd showed up for that one, and, as is fairly often the case, much of the drama lay in who was there to see and be seen. In the case of the Turner event, it was Bank of Bartlett president Harold Byrd, a former state representative and Democratic congressional candidate who, as was noted recently by the Flyer, has signaled an interest in re-entering active political life as a candidate for county mayor. More show-and-tell is due this week, with Germantown Democrats awaiting an appearance at their monthly meeting on Wednesday night by state Senator Lee Harris, who is also floating a possible mayoral bid (actually co-floating one with his University Memphis law school colleague and former County Commissioner Steve Mulroy; don’t ask). And, apropos that aforementioned city/ county dichotomy, two potential cross-overs are in play: City Councilman Ed Ford has a fundraiser Wednesday night for his bid for county commission District 9 (now held by the term-limited Justin Ford). And conjecture continues about a possible Democratic primary race for county mayor by former council stalwart, now Chamber of Commerce veep Shea Flinn.


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after the intervention of Donald Trump last week. To recall: The president was addressing a friendly crowd in Alabama in one of those ersatz campaign rallies that he likes to have, evidently by way of reminding himself that, yes, indeed, he did win the presidential election of 2016, and, in lieu of any substantive achievements in office, of celebrating the one achievement he can boast of as a political person. In so doing, Trump does Charlie Sheen one better. It is his way of saying “winning!” with at least some nostalgic claim to accuracy. Never mind that every legislative proposal the president has attempted to float has either fallen to earth or failed altogether to launch. Never mind that his approval ratings, as measured by all the polls extant, are miserable and are at record lows vis-à-vis any former chief executive at this stage of an administration. And never mind that even his victory in the electoral college is sullied by ongoing charges, accompanied by increasing evidence, of improper influence over the election process by an adversarial foreign power. He does have his base, and he clearly feels liberated every time he goes out on the stump and has the opportunity, sans the restrictions of a teleprompter, to freeassociate and relive his victory, salting his feast of self-congratulation with whatever other subject happens to come to mind, the whoopier the better. Last week in Alabama, on the very eve of Week Three of the NFL season, he happened upon

the subject of those African-American pro footballers, a distinct but determined minority, who had been indicating their discontent with the imperfections, inequalities, and hypocrisies of American life by opting, one way or another, not to stand for the pre-game playing of the National Anthem. The preferred method of dissent had come to be that of kneeling during the ritual — all things considered, a relatively tame form of protest. Still, that kind of thing was, and is, at variance to long-established habits of national allegiance and, as Trump well knew, was downright anathema to the rowdier members of his base. Hence, his provocative insistence that the next “son of a bitch” to do so should be fired by the owner of his NFL team. And hence, in turn, the paradoxical response of players and owners at the weekend’s NFL games, who by and large abandoned whatever natural labor/management dichotomy might normally divide them and acted in public unity, whether kneeling or standing en masse or both at once, and, by whichever mode, reinforcing the right of individuals to choose their mode of response. Though he may not realize it yet, it was one more defeat for the president, and, as an unintended consequence of his actions, a clear victory for the right of dissent. That much has been established. And perhaps that, after all, is a victory of sorts for what the flag and the anthem that celebrates it are meant to represent.

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The DREAM Endures Prospects for good-sense immigration policy were reawakened by “Chuck and Nancy.” ingly giddy but remarkably revealing press briefing) that DACA would not accept new applications and would, essentially, expire six months from now. Trump then kicked the conversation back to Congress, instructing them to come up with a permanent fix (i.e., an ad hoc law) before DACA expires. Enter Chuck and Nancy. President Trump, since assuming the presidency, has nourished the base with talk of walls, border security and protecting American jobs from rapacious foreigners. But by feeding Chinese food to Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic minority leaders, at the White House last week, the president now seems to understand that lasting policies cannot be made exclusively through the medium of an angry partisan base representing a fraction of the electorate. Will the DREAM Act become law in the near future? We hope so, but we also know that, for years, the Dreamers have been savaged by detractors as law breakers, jobs takers, and “bad hombres.”

We believe Republicans at the base will turn on their elected officials who support the DREAM Act and, with the Republican Party in control of the House, Senate, and executive branch (plus the majority of statehouses in the nation), it’s refreshing to watch the head of that party, Mr. Trump, offer support for a “deal” that would permanently regularize the immigration status of the Dreamers. Luckily, Trump may have cared more about making a deal than the risk of offending the “Fifth Avenue Phalange” — i.e., those members of his base who, putatively, would support him even if he should walk onto Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody. Let’s hope no shots are fired, and let’s hope that we have a permanent Congressional solution to 16 years of uncertainty for good kids who want to live here, work here, and study in the America that has always been a nation of opportunity for immigrants. Bryce Ashby is a Memphis-based attorney and board chair at Latino Memphis; Michael J. LaRosa is an associate professor of history at Rhodes College.

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Sixteen years ago, Senators Dick Durbin and Orrin Hatch introduced the DREAM Act on the Senate Floor. Had it become law, the DREAM Act would have offered permanent residency and a pathway to citizenship for young people who graduate from our high schools, have clean criminal records, and want to live and prosper in the U.S.A. These non-citizen kids were (in most cases) brought here by parents fleeing either economic insecurity in Mexico or socio-political violence in Central America and other places in the Americas and the world. Since the United States shares a 2,000mile border with Mexico, most of the Dreamers (as kids eligible for protection under the DREAM Act are called) are from that country. When the DREAM Act came up for a Senate vote in late 2010, it was killed by 41 Senators; three Republicans voted for the bill, but two — Senator (now Attorney General) Jeff Sessions (AL) and Lindsey Graham (SC) — campaigned vigorously against the bill, and they prevailed. Fast forward to 2012 and a tough political campaign between the sitting president, Barack Obama, and former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney. Obama wisely chose to fortify his base with Hispanics and others, and he signed an executive order called DACA, for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” This temporary “fix” allowed young people who had been denied congressional protection through the DREAM Act to apply for “deferred action” concerning deportation proceeding by submitting to a background check and paying a processing fee. So far, about one million people have taken advantage of DACA; they can attend college, they can work, they can serve in the U.S. armed forces. Additionally, they can buy automobiles, pay rent, contribute to the tax base of cities and towns, and apply their talents and energies in ways too numerous to mention here. Five years later, we’ve inaugurated a president who championed an antiimmigration platform and promised a problem-solving “beautiful” wall that would separate the U.S. from our Mexican and Central American neighbors. Apparently prompted by his base — represented in this case by nine attorney generals from conservative states and a looming September lawsuit — to end Obama’s executive order, President Trump announced (through Attorney General Sessions, who gave a disconcert-

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1. Brother Juniper’s 2. Bryant’s Breakfast 3. Arcade Brother Juniper’s is named for the beloved cook at the monastery St. Francis founded near Assisi in 1209 AD. He was said to always be full of good cheer as he prepared simple, delicious meals for the monks. Brother Juniper’s has taken his example to heart. There’s no better place to get your day off to a wholesome start.

Best Brunch 1. Beauty Shop 2. Owen Brennan’s 3. Majestic Grille Karen Blockman Carrier’s Cooper-Street oasis is the place to be the morning after a rough Saturday night. Not only can you go on an international tour of egg possibilities (Jamaican! Israeli! Italian!), but they also have beignets. What more do you want with your hangover mimosa?

Best Burger 1. Huey’s 2. Tops Bar-B-Q 3. Earnestine & Hazel’s

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant 1. Huey’s 2. Belly Acres 3. Memphis Pizza Cafe — tie — Railgarten

Best Late-Night Dining 1. Huey’s 2. Earnestine & Hazel’s 3. Alex’s Tavern

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Best Service 1. Huey’s 2. Folk’s Folly 3. Restaurant Iris Huey’s has got this thing down to a science. Both Best Late-Night AND Kid Friendly? They say you can’t be all things to all people, but in Memphis, Huey’s comes close. It’s no-nonsense, master-the-fundamentals restauranting that has made Thomas Boggs’ baby a Memphis institution. Señor Huey forever!

1. Mulan 2. Wang’s 3. A-Tan You can pinpoint the moment that Memphis turned the corner on the way to being a real Big City: When Mulan started delivering. Not only could you get Chinese food delivered in little white cardboard containers, but it was great Chinese food. Get the Homestyle Tofu and tell ’em the Flyer sent you.

Best Coffee Roaster 1. Ugly Mug 2. French Truck 3. J. Brooks Ugly Mug’s cozy little coffee shop at Poplar and Perkins is one of Memphis’ best kept secrets. This Memphis company roasts a mean bean. If you drink your coffee black, the Saving Grace is one of the finest balanced cups you’ll ever sip.

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Best Date-Night Best Donut Shop Restaurant BOM 1. Gibson’s 1. Flight 2. Restaurant Iris 3. Folk’s Folly

Best Wine List 1. Flight 2. Bari 3. Folk’s Folly The interior of Flight is one of the most architecturally interesting spaces to dine in the city. You can either be seen on the Main Street patio, sit under the chandelier on the first floor, or get a cozy, private spot on the mezzanine. If you’re in the mood to try some new wine, you can try a variety of varietals with their signature flight.

Best Dog-friendly Restaurant/ Bar 1. Loflin Yard 2. Slider Inn 3. Young Avenue Deli The most impressive thing about Loflin Yard — besides the fact it has an actual stream running through the middle of it — is just how much space there is. Your pupper can stretch its legs while you prop yours up and sip some suds.

Donuts 2. Howard’s Donuts 3. Donald’s Donuts Is there such a thing as a bad donut? Okay, maybe so, but you won’t find any bad ones at this Memphis landmark. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but the Red Velvet donuts are divine. You want one right now, don’t you?

Best Ethiopian 1. Blue Nile 2. Abyssinia 3. Ethiopian Restaurant & Coffee Blue Nile’s menu is a place where spicy Ethiopian favorites bleed into traditional American cuisine. Not in the mood for gorgeous kebabs or Wat wrapped in injera bread? The lamb burger and rosemary fries won’t disappoint.

Best Food Truck 1. Say Cheese! 2. Fuel Cafe 3. Sushi Jimmi What’s better than a joint that makes perfect grilled cheese sandwiches where the outside’s crispy and dark but not burned and the inside’s full of molten comfort? A joint like that on wheels. “Homemade

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Best Barbecue BOM 1. Central BBQ 2. The Bar-B-Q Shop 3. Germantown Commissary

Best Ribs 1. Central BBQ 2. Rendezvous 3. Bar-B-Q Shop Everybody makes a big deal about Central BBQ’s hickory-smoked meats. People rant about the spice, rave about the variety of sauces, and go crazy for the wings and nachos. But what about every location’s ultra-casual, beer hallmeets-family picnic vibe? There’s a reason why people feel so at home in this perennial favorite — besides all the incredible smells and flavors, of course.

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BOM 1. Gus’s 2. Jack Pirtle’s Chicken 3. Uncle Lou’s Nashville’s tasty Hot Chicken may be the food buzz du jour, but it’s always gonna get the side-eye from Memphis, where Gus’s has been quietly spreading its crispy wings and steadily taking over the world, one newly opened location at a time. Gus’s dishes up dark, spicy, always right-out-of-thefry-basket-hot chickeny perfection.

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Best Frozen Treat Shop 1. Jerry’s Sno Cones 2. La Michoacana 3. MemPops How many things can you think of that will cause people from Shelby County to drop whatever they’re doing, drive to an old car wash on Wells Station, and stand in long lines on hot asphalt in the hot sun for as long as it takes? Jerry’s fluffy, snowy, syrup-and-soft-serve laden sno cones sing to us — and we answer the siren call.

Best Hangover Food 1. Bryant’s Breakfast — tie — Huey’s 2. Elwood’s Shack 3. CK’s Coffee Shop At Bryant’s the gravy’s rich. The country ham’s like porcine candy. And, if you’re too fuzzy to decide what you want, you can basically get a little of everything dumped into a bowl. Hangovers were also made for Huey’s as well because they’re everywhere, their potato soup is healing, and when you can’t remember the name of any other restaurant in town, your muscles remember how to drive to Memphis’ classic burger bar.

Best Hibachi 1. Benihana 2. Nagasaki Inn 3. A-Tan — tie — Osaka Who doesn’t love dinner and a show? Japanese flattop grill cuisine is all about freshness, minimalism, and not hiding the beauty or delicate flavors of steak and seafood with too much seasoning. Everything is elevated by the communal dining experience in the presence of a knife-happy hibachi master — part comedian, part culinary daredevil. Nobody knows the business like Benihana.

Best Home Cooking/ Soul Food 1. Soul Fish Cafe 2. Cupboard 3 Little Tea Shop — tie — Patrick’s A visit to Soul Fish means total satisfaction. Beautifully fried and grilled catfish may give the restaurant its name, but succulent smoked chicken may be this Memphis favorite’s secret weapon. Vegetable selections are always plentiful and generously portioned.

