Word of Mouth: Memphis

From repurposed architecture to delectable dining spots, a few of our favorites from the city of soul

In Memphis, Tennessee, the faded hues of yesteryear mingle delightfully with the invigorating aura of a burgeoning renaissance and prideful restoration of the city’s most historic locales. Beale Street, the city’s most famous stretch, is home to a handful of the nation’s most acclaimed music venues and once set the stage for some of America’s most inspired movements—everyone from B.B. King and Martin Luther King …

Interview: Singer/Songwriter Julien Baker at Outside Lands

We discuss touring and guitar geekery with the 20-year-old Memphis powerhouse

Julien Baker took the stage on a chilly August day in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. She walked out on the huge stage alone with her hollow-body Telecaster and played her first notes. The usually rowdy Outside Lands festival crowd stood quietly to let Baker play what she refers to as “bummer tunes” from her debut album, Sprained Ankle. Baker grew up in Memphis, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Vincent Laforet's NYC at night, Giphy's logo design, Akira Kurosawa's 100 favorite films and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Spike Lee for Vimeo On Demand After first taking to Kickstarter to fund his new film “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” Director Spike Lee has decided to release the feature via Vimeo On Demand before it hits theaters. So far, Lee is the new streaming platform’s highest profile client and it’s clearly becoming an attractive option for filmmakers not keen on the customary box-office …