Arts Briefs: Jay Etkin Gallery, Burke’s Books

• It is a busy month at Jay Etkin Gallery in Cooper-Young. The gallery at 942 S. Cooper — which recently underwent of its north-facing wall that provides the space with a more symmetrical, dramatic feel — is hosting an exhibit by painter Mary Long September 2nd through October 2nd. An opening reception will be held September 2nd from 6 to 9 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment...

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New Cooper-Young comic book store is no funny business
May12

New Cooper-Young comic book store is no funny business

By Stefanie Holmes The Bat Signal is not needed to bring Batman — nor his superhero friends and foes — to Cooper-Young. 901 Comics is set to open on Young Avenue, near Cooper, in early-to-mid June. Born over a shared love of comic books, the new venture is the brainchild by Midtowners Shannon Merritt and Jaime Wright. Merritt, 44, a Memphis Police officer, met Wright, 31, at the P&H Café when Wright bartended there...

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Find your tribe: No matter your interests, Cooper-Young  Has A way for you to get Out & Get involved
Mar02

Find your tribe: No matter your interests, Cooper-Young Has A way for you to get Out & Get involved

By Kim Halyak Whether you’re a longtime resident of Cooper-Young or new to the neighborhood, there are many groups and organizations that welcome your membership, ideas, and participation. Resolve to get more involved in your community while actively pursuing your passions. Key: (FB=Facebook page; ND= Nextdoor event; MU=Meet-up Memphis, join through http://www.meetup.com/cities/us/tn/memphis/. (Call ahead to confirm meeting)....

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November Calendar

Art Visiting artist lecture with photographer Gregory Crewdson. 7 p.m. Nov. 4. Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park.  901-272-5100. Visit mca.edu. Leandra Urrutia “Pile” exhibit: Nov. 12–Jan. 4. MCA Gallery, Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. 901-726-4656.  Visit mca.edu. “Things That Were: 2014 Fall MFA Thesis Exhibition”:  Nov. 19–Dec. 13. Opening reception 6–9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Memphsi College of Art...

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This Reading Life: Reader recommendations
Aug01

This Reading Life: Reader recommendations

My name is Corey and I read fiction. I have been putting my email address at the end of my columns, here in our lovely community newsletter, asking anyone to talk to me (I’m so lonely!). It was most gratifying this month to get a response to the column from someone who genuinely wanted to talk books and writers, a kind soul named Robert Humphreys. He said this nice thing: “Thanks for bringing something fresh to the paper. I found...

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Corey Mesler: Life’s too short to read bad books
Jun27

Corey Mesler: Life’s too short to read bad books

My name is Corey and I am a reader of fiction. In my previous column here I invited a conversation about books, about what you’re reading and why. About why we pick the books we do when, in picking one, we are excluding multitudes of others. Every choice means opting out of a million “other paths.” Which leads me to agree with Borges: heaven must be an endless library. And this: I own more books than I have time left to read. This is...

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