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Best Cajun/ Creole 1. Bayou Bar & Grill 2. Second Line 3. DeJaVu

Best Bloody Mary 1. Bayou Bar & Grill 2. Majestic Grille 3. Beauty Shop Bayou Bar & Grill’s menu is an extensive sampler platter of Louisianastyle classics. Gumbo, jambalaya, and red beans and rice are all accounted for every day of the week, while dishes like eggs sardou and the Creole Benedict drop in on the weekends. All best enjoyed with the Absolut Pepper Bloody Bayou — a tangy, tongue-searing take on the Bloody Mary.

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1. Ching’s Hot Wings 2. Central BBQ 3. The Dirty Crow Inn — tie — D’bo’s Wings N More Crayola should name a color Honey Gold in honor of Ching’s certifiably next-level wings. Beautiful to look at, better to devour in a hedonistic fit.

1. Pete & Sam’s 2. Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen — tie — Ciao Bella 3. Dino’s Grill You think of mouthwatering spaghetti and lasagna when you think of Pete & Sam’s, but if you think again, you’ll conjure up thin-crusted pizzas with tantalizing toppings. Or maybe incredibly tasty steaks — sirloin strip, ribeye, etc. Their Italian salad dressing is unsurpassed. And Pete & Sam’s crab cakes — a new addition — are amazing. Note: Their whole fried chicken is a favorite of wrestler Jerry Lawler.

Best Indian 1. India Palace 2. Golden India 3. Bombay House Friendly, generous, attentive, consistent — with tasty tandoori and a variety of vegetarian options, India Palace is a nexus where heady flavors from another continent commingle with Southern hospitality. Always get the chai.

Best Local Brewery 1. Wiseacre 2. Ghost River 3. Memphis Made “Ananda,” the name of the hoppy, citrusy beer at Wiseacre, is a Hindu word meaning “extreme happiness.” That could describe the reaction from Wiseacre beer fans when they sip their favorite brew from the brewery’s list of suds. It also can refer to the feeling people get when they hang out at the brewery, whether it’s in the taproom, at a special event, or at Wiseacre’s weekly tour/beer tasting.

Best Beer Selection (in a store) 1. Memphis Cash Saver/Madison Avenue Growler Shop 2. Buster’s Liquors & Wines 3. Joe’s Wines & Liquor — tie — Kroger The prices are good, the beer station staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the selection is wide and deep. Whether you’re into local brews or deep diving artisanal brands, Cash Saver is a mandatory stop on Midtown party weekends.

Best Local Coffeehouse 1. Otherlands 2. Cafe Eclectic 3. Muddy’s Coffee & Bake Shop Not only is this the best place to drink coffee, but it’s the best place to write a term paper on your laptop — and drink coffee at the same time. Or hear a cutting edge new local band at night. This is pure Midtown, folks.

Best Lunch 1. Elwood’s Shack 2. Fino’s 3. Pho Binh A fish taco like you’ve never eaten — made with steelhead trout — may be the signature dish at Elwood’s Shack, but there’s so much more, including brisket,

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BOM 1. Casablanca 2. Kwik Chek 3. Petra Cafe Humphrey and Ingrid won’t be there, but kebabs, lamb, and hummus will be in the house. Diners can pretend they’re in a movie and say, “Of all the gin joints …,” but Casablanca — at all its locations — is no “joint.”

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Best New American 1. Hog & Hominy 2. Majestic Grille 3. Char Restaurant Don’t expect to see traditional lasagna or spaghetti on a redand-white-checkered tablecloth at Hog & Hominy. And don’t expect to see a redand-white-checkered tablecloth. Hog & Hominy likes to call itself “Italian Dining with a Southern Drawl,” so its menu items are not the type of food usually accompanied by Dean Martin songs. You can begin with poutine, which includes fries and neckbone gravy, and progress to margherita pizza and, for dessert, a slice of peanut butter pie. They do serve meatballs. And it’s all in a hip, cool setting.

Best New Restaurant 1. Catherine & Mary’s 2. Char Restaurant 3. Railgarten — tie — Southern Social Nothing better than sitting at the bar at Catherine & Mary’s in the old Chisca Hotel. The hotel now houses apartments, but its grandeur remains in the

tall-ceilinged, beautifully designed restaurant. It’s the hip downtown place to see and be seen. It’s better to be seen eating the fabulous cuisine, which ranges from meatballs, also a staple at other restaurants owned by chefs Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman, to seasonal dishes, including the current todie-for halibut.

Best Pizza 1. Memphis Pizza Cafe 2. Aldo’s Pizza Pies 3. Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza When you think “pizza” in Memphis, Memphis Pizza Cafe surely comes to mind. This restaurant, which serves fabulous pizza pies, has been around for a while. It’s been around the block for years, maybe in your neighborhood. It has several locations, including one in Collierville.

Best Place for People-Watching 1. Overton Square 2. Peabody Lobby Bar 3. Beale Street Whether you’re sitting on patios at Second Line, Bar Louie, and Local on the Square, lounging on the balcony at

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Best Patio 1. Loflin Yard — tie — Slider Inn 2. Bhan Thai 3. Second Line If you’re looking for the best patio in town, our readers say it’s a tie — between Loflin Yard’s downtown grassy spaces and decks and Slider Inn’s dog-friendly, misted deck in Midtown. Can’t go wrong either way.

Best Best Restaurant for Sandwiches Dessert 1. Fino’s 1. Beauty Shop — tie — Flight 2. Paulette’s 3. Hog & Hominy You have to “Check the Mirror” for Best Dessert winner Beauty Shop’s daily dessert choices, but they’re always fantastic. Pro tip: If any sort of cake is an option, take it. And for those indecisive types with a sweet tooth, Flight’s dessert flights are a true boon, featuring a chocolate flight with the Chocolate Chip Cookie Souffle, Lava Cake, and the Peanut Shoppe Brownie among other offerings. Swoon!

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2. Elwood’s Shack 3. Young Avenue Deli Saturday lunch at Fino’s is a long-time Midtown tradition, and now this old-school Italian-style deli has opened a spot on Brookhaven Circle so East Memphis can join in. Fresh ingredients on chewy slices of white sandwich bread is a winning tradition, wherever you find it.

Best Seafood 1. Half Shell — tie — Tsunami 2. Soul Fish Cafe 3. Bonefish Grill — tie — Pearl’s Oyster House Though famous for his Roasted Sea Bass on Black Thai rice, Tsunami chef Ben Smith is equally good at making culinary

1. Babalu Tapas & Tacos 2. Flight 3. Bounty on Broad The guac is a draw in and of itself, and the braised beef short ribs are not to be missed. Really, it’s hard to go wrong with anything on this menu. The food’s so good, you may not want to pass it around. magic with tuna, scallops, shrimp, and salmon. And the folks at the Half Shell know a thing or two, having served up some of the best seafood in these parts since 1973. Try the oysters.

Best Server 1. Calvin Bell, Rendezvous 2. Stephanie McGee, Slider Inn 3. J.J. Palmer, Huey’s Calvin “Pooh” Bell has been serving ribs, sandwiches, smiles, and “no french fries” at the legendary Rendezvous

Best Smoothies/ Juices 1. Smoothie King 2. I Love Juice Bar 3. Raw Girls — tie — Tropical Smoothie Cafe

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1. Sekisui 2. Sakura 3. Osaka — tie — Sushi Jimmi Sekisui has been serving the Best Sushi in Memphis for many years. Flyer readers know that in addition to sushi, Sekisui offers an extensive menu of other Asian delights, including gyoza, tempura, teriyaki, and kushiyaki. There are now four locations around Memphis to get your Sekisui on.

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1. Las Delicias 2. Babalu Tapas & Tacos — tie — Maciel’s 3. Swanky’s This bustling restaurant draws big crowds of food lovers seeking authentic Mexican cuisine. They’ve got five tacos to choose from: Pastor, Pork Chop, Chicken, Chorizo, and Gringo. All are $2, and all are fantastic.

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Best Thai 1. Bhan Thai 2. Bangkok Alley 3. Pho Binh Tucked into a rambling house on Peabody, Bhan Thai offers great atmosphere along with a great Thai and Thai-fusion menu, including Drunken Seafood, Thai Red Snapper, Roasted Duck Curry, and Salmon Panang. And don’t miss the funky screened-in bar and rambling patio out back.

Best Vegetarian 1. Fuel Cafe 2. LYFE Kitchen 3. Mama Gaia Fuel Cafe’s food is fuel for the body, with a menu that is ideal for non-meateating diners. Some of the standout dishes include its much-loved veggie burger, the walnut loaf with mushroom and leek gravy, and the Vegan TV Dinner, which includes a chia pudding cup.

Best Vietnamese 1. Pho Binh 2. Pho Saigon 3. Lotus — tie — Phuong Long If you’ve never tried pho, you really should. It’s kind of like ramen and clear soup had a baby and named it pho. The menu at Pho Binh is extensive,

so if pho won’t do, you can still choose between an array of chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, and vegetarian dishes. Whatever you do order, though, make sure to ask for some peanut sauce to go with it. You can thank us later.

Best Chef 1. Kelly English, Restaurant Iris/Second Line 2. Michael Hudman & Andy Ticer, Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen/ Catherine & Mary’s/Hog & Hominy/Porcellino’s 3. Michael Patrick, Rizzo’s

Best Restaurant 1. Restaurant Iris 2. Flight 3. Folk’s Folly — tie — Majestic Grille Kelly English takes the cake in his 9th year in a row as “Best Chef,” and this year, he brought Restaurant Iris to the top of the list, too. Born and raised in Louisiana, English specializes in French-Creole cuisine. His Surf and Turf and Knuckle Sandwich are worth trying; don’t worry, neither one will bite — or punch. English’s other restaurant, Second Line (Restaurant Iris’s more casual younger sister), is right next door with a more down-home style of Louisiana fare.


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Best After-Hours Club 1. Paula & Raiford’s Disco 2. Earnestine & Hazel’s 3. Alex’s Tavern Flashing strobes, smoke machines, dancing under the disco ball: Nothing, and we mean nothing takes you back in time like a night at Paula & Raiford’s. We may have lost our favorite cape-

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Best Bar 1. Loflin Yard 2. Bardog Tavern 3. Railgarten Who doesn’t want to play cornhole or giant Jenga while throwing a few back with friends? If games aren’t your thing, take a seat by the fire pit and sip your favorite brew. Either way, the outdoor, backyard vibe at this fun gathering place is a reader favorite.

Best Bartender 1. Brittany Bloom Leach, Bardog Tavern 2. Allan Creasy, Celtic Crossing 3. David Parks, The Cove A good bartender is like a good friend. Sometimes they’re a listening ear; sometimes they pour a strong drink. And our readers have spoken: When they want a whiskey straight-up, a martini extra dirty, or a plain ol’ PBR, Brittany Bloom Leach takes good care of them at Bardog.

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1. Flying Saucer 2. Young Avenue Deli 3. Boscos Squared With more than 100 options and lots of local goodies on tap, the Flying Saucer is a favorite of beer fans. Want a hoppy IPA, a malty

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students and professors. With local brews on tap, friendly service, and a killer menu, it’s no surprise the joint’s been pleasing the college crowd for more than 30 years.

1. RP Tracks 2. Newby’s 3. The Bluff Right across from the Notice” U of M“Public campus, RP Tracks is a go-to for both

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STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL MUSIC

Awarded Grant from National Park Service to Create New Isaac Hayes Exhibit to Highlight Stax Records’ Commitment to Social Justice The Stax Museum of American Soul Music has been awarded $47,500 from the National Park Service to create a new exhibit in 2018/2019 titled “Give A Damn: Stax Records and Social Justice, 1968-75.” The grant was awarded under the 2016 National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights of the 20th Century grant program and is supported by the Historic Preservation Fund. The competitive grant program is funding 39 projects worth $7,750,000, including surveys, documentation, interpretation, education, oral histories, planning, and bricks and mortar preservation. “Give A Damn’” will be designed to illustrate the depth of Stax Records’ commitment to social justice through its music, activism,

and the involvement of its artists in communities, including and beyond Memphis. A temporary exhibition will be on display from February-December 2018. Related educational programming will include community conversations, concerts, forum discussions with former artists and Stax employees, and the development of educational materials. “This grant from the National Park Service will allow the Stax Museum to connect Stax Records’ activist past with Memphis’ present, drawing close parallels to modern social justice movements,” Stax Museum director Jeff Kollath said. “It will use Stax Records’ rich past to inspire a new generation of musicians, artists, and citizens to speak up, to get involved, and to improve their communities.”

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Best Craft Cocktails

Best Jukebox

1. Alchemy 2. Hog & Hominy 3. The Cove

1. Earnestine & Hazel’s 2. Alex’s Tavern 3. Young Avenue Deli “Ragged but right.” Walk into Earnestine & Hazel’s and you know what that means. It ain’t worn out — it’s well loved. Fire up the jukebox and grab a beer. Instant Memphis good times.

