“Memphis is in the United States. You’ve got this idol over here it’s huge. They’ve turned this guy into an idol. They worship and serve him more than they do the living God,” said Westboro member Shirley Phelps-Roper. Hm.
Category Archives: Memphis
Nothing pulls this city together like basketball. If you haven’t unfollowed me on Twitter because of basketball yet, things are about to get a lot worse for you.
RJ Cubarrubia at Rolling Stone: Barack and Michelle Obama paid tribute to Memphis soul yesterday in the latest iteration of “In Performance at the White House,” celebrating the Tennessee city that brought blacks and whites together through music despite segregation and racism in the 1960s. “These songs get us on the dance floor,” Obama said. [...]
James Dowd at The Commercial Appeal: Beginning Monday, the price of Monday through Saturday single copy editions of The Commercial Appeal — found in racks and at retailers — increases to $1, but the change will not affect Sunday editions or subscription rates. As part of the increase, a portion of every non-subscription copy sold [...]
David Waters: Ulises Posadas, being treated for leukemia at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, rarely hears his mother’s voice. Last week, his mother, Dolores Posadas, was captured trying to cross the U.S. border from Mexico. She was detained in a cell near Laredo, Texas, for several days, then released and returned to Mexico. Screw our [...]
Thomas Brand: Will I come back next year? You bet, but with two other full marathons planned for 2013, maybe I should run the half instead. The St. Jude is an amazing race that I encourage every long distance runner to experience. Memphis may not be the most exciting marathon course, but the feeling you [...]
My old college newspaper editor, Trey Heath: Every day on the way to work, I get to pass by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The hospital provides some of the best care in the world to kids suffering potentially terminal diagnoses. St. Jude does all of this, including supporting the child’s family while he or [...]
Thomas Brand: In one week I will be running the St. Jude Marathon in Memphis Tennessee. I am asking you to help me in my fight to keep young cancer patients like Josiah running. During this day of thanks, remember the one thing so many of us take for granted, our good health, and consider [...]
God bless Danny Thomas and those that work in his shadow at St. Jude.
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is an amazing facility here in Memphis, and I just love this story.
Aaaaaaaand I’m crying in my office.
This Monday, go have dinner and some drinks and help cure childhood cancer.
Just in time for the iPhone.
Larry Olmsted at USA Today: With a big bustling outdoor deck along namesake Central Avenue, smoke everywhere, and a constant flow of people in and out of the main part of the restaurant, Central BBQ looks more like a Florida beach bar at spring break than your typical Southern barbecue joint. On busy days this [...]
Bob Crawford and I (along with our wives) spoke together on a panel at St. Jude earlier this summer. They are an amazing family.