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No-go zones, hip-hop radio, superheroes, and vaginas




Can somebody direct Susan Lynn, the state representative from Wilson County, to the nearest "Please Go Zone"? Lynn recently proposed legislation to eliminate non-existent "No-go zones" saying, "As you know, when there's activity happening where people sort of feel intimidated, there's not exactly a sign up on the wall ... it's just an overall feeling of intimidation."

Live By Yo Rep

WKIM-FM News Talk 98.9, a local radio station owned by Atlanta-based Cumulus, didn't go all Tupac and come right out and tell Boomin96 (formerly 96X) that the former throwback alternative radio station only claims to be a player. But last week, News Talk 98.9 underwent a similarly radical makeover to become The Vibe, Memphis' latest purveyor of classic rap. While the Bluff City probably doesn't necessarily need two stations specializing in old-school hip-hop, there's always the possibility of a Three 6 Mafia/Bone Thugs-style rivalry.

Neverending Elvis

Deep Singh is a different kind of superhero. He doesn't wear a mask or a cape or his underwear on the outside. Nor does he shoot deadly lasers from his eyes or leap tall buildings in a single bound. Singh the Sikh wears aviator sunglasses and a red turban, and he loves nothing more than beating the crap out of the Taliban. Okay, maybe he loves one thing more. Singh's a huge Elvis fan, and the first issue of Super Sikh, which debuts this month, finds our superhero traveling to Memphis to visit Graceland and do battle with wicked terrorists who want to kill him.


Kudos to Thomas Stovall, a clinical professor at UT Memphis and past president of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, for taking a stand against vaginoplasty in an article originally titled "Stop Futzing With Your Vagina" that was rechristened as "Six Senseless Things We Do With our Vaginas" when it was picked up by Salon. 

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