Best Happy Hour 1. Alchemy 2. Babalu Tapas & Tacos 3. Blue Monkey — tie — Boscos Squared — tie — Brookhaven Pub & Grill The alchemists behind the bar at Alchemy craft magical concoctions using unique ingredients. Things like chamomile, lavender, and elderflower are mixed with vodka, tequila, or whiskey to elevate cocktail time. Happy hour is pretty darn happy, too, with half-price specials on select drinks and menu items.

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1. Railgarten 2. Growlers — tie — Old Dominick Distillery 3. The Bluff Railgarten is Good Time University. On its campus, you can study ping-pong, paletas, beers, or beach volleyball. Railgarten is first-class fun and first-in-class for Memphis.

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1. Mollie Fontaine Lounge 2. Lafayette’s Music Room 3. Alchemy With a creative menu and plenty of craft cocktails and wine, the swanky setting at Mollie Fontaine Lounge — in a Victorian mansion! — offers a delightful date night. Go for dinner or a late (late) nightcap, and bring your main squeeze.

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Best Gay Bar 1. Dru’s Bar 2. Pumping Station 3. Spectrum Memphis Memphis LGBTQ community knows what they like, and they like Dru’s. For friendly bartenders, karaoke, a game of pool or darts, or just some good oldfashioned fun, this is the place.

Best Hole in the Wall 1. Earnestine & Hazel’s 2. Alex’s Tavern 3. P&H Cafe

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Best Karaoke BOM 1. Windjammer Restaurant 2. Dru’s Bar 3. P&H Cafe Windjammer karaoke is more than mic and monitor, song and voice. It’s ironic, heartfelt, amazing, and terrible. And every single person there is in on it.

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Best Place to See Comedy 1. Chuckle’s Comedy House 2. P&H Cafe 3. Minglewood Hall Bad day? Go to Chuckle’s. Looking for something new? Go to Chuckle’s. Want to see brand-new emerging talent like Ryan Davis? Or, comedy stars like Mo’Nique? Go to Chuckle’s.

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Best Place to Shoot Pool 1. Young Avenue Deli 2. HighPockets 3. Fox & Hound Pool makes for classic bar-sport at the Deli, the classic Midtown bar. No bells, whistles, or wifi needed. And everyone’s welcome: kids, couples, newbies, regulars, and pros.

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Best Strip Club 1. Gold Club 2. The Pony 3. Purple Diamond Here’s the Gold Club’s recipe: adult beverages, good music, good vibes, and gorgeous ladies. A simple recipe? Yes. A winning recipe? Also, yes.


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1. Horseshoe Casino 2. Southland Park Gaming and Racing 3. Gold Strike Casino Resort Horseshoe is the place to play with your money. With flashing neon, a well-appointed casino, and luxurious rooms, what more do you need? Add to that their ongoing lineup of world-class performers like Gladys Knight, Willie Nelson, or Herbie Hancock, and you’ve got a mighty fine weekend, with or without the kids.

1. Shelby Farms Park 2. Overton Park 3. Memphis Botanic Garden Memphis is creating a name for itself as a green city, and Shelby Farms is one reason. With over 4,500 acres, it ranks as one of the 20 biggest urban forests in the country. It’s so huge that it boasts several parks-within-the-park. That’s very happy news for dog owners, with 100 acres dedicated to unleashed romping. As for human recreation, it’s hard to compete with the vast expanses of trails, not to mention zip lines, boating, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, and more.

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1. Outback, Shelby Farms Park 2. Overton Bark, Overton Park 3. City of Memphis Dog Park, Tobey Park

Best Family Entertainment 1. Memphis Zoo 2. Levitt Shell 3. Memphis Redbirds — tie — Pink Palace Now boasting an elaborate new Zambezi River Hippo Camp exhibit, the Memphis Zoo treats its inhabitants very well indeed. Lush landscaping, expansive habitats, and a dedicated staff keep the critters content, as evidenced by those happy pandas, Ya Ya and Le Le. They are oblivious to the strife plaguing Homo sapiens, and you and your family can be, too. Go to their China exhibit, bang a gong, make a giant panda smile.

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Best Festival 1. Cooper-Young Festival 2. Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival — tie — Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest 3. Memphis Italian

Festival There’s something so Memphis about the Cooper-Young Festival. It’s in one of the greatest walking and biking neighborhoods of the city, it’s chock full of great eateries and shops, and it has a gazebo. And that’s all before the

festival sets up. With multiple stages featuring the crème de la crème of the regional music scene, it offers delightful sonic surprises at every turn. And the tables featuring diverse purveyors of art and crafts give it a more up-close-and-personal feel than most music-

only festivals. Four corn dogs, please!

Best Gallery 1. Crosstown Arts 2. David Lusk Gallery 3. Jay Etkin Gallery — tie — Orange Mound Gallery

Few institutions have the breadth and depth of Crosstown Arts, with its vision of communitybuilding. The galleries themselves host exhibits from every walk of Memphis life and are especially conducive to multimedia shows such as last year’s immersive

audio/visual experience, “Swim.” All this is set to expand even further this fall, as the organization moves into a dedicated space at the Crosstown Concourse, which itself grew from Crosstown Arts’ community vision.

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1. Orpheum Theatre 2. Playhouse on the Square 3. Hattiloo Theatre — tie — Theatre Memphis

1. Lucero 2. Star & Micey 3. Mighty Souls Brass Band Now approaching their 20-year mark, Lucero has remained true to their original country-punk roots even as they’ve evolved and explored new sounds. And one would be hard-pressed to find another bunch of players who have remained as loyal to each other. This, and the inclusive largess of their family block parties, has made the band a Memphis institution. It’s telling that their longevity is built more on touring than record sales. They’re one band that has adapted well to the economics of the new music industry — long may they run.

Best Performing Arts Venue 1. Orpheum Theatre 2. Levitt Shell 3. Playhouse on the Square — tie — Germantown Performing Arts Center The Orpheum is a gem. Set to celebrate its 90th anniversary next year, it connects concert or theater patrons directly to the finest performances of generations past. Beyond its luxurious design and decor, it boasts one of the few working Wurlitzer organs in the country, now the object of a restoration campaign. And with the addition of the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education, it has a sister site for functions with more modern requirements. It’s a fine place to step back into the gilded age, or far into the future.

Best Local Comedian 1. Katrina Coleman 2. Mo Alexander 3. Hunter Sandlin — tie — Josh McLane “I know what you’re thinking if you haven’t seen me before,” says Katrina Coleman. “‘How did this hyper 15-yearold boy get in here, and why are his tits so nice?’” Coleman combines such self-deprecation with an acerbic, spot-on eye for

the habits and delusions that make us all stupider than we think. If her unassuming nature and homespun style say Memphis, her view of humanity is more like the Eye of God. She cuts to the quick; hilarity ensues.

Best Local Singer 1. Al Green 2. Joyce Cobb 3. Amy LaVere With a new biography out and this year’s celebration of Royal Studios’ 60th anniversary, it’s highly appropriate that the Reverend Al Green should win the top vocal honors. Of course, with his angelic tenor, he is one of America’s finest and most innovative singers. And, along with Don Bryant, he is one of the last of the old-school soul men. In latter-day performances, he conveys classic soul shouter stylings just as nimbly as his own trademark intimacy. Here’s to Al Green, for keeping the faith and carrying the flame.


1. Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill 2. Malco Studio on the Square 3. Malco Paradiso Cinema Grill What finer cinematic experience than the Ridgeway? The wide, comfortable chairs, the selection of finer quality concessions (and alcohol), the seclusion, tucked away in a corner below Poplar. Oh yes, and the cinema! For movie buffs with any interest in alternative and independent films, this is the go-to spot. Whether it was seeing Beasts of the Southern Wild there, or the premiere of Love Is Strange, the Ridgeway has played host to many happy celluloid memories.

Best Museum 1. Pink Palace Museum 2. National Civil Rights Museum 3. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art As one of the city’s oldest institutions, it’s ironic that the Pink Palace Museum stands at the modern, cutting edge of dazzling edu-tainment. Beyond the rich historical exhibits, which can even make groceries seem fascinating, it also hosts a state-of-the-art CTI 3D Giant Theater and a planetarium. And as the organization has expanded, they’ve sponsored other farranging sites as well, from Lichterman Nature Center to Victorian Village.

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Best Sports Team 1. Memphis Grizzlies 2. Memphis Tigers Football 3. Memphis Redbirds This is a hardworking,

blue-collar city, and the Grizzlies are our blue-collar champions. Nothing unites the city like the four quarters of a Grizzlies game — 48 minutes of high-fiving

strangers and yelling “whoop that trick” at the top of your lungs. The energy that radiates through FedExForum when the men in blue and white take the floor is unparalleled.

1. Mike Conley 2. Marc Gasol 3. Penny Hardaway Memphis Grizzlies’ Mike Conley is a coolly confident yet curiously humble role model. When he’s not sporting #11 and making plays on the court, dishing out fancy passes, and breaking defenders’ ankles, he’s lending a hand in the community.

Best Local Radio Show

Best Newspaper Columnist

1. Drake in the Morning 2. Steve Conley 3. Ron and Michelle in the Morning

1. Geoff Calkins 2. Michael Donahue 3. Jennifer Biggs This man is the real deal. He’s a been a column aficionado in Memphis for over 20 years. Read his column in The Commercial Appeal for insights on sports, news, and more.

Best Radio Personality 1. Drake Hall 2. Ron Olson 3. Stan Bell Memphis loves Drake Hall and his show, Drake in the Morning, which anchors drive-time at 98.1 The Max. Featuring a mix of interesting and topical local guests, eclectic music, and timehonored classics such as “Dumbasses of the Day,” it’s no wonder Drake is a perennial Flyer BOM winner.

Best Radio Station 1. WEVL-FM 89.9 2. 98.1 The Max 3. WKNO 91.1 Memphians can’t turn their radios up loud enough for the blues, rock, country, bluegrass, and other assorted tunes on WEVL. It’s the MidSouth’s only listener-

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Best Sports Radio Show 1. The Gary Parrish Show 2. The Geoff Calkins Show 3. The Eric Hasseltine Show Gary Parrish’s radio show covers all things sports — collegiate and professional, local and beyond. His show’s got

1. Joe Birch 2. Kontji Anthony 3. Kym Clark — tie — Mearl Purvis Joe Birch is kind of a big deal. Memphis’ mostbeloved — and quite dashing, we might add — anchorman is in his 39th year as a trusted local news source. We’ve known him practically our whole lives, and that type of bond means something to Memphians.

BOM 1. Jarvis Greer 2. Glenn Carver 3. Carrie Anderson — tie — Pete Pranica With 30 years at WMC Action News 5 under his lapel, Jarvis Greer knows Memphis. And when it comes to sports, especially as pertains to our beloved Grizzlies and Tigers, he keeps us informed, and we like that.

Best TV Weatherperson 1. Ron Childers 2. Brittany Bryant 3. Todd Demers It was a dark and stormy night … and Ron Childers kept us informed and safe with all of the up-to-date reports.

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1. Sheffield Antiques Mall 2. Flashback 3. Palladio Sheffield Antiques Mall has it all. You can design your home with “chic, unique antiques” or consign your own pieces. They can also custom-build furniture. And, of course, they offer the four Rs: repair, restore, reupholster, and research. If you get tuckered out while you’re there, you can stop and eat at Ronnie Grisanti’s Italian Restaurant inside the mall.

1. Peddler Bike Shop 2. Outdoors, Inc. 3. Bikes Plus Now that the Greenline and bicycle lanes are things of the present, you ought to take advantage of them. Ride along to any of Peddler Bike Shop’s four locations, and they’ll get you a fresh pair of wheels in no time.

Best Bookstore BOM 1. Burke’s Book Store 2. Tiger Bookstore 3. 901 Comics When in the CooperYoung area, we highly suggest grabbing a coffee from around the corner and then slipping into Burke’s Book Store to

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1. Memphis Botanic Garden 2. Dixon Gallery & Gardens — tie — Wiseacre 3. 409 South Main — tie — Annesdale Mansion Want to host an event to remember? Memphis Botanic Garden’s beautiful scenery has already set the scene for you. You can book an inside venue or outside garden space for weddings, birthday parties, conferences, and everything else.

1. Kroger 2. Fresh Market 3. Sprouts The grocery behemoth blankets the city with its stores. Not only are there pharmacies and gas stations, but the company has been serving up its ClickList service at several stores around town. With that, customers can order groceries online and schedule a time to drive by and pick them up.

Best Farmers Market 1. Memphis Farmers Market 2. Agricenter Farmers Market 3. Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market Memphis Farmers Market is doing it right. They’re a nonprofit organization that features local farmers and companies selling their food products and locally grown produce in order to educate the public about eating healthy. They make it fun by organizing weekly events, programs, and more.

Best Butcher 1. Charlie’s Meat Market 2. Porcellino’s 3. High Point Grocery Memphis’ most dedicated carnivores know the first stop in getting their protein on is Charlie’s Meat Market, which is marking its 50th anniversary this year. The eyes widen at Charlie’s array of meats, from house-made sausages and Italian-marinated chicken breasts to ground round and their popular baconwrapped tenderloin.

