I just want to commend Jewly Hight for her article on Todd Snider ("In Todd We Trust," May 31). This is one of the most thoughtful and well-written articles that I have ever read about any songwriter or musician. Thank you for the excellent work. It got me ever more excited about the Ryman show.
Move over, St. Nick
Regarding "Assume the Position" (May 31): Demetria Kalodimos is cooler than Santa Claus, baby.
True crime fan
I really enjoyed "The Murderer on Music Row" (May 24)!
Helping fathers to know best
Excellent story, Jonathan ("O Father, Where Art Thou?" May 24). Thank you for bringing attention to this important topic. At the Martha O'Bryan Center, our site coordinator, LaMont Doty, has hit the ground running and is actively recruiting for our first fatherhood workshops, to begin in June.
Martha O'Bryan Center
Nothing like using taxpayer-funded grants to chase after the liberal-based "war on poverty" waste of money ("O Father, Where Art Thou?" May 24). Until the black community faces up to disposing of the thug "lifestyle" and quits glorifying it via rap videos, this type of abandonment will continue long into future generations.
Soy it again!
We love Soy Bistro ("Soy Anything," May 24)! It's only a couple miles from our house — a godsend in franchise-heavy Williamson County. We've eaten here once a week for four weeks now. The tacos are a major craving of mine — spicy enough for me, but not so hot my that my 2-year-old won't take a bite.
We brought friends last night, and our buddy commented that the owner is so nice that you want to give him all of your dining business.
Private prison blues
Democracy and prison privatization are natural enemies, and the Corrections Corporation of America understands this ("Jailhouse Crock," May 17).
That's why, in its material to investors, the company classifies "public scrutiny" and the fact that "government agencies may review our performance" as business risks. Doesn't that say it all? (Sources: CCA annual reports 1998 and 2011.)
Memphis 'cue review
Regarding "Summer Guide 2012: Pit Stops" (May 17): Cozy Corner's barbecue sandwich is unique in Memphis. This is not a good thing. Stick to the ribs, game hen or rib tips.
Interstate's good, but bears too striking a similarity to Neely's (since they're related) to be worthy of a road trip. Instead, try A&R on Elvis Presley (try the giant fried pies) or Payne's on Lamar (best sandwich in Memphis, and that's saying something) to find something truly worthy of the drive.
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