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After the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007, the number of blight studies across the county grew exponentially. With better information, researchers and local governments began comparing new data sets to get a clearer picture of how to deal with blight.


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Sure, there’s plenty of bad graffiti out there, along with enough dilapidated buildings to keep bulldozers busy for years. But let’s face it: How many times have you stopped to Instagram a great piece of street art – legal or otherwise? Could Memphis actually be a beautiful city?


October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 5, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


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The newsreel footage from the 1950s isn't a hoax: for years, Memphis indeed claimed the title “America’s Cleanest City." More than eight decades after Mayor E.H. “Boss” Crump created the Memphis City Beautiful Commission, the current Mayor is overseeing a much larger blight problem. Can beauty be restored?  


Eat Your Fish

Oct 4, 2016
Seafood Nutrition Partnership

Did you know that October is National Seafood Month?


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A beautiful city conjures images of clean streets and well-kept lawns. But there’s also the invisible: beauty’s impact on health, education, safety, and civic pride. In the first installment of our series, “City of Grit,” we look at why it is vital to predict and tackle blight before it starts to spread.


Cheers!

Sep 27, 2016

Tomorrow is National Drink a Beer Day.


Brooks Museum of Art

It's one of the Brooks Museum's most popular paintings: "At the Foot of the Cliff," by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. As curator Stanton Thomas points out in this week's Culture Desk, the artist's dreamy and creamy brush strokes have beguiled art lovers for more than a century. But his contemporaries -- particularly the Impressionists -- weren't entirely uncritical of Bouguereau's smooth moves.


The Menopause Maze

Sep 21, 2016

Change is inevitable and if you are a female and are fortunate enough, you will eventually experience the change also known as menopause.


GPAC

Food trucks are quickly becoming America’s favorite casual dining option …


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