Best Florist 1. Pugh’s Flowers 2. Holliday Flowers 3. Garden District That cute little skunk is emblematic of the sweet floral prowess of Pugh’s Flowers, a company that has been beautifying the city since 1976. Fresh-

cut flowers are delivered quickly with the promise of good customer service from start to finish. Pugh’s has four locations in town, fruit and gourmet baskets, houseplants, and speedy delivery seven days a week.

Best Garden Center 1. Dan West Garden Center 2. Midtown Nursery 3. Digger O’Dell Nursery Dan West has a wide selection of the usual garden goodies, but it also has more than six decades of digging up the dirt on your questions about buds, bulbs, bugs, books, and blossoms. Just ask ’em.

Best Home Furnishings 1. IKEA 2. Stash Home 3. Frugal Home Finds Some of the product names might look funny to us (SLÄKT, LISABO, NIPPRIG), but the Scandinavian chain wows customers with easy-toassemble furniture and attractive housewares in its huge but briskly efficient warehouse environment. And then there are the Swedish meatballs. Gotta have the meatballs.

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1. More Than Words Gifts 2. Maggie’s Pharm 3. Babcock Gifts You might not know what gift to get for that special someone, but More Than Words can figure it out. LeeAnn McGhee’s store has jewelry, accessories, works by local artists, collegiate goodies — something singular for that single someone. Plus, they’ll put a bow on it — for free.

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Best Liquor Store 1. Buster’s Liquors & Wines 2. Joe’s Wines & Liquor 3. Corks Wine and Spirits — tie — Doc’s Wine, Spirits & More For several decades, Buster’s has established itself as a tradition for those who believe that varietals are the spice of life — along with a host of other wines and liquors. Its large inventory is

complemented by a savvy staff that can guide you through the selection and will remind you of the store’s slogan: “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.”

Best Local Athletic Goods Store 1. Outdoors, Inc. 2. Breakaway Running 3. Fleet Feet Sports Outdoors, Inc. doesn’t win this category by staying inside. For more than 40 years, the folks who work there have been going out to boat, bike, hike, camp, and soak up nature. That means they know of what they speak when it comes to gear that will do the job.

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Best Local Bank/Credit Union

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1. Orion Federal Credit Union 2. First Tennessee Bank 3. Regions Bank If you’ve been around a while, you might remember the Memphis Area Teacher’s Credit Union that got started in 1957. In 2011, it morphed into Orion FCU, which is now the largest credit union in West Tennessee. It has more than 60,000 members and more than $675 million in assets. Locations are all over the city, and it has services to handle just about any banking need.

1. Mednikow Jewelers 2. Sissy’s Log Cabin 3. Las Savell For more than 125 years, the familyowned Mednikow has promised the highest standards of jewelry. Top global brands are available for top luxury customers, but it also offers something for all customers who appreciate the timelessness of fine jewelry, gems, and timepieces. Mednikow has long been the example of a business that knows the customer comes first.

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1. Oak Hall 2. James Davis 3. Dixie Pickers — tie — Lansky Brothers

1. Crazy Beautiful 2. Indigo 3. The Ivory Closet Hop on down to Overton Square for Crazy Beautiful’s collection of funky and fun clothing. Let out your wild side with some true rock-androll throwback outfits, or take a step back with some more “chill” apparel choices.

Best Local Store for Men’s Shoes 1. Oak Hall 2. Outdoors, Inc. — tie — James Davis 3. Kaufman Shoes — tie — Lansky Bros. For men looking to sharpen up their wardrobe, there’s no better place than Oak Hall. With over 150 years of fashion experience, the Oak Hall experts can find a style to suit your

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Best Place to Get Vintage/ Used Clothing 1. Flashback 2. Goodwill 3. Salvation Army Take a trip back through the 20th century with Memphis’ best vintage department store. Stax aficionados, Elvis impersonators, and anyone looking for a wearable visual aid into the different stylistic decades will find what they’re looking for at Flashback.

Best Music Equipment Store 1. Amro Music Stores 2. Memphis Drum Shop

3. Yarbrough’s Music Whether you’re looking to join a string quartet, play some classically composed piano arrangements, or unleash a smooth saxophone solo, Amro Music Stores has the instrument you’re looking for.

Best New Car Dealer 1. Wolfchase Honda 2. Jim Keras Subaru — tie — Wolfchase Toyota 3. Roadshow BMW Aided by some stellar sales staff, consumers will have no problem walking out happy with some keys after a visit to Wolfchase Honda. If you’re set on a shiny new set of wheels, Wolfchase Honda offers the best of the Honda line.

Best Used Car Dealer 1. City Auto 2. It’s All Good Auto Sales 3. AutoMax of Memphis — tie — Collierville Auto Sales Buying a car can be a trying process, but at City Auto, easy is the name of the game. Salesmen there are friendly, thorough, and don’t push customers into making a rash decision. The dealer sells cars and trucks in nearly every make and model at low prices.

Best Auto Repair 1. Steve’s Tire & Auto 2. Joe Stewart Body Shop 3. Barton’s Car Care

— tie — Wolfsburg Automotive So you’re driving down Poplar and your tire gets a flat. You can feel the dread wash over you as you ponder what the heck you’re gonna do. Have no fear, Steve’s Tire & Auto is here. They offer full warrantied automotive service and will get you where you need to go while your car is in the shop, whether by shuttle or rental car.

Best Pet Store BOM 1. Hollywood Feed 2. Petco 3. Petsmart Hollywood Feed has been dominating the pet scene for years with its incredible selection of natural and artisan pet food, treats, and accessories. If you’re looking for the most

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Best Place to Buy a Motorcycle 1. Bumpus HarleyDavidson 2. Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson 3. Indian of Memphis It’s never too late or too early for a midlife crisis; take off down the highway with your own specialty Harley hog from Bumpus-Harley Davidson and don’t look back. Isn’t that what the American dream is all about?

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Best Record Store (new) 1. Goner Records 2. Spin Street Music 3. Shangri-La Records

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BOM 1. Christal’s 2. Inz & Outz 3. Paris Adult Looking to liven things up a little? Christal’s has all the right tips and tools to improve romance in the bedroom (or wherever you like to go) and provides useful sex ed information. Really, nothing sums it up better than the store’s motto: “The Fun Starts Here.”

1. Dinstuhl’s Fine Candies 2. Lucchesi’s Ravioli & Pasta Company 3. Sweet Noshings Dinstuhl’s Fine Candies has been satisfying sweet teeth in Memphis since 1902. With a trio of shops in the city, Dinstuhl’s handcrafts assorted boxes of chocolate, peanut brittle, fudge, and chocolate bars. There’s even an entire Elvis-themed line complete with recordshaped chocolate treats.

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1. Shops of Saddle Creek 2. Laurelwood Shopping Center 3. Carriage Crossing The Shops of Saddle Creek — a “lifestyle” shopping center located at the edge

1. Joe Stamp, No Regrets 2. Brent Hale, Inked Memphis 3. Sarah Workman, Underground Art

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1. No Regrets 2. Underground Art 3. Trilogy If you want ink of a BLT sandwich or a scene from The Magic School Bus, then No Regrets Tattoo Emporium is the place to go. And if you want a very life-like portrait of Jack Nicholson from The Shining, then it’s the place to go, and Joe Stamp is the person to see. When it comes to getting a seamlessly detailed realism tattoo or a portrait in black and white or in color, you will not regret visiting No Regrets.

Best Tobacco Shop 1. Tobacco Corner 2. Tinder Box 3. Whatever Tobacco Corner in East Memphis is the place to get cigars, pipes, other smoking accessories, and fine writing instruments. Since 1969, many a friendship has formed around the Round Table — the spot in the store where guys sit, smoke, and shoot the breeze.

Best Alternative Smoke Shop 1. Whatever 2. Wizard’s 3. Cooper-Young Glassworks & Gifts If someone tells you they are going out, and you ask them where, and they tell you, “Whatever,” they’re probably not just being nonchalant. Instead, you should just go with them. Whatever literally sells whatever, with a wide selection ranging from smoking accessories and incense to clothing and home décor.


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Best Crossfit 1. CrossFit 901 2. CrossFit Hit and Run 3. CrossFit Bartlett CrossFit 901 was the second CrossFit affiliate in Memphis way back in 2009. Get in. Get fit. Then you can ask, do you even AMRAP?

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Best Place to Get a Facial 1. Gould’s 2. Pavo Salon Spa 3. The Skin Clinics Gould’s is no stranger to Best of Memphis. And for good reason. Here since 1932, Gould’s is considered a pamperer par excellence. As for their facials, from power pore cleansing and rapid peel, to microdermabrasion and collagen, Gould’s has 12 ways to get your face done. And, yes, there’s an option for men.

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1. Salvation Army Kroc Center 2. YMCA of Memphis 3. Germantown Athletic Club The Kroc Center really is everyone’s gym (and theater, community center, and more). It draws a diverse crowd of Memphians. And with child care, an array of classes, and a noshame, community-built philosophy, there’s little reason not to go.

Best Nail Salon Best Tanning Salon 1. Nail Bar & Co. 2. Diva Nails & Spa — tie — Gould’s 3. Gloss Nail Bar Nothing shows folks you’ve got your act together like an expertly done mani and pedi. For that well-polished look, Memphians head to Nail Bar.

Best Place to Get Waxed 1. European Wax Center 2. Gould’s 3. Pavo Salon Spa For those who dare to be bare, even a little fuzz won’t do. European Wax Center offers everything from a Brazilian wax to full-body waxing. Plus, they have a signature line of skin products to make you look extra smooth.

1. Palm Beach Tan 2. Tan-N-Go 3. The Skin Clinics That glow you have, that sun-kissed look that suggests an expensive vacation — it’s from a trip to the nearby Tan-N-Go, which offers sunbed and spray tanning as well as “cocktail” tanning, a combination of both.

Best Yoga Studio 1. Midtown Yoga 2. Delta Groove 3. Better Bodies Yoga Midtown Yoga offers all sorts of classes, from beginners to “Good Vibrations.” Everything to get your body and your mind aligned for a more purposeful well-being.

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A baseball generation ago — in a year of innocence we knew as 2000 — a back-flipping second baseman named Stubby Clapp led the Memphis Redbirds to a Pacific Coast League championship. It was the inaugural season of baseball at AutoZone Park, and the sunshine felt permanent. Clapp played his last game for Memphis in 2002, though, and departed for various jobs as a player and coach over the next 14 years. But he’s back now. As a rookie manager in 2017, Clapp guided the Redbirds to a franchise-record 11game winning streak and the most wins (91) for any Memphis baseball team since 1948. His Redbirds managed the unthinkable record of 13-0 in extra innings and won the franchise’s third

PCL title in a five-game series over defending champion El Paso. Of course they did. — Frank Murtaugh

Best Place to Hear and Play Jazz I typically have no truck with organized religion, but, hey: That’s why God made Unitarians. The real spiritual experiences, for me, have always been musical. Most often while straining to see over a club crowd. But on the occasions that the Church of the River includes jazz in their Sunday service, what a gift to be able to see a barge snaking along the Mississippi out the wall-sized window while the sounds of reeds and bass and a piano — a real piano, by God — resonate around you. — Alex Greene

Nut ReMix by the New Ballet Ensemble, a wholly original pastiche of Tchaikovsky, Duke Ellington, Booker T. and the MGs, and hiphop. It always gets me right in the gut. Yes, my daughter has been up on the stage in recent years, but it’s the inspired reimagining of Memphis as the backdrop to a magical realist, globetrotting romance that really gets me, every time the marvelous Memphis Symphony Orchestra fires up a pitch-perfect “Green Onions.” — AG

Best Newspaper Columnist Not In Print Much Chris Herrington’s “The 901” column goes online at (duh) 9:01 a.m. on The Commercial Appeal website each day, and if you’re not reading it, well, you ought to be. The former Flyer music and film editor offers a smart and (mostly)

concise look at the city’s news and events and music and sports that should be one of every sentient Memphian’s “must-reads.” — Bruce VanWyngarden

Best Addition to the Best Thing That Happened Last Year In 2016, Memphis opened Big River Crossing, which allowed joggers, cyclists, hikers, and just plain ol’ strollers to cross the Mississippi River on the Harahan Bridge. Now Arkansas has upped the ante with the addition of the Delta Regional River Park, which offers a six-mile trail along the river through vast low-land fields, with spectacular views of the Memphis skyline. — BV

Best Missed Opportunity City officials could’ve covered up the statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis right after the Charlottesville rally in mid-August. But they didn’t. They said they didn’t want a short-term solution. I get that. But boarding them up (which attorneys here say is perfectly legal) would have sent a clear message to the community: You hate them. We hate them. We want to do as much as we can to ease this pain as quickly as we can. — Toby Sells

Best Unifier/ Divider The Tom Lee Storm. Hurricane Elvis 2. Hurricane Priscilla. The Memorial Day Weekend Storm. Or, as the National

