A Spanish Lake filmmaker's poignant documentary about his hometown's rapid decline is gaining traction at universities across the country. The University of California, Los Angeles is the first school to add the newly released Spanish Lake to a class syllabus. Students will watch the film for the c ... More >>
Big Star, it's said, was a band ahead of its time. But it's more true to say the band was out of its time, or maybe just out of time, period. Officially formed in 1971, the Memphis-based band featured two creative forces, Chris Bell and Alex Chilton, and the music they made together, and eventually ... More >>
Police officers in the entire St. Louis metropolitan area might be expected to deal with mentally ill people on a daily basis, but they're not required to have any training about it. Last week, when the Post-Dispatch published a story and video of St. Louis City police officers beating Mario Crump, ... More >>
Last night at the Scottrade Center, University of Memphis basketball fans watched the birth of the Josh Pastner Era.Memphis played Kansas in the regular season game (and rematch of the '09 NCAA championship), with the Kansas edging the Tigers 57-55.Kansas was supposed to crush a scorched Memphis tea ... More >>
All along through the tournament run that Mizzou just made, I would constantly hear from people, "Oh, Anderson's gone. Kentucky is going to snatch him up." But Kentucky wasn't going to take Mike Anderson. I thought they would go for a bigger name, a splashy move that makes bold headlines all ov ... More >>
That's the rumor some media are reporting today. The speculation comes just four days after Anderson's Missouri Tigers toppled Calipari's Memphis Tigers in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tourney. (University of Connecticut knocked Mizzou out of the tournament on Saturday.) According to ESPN, Calipari ... More >>
Bill Laurie has a basketball jones that won't go away. Who cares whether it makes economic sense?
Week of February 28, 2001
The earthquake hazard here may be greater than you think. And planning for it is less than you'd expect.
An obsession with basketball takes CBC seniors Ryan Johnson and D.J. Hogue through a successful -- but heartbreaking -- season