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On today's Culture Desk, Brooks Museum curator Stanton Thomas talks about this "Moon and Moss" vase from Newcomb Pottery in New Orleans. Though these vases ceased to be made in 1940, the H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College continued to exist until 2005, when Hurricane Katrina forced Tulane University to dissolve the school during its rebuilding process. Listen below for more.


Tips on Aging Well

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For the scoop on this famous summer cocktail, I turned to Harold Cook, bartender extraordinaire at Sweetgrass Restaurant.


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Vincent Astor didn't like smoky bars. But in the 1970s, that's where Memphis' gay community met up. He knew that to create a more tolerant city, he'd first have to be out and outspoken himself. Thus began his decades-long activism in the local gay rights movement. Along the way, he stashed away thousands of cultural documents, which are now available for viewing at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.

  

If the name Richard Halliburton rings a bell, it could be because the bell tower at Rhodes College is dedicated to his memory. Or maybe it's because you're a fan of 20th Century travel writing. In the 1920s and '30s, Halliburton barnstormed the world, climbed mountains and swam treacherous waters. But a new biography by Cathryn J. Prince reveals another side of the famous adventurer -- one he carefully hid from the public.   


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Finding Rest

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Rest is good for our bodies.


National Fried Chicken Day is tomorrow!


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Scotty Moore was one of rock and roll's most famous guitar players, in no small measure because he backed Elvis Presley from the very first record. Moore, 84, died on Tuesday at his home in Nashville. Memphis rockabilly musician Brad Birkedahl breaks down Moore's signature style for us.


Enjoy a Healthy Vacation

Jun 29, 2016

It is time for summer fun and if you have a health condition, you shouldn’t avoid traveling this summer.


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