Weather Service called it, the Memorial Day Weekend Derecho Wind Event. Wind and rain power-washed Memphis in late May. Trees were down. Power was out. It sucked, but I loved seeing neighbors take care of each other. Rides were given. Provisions were shared. GoFundMe pages were opened. Power cords were run across streets. The only thing that divided Memphians that week was what to call the darn thing. (Except nobody anywhere ever calls it the Memorial Day Weekend Derecho Wind Event.) — TS

Best LowHanging Fruit If a politician ever wanted to be brilliant at the basics, they’d make sure all city payments could be made electronically, at least with a damn debit card. It’s 2017, y’all. C’mon. — TS

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Best Butthole Buzz The only butthole-related scandal that mattered this year was ButtholeGate, of course. This mighty beast of social-media hilarity and hurt feelings rose in July from a Google review (yes, a Google review) of Imagine Vegan Cafe in Cooper-Young. ButtholeGate paralyzed Memphis Facebook and Twitter for nearly two days, and the story finally spread as far as The Washington Post (yes, that Washington Post). Before it was all over, the humor harvest yielded “Butthole McYodelTown,” a puckered logo for “Hole Foods Memphis,” and #buttholesoutforchelsea. — TS

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Back in the early 20th century, the Crosstown building housed a Sears retail establishment and warehouse (among other things). However, by the early 1990s, the

1,000,000-plus-square-foot building was completely abandoned, and for a while it looked like a huge haunted house. Beginning in 2010, community leaders and members started working on the building’s redevelopment. One could realistically spend most (if not all) of their days in this building. They could simply rent an apartment, work in one of the office spaces, and do most of their errands and spend their leisure time — like grocery shopping, going out to eat, going to the gym — all in the same building. Sounds like a cool deal to me. — Julia Baker

Best Homecoming Memphis has an Olivierwinning playwright and Broadway veteran calling the artistic shots for one

of its most ambitious theater companies. With plays like Hurt Village and The Mountaintop, Craigmont grad Katori Hall took authentic Memphis in all its gritty, messed-up glory to the world. Now, as the newly installed artistic director of the Hattiloo Theatre, she’s bringing a little of the world back home. — Chris Davis

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Best Reason to Close a Street If you’re going to close down a good portion of a busy downtown street, you might as well paint basketball courts and a skating rink on it, add some cool lights and plants, make it free, and call it RiverPlay. That’s what happened on Riverside this summer thanks to the national Reimagining Civic Commons initiative. It was colorful, different, and fun. — Maya Smith

and from the Grizzlies that it wasn’t the case. It was funny for a little bit, but also a reflection of how even though Memphis’ utilities are relatively affordable, that bill is still a huge burden to many of our poorest fellow Memphians, and an indictment of how easy it is to spread false information on Facebook when the information seems too good to be true. Randolph is gone, though his Community Assistance Fund remains, but it seems unlikely that he’s going to pay 90 percent of the utility bill of thousands of Memphians any time soon. — Kevin Lipe

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The Great Z-Bo MLGW Panic of 2017: After much-beloved Grizzly Zach Randolph was signed by the Sacramento Kings, many wondered whether he would keep up his philanthropic efforts around town (such as the Zach Randolph Community Assistance Fund). In July of 2017, a mass hysteria caused by a software glitch on MLGW payment kiosks made many Memphians believe Randolph had paid their utility bills, despite insistences from MLGW

Two, both of whom hug the stripe down the middle of the road, are Bill Morris, the former longtime Shelby County Mayor and gubernatorial candidate; and Dick Hackett, the ’80s-early ’90s Memphis chief executive best remembered in history as the white Mayor Willie Herenton beat in the epochal 1991 election to become the city’s first African-American Mayor. Morris was influential first as the young Sheriff who made sure MLKslayer James Earl Ray was

properly incarcerated and safeguarded for trial and then as the County Mayor who did more than anybody else to see that Shelby County got home rule and for racing everywhere imaginable by plane, train, and automobile along with Hackett to recruit industry and new business to these parts. Hackett gets kudos for that last feat as well and for the grace he showed in conceding his ultra-narrow defeat by Herenton without a call for a recount or a divisive court challenge. — Jackson Baker

Best Place to Pay Attention It was brief as it was brutal. Yes, we’re speaking of the reign of terror of one rather small but vicious median at Overton Square. Reports had it that it took out 12 cars in one night. The city tried to tame it with reflectors and orange markers, and yet its neon crosswalk sign still tumbled. Then zip pffft quiet. But make no mistake, you drivers of Memphis, the median is still out there … waiting. — Susan Ellis

Best Underreported Story Janis Fullilove’s cat pillow. — SE

Best Tease Why does Trader Joe’s have to do us like this? After years of yearning, they finally paid attention to us, only to draw back and say they’re not willing to fully commit quite yet. Whatever. We’ve got Sprouts now. (Over shoulder, mouthing, “Call us when you’re ready, TJ.”) — SE


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John D. Morton Having grown up in a backwater, I can appreciate the bleak feeling of a typical Midwestern existence in the early ’70s. In Cleveland and Akron, artists were beginning to chafe at this zeitgeist, and, perhaps because of their isolation from cultural centers like New York or London, things got very weird. Weirdness, the unheimlich, the unsettling, was really the point. Later, the rising stars of the scene like Devo or Pere Ubu would be considered founding fathers of punk, but, as Morton says, “the whole term ‘proto-punk’ is like — how can there be proto-punk if there isn’t punk? But that’s how it works, it’s a backward appellation. We were just doing the music we wanted to do and what we thought we should do.” In fact, just as those bigger names were emerging from Cleveland, Morton’s own group, the electric eels (no caps), was no more. But by then the eels had staked out a sonic territory wedding anger to semichaotic noise rock. “Agitated,” one of their biggest “hits,” captured the electric eels at their peak in 1975, with

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emphians have come to embrace it like a change of season: Every year in the first full week of fall, the Australians appear. And the Kiwis, the Italians, and the Japanese. It’s as reliable as Death Week, which is fitting: These are all Goners, and like Elvis they want to “get real gone for a change,” though not quite in the way intended by the King. There will be screaming, riffs galore, and chants, but the direction of any band in particular is unpredictable. Thanks to the curation of Goner Records’ head honchos Zac Ives and Eric Friedl, unpredictability is guaranteed. Anyone thinking the Goner worldview can be reduced to a formula need only explore the wildly diverse releases they’ve promoted, from Harlan T. Bobo to the Barbaras to BÊNNÍ. Better yet, check out two of the headliners of this week’s Gonerfest, John D. Morton of X__X and Derv Gordon of the Equals, both in their own way representative of a certain pioneering spirit more than any genre tag. X_X rhythmic blasts of noise guitar topped with grunts, a sneering vocal (“the whole world stinks!”), and clanging lead guitar lines, but it wasn’t released on a single until three years after the group’s demise. By 1978, Morton had moved on to the more conceptual X__X, which took the absurdism to new heights. One song consisted only of the band striking a pose for a few minutes. Another, “Tool Jazz,” involved the musical, rhythmic use of power tools, echoing a similarly inspired use of such tools by the embryonic “art damaged” Tav Falco that same year in Memphis. But after five gigs and a handful of recordings, even that group was kaput, and Morton had moved to New York to explore visual art and more hedonistic pursuits. The decades flew by, with respect for the nascent Cleveland scene only growing, until a compilation of their ’70s recordings was released in 2014. This prompted the formation of a new X__X configuration,

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Eventually, he and his brother Lincoln fell in with Guyanese expat Grant and London natives Pat Lloyd and John Hall, and the Equals plied the club circuit. “We performed in a soul club in London. Artists like Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, and Rufus Thomas would perform there, and we would be the resident support band and back them up. So we picked up a lot of stuff from these artists.” The group didn’t fit easily into any one genre, however. Not wholly soul, rock-and-roll, or the rock steady/ska of Gordon’s homeland, it was a beguiling blend of all that. Nowadays Gordon is honoring that catalog with a new band from San Francisco, So What. “They really do know their stuff. But the idea wasn’t to do it exactly like the records anyway. It’s a different take on the songs. Their style is more modern, but the foundation is there.” Gonerfest 14 begins with an art exhibition on Wednesday, Sept. 27th at Crosstown Arts, with performances from September 28th-October 1st. X__X performs Saturday, Sept. 30th at Murphy’s, 6:30 p.m. Derv Gordon performs that night at the Hi-Tone, 1 a.m. For a full schedule, go to www.goner-records.com/gonerfest/

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realized that we weren’t going to be a very good blues band. And if I’m gonna stand on stage, I need to be the best at what I’m doing. After that, we wrote all our own stuff. Because the thing is, if you write your own stuff, no one can say that you’re playing it badly. It’s yours. When you write it yourself, you are the original.” The Equals were never huge in the U.S., charting mainly in the U.K. and continental Europe. With recordings of “Police on My Back” by the Clash, “Baby Come Back” by UB40, and “Rough Rider” by the English Beat, it was mainly covers of their distinctive sound that led music fans to dig into their back catalog. Born in Jamaica, Gordon moved to London at an early age. By chance, his family settled near the famed Finsbury Park Astoria Theatre. “They had some great artists there,” says Gordon. “Stax Revue was there, the Ronettes, the Crystals. As kids we used to sneak in through the side door because we couldn’t afford the entry fee, and we would watch all these great performers. When I saw Chuck Berry, that’s when I decided, this is the life for me. This is what I want.”

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The King Beez Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.; B.B. King’s All Stars Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.; Will Tucker Band Fridays, Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Lisa G and Flic’s Pic’s Band Saturdays, Sundays, 12:30 p.m.; Blind Mississippi Morris Sundays, 5 p.m.; Memphis Jones Sundays, Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.; Doc Fangaz and the Remedy Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.

Blue Note Bar & Grill 341-345 BEALE 577-1089

Queen Ann and the Memphis Blues Masters Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Blues City Cafe

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138 BEALE 526-3637

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The Highjivers Thursday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 30, 9:30 p.m.; Blind Mississippi Morris Fridays, 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.; Brad Birkedahl Band Thursdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; Earl “The Pearl” Banks Saturdays, 12:30 p.m., and Tuesdays,

Club 152 152 BEALE 544-7011

Live Music WednesdaysSundays, 7-11 p.m.; Live DJ Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 p.m.; Third Floor: DJ Tubbz Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.

Handy Bar 200 BEALE 527-2687

The Amazing Rhythmatics Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.

Hard Rock Cafe 126 BEALE 529-0007

Chris Johnson Duo Thursday, Sept. 28, 7-10 p.m.; Brandon Cunning Band Friday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m.-midnight; The Amber McCain Band Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 p.m.-midnight; Chris Johnson Duo Saturday, Sept. 30, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.

Itta Bena 145 BEALE 578-3031

Nat “King” Kerr Fridays, Saturdays, 9-10 p.m.

162 BEALE 521-1851

David Bowen Thursdays, 5:309:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and Sundays, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

King’s Palace Cafe Patio 162 BEALE 521-1851

Sonny Mack Mondays-Fridays, 2-6 p.m.; Cowboy Neil Mondays, Thursdays, 7-11 p.m., and Saturdays, Sundays, 2-6 p.m.; Sensation Band Tuesdays, Fridays, 7-11 p.m.; Fuzzy and the Kings of Memphis Saturdays, 7-11 p.m.; Chic Jones and the Blues Express Sundays, 7-11 p.m.; North and South Band Wednesdays, 7-11 p.m.

King’s Palace Cafe Tap Room 168 BEALE 576-2220

Big Don Valentine’s Three Piece Chicken and a Biscuit Blues Band Thursdays, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Cowboy Neil Friday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Juke Joint Allstars Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Tuesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Plantation Allstars Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Rum Boogie Cafe Blues Hall 182 BEALE 528-0150

Memphis Bluesmasters Thursdays, Sundays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Vince Johnson and the Plantation Allstars Fridays, Saturdays, 4-8 p.m., and Sundays, 3-7 p.m.; Myra Hall Band Friday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Juke Joint Allstars Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Juke Joint Allstars Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Brian Hawkins Blues Party Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Chris McDaniel Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Silky O’Sullivan’s 183 BEALE 522-9596

Dueling Pianos Thursdays, Wednesdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., and Sundays, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.midnight.

Dirty Crow Inn

Rumba Room

855 KENTUCKY

303 S. MAIN 523-0020

Nancy Apple Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Wampus Cats Friday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m.-midnight; James Godwin Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 p.m.-midnight; Bobbie & Tasha Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Earnestine & Hazel’s 531 S. MAIN 523-9754

Amber Rae Dunn Hosts: Earnestine & Hazel’s Open Mic Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium 130 PEABODY PLACE 523-8536

Chris Gales Solo Acoustic Show Mondays-Saturdays, noon-4 p.m.; Eric Hughes solo/acoustic Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.; Karaoke Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 8 p.m.; Live Bands Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.

