Massive U.S. Machines That Hunt For Ripples In Space-Time Just Got An Upgrade

Scientists are about to restart the two giant facilities in the United States that register gravitational waves, the ripples in the very fabric of the universe that were predicted by Albert Einstein more than a century ago. Einstein realized that when massive objects such as black holes collide, the impact sends shock waves through space-time that are like the ripples in water created by tossing a pebble in a pond. In 2015, researchers made history by detecting gravitational waves from...

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Jennifer Chandler

Pan-fried pork chops cooked in savory onion gravy is a dish that reminds me of Sunday meals at my grandmother’s house.

Rhodes College

“Spotlight on Lifelong Learning” is a weekly look at some of the exciting public conversations upcoming around Memphis. Host Jonathan Judaken is the Spence L. Wilson Chair in the Humanities at Rhodes College.

Every year, the City of Memphis has to respond to numerous blighted properties. To help mitigate the problem, many organizations are teaming up to help owners and communities get the blighted properties revitalized and fixed.  


Last week, Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer announced she would be joining three other candidates running for Memphis mayor this year. Elected to office last August, she represents to some the voice of people under 40, a.k.a. millennials. 

In 1988, Memphis musician John Kilzer had his biggest hit, "Red Blue Jeans," a punchy, guitar rocker that got some radio airplay and burnished his reputation as a bad boy. 

But it was his reputation as a very good man remembered this week as Memphis musicians and faith leaders mourn his passing. Kilzer died Tuesday while recovering in an out-of-state rehab facility. He was 62.

Struggles with alcohol addiction punctuated his life, but in 2010, he completed a PhD in Theology and created his own ministry to help people recovering from substance abuse.

Katie Riordan

When the bus coming from Texas finally pulls into the Memphis Greyhound station, it’s twenty minutes late. As the passengers disembark, Rosa Mena quickly spots the strangers she’s learned to identify with just a few clues.

Some are disoriented or speaking Spanish. Some are clutching manila envelopes containing their immigration papers.


Mena greets a small child and hands over a brown bag lunch.  

February 22 - April 10, 2019
Artist's Reception: Friday, March 15, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

“Mi Casa es Your House” explores multiple factors of Gonzalez’s Mexican-American identity, celebrating and exploring her Mexican heritage and her acceptance of her dual citizenship status with iconic imagery, mixed with expressions of confusion regarding what is required to be part of a nation, an everyday struggle with immigration, assimilation, discrimination.

Celebrate National Nutrition Month at Church Health

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Barbara J. King

At Rhodes College on March 21 at 6 p.m., author Barbara J. King will present “Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds of Animals We Eat,” based on her book of the same title

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Mar 12, 2019
Justin Fox Burks

Since lent has started and many will be eating fish on Fridays, I thought I would share one of my favorite fish dishes.


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The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are now in control of an ISIS encampment in Baghouz, after weeks of operations and attacks on the village. But isolated gun battles are continuing in the area, seen as ISIS's last remaining redoubt.

"This is not a victory announcement, but a significant progress in the fight against Daesh," said Mustafa Bali, the head of the SDF press office. In a tweet, he added, "Clashes are continuing as a group of ISIS terrorists who are confined into a tiny area still fight back."

As the barren California desert sprang to life, they descended. With their selfie sticks, their smartphones and their gee-whiz-look-at-all-the-flowers smiles, they seemed blissfully unconcerned that they were causing something close to a panic at the highest levels of local government.

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