On Business in Memphis

If your next business trip lands you in Memphis, Tennessee, follow this guide to make the most of your free time. From where to rest your head after a hard day’s graft to the best after-hours restaurants and watering holes, there’s plenty to see and … Continue reading
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Inside the National Civil Rights Museum: African-American History in Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee, takes its name from an ancient city on the Nile. (Remember that when you notice the glinting pyramid-shaped building on the Mississippi River.) But the city’s connection to African culture runs deeper than any river. Memphis was the centre of the global cotton … Continue reading
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Travelling the Mississippi by Steamboat

So, you want to see the Mississippi Steamboat. There’s a romance to it – that slow dance down the river; a grandeur – in the vessels, and the personalities they conjure (right, Mr. Twain?), and you get that added layer of musicality. Memphis also gives … Continue reading
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Inside Memphis’ World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

John T. Edge, director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, calls barbecue “America’s national folk food.” As such, you’ll encounter variations on – and multiple hubs for – barbecue across the South, though none as spectacular as Memphis in May.   Memphis in May is a … Continue reading
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Bluff City Blues: A Beginner’s Guide to Memphis

Thanks to a collective grassroots effort, Memphis has modernised beyond recognition over the past decade or so – but a century of tumultuous history still oozes from its pores. The faded shopfronts and once-derelict warehouses of downtown now house swish design agencies, art galleries and … Continue reading
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