Falling in Reverse Monday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.; Morgan James Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.; Blue October Wednesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

Rum Boogie Cafe 182 BEALE 528-0150

Young Petty Thieves Thursdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Pam and Terry Friday, Sept. 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; FreeWorld Friday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., and Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Jeff Crosslin Saturday, Sept. 30, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Eric Hughes Band Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Gracie Curran

Belle Tavern The Rusty Pieces Sunday, Oct. 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Cannon Center for the Performing Arts MEMPHIS COOK CONVENTION CENTER, 255 N. MAIN TICKETS, 525-1515

The Promise of America Saturday, Sept. 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 1, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

DJ Cody Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.

The View Rooftop Bar @ Residence Inn 110 MADISON

The Rusty Pieces Saturday, Sept. 30, 6-9 p.m.

South Main

Huey’s Downtown

Sunday Evening Slowdown with Ben Ricketts Sunday, Oct. 1, 5-7:30 p.m.

77 S. SECOND 527-2700

Young Petty Thieves Sunday, Oct. 1, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

Orpheum Theatre 203 S. MAIN 525-3000

Paulette’s 117 BARBORO ALLEY 249-6580

The Silly Goose 100 PEABODY PLACE 435-6915

Ghost River Brewing

Ryan Adams Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m.

330 BEALE 525-8981

Salsa Night Saturdays, 8:30 p.m.-3 a.m.

Songwriters with Roland and Friends Mondays, 7-10 p.m.

New Daisy Theatre

King Jerry Lawler’s Hall of Fame Bar & Grille 159 BEALE

King’s Palace Cafe

RIVER INN, 50 HARBOR TOWN SQUARE 260-3300

Live Pianist Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30-9 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and Mondays-Wednesdays, 5:30-8 p.m.

827 S. MAIN 278-0087

Loflin Yard 7 W. CAROLINA

Electric Church Sundays, 2-4 p.m.

South Main Sounds 550 S. MAIN 494-6543

Maria Spence, Guy Veneble, Massimo Bevilacqua and Sean “Bad” Apple Friday, Sept. 29, 7-9 p.m.

Purple Haze Nightclub 140 LT. GEORGE W. LEE 577-1139

DJ Dance Music MondaysSundays, 10 p.m.

Bar DKDC 964 S. COOPER 272-0830

Disco Night with DJ Damp Velour Thursday, Sept. 28; Faux Killas Saturday, Sept. 30.

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After Dark: Live Music Schedule September 28 - October 4 Boscos

Minglewood Hall

Railgarten

2120 MADISON 432-2222

1555 MADISON 866-609-1744

2158 CENTRAL 231-5043

Karaoke Thursdays, 9:30 p.m.; Kyle Pruzina Live Mondays, 10 p.m.-midnight.

Celtic Crossing

Mulan Asian Bistro 2149 YOUNG 347-3965

Chris Gales Sunday Brunch First Sunday of every month, noon-3 p.m.

903 S. COOPER 274-5151

Jeremy Stanfill and Joshua Cosby Sundays, 6-9 p.m.; Candy Company Mondays.

Tiki Thursday with Relentless Breeze Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.; PRVLG Friday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m.; Tennessee Ripple Saturday, Sept. 30, noon; Dead Soldiers Saturday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.; Amy LaVere Sunday, Oct. 1, noon.

Senses Nightclub 2866 POPLAR 249-3739

Unique Saturday Saturdays, 10 p.m.-3 a.m.

East Tapas and Drinks

University of Memphis The Bluff 535 S. HIGHLAND

DJ Ben Murray Thursdays, 10 p.m.; Spunk Monkees Friday, Sept. 29, 10 p.m.; Alex Butler Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 p.m.; Bluegrass Brunch with the River Bluff Clan Sundays, 11 a.m.

6069 PARK 767-6002

Eddie Harris Thursdays, Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Van Duren Solo Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.

Neil’s Music Room 5727 QUINCE 682-2300

Jack Rowell’s Celebrity Jam Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Eddie Smith Fridays, 8 p.m.; Memphis Blues Society Benefit Friday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m.; Rob Caudill’s Tribute to

The Cove Ed Finney and the U of M Jazz Quartet Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Mr. Adams Friday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m.; Java Trio Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 p.m.; Bruce Barham & Ronnie Parsons Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m.; Don and Wayde Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m.; Ben Minden-Birkenmaier Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m.; Karaoke Wednesdays, 9 p.m.

3663 APPLING 385-6440

Lorrie Morgan Thursday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Freeman Park 2629 BARTLETT

Dantones Band Saturday, Sept. 30, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Growlers

Hadley’s Pub

Haley Mae Campbell Friday, Sept. 29, 9-11:30 p.m.; We Are the Asteroids with Guest Saturday, Sept. 30, 9-11:45 p.m.; Beth Lee with the TN Screamers Sunday, Oct. 1, 8-10:45 p.m.; Crockett Hall Tuesdays with the Midtown Rhythm Section Tuesdays, 9 p.m.

2779 WHITTEN 266-5006

That 1 Band Thursday, Sept. 28, 9 p.m.; Ain’t Yo Mama Reunion Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 p.m.

Old Whitten Tavern 2465 WHITTEN 379-1965

Live Music Fridays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Neon Velvet Band Friday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Hi-Tone 412-414 N. CLEVELAND 278-TONE

RockHouse Live 5709 RALEIGH-LAGRANGE 386-7222

Gonerfest 14 Thursday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m.; The Obsessed, Iron Tongue, The Devils Right Hand, I Am the Law Sunday, Oct. 1, 9 p.m.

Live Bands Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Open Mic Mondays Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Live Music Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Huey’s Midtown

Shelby Forest General Store

1927 MADISON 726-4372

The Travers Brothers Sunday, Oct. 1, 4-7 p.m.; Sam Pace Sunday, Oct. 1, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

7729 BENJESTOWN 876-5770

Steak Night with Tony Butler and The Shelby Forest Pioneers Fridays, 6-8 p.m.; Tony Butler Friday, Sept. 29, 6-8 p.m.; Possum Drifters Saturday, Sept. 30, 12-3 p.m.; Lee Cagle Sunday, Oct. 1, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Robert Hull Sundays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Lafayette’s Music Room 2119 MADISON 207-5097

OVERTON PARK 272-2722

Opera Memphis Thursday, Sept. 28, 7-8:30 p.m.; Bruce Sudano Friday, Sept. 29, 7-8:30 p.m.; Film: Mary Poppins Saturday, Sept. 30, 7-8:30 p.m.; Sam Outlaw Sunday, Oct. 1, 7-8:30 p.m.

Midtown Crossing Grill 394 N. WATKINS 443-0502

Natalie James and the Professor Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; “The Happening” Open Songwriter Showcase Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

926 E. MCLEMORE 946-2535

Numero Group Pop-Up Record Shop Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Six Decades of Funk: Honoring the Bar-Kays Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.

Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center

1911 POPLAR 244-7904

Levitt Shell

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Bartlett

2559 BROAD 730-0719

The Spazmatics Thursday, Sept. 28, 9 p.m.; Chris Johnson Friday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m.; Porch 40 Friday, Sept. 29, 10 p.m.; Eric Hughes Saturday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m.; McKenna Bray & Will Tucker Monday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m.; Andy T & the Nick Nixon Band Tuesday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m.

South Memphis

Murphy’s

Stanley BBQ

1589 MADISON 726-4193

2110 MADISON

Gonerfest 14 Saturday, Sept. 30.

Overton Park Golf Shack 2080 POPLAR

Park Friends Fall Music Series Every other Wednesday, 6-8 p.m.

P&H Cafe 1532 MADISON 726-0906

Rock Starkaraoke Fridays; St. John with Bigger Fish Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 p.m.-midnight; Open Mic Music with Tiffany Harmon Mondays, 9 p.m.-midnight.

The Phoenix 1015 S. COOPER 338-5223

The Phoenix Blues Jam Tuesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Tony Manard with Guy Venable and Maria Spence Thursday, Sept. 28, 8-10 p.m.; Massimo Bevilacqua Friday, Sept. 29, 9 p.m.-midnight.

The Tower Courtyard at Overton Square 2092 TRIMBLE PLACE

Acoustic Courtyard Last Thursday of every month, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Wild Bill’s 1580 VOLLINTINE 207-3975

The Wild Bill’s Band Fridays, Saturdays, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.

Young Avenue Deli 2119 YOUNG 278-0034

Dedsa Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 p.m.

East Memphis Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House 551 S. MENDENHALL 762-8200

Intimate Piano Lounge featuring Charlotte Hurt MondaysThursdays, 5-9:30 p.m.; Larry Cunningham Fridays, Saturdays, 6-10 p.m.

Huey’s Poplar 4872 POPLAR 682-7729

Memphis All Stars Sunday, Oct. 1, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

Mortimer’s 590 N. PERKINS 761-9321

Van Duren Solo Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rod Stewart Saturday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m.; Eddie Harrison Mondays, 6-10 p.m.; Debbie Jamison & Friends Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m.; Elmo and the Shades Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Owen Brennan’s THE REGALIA, 6150 POPLAR 761-0990

Lannie McMillan Jazz Trio Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Summer/Berclair Cheffie’s Cafe 483 HIGH POINT TERRACE 202-4157

Songwriter Night hosted by Leigh Ann Wilmot and Dave “The Rave” Saturdays, 5-8 p.m.

KBJ Records

Sidecar Cafe 2194 WHITTEN

Massimo Bevilacqua Saturday, Sept. 30, 7-11 p.m.

Germantown Germantown Performing Arts Center 1801 EXETER 751-7500

Rhiannon Giddens Friday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m.; PB&J: Grizzline in the Grove Saturday, Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m.; The Promise of America Sunday, Oct. 1, 2:304:30 p.m.

Huey’s Southwind 7825 WINCHESTER 624-8911

Soul Shockers Sunday, Oct. 1, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

m e m p h i s f l y e r. c o m

Canvas 1737 MADISON 443-5232

Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Elliot Root Sunday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m.; Portugal. The Man, Lido, Maybird Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.; Lecrae Wednesday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Sunday Brunch with Joyce Cobb Sundays, 11:30 a.m.2:30 p.m.

Poplar/I-240

3764 SUMMER 730-649

KBJ Records Recording Studio Grand Opening Saturday, Sept. 30, 1-4 p.m.

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Hattiloo Theatre

Fetch Clay, Make Man, inspired by the actual friendship between Muhammad Ali and Hollywood actor Stepin Fetchit, the play explores how each dealt with being a black public figure shaping identity in the face of outside forces. www.hattiloo.org. $26-$30. Sundays, 3 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Through Oct. 15. Sassy Mamas, comedy about three longtime girlfriends who find themselves living single. One widowed, one abandoned for another woman, and one career-driven, they use social status and wealth to ensnare younger male suitors. www.hattiloo.org. $26-$30. Sundays, 3 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Through Oct. 22. 37 S. COOPER (502-3486).

Playhouse on the Square

Shakespeare in Love, young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block. The deadline for his new play is fast approaching, but he’s in desperate need of inspiration. Enter Viola, Will’s greatest admirer. www. playhouseonthesquare.org. $25-$45. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m. Through Oct. 8. 66 S. COOPER (726-4656).

Theatre Memphis

12 Angry Jurors, blistering character study of the American melting pot centered around the U.S. judicial system. Story of a single juror holding the rest of the jury from a guilty verdict in a pat-

dangerously uncertain times. $12. Fridays, Saturdays, 8-9:30 p.m. Through Oct. 7.

630 PERKINS EXT. (682-8323).

THEATREWORKS, 2085 MONROE (274-1000).

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Minglewood Hall

Laughs for Relief, featuring Gary Owen, Jermaine Funnymaine Johnson, and Gene Harding benefiting those affected by hurricane Harvey and Irma. www.minglewoodhall.com. $50. Mon., Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m.

Opening reception for “Triptych Memphis,” exhibition encompassing visual art, music, and culinary arts celebrating Blend Studio’s diverse community of artists. Benefits Alzheimer’s & Dementia Services of Memphis. Sat., Sept. 30, 6-8 p.m.

1555 MADISON (866-609-1744).

391 S. FRONT.

The Fitz

St. George’s Episcopal Church

Artist reception for “Perfect Spring Outfit,” exhibition by Local chapter108 of the Colored Pencil Society of America. (754-7282), www. stgchurch.org. Free. Sat., Sept. 30, 6-8 p.m. 2425 SOUTH GERMANTOWN (754-7282).

Laugh Out Loud Comedy, www.fitzgerraldstunica.com. Wed., Oct. 4, 3 p.m. 711 LUCKY LANE (1-800-766-LUCK).

with admission. Every third Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

Casting Demonstration

THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS, 4339 PARK (761-5250), WWW.DIXON.ORG.

METAL MUSEUM, 374 METAL MUSEUM DR. (774-6380), WWW.METALMUSEUM.ORG.

Art Trolley Tour

OTH E R A R T HA P P E N I N G S

Tour the local galleries and shops on South Main. Last Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m.

“A Cast of Blues” Gala

SOUTH MAIN HISTORIC ARTS DISTRICT, DOWNTOWN.

