Corker Opens Up on Trump's Shortcomings, Sees Need for "Radical Changes"

On Thursday, a day after he had declined to make any statements critical of President Trump during a Knoxville stop, U.S. Senator Bob Corker reversed course, facing the issue of presidential problems squarely while speaking with a media group after a luncheon speech to the Chattanooga Rotary Club. Asked about Trump’s performance as President in [...]

2017-08-18T00:59:00+00:00August 18th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

When Geeks Icons Collide: RiffTrax Takes On Doctor Who

Tonight and next Thursday, August 24, at the Malco Paradiso, Doctor Who gets skewered. The longest running sci fi TV series in the world—indeed, one of the longest running TV series anywhere—is Doctor Who. It originally ran from 1963 (its premiere was interrupted by BBC's reporting on the assassination of President Kennedy) to 1989, and [...]

2017-08-17T21:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Orion Negotiating Wonder Bread Site for New HQ

Orion Federal Credit Union issued a press release today announcing plans to move the company's headquarters into the former Wonder Bread building on Monroe in the Edge District. The Flyer recently reported on proposed redevelopment of the site with retail, condos, and an unnamed "120-employee financial services firm," which would seem to indicate negotiations may [...]

2017-08-17T18:34:48+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Cohen to Introduce Articles of Impeachment against Trump

In the wake of Charlottesville and President Trump's apparent defense of the white nationalists who were the focus of disturbances there, Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen, ranking member of the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, announced Thursday morning that he will introduce articles of impeachment against the President. The Congressman's statement follows: [...]

2017-08-17T13:49:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Pick a Side

1960s: Threat of nuclear war, civil rights protest marches, bloody clashes in the streets, riots. 2017: Hold my beer. Early last week, we were all concerned when the president of the United States offered the possibility of the U.S. taking military action against Venezuela in off-the-cuff remarks. A few days before that, most of us [...]

2017-08-17T09:01:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Institute Changes

The Urban Child Institute starts new chapter with a new leader, new focus. Major changes could be on the way for the Urban Child Institute (TUCI) as board members are set to soon vote on some new directions for the non-profit organization as it prepares a physical move into Crosstown Concourse. Much has already changed [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

On Andrew Sean Greer’s funny new novel.

How amiable and witty this is, its wit as dry as the clicking of a clock. Insert joke here: Blank is easy; comedy is hard. One may be able to quickly compile a list of great books, but great comedic books would take more time. Wodehouse, yes. Russo's Straight Man, yes. Peter De Vries, yes. [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Ridin’ Safely

Delta Fair beefs up ride inspections. You can't ride the Fireball in Tennessee. That's the amusement park ride that killed an 18-year-old and injured seven others last month at the Ohio State Fair. Video shows the shocking scene as one of the ride's gondolas detached from a swinging arm and flung passengers to the ground. [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

An Inconvenient Sequel

Hope and despair in the fight against climate change About a third of the way into An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, something remarkable happens: Al Gore gets mad. The moment comes during a training session for climate activists, where Gore is passing on the knowledge in his persuasive and ever-evolving Keynote presentation describing the [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|

Crosstown Concourse: The Vertical Village Comes to Life

Saturday will be a crazy Memphis moment. At least, that's how Todd Richardson sees it. Richardson is a co-founder of Crosstown Arts, the group that spurred the redevelopment of the massive, empty Sears Crosstown building. Since 2010, Richardson's mind has been focused on recruiting partners, signing tenants, finding funding, construction schedules, paperwork, designs, plans, and [...]

2017-08-17T09:00:00+00:00August 17th, 2017|Categories: Legislative Updates|
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