Every year our staff faces one of its toughest challenges — looking back at the events of the past year and selecting those Memphians who played the largest role in our city’s present and future.
It is no easy task narrowing the list down to 100 or so.
Having just published a book about modern American ways of seeking intimate and durable personal relationships, I read with great interest Nick Paumgarten’s “Looking for Someone” in the July 4 New Yorker.
While my book (entitled Extravagant Expectations: New Ways to Find Romantic Love in America) is not limited to a discussion of Internet dating, I share his interest in the question whether or not Internet personals help or hinder the objectives pursued.
Though there is sometimes the sense that Witt is feeling gingerly around her still-fresh bruise, she is unafraid to touch the marrow of the matter: "When I first began to explore the possibilities of free love, I still half-expected that destiny would meet me halfway, that in the middle of all the uncertainty I would come across an exit ramp that would lead me back to all the comfortable expectations and recognizable names ...
Nine Memphians named to every “Who’s Who” list since 1984., questioned not the viability of her subject but herself as its interrogator. " she recalled at a Brooklyn bar near her home on a recent afternoon."I'm boring, I'm insecure, I had a boyfriend.JACK BELZAs chairman and CEO of Belz Enterprises, Belz heads one of the South’s largest real estate and development firms.A longtime booster, activist, and participant in downtown development, probably best known for bringing back The Peabody hotel.