Honoring blues musician Kenny Brown and his induction into “A Cast of Blues” by artist Sharon McConnellDickerson who will show the work in progress. Fire pits and a catered catfish dinner. $50. Fri., Sept. 29, 6-8 p.m. DESOTO ARTS CENTER, 660 W. COMMERCE, HERNANDO, MS (662-404-3361), DESOTOARTS.COM/ EVENTS.HTML.

6th Annual Local Artist Day

Featuring over 20 local artists, live demos, food trucks, and prize giveaways. Sat., Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. MORE THAN WORDS, 2123 WEST STREET.

Art After Dark

Galleries and gardens will be open late. Featuring light refreshments, entertainment, and a cash bar. Free

Caged Birds Writing Competition

Currently accepting submissions for the fall 2017 competition organized by graduates from the MFA program of the University of Memphis to encourage at-risk teens to write and affirm their literary voices. For more information, visit website or email cagedbirds901@gmail.com. Through Nov. 15. WWW.CAGEDBIRDSWRITINGCONTEST.WORDPRESS.COM.

Call to Artists for MCA Holiday Bazaar & Fund-raiser

Open call, any local artist may submit, no cost to apply. See website for more information and submission form. Through Oct. 2. WWW.MCA.EDU.

Saturdays, Sundays, 3 p.m.

Crosstown Arts Digital Lab

Six-station computer lab supports Memphis’ creative community by providing artists and musicians full access to industry-standard art- and music-making technology. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.9 p.m., and Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. CROSSTOWN ARTS, 430 N. CLEVELAND (507-8030), WWW.CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

Dia de Los Muertos Performance

Enjoy music, crafts, facepainting, special presentation of Danza Azteca Quetzaltcoatl, and more. Fri., Sept. 29, 7-9 p.m. OVERTON SQUARE, MIDTOWN, WWW. OVERTONSQUARE.COM.

Hallow’s Haflah

Featuring art and jewelry, music, and local talent including a pirate band, belly dance, aerial silkistry, puppets, Tesla coil mastery, and more. Sun., Oct. 1, 6 p.m.-midnight. CANVAS, 1737 MADISON (4435232), WWW.LACARAVANA.COM.

Peppa Pig Live at the Orpheum Theatre, Tuesday, October 3rd “Stargazer Garden” Flower-Folding

Stop by and fold a paper flower for collaborative art installation. Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. CROSSTOWN CONCOURSE (FORMERLY SEARS CROSSTOWN), N. CLEVELAND AT NORTH PARKWAY, WWW.CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

OPERA

30 Days of Opera

Check Opera Memphis website for pop-up opera events in Memphis and the Mid-South. Through Sept. 30. VARIOUS LOCATIONS, SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION, WWW.OPERAMEMPHIS.ORG.

DAN C E

What a Piece of Work: Forms and Movements for the Resistance

Inspired by Shakespeare’s tale of a Danish prince who failed to take action before it was too late. Considers the responsibility each of us has in

B O O KS I G N I N G S

Booksigning by Corey Mesler

Author discusses and signs new book of poetry, Among the Mensans featuring introduction by Fredric Koeppel. Thurs., Sept. 28, 5:30-7 p.m. BURKE’S BOOK STORE, 936 S. COOPER (278-7484), WWW.BURKESBOOKS.COM.

Booksigning by Katrina Walker

Author discusses and signs Unbreakable: 5 Husbands, Homeless to Self-Made Millionaire the Katrina Walker Story. Thurs., Sept. 28, 6 p.m. NOVEL, 387 PERKINS EXT. (9225526), WWW.NOVELMEMPHIS.COM.

Booksigning by Otis Sanford

Author discusses and signs From Boss Crump to King Willie: How Race Changed Memphis Politics. Mon., Oct. 2, 6 p.m. NOVEL, 387 PERKINS EXT. (9225526), WWW.NOVELMEMPHIS.COM.

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The Future of Food

Gonerfest 14

$5-$75. Thur.-Sun., Sept. 28-Oct. 1. VARIOUS LOCATIONS, SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION, WWW. GONER-RECORDS.COM.

Memphis Pride Fest

Enjoy musicians, bands, speakers, dance performances, 125 vendor and informational booths, food, and parade rolling down historic Beale Street. For more information, visit website. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 29-Oct. 1. WWW.MIDSOUTHPRIDE.ORG.

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10th Annual “Drive for Education” Golf Tournament

Teams or individual golfers are invited to golf for a cause benefiting Collierville Education Foundation’s grant program. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Door prizes. $150, $500 foursome. Thurs., Sept. 28, 11:15 a.m. MEMPHIS NATIONAL GOLF CLUB, 10135 NATIONAL CLUB, COLLIERVILLE (213-8233).

4th Annual Arkansas Delta Flatlander, Gravel Grinder, and Post-ride Party The Flatlander includes 20mile, 40-mile, and 67-mile courses routed on paved county roads. The Gravel Grinder is a 21-mile rough terrain ride meant for offroad bikes. Party to follow. $60. Sat., Sept. 30, 9 a.m.

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Golf Scramble Classic benefiting Nation Foundation for Transplants. $150 per person, $500 per team. Mon., Oct. 2, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. WINDYKE COUNTRY CLUB, 8535 WINCHESTER (680-5669), WWW. TRANSPLANTS.ORG/GOLF.

Mark Walden Memorial Sickle Cell 5K

Walk or run to raise awareness about sickle cell disease and emphasize the importance of living a healthy lifestyle benefiting the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee. $25. Sat., Sept. 30, 6:30 a.m. AUTOZONE PARK, THIRD AND UNION (552-4267), WWW.SICKLECELLWALK.RACESONLINE.COM.

Our Stories Matter Laps for Literacy 2-Mile Walk Fund-raiser September is National Literacy Month, and Black Children’s Books and Authors (BCBA) will host the event to help implement more activities, services, and events online and in the community. $30. Sat., Sept. 30, 9-11 a.m.

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A panel discussion about the science and meaning of American foodways. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS ART AND COMMUNICATION BUILDING, ROOM 250, 3715 CENTRAL, WWW. MEMPHIS.EDU.

GFWC Metro Memphis Woman’s Club

Volunteer community service organization for Memphis women. Monthly guest speaker, service project, and other activities. Projects include domestic violence, advocates for children, arts, and more. Free. Fourth Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m.

David Rogers’ Big Bugs

Representing eight different species, this nationally recognized traveling art exhibit features 10 giant wooden bug sculptures towering up to 18 feet tall. Through Dec. 31. MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 750 CHERRY (636-4100), WWW.MEMPHISBOTANICGARDEN.COM.

Memphis Blues Society Benefit

Featuring 2017 Grammy winner Vasti Jackson with guest Reba Russell Trio. $20. Fri., Sept. 29, 9 p.m. NEIL’S MUSIC ROOM, 5727 QUINCE (682-2300), WWW.MEMPHISBLUESSOCIETY.COM.

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Movie Magic! Children and Family Concert

Hands-on, interactive event featuring live symphonic band music, an instrument “petting zoo” provided by Amro Music, and real conducting experience. Free. Sun., Oct. 1, 3-4:30 p.m. BENJAMIN L. HOOKS CENTRAL LIBRARY, 3030 POPLAR (483-5442), WWW.MEMPHISWINDSYMPHONY. ORG.

Peppa Pig Live: Peppa’s Big Surprise

Featuring your favorite characters as life-size puppets and costume characters in an all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games, and surprises. $30-$140. Tues., Oct. 3, 6 p.m. THE ORPHEUM, 203 S. MAIN (5253000), WWW.ORPHEUM-MEMPHIS. COM.

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3rd Annual Blessing of the Pets

Inter-denominational, familyfriendly service to bless and recognize animal companions held on or around the Feast of St. Francis. Free. Sun., Oct. 1, 2-4 p.m. MEMPHIS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 168 EAST SOUTH PARKWAY (452-8232).

The Arc Mid-South’s 22nd Annual Awards & Benefit Gala

“Superheroes Among Us”themed featuring gala entertainment, auctions, recognition awards, hors d’oeuvres, and cash bar benefiting the Arc Mid-South serving those with disabilities. $75. Sat., Sept. 30, 6-8 p.m. GUEST HOUSE AT GRACELAND, 3600 ELVIS PRESLEY (327-2473), WWW.THEARCMIDSOUTH.ORG.

Bluff City Fair

Family-friendly fun including carnival rides, fair food, petting zoo and pig races, comedy and thrill shows, and live entertainment. $5. Sept. 28-Oct. 1. TIGER LANE, 335 SOUTH HOLLYWOOD, WWW.BLUFFCITYFAIR.COM.

Featured artists include Karen Brown 9/29, spoken word artists, MLK speeches, food trucks, and a Sip & Shop at Museum store. Free. Fri., 6-8 p.m. Through Sept. 30. NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM PLAZA, BETWEEN MAIN AND CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM, WWW.CIVILRIGHTSMUSEUM.ORG.

National Public Lands Day

Nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. T.O. Fuller Volunteers will clear trail behind Shelter 3 and clean up Amphitheater. Free. Sat., Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m.-noon. T.O. FULLER STATE PARK, 1500 MITCHELL (543-7581), TNSTATEPARKS.COM.

RISE Gala: An Evening of Change Enchanted evening in Emerald City with heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dancing to live entertainment, and plenty of space for connecting with other like-minded philanthropists. Call for tickets. Thurs., Sept. 28. FEDEX EVENT CENTER SHELBY FARMS, 415 GREAT VIEW (5076636).

Six Decades of Funk: Honoring the Bar-Kays

Celebrate Larry Dodson’s 2017 retirement after 50 years. Featuring original Bar-Kays member, James Alexander, Stax Music Academy performance, refreshments, and discussion. Free. Tues., Oct. 3, 7 p.m. STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL MUSIC, 926 E. MCLEMORE (2616338), WWW.STAXMUSEUM.COM.

Game Show with Myron Mays

Attendees will have the chance to be a contestant and compete for prizes in games Price Check, Tic Tac Toe, Useless Information, and group games Musical Chairs and Hoola Hoops. Free. Fri., Sept. 29, 7-9 p.m. HARD ROCK CAFE, 126 BEALE (529-0007), WWW.WHATSHAPPENINGMYRON.COM.


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Bug Crawl

Tasting stations by local and regional breweries and distilleries at each “bug” site and throughout the Garden. Enjoy music by Star and Micey and grab some grub from local food trucks. $25$55. Sat., Sept. 30, 7-10 p.m. MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 750 CHERRY (636-4100), WWW.MEMPHISBOTANICGARDEN.COM.

Ono Poke Pop-Up Lunch

Try Hawaiian poke bowls of rice, fish, veggies, and more. Choose your toppings. Support local. $6-$11. Fri., Sept. 29, 12-3 p.m. GHOST RIVER BREWING, 827 S. MAIN (278-0087), WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ EVENTS/1965211140417708/.

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Bock Party

Bock beer is back. Celebrate Bocktober featuring tastings, music, and giveaways. Sat., Sept. 30.

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Watch and sing-a-long with the real chimney sweeps from Coopertown Chimney and Wildlife Services as they celebrate 40 years serving Shelby County. Mary Poppins and Bert costume contest, face painting, costumed characters, and live music. Free. Sat., Sept. 30, 6-9 p.m.

CLARK TOWER, TOWER ROOM, 5100 POPLAR, WWW.SPECIALOLYMPICSMEM.ORG.

Wine on the River

Featuring over 200 types of wine for sampling, regional cuisine available for purchase, and souvenir wine glass benefiting Youth Villages. Sat., Sept. 30, 5-9 p.m.

LEVITT SHELL, OVERTON PARK (3587777), LEVITTSHELL.ORG.

MicroCinema Club: Festival Award Winners 2016

MUD ISLAND RIVER PARK, 125 N. FRONT (576-7241), WWW.WINEONTHERIVERMEMPHIS.COM.

Encore screening of the jury and audience short film award winners from the 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival. Wed., Oct. 4, 7-9 p.m.

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Films in the series will engage with three themes: Memphis history, art, and spatial justice. Free. Thurs., 6 p.m. Through Sept. 30. CLAYBORN TEMPLE, 294 HERNANDO, WWW.ONLOCATIONMEMPHIS.ORG.

Hispanic Film Festival

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. All movies in Spanish with English subtitles at the University Center Theater by Department of World Languages and Literatures. Free. Through Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m.

CROSSTOWN ARTS, 430 N. CLEVELAND (507-8030), WWW. CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

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Steve McQueen: Salvation of an American Icon

Thurs., Sept. 28, 7 p.m. MALCO PARADISO CINEMA, 584 S. MENDENHALL (682-1754), WWW. MALCO.COM.

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he first words I heard walking into the North Lounge? “There used to be bras hanging from the ceiling.” I’ve never left my undergarments at an establishment before, but I can appreciate a place that not only accepts but encourages it. The bras are now gone, but I have no reason to think that the North Lounge doesn’t still like to party. Once the site of Mugs, the North Lounge’s owner Jeremy Denno has turned the spot into a bad-ass darts bar. If you’re a darts person (I, like many before me, am a darts person after about three beers), this place is incredible. Not only do they host Friday-night dart tournaments every week, but they also have a handful of dart boards that are networked, allowing patrons to play against people worldwide. So the chances are good that at any given moment the North Lounge is open, you can take advantage of some drunk idiot in Singapore, and he can’t come fight you afterward. America! The North Lounge is located at 4396 Old Raleigh LaGrange, which means that one route to get there takes you past the Raleigh Cemetery, aka a part of Rockin’ Raleigh that I do not want to see rock. You also have to brave scenic Austin Peay Highway, which might do you good if you really want to know Memphis. We cruised it with the windows down and nicknamed one stretch “The North Memphis All-Smells.” But if you can make it past competing highway odors and a truly frightening cemetery, you are rewarded with delicious cold beer. They do not serve liquor but allow folks to bring their own and pay $3.50 for the set-up. What they lack in liquor they make up for in a wide selection of domestics and Jack Daniels ciders. Bud Selects are currently on special for $1.75 each. I sense they’re having trouble ridding themselves of these, as no self-respecting Raleigh citizen would be caught drinking a low-carb beer. The delightful thing about the North Lounge is its history. At one point, there were in-ground hot tubs in the restrooms. They were finally filled in with concrete in 1998. I suspect health code violations are to blame, which really bums me out. A hot tub in a bar? Imagine the possibilities! The scandals! The buffoonery! The Chandler Parsons Instagram posts! … The risk of accidental deaths. Anyway, the hot tubs are a thing of the past, but this place still rules. There’s

a deejay booth where the walls are just a huge picture of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Near one of the pool tables is a The Color of Money poster, lovingly framed. Album covers plaster the walls. It’s also huge. This is the type of place where, when it’s packed, you stand to make an ass of yourself in front of a couple-hundred people. The North Lounge is a little off the beaten path, but this is what I propose: Grab some friends, head that way, and order a bucket of beer each. Then dare a bro (I assume everyone has at least one bro in their friend group) to either chug a Smirnoff Ice in front of the bartender who looks like Willie Nelson or spend two minutes in the Raleigh Cemetery. Long story short, you’re going to have one super-Iced bro on your hands and a crowd of people who know how big of a wimp he really is. Then play some

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darts or some pool, hit the jukebox (the soundtrack the night I was there started with Guns N’ Roses, so check yourself before you punch in a Bieber jam), and mingle. Bonus: The graffiti on the fence outside reads “Her Loves Him,” meaning at least one romance has blossomed within those walls. Big ups to Jeremy for reopening this place and, as he puts it on the North Lounge’s Facebook page, making Raleigh rock again. The domestics are cheap at only $2.50, and there’s a full menu of pizza, burgers, and fried ravioli. Arrive late, get weird, and throw down with people who definitely don’t care that you went to the Pilgrimage Festival last weekend. The North Lounge, 4396 Raleigh LaGrange, 410-8530

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Shrubs flourished during America’s first 150 years, thanks in large part to apple cider vinegar’s reputation as a formidable home remedy, then fell out of favor once refrigeration became de rigueur at the turn of the 20th century. Today, as part of the still-flourishing farm-to-table movement and spinoff hobbies like home canning, beekeeping, and backyard chicken farming, cocktail shrubs are having a moment. Locally, I’ve seen them on the menu at Loflin Yard, where pineapple shrub is an integral ingredient in the rum- and cardamom-flavored There’s a Baby Hippo at the Zoo. McEwen’s offers a vodka-based pear and thyme shrub cocktail, while Felicia Suzanne’s will pair bourbon, vodka, gin, rum, or tequila with their rotating menu of house-made fruit shrubs and a splash of club soda.

At home, cocktail shrubs can add an enormous flavor impact on a very low calorie count. Last time I placed an Amazon order, I added a few bottles of Calvit’s Shrubs, a boutique Minneapolis brand, to my online shopping cart. Online options run the gamut from variety packs to 16-ounce bottles that can be used to flavor non-alcoholic drinks or boozy cocktails. I chose the Beet/Ginger drinking shrubs with Szechuan pepper and the Tomatillo/Tamarind drinking shrubs with hibiscus flowers. Both flavors are made from real fruits and vegetables, packing a lean 35 calories per ounce. This weekend, I opened both bottles for a taste test. Each looked appealingly healthy in that chic craft farm kind of way; neither tasted great on its own, due to their main ingredient, apple cider vinegar. When I combined an ounce of each with an ounce of vodka, and topped the glass off with club soda, magic happened. The Beet/Ginger cocktail boasted a deep red color. It tasted tangy, earthy, and peppery — all at once, tingling my nose as it went down. The Tomatillo/ Tamarind cocktail was a paler pink. It tasted a little more complex and slightly sour — but not in a bad way. Sipping it, I felt as if I was drinking a robust health tonic rather than a Saturday night cocktail. It was a sensation I appreciated so much that I drank two in a row. Calvit’s represents just the tip of the iceberg online, where you can also find cocktail shrubs in the following flavors: peach habanero and apple ginger (both from Twisted Shrub, which also hails from Minneapolis); cranberry (from the Michigan-based McClary Bros. brand); and Asian pear (from Californian brand Crafted Cocktails). You can also make your own cocktail shrubs while spending a minimum amount of time in the kitchen. The simplest recipe calls for two cups of fresh or frozen fruit and two cups of apple cider vinegar. Combine both in a large screw-top jar, shake for 10 seconds, then place in a dark pantry for a week, shaking daily. Strain the liquid through a double-layer of cheesecloth and funnel into a clean jar, adding 1 ½ cups sugar and shaking to combine. Store the jar in the refrigerator for one more week, shaking daily until the sugar has fully dissolved. Experiment with fruits, vegetables, berries, and sweeteners.

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ocktail shrubs, or homemade drinking vinegars, have been around on these shores since the Colonial era, when, during fall harvest, fruits and berries were preserved in apple cider vinegar for use during the winter months. The practice, which has its roots in 17th-century England, evolved over the next 200 years until recipes looked much as they do today: Pour a bit of cider vinegar over some fruit, herbs, or berries to infuse for several days; strain the fruit and add honey to sweeten; then use the resulting concoction (named as a variation of the Arabic word sharab, which means “to drink”) as a cocktail mixer.

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Taron Egerton (left) and Mark Strong star in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

FILM REVIEW By Chris McCoy

Brexit Bond Spy spoof Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a bloody mess.

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f you’ve been keeping up with the headlines, you know the United Kingdom is undergoing something of an identity crisis right now. For a while, they thought they wanted to leave the European Union, and voted to do so. But now, once the implications of that epic goal are sinking in, a solid majority wants to remain. Yet they stay stuck on a course that only the worst minority of their citizens seem to want, paralyzed by bickering and a few savvy players with a death grip on power. Hmm. Sounds familiar. James Bond was the filmic personification of Cold War Britain. Ian Fleming was a man’s man. A veteran of Naval Intelligence during World War II, he created his super-spy as a projection of the best parts of his self image: tough but cultured, competent and ruthless but principled enough to use his death-dealing powers only for good. And, of course, a tiger with the ladies. In the seething fever swamps of online fandom forums, they would call James Bond a Mary Sue — a walking wish fulfillment that is automatically the best at everything he tries. 2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel,

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, are Bond for Brexit Britain. Ostensibly, these films are satire of the super-spy genre, but in practice the distance between mocked and mocker is almost nonexistent. It’s only a comedy if somebody gets offended at the puerile sexism. Director Matthew Vaughn’s basic method is to take the subtext from Bond and Borne and make it the text. James Bond is a secret agent who dresses well. Harry Hart (Colin Firth) is literally a tailor who moonlights as a secret agent. Bond fights for queen and country, which is to say, wealth and empire. Merlin (Mark Strong) and Eggy (Taron Egerton) serve only pure capitalism. With their impeccable suits and high-tech assault umbrellas, they are the personifications of consumption. Pro patria is now keep shopping. The familiarity continues with the plot, which starts with Mission Impossible before spinning off into supervillain stupid. Eggy, who inherited the code name Galahad after his mentor Harry took Samuel L. Jackson’s bullet in his face in the first movie, is leaving work after a tough day of tactical tailoring when he’s

confronted by a gun-wielding cyborg named Charlie (Edward Holcroft), who has a Kingsman-sized chip on his cybernetic shoulder. After a thoroughly ridiculous black cab chase that ends with a riff on Roger Moore’s submarine supercar from The Spy Who Loved Me, what looks like an easy Kingsman victory turns into catastrophe. Left to its own devices, Charlie’s severed cybernetic arm hacks the cab’s computer and transmits the names of all the Kingsman agents to Poppy Adams (Julianne Moore). She’s the mother of all drug lords who lives in exile in a faux ’50s small town she’s constructed for herself in the jungle. Also, she’s holding Elton John hostage for some reason. Poppy kills all of the Kingsmen except Merlin and Galahad, forcing them to swallow their pride and seek help from their American counterparts. The Statesmen, whose front-line troops include Agent continued on page 74

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world by killing everyone in it with an orbital poison gas bombardment. And for all their over-the-top competence, the Kingsmen aren’t that bright, either. Watching two well-dressed gangs of idiots fight with high-tech gadgets and wallow around in 1970s Bond tropes should be a lot more fun than this. This mutated lad mag of a film wants to be suave, polished, and witty, but is really loud, boorish, and impressed with its own cleverness while insisting you laugh at its dad jokes. I’d say they’ve captured the zeitgeist just fine. Kingsman: The Golden Circle Now playing Multiple locations

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A couple of Sundays ago, visionary writer, producer, and actress Issa Rae gave a red carpet interview at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. After a few minutes of routine celebrity banter, the interviewer asked Issa which stars she was rooting for to win the night. Issa answered with the brilliance and honesty that is a staple of her brand: “I’m rooting for everybody black. I am.” Of course, that portion of the statement can be taken on its face, as in “I’m rooting for all of the historically excluded and underpaid black talent and staff to actually win something during this annual celebration of whiteness and white media,” and if one were to read her statement in that way, they wouldn’t be wrong. The post-“rooting for everybody black”-content economy is full of black writers agreeing that, yes, every time there is a black person in any sort of public competition and their opposition is whiteness, we are all casting our lots with the black contestants. But Issa Rae has consistently proven that she is a genius, and in her unapologetic expression of that statement during this heavily televised event, she gave black people young and old the freedom to plumb the depths of a long-held ideology that stretches well beyond the red carpet. If “rooting for everybody black” is personal, then, to quote radical feminists, it is also a deeply political act. I am often accused of hating white people in this space. While individual white people have done a lot to me personally for me to justifiably dislike them, I don’t hate them. Honestly, I have better things to do with my time and energy than hate white people, like learning to speak Chinese or figuring out quantum entanglement. If there’s anything I hate, it’s white supremacy, the system that unfairly elevates white people and prioritizes their concerns and policies to the great detriment of my own ancestors and friends. And yes, while I do hate white supremacy, I love black people more. And I especially love black Memphians, having had the bulk of my positive formative experiences with them. I love black people here so much that, to borrow Rae’s phrase, I’m rooting for everybody black — everybody black in Memphis, in particular. Black Memphians should be winning; statistically, halls of power and paths to access should be swollen with black Memphians in leadership and administrative roles. Our governmental systems should be working to prioritize our concerns, concerns that intersect with those of most Issa Rae other marginalized groups in this city. We should not be locked out of the jobs that pay the highest wages. We should be considered at every phase of public planning that this city undertakes. We should not be this city’s footnote. But we all know that these things are not the current state of affairs for black Memphians. We need supporters too. We need people to root for us, to make noise and rouse some rabble on our behalf, both publicly and privately. Rooting for black Memphians is not some abstract concept. If you root for black people, you want them to win, and this is something that could totally be applied politically and systemically in real time. Issa Rae’s example is perfect. Rae is a showrunner and creator who, herself, is a black business. She’s employed black actors throughout the course of her career, many of them following her across her projects. She’s enabled black production staff to gain valuable experience at their positions, which sets them up for success further down the line. For you or me, rooting for black Memphians looks like this: creating opportunities for them to have the same economic, political, and social experiences and successes that have been historically denied. This means doing your part to create access to these experiences. I do my best to support not only black success in a theoretical sense, but also in real time. I try to patronize black businesses. I sometimes de-prioritize my own comfort to put myself in the way of something that might harm a black person who doesn’t have the same privileges that I have. I strongly dislike talking on the phone, but I still call my elected officials when they are doing things that harm black Memphians. I advocate for causes that will positively affect black lives and have difficult conversations with people in my spheres of influence about bias, assumption, and prejudice. We’ve long been told that it’s taboo, or even racist, to try and stack the odds in black people’s favor, both in Memphis and across the country. But as our city rockets toward its future, those Memphians who face the largest risk of being left in progress’ wake — or worse, exploited in the name of progress — need us to advocate for them more than ever. Troy L. Wiggins is a Memphis writer whose work has appeared in the Memphis Noir anthology, Make Memphis, and The Memphis Flyer.

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